News Release | Environment America

Environment America redoubles “100% Renewable” campaign in 13 states

The national nonprofit organization Environment America launched its 2021 campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy in 13 states Monday.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House’s reintroduction of GREEN Act a step in the right direction

WASHINGTON -- Led by Rep. Mike Thompson of California, he U.S.House of Representatives reintroduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act on Friday. The act builds on short-term extensions passed at the end of 2020 by extending solar and wind energy tax credits, expanding incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency, and layering in new credits for energy storage. The GREEN Act’s reintroduction represents an opportunity for Congress to take longer-lasting and more impactful action to advance clean energy in America. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: BOEM decision to resume Vineyard Wind permitting process “a crucial step” towards tapping offshore wind potential

The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM), which is the agency in charge of leasing and permitting for offshore wind, announced Wednesday its intention to resume the permitting process for Massachusetts-based project Vineyard Wind.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report outlines how ocean protections help marine life bounce back

BOSTON -- A new report highlighting six highly to fully protected ocean areas from around the world offers important examples of how protecting parts of the sea from destructive human activities can help restore and protect ocean wildlife.

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Statement: Landmark Arctic National Wildlife Refuge protection bill introduced in Congress

Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Reps. Jared Huffman of California and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania introduced bi-partsian legislation Thursday to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge Protection Act featured 75 co-sponsors. If passed, the bicameral bill would grant wilderness designation to the coastal plain of the refuge. Wilderness designation is the strongest protection in the American public lands system, safeguarding areas from development and preserving them as truly wild places.

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