News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan bill a big leap forward for America’s clean water infrastructure

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915) on Wednesday. The bill would authorize $40 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that provides communities with low-cost financing for clean water infrastructure projects. Additionally, H.R. 1915 includes provisions designed to both assist small or financially disadvantaged communities and dedicate 15 percent of the funding to state grants for green infrastructure improvements.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA to repeal and replace the Dirty Water Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers announced steps Wednesday to repeal and replace the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The rule left half the nation’s remaining wetlands and thousands of streams without federal protection under the Clean Water Act.  Environment America and other groups have asked a court to overturn the rule.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Developer cancels Keystone XL pipeline project

 TC Energy, the developer of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, has canceled the project. President Joe Biden revoked the project’s permit in January, putting an end to construction efforts on the oil line. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would have run from tar sands in Canada through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

News Release | Environment America

World Oceans Day 2021:

“Giving whales, sea turtles, otters and all marine life a foothold on survival requires that we stop drilling and start protecting more of our oceans from all destructive activities. Thankfully, the Biden administration, with it’s 30-by-30 statements and moratorium on new drilling, has focused on protecting the deep blue.”

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