News Release | Environment Minnesota

Victory for Solar at the Capitol!

The sun's been shining in Saint Paul ever since a bipartisan group of legislators worked together to pass a bonding bill that makes it easier to install solar on schools, hospitals and other public buildings! 

 

News Release | Environment Colorado

State Legislature Protects Colorado’s Clean Energy Leadership

Environmentalists, clean energy businesses and their allies in the legislature are pleased by the 2012 legislative session, as a slew of bills designed to promote dirty energy were soundly defeated. One of the most controversial anti-environmental bills, which died in the final hours of the session, took aim at the state’s landmark goal of generating 30% of the state’s energy from renewable sources by 2020.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Statement on Proposed BLM Rule on Fracking and Vermont Vote to Ban It

Today the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed modest new rules for hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands, and the Vermont legislature voted to ban the dangerous drilling practice entirely.   Environment America’s Senior Attorney John Rumpler issued this statement in response:

News Release | Environment California

Solana Beach and Watsonville Vote To Ban Bags

In the past two days Watsonville and Solana Beach City Council's have just voted to ban single use plastic bags!

News Release | Environment Maine

Mainers, Others Submit 41,000 Comments Against Tar Sands Pipeline

Portland, Maine—The Canadian National Energy Board today closed public input on the proposed Line 9 Reversal Phase I tar sands pipeline project after receiving more than 41,000 citizen comments in opposition. A coalition of 11 groups, including Environment Maine, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Sierra Club Maine, ENE (Environment Northeast), and Conservation Law Foundation, submitted the comments, which focus on the environmental and public health dangers presented by the tar sands project and the need for a comprehensive environmental and public safety review. If fully completed, the tar sands pipeline reversal could threaten the Androscoggin River, Sebago Lake, and Casco Bay.

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