News Release | Environment America

New Report Ranks States and Power Plants for Mercury Pollution

According to previously unreleased data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania rank first, second and third among states for the highest emissions of mercury pollution from power plants. A new report by Environment America ranks states and power plants nationwide according to their emissions of mercury, and outlines the public health threats of mercury pollution. 

News Release | Environment America

House Transportation Bill Would Deepen Our Oil Dependence

Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced plans to consider a surface transportation reauthorization bill alongside Rep. John Mica (R-FL), Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH).

News Release | Environment America

America’s Waterways under Attack by Senators Barrasso and Heller

This week, the U.S. Senate could vote on an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that would put the health of America’s waterways like the Everglades, the Colorado River, and the Chesapeake Bay at risk.  If passed, the amendment introduced by Senators John Barrasso (WY) and Dean Heller (NV) would block the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA from restoring the Clean Water Act, leaving the drinking water of 117 million Americans vulnerable to polluters. 

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New Energy Standards for Heating and Cooling Systems will Reduce Pollution, Save Consumers Billions of Dollars

Environment America joined consumer, energy efficiency and environmental organizations in praising Secretary of Energy Steven Chu for finalizing stronger efficiency standards for heating and cooling systems. The standards, supported by manufacturers, consumer groups, energy efficiency organizations, and environmental groups, would reduce global warming pollution by 143 million tons over 30 years -- the equivalent of taking one coal plant off line every year.

News Release | Environment America

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Cars Standards

The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming. The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025 to meet a fleet-wide average fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

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