News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Passes Outrageous Attack on Americans’ Health and Environment

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed one of the most sweeping attacks on Americans’ air and water in recent memory. The passage of the bill (H.R. 3409)—which would do everything from allow more pollution in our waterways, to rollback the recently finalized carbon pollution standards for cars and light trucks—adds to this House of Representatives’ record as the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress.

News Release | Environment America

The Costs of Fracking: Environment America Research & Policy Center Documents Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over fracking, Environment America Research & Policy Center today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling.  As documented in The Costs of Fracking report, fracking creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.   

News Release | Environment America

Testimony before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

On September 19, 2012, Environment America's Nathan Willcox gave testimony before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. in support of California's request to move ahead with its Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) programs through 2025.  These two clean car programs will help to further reduce oil use, while cutting emissions in California of the pollutants that lead to smog and which fuel global warming.  Full testimony:  

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

U.S. Poised to Join the Race on Offshore Wind:

As the clock ticks down for Congress to extend vital incentivesto invest in and produce wind power, Environment America joined with local and state officials and other key stakeholders to from up and down the Atlantic Coast to release a report highlighting key actions by local, state and federal officials that have provided a strong foundation for offshore wind energy off the Atlantic Coast.

News Release | Environment Maine

At Debate, King and Dill Reject Tar Sands Pipeline Through Maine

E2 Tech held a debate this morning for Maine’s U.S. Senate Candidates at the University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland. Environment Maine Director Emily Figdor released the following statement in response:

“The highlight was Angus King and Cynthia Dill both describing how reckless it would be to bring hot, corrosive tar sands oil through an old oil pipeline that passes right next to Sebago Lake. A tar sands oil spill in Sebago Lake, like the spill two years ago in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, would be devastating. Sebago Lake should remain pristine and be a place where families can continue to go for generations to come."