News Release | Environment America

Northeast States Must Take Stronger Action Against Pollution

BOSTON – Today, representatives of nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are meeting to discuss taking stronger action to cut global warming pollution. These states, part of a regional program that limits pollution from power plants called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are preparing to make a decision about how much to cut pollution from 2020 to 2030. Environment America and a broad coalition are urging the states to be more ambitious.

News Release | Environment America

New U.S. Climate Plan Sets a Course Toward Clean Energy

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as international negotiators discuss approaches to limit global warming at climate talks in Morocco, the United States announced a long-term goal for reducing pollution. The goal, and an accompanying plan for how to achieve it, would set the United States on a course to reduce global warming pollution at least 80 percent below 2005 levels by mid-century.

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50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation

America’s transportation system has emerged as Climate Enemy #1, with cars, trucks and other vehicles now representing the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution, and America producing more transportation carbon pollution per capita than any other major industrialized nation. 

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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.

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