News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden continues to protect public lands, proposing drilling ban for New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon

In conjunction with the White House Tribal National Summit, President Joe Biden is expected Monday to announce a 20-year ban on drilling in areas surrounding Chaco Canyon. This follows the president’s actions in October when he signed proclamations to restore full protections to Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments.

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Statement: Draft COP26 agreement would accelerate global climate action, but firm deadlines are needed

With world leaders in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, the United Nations climate agency on Wednesday released a draft of an agreement that urges participating nations to accelerate the pace of global climate action. It calls on countries to phase out coal and end subsidies for oil and gas. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: U.S. wind and solar have nearly quadrupled since 2011

In 2020, America produced almost four times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2011, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Renewables on the Rise 2021: The rapid growth of renewables, electric vehicles and other building blocks of a clean energy future finds that if U.S. wind, solar and geothermal power continue to grow at the same 15% annual rate, renewables could meet the nation’s current electricity needs by 2035. 

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Statement: NOAA moves to protect California coast’s marine life, cultural heritage

"The sanctuary supports so much vibrant ocean life. A significant portion of the threatened southern sea otter population makes its home here. Whales and dolphins stop here along their migratory paths."