News Release | Environment America

Following ‘Snowmageddon’ & Record Summer Heat, New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

In a year where record summer heat followed the winter of ‘Snowmageddon,’ Environment America released a new report Wednesday documenting how global warming could lead to extreme weather events becoming even more  common in the future.  The report also highlights the damage caused by recent extreme weather events in the United States, including the snowstorms that paralyzed the Mid-Atlantic region in February, the floods that claimed 30 lives in Tennessee in May, and the 2008 California drought and subsequent wildfires that burned through 1.2 million acres of land.   

News Release | Environment America

Victory in Colorado for water and public accountability on mining

Today, the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board voted unanimously, 7 to 0, in favor of clean water protections and an open public process regarding mine prospecting decisions.

News Release | Environment America

Governor Signs Bill to Protect North Carolina's Coast

In the wake of the Gulf spill, Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill this week that will make it harder for oil companies like BP to obtain leases to drill off the Outer Banks. If oil companies clear the new hurdles in the law—such as proving they could contain or prevent an oil spill before it harmed the North Carolina coast—they would be fully liable for any damage if an accident did occur.

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Environment Washington Urges Obama Administration to Expand Mt. Rainier National Park

As the Obama administration continued listening sessions on their America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Environment Washington is urging officials to save the best of Washington and expand Mt. Rainier National Park to protect one of the nation’s last inland rainforests from logging and development.

News Release | Environment America

Our Great Waters: A Call to Action

As Congress is poised, for the first time ever, to consider a package of bills aimed at restoring waterways across the nation, Environment America today released "Our Great Waters" - a report highlighting the value of these waters, challenges they face, and how the legislation would address those challenges. Next week, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee will vote a number of the bills referenced in this report. 

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