News Release | Environment America

As World Series ends, Americans look to the Land and Water Conservation Fund for future fields of dreams

As part of a campaign to convince Congress to reauthorize and fund the expired Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Environment America recently made two pitches on Capitol Hill  -- delivering a baseball cookie and a clock toy to each of the 541 offices (435 representatives, 6 delegates, and 100 Senators).

News Release | Environment America

Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan replacement -- a treat for coal companies, a trick on the rest of America

Today is the last day that Americans can officially comment on the Trump administration’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan. The original Plan was designed to cut air pollution and help prevent the worsening impacts of climate change. However, the suggested replacement would do just the opposite. Environment America delivered 17,317 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing the proposed rule.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Ditching diesel isn’t just good for public health and the environment -- it’s affordable

Getting rid of that black cloud of exhaust behind our buses, and the negative health and environmental effects that come along with it, is easier than it may seem. According to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research and Policy Center, electric buses are not only cleaner and healthier than diesel buses, but transit agencies and school districts have many affordable options at their disposal to adopt them.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America members submit 20,000 comments standing up for Clean Car Standards

Today marks the last day of the comment period to weigh in on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the federal Clean Car Standards. Environment America submitted over 20,000 public comments from members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico defending stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Time to “Get the Lead Out” of water across the United States

Health experts estimate that 24 million children are at risk of losing IQ points from even low levels of lead exposure. After widespread lead contamination was found in schools’ drinking water, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new toolkit to help “Get the Lead Out.” The information in this toolkit can help parents, teachers and schools protect students  during the Centers for Disease Control’s “National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week” and throughout the year.

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