News Release | Environment America

National Parks Under Threat from Underfunding

Visitorship to national parks is on the rise but parks are threatened by underfunding according to a new report, The Best of America Under Threat from Underfunding released today by Environment America. The group warns that as our parks draw more and more visitors, they could face budget cuts in the coming year- leaving park managers with fewer resources for maintenance, upkeep and stewardship.

News Release | Environment America

In Celebrating Clean Air Act’s 40th Anniversary, Senators Urged to Protect Landmark Clean Air Law

This week, Environment America and Physicians for Social Responsibility are celebrating the Clean Air Act’s 40 years of success in protecting public health and cleaning up the environment. However, despite this impressive track record, the groups warned of efforts in Congress to weaken the heralded law and block its ability to hold the biggest polluters accountable.

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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