News Release | Environment America

School board officials call for $30 billion electric school bus investment

Local school officials from across the United States have called on Congress to fund clean-running, zero-emission electric school buses that will make our children healthier and protect the environment for generations to come. On Tuesday, over 100 local officials signed on a letter, alongside Environment America and U.S. PIRG, calling for a $30 billion federal investment over the next 10 years, enough funding to replace half of the nation’s school bus fleets with zero-emission electric buses. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Electrify America to double its electric vehicle charging stations by 2025

Electrify America, funded by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal, announced on Tuesday that it would more than double its network of electric vehicle charging stations by 2025. Already the largest, open direct-current fast-charging network in the United States, the company will operate over 1,800 fast chargers and 10,000 individual charging stations across nearly all 50 states following the expansion.

News Release | Environment America

Colorado governor signs groundbreaking single-use plastic bill into law

DENVER --  As states across the country continue to tackle the single-use plastic waste crisis, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the landmark Plastic Pollution Reduction Act into law on Tuesday.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system.  The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.  

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Offshore wind momentum picks up speed as Virginia Beach project gets federal review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Thursday that it will begin an environmental review of a potential offshore wind project off the coast of Virginia Beach.