News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report unveils utilities’ playbook to stall rooftop solar

Special interest groups across the country are working to stall the growth of rooftop solar, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and PIRG Education Fund.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Subcommittee advances important drinking water bills

The House Energy & Commerce environment subcommittee advanced key measures to protect drinking water on Wednesday. These include H.R. 3291, the Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act (AQUA), and H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act. The AQUA bill not only authorizes $4.5 billion per year to replace lead pipes, but an amendment to the legislation by Rep. Yvette Clarke also creates a new grant program to help schools get the lead out. The PFAS Action Act designates key “forever chemicals” as hazardous under Superfund, which will ensure polluters pay for clean up.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden should follow Secretary Haaland’s recommendation to restore national monuments

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland recommended that President Biden fully restore the original boundaries of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, according to reports. She also reportedly advised full protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Ag Dept. to ‘repeal or replace’ rollback of Tongass National Forest protections

The Biden administration announced Friday that the Department of Agriculture has reviewed and is proposing to “repeal or replace” the Trump administration’s rollback of protections for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska

News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.