News Release | Environment America

Statement: New legislation would help species recover before time runs out

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Wednesday on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 2372). The bill would dedicate funding to protect critical fish and wildlife species in every state and would allow for proactive conservation efforts to bolster species before they become federally designated as endangered.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden commits federal government to 100% zero emission vehicle purchases by 2035

President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday that sets new sustainability targets for the federal government. Among other goals, the executive order directs the federal government to purchase 100% zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2035, sets the target of 100% carbon pollution-free electricity for the federal government by 2030, and net-zero emissions from buildings by 2045.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: In a crucial move, major U.S. utilities plan nationwide EV charging network

The National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), a group made up of more than 50 U.S. power companies, announced its formation Tuesday with the goal of building out a network of fast-charging stations along major U.S. corridors by 2023.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Groups issue new toolkit on lead in school’s drinking water

With the bipartisan infrastructure bill now signed into law, Environment America Research & Policy Center (Environment America's research partner) and U.S. PIRG Education Fund (PIRG's research partner) released a new toolkit for parents and community leaders on Tuesday on how to get the lead out of schools’ drinking water. The infrastructure bill includes $200 million for schools to conduct lead reduction efforts.