News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

U.S. Poised to Join the Race on Offshore Wind:

As the clock ticks down for Congress to extend vital incentivesto invest in and produce wind power, Environment America joined with local and state officials and other key stakeholders to from up and down the Atlantic Coast to release a report highlighting key actions by local, state and federal officials that have provided a strong foundation for offshore wind energy off the Atlantic Coast.

News Release | Environment Maine

At Debate, King and Dill Reject Tar Sands Pipeline Through Maine

E2 Tech held a debate this morning for Maine’s U.S. Senate Candidates at the University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland. Environment Maine Director Emily Figdor released the following statement in response:

“The highlight was Angus King and Cynthia Dill both describing how reckless it would be to bring hot, corrosive tar sands oil through an old oil pipeline that passes right next to Sebago Lake. A tar sands oil spill in Sebago Lake, like the spill two years ago in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, would be devastating. Sebago Lake should remain pristine and be a place where families can continue to go for generations to come."

News Release | Environment America

President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Tackling Global Warming

Tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., President Obama said we must reduce the carbon pollution that is warming the planet because "climate change is not a hoax."  He added that more droughts and wildfires are real, and that they pose a threat to our children's future.

News Release | Environment California

Legislature Misses Opportunity to Pass Ocean Protection Bill

Sacramento, CA - In the final day of the legislative session, the State Senate failed to act on AB 298 (Brownley), a bill to ban single-use plastic bags statewide. This bill would have been a major step forward in protecting the Pacific Ocean from plastic pollution.

News Release | Environment California

California Legislature Passes Three Solar Bills

The California State Legislature has made it easier for more Californians to participate in the state’s clean energy transformation, passing bills to expand solar hot water heaters to community pools, to cap permitting fees for solar systems and to enable aggregate net metering by farmers, schools and other customers with multiple meters.