News Release | Environment America

Statement: Public forum on federal oil and gas program should be first step toward a permanent ban

The president’s executive order directed the department to assess the costs federal oil and gas permitting and leasing has on climate and the environment in light of the department's responsibilities as a steward of public lands and oceans.

News Release | Environment America

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this month

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan Senate water infrastructure bill is a good first step

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted water infrastructure legislation unanimously out of committee. This legislation is a step in the right direction towards addressing our nation's water infrastructure challenges, but there is more to be done.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Statement: PennEnvironment applauds Gov. Wolf for largest government solar commitment in the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a new renewable energy initiative Monday that is, to date, the largest solar commitment by any U.S. governing entity. All told, this initiative will supply nearly 50 percent of the state government’s electricity through seven new solar arrays slated for construction in Pennsylvania’s Columbia, Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and York counties. When the project is completed in early 2023, it is expected to deliver 361,000 megawatts of electricity each year and reduce climate-triggering carbon pollution by nearly 158,000 metric tons annually.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Congressional committee considers vital climate-friendly LIFT America Act

Experts from Environment America and U.S. PIRG issued the following statements in response to the LIFT America Act.