News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Votes to Gut Public Health and Environmental Protections

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a bill that makes it virtually impossible for federal agencies – like the Environmental Protection Agency - to protect public health and the environment. The bill favors special interests over the public by prioritizing industries’ profits over the health and safety of Americans.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama Ramps up Effort to Upgrade Buildings to Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

President Obama, joined by former President Clinton and business leaders, today announced the next steps in the Better Buildings Initiative to unleash private sector investments in energy efficiency improvements for our nation’s buildings.

News Release | Environment America

Senators Try To Bulldoze Environmental Review of Keystone

Today Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced a new bill that would bulldoze environmental concerns and force an expedited review of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline project is an effort by oil companies to deepen America’s dependence on ecologically devastating oil from Canada’s tar sands. 

News Release | Environment America

Proposed Tax Credit Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Lower Energy Bills

Senators Snowe, Bingaman, and Feinstein on Monday introduced a bill to create a tax credit that would reward homeowners who reduce the amount of energy they use in their homes. The proposed “Cut Energy Bills at Home Act” creates a sliding scale of tax credits based on the amount of energy saved in a home, providing up to $5000 for lowering energy use in one’s home by half.

News Release | Environment America

Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Americans $260 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Americans prepare for the busiest travel holiday of the year, and days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, a new Environment America report finds that more fuel efficient cars would significantly cut oil use and save Americans nearly $260 million at the pump this Thanksgiving alone. The report was released at an event today following the Obama administration’s announcement last week proposing new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025.  

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