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Statement: More than 150 members of Congress introduce groundbreaking climate bill

A new bill, introduced today by Rep. Don McEachin and co-sponsored by over 150 members, could set the United States on a path to an economy powered by 100 percent clean energy by mid-century.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America praises proposal to extend clean energy tax incentives

The House Ways and Means Committee released draft legislation today to update and extend critical incentives for renewable energy, including wind and solar, electric vehicles, energy storage and energy-efficient buildings.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Dual EPA rollbacks weaken clean water protections against toxic coal waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways. The second proposal would significantly extend closure dates for coal ash disposal sites, allowing utilities to continue storing toxic coal debris in ponds that can leak or overflow, for decades.

News Release | Environment America

Fighting for a brighter future: Lawsuit seeks to stop rollback of federal energy-efficient light bulb standards

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit today to challenge a U.S. Department of Energy rule rolling back light bulb efficiency standards. 

News Release | Environment America

Rep. Rutherford receives award for work to protect Right Whale

Environment Florida and other environmental groups from up and down the East Coast, including Defenders of Wildlife and Whale & Dolphin Conservation, presented Rep.John Rutherford with an award Saturday at the Right Whale Festival in Fernandina Beach, Fla. The award highlighted Rutherford’s work to protect the highly-endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. 

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