News Release | Environment America

"Keep it in the Ground" Act will protect natural areas, climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, a House counterpart to the bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) last November. The Keep It in the Ground Act would accelerate the transition to clean energy by ending all federal leases, for oil, gas, or coal extraction on public lands and waters.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama's budget gets an A minus

WASHINGTON, DC -- Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A minus," said Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America. "It's fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted."

News Release | Environment America

In huge blow to climate action, Supreme Court pauses Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Supreme Court delivered a major blow to the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change today, announcing it will put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on hold while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies in state government who want to kill the rule.

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Northeast & Mid-Atlantic states can lead the nation to a clean energy future

WILMINGTON, DEL. – On Tuesday, stakeholders from nine northeastern states will gather for the first time after the Paris Climate Agreement to discuss potential improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first multi-state program to limit global warming pollution from power plants.

Another Big Development in the 100% Clean Energy Movement

By | Rob Sargent
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

We know we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s got to start with a commitment to 100% clean, renewable energy.  

News Release | Environment America

Proposed methane limits good, but do little to staunch climate impacts of fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Obama administration announced a draft rule to limit methane emissions from some 100,000 fracking and drilling wells on public lands. Methane, a climate-warming pollutant many times more potent than carbon dioxide, makes up about a tenth of U.S. global warming pollution.

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Strong federal backstop for Clean Power Plan will ensure every state is cutting pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the heels of the announcement that 2015 was the hottest year on record, today the public comment period closes for the federal backstop for the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s central strategy to tackle global warming.

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Court delivers major win for climate action and Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a major win today for the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change, announcing it will leave carbon pollution limits on new power plants in place while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies in state government who want to kill the rule.

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As Obama visits auto show in Detroit, a call for clean cars

WASHINGTON, DC - As President Obama visits the International North American Auto Show in Detroit today, some automakers are questioning his administration’s historic rule to double fuel economy for passenger cars and trucks by 2025. The standards, which are projected to cut global warming pollution by 6 billion tons in the next decade, will undergo a two-year formal review process beginning this year. “With last year officially the hottest on record and the majority of Americans united on the need to act on climate, now is no time go backwards on fuel efficiency,” said Aminah Zaghab, advocate for Environment America’s Clean Cars program.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama announces key step toward keeping fossil fuels in the ground

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Obama administration announced a “pause” on new leases for coal mining on public lands while it evaluates reforms for the program that governs leases for some 570 million acres of natural areas owned by taxpayers.

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