News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bold climate bill aims for zero carbon emissions by midcentury

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the new CLEAN Future Act on Tuesday. This comes after a year of input from stakeholders nationwide, following the release of a version of this bill in 2020. The legislation lays out a path for the United States to reach economy-wide emissions reduction targets that would allow the country to hit net zero emissions by 2050. This new legislation also sets an interim goal for the country to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 50 percent below 2005 levels by no later than 2030. These science-based targets aim to keep global warming below 1.5 additional degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

News Release | Environment Texas

Federal Judge again orders record penalty against Exxon for thousands of Clean Air Act Violations

HOUSTON – In yet another loss for ExxonMobil Corporation in a historic and long-running environmental enforcement case, U.S. District Court Judge David Hittner has imposed a $14.25 million penalty to punish the company for violating the federal Clean Air Act at its Baytown, Texas, refinery and chemical plant complex over 3,651 days over a period of eight years. 

News Release | Environment America

Thousands urge NOAA to save right whales

 Environment America along with a partner organization, Environmental Action, called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to take actions necessary to save the highly endangered right whale.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: The International Code Council should not ban voting on building codes

As cities and towns are pressing for clean energy building codes to rein in global warming emissions, gas and building industry groups are pressuring the International Code Council (ICC) to shut elected officials out from voting on the baseline building code standard.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Panel of energy experts concludes that a cleaner, more resilient energy system needed in light of Texas blackouts

Environment America Research and Policy Center hosted a webinar Friday featuring several energy experts who responded to the blackouts and grid failure in Texas.