News Release | Environment California

Two Big Pro-Solar Bills Advance Key California Legislative Committee

Two bills authored by California State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), which aim to expand the state’s solar market to more Californians, passed through the State Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Commerce on Monday. Both bills have attracted broad sets of supporters, who are eager for the state to adopt solar programs that will reach new sets of customers, from farmers to apartment renters to businesses who lease their office spaces.

News Release | Environment America

Colorado Senator Calls for Land and Water Conservation

With the deadline for a deal on a transportation-funding bill fast approaching, Senator Mark Udall urged his colleagues to support a critical conservation provision in the conferenced bill. 

News Release | Environment America

More than 2 Million Comments Supporting EPA Protections Against Carbon Pollution and Climate Change Delivered

Today, a broad coalition of groups supporting clean air safeguards delivered many of the two million comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard, which limits industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.  The comments, totaling 2.1 million, were collected over the past 10 weeks and the groups expect thousands more to be collected in the coming weeks.

News Release | Environment America

NJ Legislature Bans Fracking Waste

In the latest state-level action against fracking, the New Jersey legislature today approved a measure to ban the processing of waste from the dirty gas drilling practice. Environment New Jersey and our allies stepped up efforts to build support for the ban after learning that fracking waste had been discharged into the Delaware River by a DuPont facility in Salem County. 

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Legislation signed by Governor to put Rhode Island on track for 50% less petroleum by 2050

This week, Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a bill (S2186, H7261) to set up a Petroleum Savings & Independence Advisory Commission to study and reduce Rhode Island’s reliance on petroleum, with petroleum use reduction targets set at 30% less by 2030 and 50% by 2050.