News Release | Environment America

One Step Closer to Protecting the Grand Canyon from Toxic Mining

The Bureau of Land Management released a final Environmental Impact Statement today that marks another important step toward protecting the Grand Canyon from toxic mining. This document analyzes potential impacts of uranium mining on public lands within 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon. It is the culmination of 2 years of study and nearly 300,000 public comments in support of the Administration’s preferred alternative- withdrawing the full million acres of lands around the canyon from new mining claims for the next twenty years.

News Release | Environment America

Nearly 50 Million Acres of Roadless National Forests Protected

In a tremendous victory for national forests across the country, a federal appeals court re-affirmed protection for nearly 50 million acres of roadless areas in our national forests by upholding the Clinton-era Roadless Area Conservation Rule. After spending the past decade tied up in the courts, today’s ruling is an important step in protecting nearly roadless areas in our national forests from the Rockies to the Appalachians.

News Release | Environment America

Groups Call on Senator Murray to End Oil Subsidies

Environment Washington was joined by Pete Mills from Congressman Jim McDermott’s office, Rachel Padgett from Fuse Washington and local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil.

News Release | Environment America

Bipartisan Bill to Support Offshore Wind Introduced in the House

A bill introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would extend an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind power worth up to 30 percent of the cost of the project.  The bill, H.R. 3238, was introduced by Representatives Pascrell (NJ – 8, Democrat) and LoBiondo (NJ – 2, Republican), and seeks to jump-start the offshore wind industry in America by providing the ITC for the first 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind projects.  A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate, S. 1397, by Senators Carper (DE, Democrat) and Snowe (ME, Republican).

News Release | Environment America

Solar Jobs Boom with Nearly 7 Percent Growth in 12 Months

The United States has more than 100,000 people employed by the solar industry, according to new data released by Environment America today. This represents a 6.8 percent growth in solar jobs since last year. 

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