News Release | Environment America

House Leadership Seeks to Hijack Spending Bill to Block Energy Saving Light Bulbs

The House of Representatives is reportedly pushing a rollback of energy saving standards for light bulbs in the omnibus spending bill being debated in Congress.   If successful, they will repeal energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that were originally passed with industry support and a large bipartisan majority in 2007.  According to a study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy the standards could lead to $11.9 billion per year in energy savings when fully instituted.  

News Release | Environment America

House Votes for Dirtier Water and More Dirty Energy

Today, the U.S. House passed the Fiscal Year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill (HR 2354).  The bill would make large cuts the Department of Energy budget, especially to energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. 

News Release | Environment America

Nuclear Power Will Set Back Race Against Global Warming, New Report Shows

Far from a solution to global warming, nuclear power will actually set America back in the race to reduce pollution, according to a new report by Environment America.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Votes to Gut Public Health and Environmental Protections

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a bill that makes it virtually impossible for federal agencies – like the Environmental Protection Agency - to protect public health and the environment. The bill favors special interests over the public by prioritizing industries’ profits over the health and safety of Americans.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama Ramps up Effort to Upgrade Buildings to Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

President Obama, joined by former President Clinton and business leaders, today announced the next steps in the Better Buildings Initiative to unleash private sector investments in energy efficiency improvements for our nation’s buildings.

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