News Release | Environment America

Governor Signs Bill to Protect North Carolina's Coast

In the wake of the Gulf spill, Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill this week that will make it harder for oil companies like BP to obtain leases to drill off the Outer Banks. If oil companies clear the new hurdles in the law—such as proving they could contain or prevent an oil spill before it harmed the North Carolina coast—they would be fully liable for any damage if an accident did occur.

News Release | Environment America

Environment Washington Urges Obama Administration to Expand Mt. Rainier National Park

As the Obama administration continued listening sessions on their America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Environment Washington is urging officials to save the best of Washington and expand Mt. Rainier National Park to protect one of the nation’s last inland rainforests from logging and development.

News Release | Environment America

Our Great Waters: A Call to Action

As Congress is poised, for the first time ever, to consider a package of bills aimed at restoring waterways across the nation, Environment America today released "Our Great Waters" - a report highlighting the value of these waters, challenges they face, and how the legislation would address those challenges. Next week, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee will vote a number of the bills referenced in this report. 

News Release | Environment America

President Obama’s First Nuclear Loan Guarantee Package is a High Risk Gamble on New Reactors

With an approaching June 18 deadline for Southern Company to decide whether to accept $8.33 billion in federal loan guarantees, Environment America released a new report that exposes  risks to taxpayers, ratepayers and the environment According to The Nuclear Bailout: President Obama’s high risk gamble on new reactors undermines the fight against global warming, these first-ever nuclear loan guarantees to build two more reactors at the Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia are unnecessary and would undermine efforts to solve global warming. 

News Release | Environment America

Chairman Oberstar Takes Action to Protect American Waters

Chairman Jim Oberstar (MN – D) introduced the America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act today, a bi-partisan bill that would restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of streams across the country and the drinking water for millions of Americans. Environment America applauded Chairman Oberstar for his continued leadership on protecting and cleaning America’s waterways.

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