News Release | Environment America

Southeastern states stand out as shining examples of climate action

Against the backdrop of a stark, partisan divide on U.S. climate action at the federal level, state and local officials shared stories of commonsense action on climate change in the Southeast.

News Release | Environment America

States unite to take action on climate

As world leaders meet in California for the Global Climate Action Summit, Environment America and its state affiliates are hosting events across the country to highlight progress on climate and clean energy action. States and cities, led by all political stripes, are uniting to safeguard our environment and health from the effects of climate change.

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Trump administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ will increase air pollution and climate risk across the United States

Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. All Americans deserve better.

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Environment America rebukes Trump administration proposal to hit the brakes on Clean Car Standards

Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards, betraying the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)’s stated mission of protecting human health and the environment. Trump officials are also considering rejecting a waiver that has allowed California and 12 other states to adopt standards that are more protective of health and the environment.

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Environmental Protection Agency reverses decision on air-polluting glider trucks

Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced that the EPA will continue to enforce the federal air pollution limits for glider trucks -- semi-trailer trucks reconstructed with old engines. Wheeler’s action reverses his predecessor Scott Pruitt’s final decision in office.

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Congressional Republicans Act on Climate

On Monday July 23, Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that addresses greenhouse gas emissions, the primary driver of global warming. Pennsylvania Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) joined him as a co-sponsor.

President Trump may have ‘pulled out’ of Paris, but America is ‘still in’

By | Andrea McGimsey
Senior Director, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

States, cities, college campuses and businesses claim the mantle of climate leadership.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Electric School Buses--Smart for our climate & kids' health

If the United States transitioned its entire fleet of 480,000 school buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce the toxic air pollution to which schoolchildren are directly exposed. A new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, and Frontier Group, Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthy Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air, shows that a full transition to electric school buses in the U.S. could eliminate an average of 5.3 million tons of climate-altering pollution each year -- the equivalent of taking a million cars off the road.

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States to EPA: Uphold the Clean Car Standards!

Today 17 states and Washington, D.C., representing over 40 percent of the U.S. population, filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its “arbitrary and capricious” decision to rollback the clean car standards, the best federal program to fight global warming.

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Virginians Show Robust Support for Strong Climate Action

Two crucial developments bode well for Virginia’s efforts to thwart global warming. Last night, the Commonwealth wrapped up its 90-day public comment period on a recently proposed climate rule. Environment Virginia delivered hundreds of public comments from its members and supporters, urging the Department of Environmental Quality to adopt the strongest possible plan to cut carbon pollution.

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