News Release

America’s Transportation System Dangerously Out of Step with Climate Goals

America’s transportation system is dangerously out of step with the nation’s climate goals, according to a new report written by Frontier Group and released by Environment America Research & Policy Center. 50 STEPS TOWARD CARBON-FREE TRANSPORTATION: Rethinking U.S. Transportation Policy to Fight Global Warming finds that transportation policy in the 21st century needs a new set of assumptions and priorities – with a central goal of preventing global warming.

Imagine a future with zero-carbon transportation...

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Transportation is now America’s leading source of carbon dioxide pollution, having surpassed power plants. As a nation, we produce more transportation-related carbon pollution per person than any other country.

Today, partnering with Frontier Group, we are releasing a new report to tackle this problem head on, highlighting 50 steps we can take to adopt a carbon-free transportation system.

News Release | Environment America

Speedy Paris Climate Agreement Ratification must lead to Strong Action

Thanks to leadership from President Obama, today the Paris Climate Agreement cleared the final hurdle to enter into force. With the European Union voting to join the United States, China, India and other nations in ratifying the agreement, nations representing more than 55 percent of the world’s global warming pollution have now signed on – crossing the minimum threshold for the agreement to become official.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Businesses, Cities See Big Benefits from Pollution Reduction Program

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Court of Appeals prepares to hear arguments on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan later this month, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a report showing that curbing dangerous carbon pollution can reduce the risk of global warming and benefit communities at the same time. 

News Release | Environment America

Trucks and buses will be more efficient, less polluting

WASHINGTON, DC – Eighteen-wheelers, school and transit buses, and other large vehicles will be more efficient and less polluting, reducing carbon emissions by  1.1 billion metric tons and oil consumption by up to two billion barrels, according to a rule finalized today by the Obama administration.

News Release | Environment America

Sec. Clinton will 'sweat the details' for a clean environment

Last week Secretary Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination from a major political party. "We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying until November 8: for the sake our planet and our families’ health, we’re with her," said Margie Alt, Environment America executive director.

News Release | Environment America

RNC only confirms: choice for next President could not be clearer

Washington, DC – On the heels of a Republican National Convention at which protections for the environment and climate were alternately maligned and ignored, Environment America reiterated its endorsement of the presumptive Democratic nominee, Secretary Hillary Clinton, for President of the United States.

News Release | Environment America

Support for VP pick Sen. Tim Kaine

RICHMOND, VA . -- Today Sec. Hillary Clinton announced U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt and Environment Virginia State Director Sarah Bucci released a statement in support.

News Release | Environment America

Report lays groundwork for strengthening miles-per-gallon standards

WASHINGTON, DC  -- Automakers have the technology to make cars and trucks go increasingly far on a gallon of gas, but they will fail to double the efficiency of passenger vehicles overall if they continue to market and sell high numbers of gas-guzzling SUVs, pickups and vans, a report from the Obama administration showed today.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House slashes environmental funding, blocks air & water protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Having rejected multiple amendments to strike its most damaging provisions, today the U.S. House adopted its controversial spending bill, H.R. 5538, which cuts funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies by $64 million from current levels.

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