News Release | Environment America

Statement: BlackRock announces major climate commitment

In a commitment to sustain long-term value for its investors, BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink recently announced that they will place climate change front and center in charting a course forward for the company. This move followed Environment America’s affiliated mutual fund company Green Century filing a shareholder proposal in December with BlackRock. The proposal called out the world’s largest asset manager for a disconnect between its public posturing on climate change and its actions.

News Release | Environment America

More than a dozen states strive for 100 percent renewable energy

 In 2019, Environment America and its state affiliates played a key role in convincing New Mexico, Maine and Washington to make commitments to 100 percent clean or renewable energy. On the heels of those landmark victories, the national nonprofit organization announced today it is calling on fifteen additional states in 2020 to enact similar renewable energy goals.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: 108 million Americans live in areas that experienced at least 100 days of polluted air in 2018

One-third of all Americans live in areas that suffered through at least 100 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House releases draft CLEAN Future Act

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee released text for a draft of the CLEAN Future Act. The proposed legislation calls for net zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New Dirty Water Rule puts America’s drinking water and rivers at risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule that leaves half the nation’s wetlands and thousands of streams -- which help provide millions of Americans with drinking water -- without the federal protection of the Clean Water Act.

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