News Release | Environment America

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.

News Release | Environment America

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.

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.

News Release | Environment America

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.

News Release | Environment America

Wrong Direction on Clean Cars -- EPA Receives Citizen Citation

Today, rightfully-concerned Americans descended upon the Environmental Protection Agency to give EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a ticket -- for heading in the wrong direction on federal clean car standards.

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.

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