News Release | Environment America

Statement: Energy Department reverses harmful Trump-Era water efficiency rollback

WASHINGTON -- In a win for water conservation and consumers, the Department of Energy announced Friday the reversal of a Trump-era rule that had scaled back showerhead efficiency standards. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Forest Service to end logging, restore protections in Tongass

Biden’s USDA aims to reinstate safeguards for critical wild habitat and massive climate change-mitigating carbon sink

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Department of Energy launches new tool to streamline solar permitting

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined local elected officials and solar industry leaders on Thursday to launch a new tool that will lower the costs of residential solar permitting, allowing more Americans to harness at-home solar energy.

News Release | Environment America

Green Scissors Coalition Launches New Database of Wasteful Federal Subsidies

Today, Friends of the Earth, R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, U.S. PIRG and Environment America relaunched the Green Scissors Coalition database of nearly $300 billion in wasteful federal support for environmentally harmful projects. 

News Release | Environment America

School board officials call for $30 billion electric school bus investment

Local school officials from across the United States have called on Congress to fund clean-running, zero-emission electric school buses that will make our children healthier and protect the environment for generations to come. On Tuesday, over 100 local officials signed on a letter, alongside Environment America and U.S. PIRG, calling for a $30 billion federal investment over the next 10 years, enough funding to replace half of the nation’s school bus fleets with zero-emission electric buses. 

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