News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate to Vote on Attacks on Public Health Today

UPDATE: The U.S. Senate ended up not voting on any of the attacks on public health on March 31, but votes are still expected in the coming days. Check back here for updates

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Comments on Gas Prices Hearing: Subsidies to Big Oil Not the Answer

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee explored the impact of higher gas prices on Americans and several sectors of the U.S. economy. Witnesses representing organizations such as the American Trucking Association and the Chamber of Commerce predictably called for more domestic production of oil and gas.

News Release | Environment America

Renewable Energy and Efficiency Are the Keys to Energy Security

President Obama spoke at Georgetown University today at 11:20 AM to outline his plans for America’s energy security.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. EPA Protects Public Health with Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protected public health today by issuing a new standard to cut mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants. The EPA estimates that each year the standard, commonly referred to as the “Mercury and Air Toxics Rule,” will reduce mercury from power plants by 91 percent, prevent 12,200 trips to the hospital, and save 17,000 lives once it is implemented.

News Release | Environment America

Agribusiness Lobby Fights Against Clean Water

Big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to clean water in the United States, according to a new report by Environment America. The report, “Growing Influence: The Political Power of Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways,” released today, comes days after the U.S. House voted to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with measures to protect America’s waterways from unlimited pollution. 

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