News Release | Environment America

Remembering Dr. Paul Epstein, a Public Health Hero and Champion of Global Warming Solutions

I and my colleagues at Environment America are deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Paul Epstein this week.  We’ve lost a great man; one who has been at the forefront of the movement to confront global warming for more than 20 years.  

News Release | Environment America

Senate Votes to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters, today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid, in a vote of 56 to 41, to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants (SJ Res 27). Sen. Paul’s legislation would have put up to 34,000 American lives at risk every year.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama Slows the Rush for Dirty Tar Sands Oil

The Obama administration will reassess the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would import dirty oil from the tar sands of Alberta.  

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Administration’s Drilling Plan Protects Virginia, Creates other Concerns

Today, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar unveiled the Department of Interior’s offshore leasing plan for years 2012 through 2017. The plan reaffirmed the Obama administration’s December 2010 announcement to protect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as to limit expansion of drilling leases in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The plan additionally removed an area off the coast of Virginia from consideration for drilling. 

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Senate Defeats Massive Attack on Public Health and Environment

Today the U.S. Senate defeated S. 1786, which was billed as an extension of transportation funding but actually contained massive attacks on environmental and public health protections, while eliminating funding for pedestrian and bicycling programs.  

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