News Release | Environment America

EPA Heads in the Wrong Direction on Clean Car Standards

This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to announce a move to significantly weaken America’s clean car standards. Andrea McGimsey, Global Warming Program Director, issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Cleaner Cars Cut Costs and Pollution

Since the federal clean car standards were implemented in model year 2012 vehicles, the standards have cut global warming pollution, spurred innovation and saved consumers money. Environment America Research & Policy Center released a fact sheet today detailing the benefits of the clean car standards. America’s drivers have already saved more than $50 billion at the pump thanks to these standards. Despite these huge plusses for Americans, the federal government plans to roll back our progress.

News Release | Environment America

Hundreds of health professionals urge Ford to support clean car standards

Today, doctors, nurses, and other public health experts joined Environment America, Environment Michigan, and the Sierra Club to release a letter signed by more than 400 health professionals, calling on Ford Motor Company to support federal clean car standards and shift to 100% zero-emission vehicles to protect our health.

News Release | Environment America

World-Class Research Universities Announce University Climate Change Coalition

Today, at the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit hosted by Second Nature and The Intentional Endowments Network, a coalition of 13 world-class North American research universities launched the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3).

A 21st century State of the Union should present a vision for a clean energy future

By | Ross Sherman
Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Digital Organizer

According to the White House, President Trump’s State of the Union address will discuss the challenges of the coming year in an optimistic, forward-looking and bipartisan manner. We support that notion wholeheartedly, but we’re also mindful of his past rhetoric.

News Release | Environment America

New Jersey rejoins RGGI: a victory for the nation

Five years after Super Storm Sandy destroyed a Jersey Shore boardwalk, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state is rejoining a multi-state, bipartisan effort to reduce carbon pollution.  

2017: A year of drastic climate change, both environmentally and politically

By | Andrea McGimsey
Senior Director, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

As if it wasn’t already clear, 2017 provided much more evidence that we are changing our planet in dangerous ways. The average temperature across the United States was 2.6°F warmer than normal – making it one of the three warmest years in U.S. history.

News Release | Environment America

Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

News Release | Environment America

Northeast states crack down on global warming pollution with new power plant rules

Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states finalized new rules to cut power plant pollution by at least two-thirds below 2005 levels by 2030.

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