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.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan water infrastructure bill invests to prevent sewage overflows and runoff pollution

Congress advanced major bipartisan legislation today to improve America’s clean water infrastructure. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved H.R.1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019, which would invest more than $16 billion in clean water infrastructure over the next five years.

News Release | Environment America

Bipartisan group of mayors call on Congress to extend solar tax credit

A bipartisan group of more than 230 mayors called on federal lawmakers Monday to support the continued growth of clean energy and extend the investment tax credit (ITC). The ITC, which allows customers to save 30 percent on new solar installation costs, is set to begin decreasing to 10 percent value at the end of this year.

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