News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Virginia State Senate passes vital clean cars rule

The Virginia Senate voted Friday to establish advanced clean car standards in the state. Virginia would be the 13th state to adopt both the Low Emission Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle standards. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Virginia state legislature votes to ban single-use plastic foam

“By taking action to stop this dangerous single use product, our leaders have chosen to put the planet over plastic. Nothing we use for five minutes should pollute our planet for generations to come."

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Grand Canyon Protection Act introduced in Congress

Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) re-introduced legislation  with 16 co-sponsors Monday to permanently protect 1 million acres of land around the Grand Canyon from mining. This area has been federally protected since 2012 but that temporary protection expires in 2032 and companies continue to push for expanding uranium mining in the area.

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Statement: Biden administration restores great outdoors program

"The last administration appropriately celebrated when the Great American Outdoors Act was passed, but then proceeded to blow up the victory on their way out the door. This new action by the Biden administration restores the program."