News Release | Environment America

“The canary in the coal mine has keeled over. It’s past time for us to heed the warning and act on climate by eliminating pollution.” -- Andrea McGimsey, Environment America

U.S. Government report unveiled today concludes that it is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming -- especially pollution from dirty fuels like coal, oil and gas. The report is part of the fourth National Climate Assessment, a research project mandated by Congress in 1990.

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More than 30,000 Americans Call on Secretary Perry to Stop Blocking Clean Energy

Today, Environment America delivered a message from 33,923 supporters in all 50 states urging Energy Secretary Rick Perry to back off on his proposals to get the federal government to intervene on behalf of old, dirty energy sources at the expense of cleaner, more affordable clean energy options.

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"This proposal would re-open a pollution loophole big enough to drive a truck through.”

The Trump Administration is considering repealing a rule limiting pollution from refurbished heavy-duty trucks. The rule as it currently stands requires that  “gliders,” -- trucks reconstructed with old engines -- would have to meet more stringent emission standards for health-threatening and climate-changing pollution. Sales of these vehicles rose from approximately 1,000 in 2007 to 10,000 last year. EPA estimates that gliders are 20-40 times dirtier than a new truck with a modern emissions control system.

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As Americans Celebrate 5 Years of Cleaner Cars, Trump Administration and Congress Attack Program

Happy 5th birthday, Clean Car Standards! People across the United States are celebrating less air pollution and more oil staying in the ground as the Clean Car Standards turn 5 years old this week. These standards aren’t just good for the environment, they’re good for the economy as well: Americans have saved nearly $50 billion at the pump since automakers, federal and state governments and other stakeholders agreed upon the rules on October 15, 2012.

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Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan Repeal will Deliver Dirtier Air, More Global Warming

Today, the Trump administration will announce its plans to repeal  the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the nation’s program to limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants. If fully implemented, the Clean Power Plan would reduce U.S. power plant emissions 32% by 2030 with huge corresponding health and environmental benefits.

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Health Professionals, Small Businesses Join Tens of Thousands of Americans to Call for Cleaner Cars

Environment America and a dozen other environmental, conservation and consumer groups delivered tens of thousands of petitions to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today in support of clean cars. These included comments from 1,100 health professionals and 550 small businesses urging Administrator Pruitt to defend and strengthen the clean car standards for vehicle efficiency and the corporate average fuel economy standards to cut carbon emissions and protect health.

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Advocates thank governors for cutting pollution, urge continued action

Officials and stakeholders from nine northeastern states gathered on Monday, September 25 in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss a new plan to cut pollution from power plants another 30 percent by 2030. The proposal will improve the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), building on its success by further limiting pollution and investing more in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Citizens will testify as EPA’s Clean Car Standards Hang in the Balance

At a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Washington, DC, Environment America advocates and partners will join concerned citizens and decision-makers in urging the EPA to strengthen not weaken EPA clean cars standards. After a year of record-breaking storms and drought, Environment America and state-based affiliates from Virginia and Pennsylvania warned that the EPA standards represent the single largest step the U.S. is taking to tackle global warming.

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Northeast states propose new regional limit on global warming pollution, but more ambition needed

Today, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states announced a proposal to cut power plant pollution by at least 30 percent from 2020 to 2030. The proposal would strengthen what is already the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This program limits dangerous pollution from power plants in across the region – helping to slow the warming of our planet and clean up our air. It also fuels investment in clean energy by making polluters pay to pollute.

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Clean Car Standards should be Strengthened, Not Reopened

The Trump administration reopened the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s midterm evaluation on clean car standards. The process withdraws the previously released final determination on EPA’s vehicle emission standards for 2022-2025 and expands the time period under consideration to 2021-2025. In response Environment America’s global warming solutions advocate, Aminah Zaghab issued the following statement:

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