News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Legislation passed in R.I. House of Reps. would put Rhode Island on track for 50% less petroleum by 2050

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 65 to 3 to pass a bill (H7261) to set up a Petroleum Savings & Independence Advisory Commission to study and reduce Rhode Island’s reliance on petroleum, with petroleum use reduction targets set at 30% less by 2030 and 50% by 2050. The Senate version of the bill is moving through the committee process.

News Release | Environment California

Los Angeles Invests in a Bright Future

“The feed-in tariff pilot program is a critical investment in a clean energy future for Los Angeles,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California. “By taking steps to maximize the city’s tremendous untapped solar potential, Los Angeles leaders are paving the way for the city to become a world class solar leader, bringing considerable environmental and economic benefits.”

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Legislature Takes Strong Stand on Toxic Chemicals

Reflecting an overwhelming bipartisan consensus, the Maine Legislature passed a Joint Resolution Tuesday calling on Congress to modernize the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The vote was unanimous in both the Maine Senate and the Maine House of Representatives.

News Release | Environment Maryland

As Offshore Wind Picks up Speed in Annapolis, Coalition Highlights Wind’s State-Wide Benefits

As lawmakers prepared to pass Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind power legislation out of the Maryland House of Delegates, an environmental group stood in front of the state house with minority and business leaders to hail offshore wind’s benefits for Maryland.  The group, Environment Maryland, released a new report, “What Offshore Wind Means for Maryland: Environmental, Economic and Public Health Benefits Across the State,” detailing regional benefits throughout Maryland of clean energy and reduced global warming pollution.

 

News Release | Environment America

Senate Demonstrates Support for Swapping Big Oil Giveaways for a Clean Energy Future

Today the US Senate voted on a bill offered by Senator Menendez that included provisions for extending key renewable energy and efficiency programs while doing away with billions of dollars in tax giveaways for big oil companies. The bill achieved a majority vote, 51 to 47, but did not receive the 60 votes necessary for passage. Environment America’s Federal Transportation Advocate, John Cross, released the following statement.

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