News Release | Environment America

New Poll Shows Protecting America’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics

A new poll commissioned by the nation’s leading environmentalists and sportsmen organizations. In key Great Lakes and Rocky Mountain states shows that the public overwhelmingly supports an Obama administration proposal to restore protections for America’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Regulators Vote Unanimously to Expand World-class Solar Program

The California Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 to expand California’s highly successful net energy metering program. This critical decision will enable more Californians to go solar, with the potential to add roughly two gigawatts worth of solar power—twice the amount currently installed on homes, schools, farms and businesses across the state.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama Pushes Congress to Support Clean Energy Credit

President Obama is visiting a wind turbine factory in Newton, IA today to highlight the benefits of clean energy businesses to our environment and economy, and call on Congress to extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) this summer.  Earlier this month, the President included extending the PTC on his To-Do List for Congress to act on this summer to create jobs and rebuild the middle class.

News Release | Environment America

Hundreds of Elected Officials Speak Out for Protecting America’s Waterways

More than 400 elected officials from 30 different states have asked President Obama to protect America’s waterways. Today, Environment America released a list of 439 officials—from mayors to city council members to county commissioners to state legislators—who have sent letters or passed resolutions calling on the President to finalize proposed guidelines to restore Clean Water Act protections to many of the country’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.

News Release | Environment America

Clean Cars would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

As people around the country get ready for summer road trips, an Environment America Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the country. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.