News Release | Environment America

Washington, D.C. City Council enacts America’s boldest renewable energy law yet

Yesterday, the Washington, D.C. City Council voted unanimously to enact legislation requiring that all electricity sold to residents, businesses and federal government agencies be renewable by 2032. The bill also requires electric-powered public transportation and passenger vehicle fleets by 2045, and includes strong requirements for energy efficiency in new and existing buildings.  

News Release | Environment America

Trump administration’s Federal Action Plan on lead falls short

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Federal Action Plan to Reduce Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts. John Rumpler, director of Environment America’s Clean Water for America campaign, made the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate fails to renew Land and Water Conservation Fund

Today, the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that funds the government into February, but fails to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a successful bipartisan conservation and recreation program that has funded projects in all 50 states since it began in 1965.

News Release | Environment America

Nine governors, D.C. mayor reach bipartisan agreement to cut transportation pollution

Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Nine governors, D.C. mayor reach bipartisan agreement to cut transportation pollution

Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector. Over the next year, the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) will design a regional, low-carbon transportation policy proposal using a cap-and-invest program or other pricing mechanism, and allow each jurisdiction to invest proceeds into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

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