News Release | Environment America

North American clean energy agreement furthers President Obama's climate legacy

OTTAWA - President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled their wide-ranging climate agreement today at the North American Leadership Summit, pledging that their countries would achieve 50 percent clean energy by 2025 and reduce the potent greenhouse gas methane at least 40 percent by the same year.

News Release | Environment America

Obama administration puts "clean" in the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed details for its Clean Energy Incentive Program, a key component of the Obama administration’s landmark Clean Power Plan.

News Release | Environment America

Father's Day video says Obama is '#1 Dad' on climate action

Washington, D.C. – With Father’s Day around the corner, a new video from Environment America features conservation leaders, congressmen, and other dads from across the country -- along with their cute children -- thanking President Obama for his efforts to stem the climate crisis.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House passes "Smoggy Skies Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to adopt H.R. 4775, sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas). Dubbed the “Smoggy Skies Act,” the measure would permanently weaken the Clean Air Act, block updated ozone pollution limits for years, and impose sweeping changes to future standards for smog-forming ozone and five other major air pollutants.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

A New Way Forward

America has made progress in cutting pollution from cars and trucks over the last decade as a result of improved vehicle fuel economy and slower growth in driving. But eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from our urban transportation systems is going to require more than incremental change – it will require transformation. 

We are asking for big change

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Global warming is taking its toll on people and the environment around the world. Here in the U.S., we see more extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, floods, and bad air days because of global warming. We know that to avoid catastrophe and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US will need to cut overall global warming pollution by more than 80 percent by mid-century.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report: transportation without carbon pollution is necessary and achievable

Washington, DC —From electric vehicles, to carsharing, to smartphone apps to plan travel, a variety of new tools can help make transportation systems in our cities carbon-free, a new report said today.

News Release | Environment America

Praise for U.S - Nordic agreement on climate, the Arctic

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. joined Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in a robust collaboration to protect the fragile Arctic region and implement the Paris Agreement; reinforcing commitments to curb methane emissions, cut aviation pollution, and deploy clean energy projects, among other measures.

News Release | Environment America

Methane rules a step forward, but short of what's needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Obama administration issued final rules controlling new oil and gas emissions of methane - the greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Drilling and fracking operations are the single largest source of the pollutant, which accounts for a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas pollution.

Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.”

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

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