News Release | Environment America

Petition Defending the Clean Air Act Signed by Hundreds of Thousands of Americans Delivered Electronically to the White House

265,914 Americans concerned about the public health impacts of the assaults on the Clean Air Act in Congress have signed a petition to President Barack Obama thanking him for his continued public statements opposing anti-environmental provisions and asking him to continue to stand up to the big polluters and special interests and veto any legislation that includes riders or other language that would roll back clean air protections.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Smog-Forming Pollution a Major Threat to Americans’ Health, Environment

Power Plants across the United States emit nearly 2 million tons of smog-forming pollution every year, with power plants in the top 11 most polluting states, including Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio, responsible for 50 percent of the total emissions of the pollutant, according to a new Environment America report, Dirty Energy’s Assault on Our Health: Ozone Pollution. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement on Hearing of Chairman Hastings’ Gift to the Oil Industry

Today the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources had a legislative hearing on three bills encouraging the reckless expansion of offshore drilling, and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment heard testimony on safety concerns and spill response technologies.

News Release | Environment America

Congress to Vote on Attacks on Public Health

Tomorrow, both the U.S. House and Senate are expected to vote on proposals that would severely threaten Americans’ health by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to clean up dangerous carbon dioxide pollution. Nathan Willcox, Environment America’s Federal Global Warming Program Director, issued a statement in anticipation of the votes.

News Release | Environment America

Obama’s Clean Fleets Partnership Highlights Need for Efforts to Get Off Oil

President Obama spoke at a UPS Shipping Plant today at 12:30 PM to highlight the National Clean Fleets Partnership and to talk about clean vehicle technology.

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