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

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

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. 

News Release | Environment America

Environment America lauds the U.S. House’s passage of three sweeping public lands bills

“Some places are too special, too hallowed to allow the destruction and pollution that comes with uranium and coal mining, or oil and gas drilling. [T]he House is rightly embracing the value of conservation -- protecting our iconic national parks, safeguarding our public lands and drinking water, and establishing new wilderness areas for future generations."

News Release | Environment America

Statement: 166 members of Congress from across America call for swift action to update clean energy incentives

A national cross-section of 166 Congressional members delivered a letter today to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging them to act on important federal clean energy incentives before adjourning for the year. The letter calls for updates and extensions of programs to support wind, solar, energy storage, electric vehicles and energy efficiency.

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