News Release | Environment America

Reports: Trump administration to pull plug on Clean Car negotiations

Wire reports indicate that today, the Trump administration will officially abandon negotiations on the Clean Car Standards.

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Wisconsin joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced today that his state will join the bipartisan governors’ coalition U.S. Climate Alliance. The announcement brings the U.S. population represented by affiliated states to just under 50 percent. Wisconsin became the fourth state in recent weeks to join the alliance. Illinois, New Mexico and Michigan also recently committed to the coalition’s commitment to fighting climate change.

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Environment America response to the 2019 State of the Union

In his second State of the Union address, President Donald Trump touched on a few topics, such as infrastructure, that are crucial to our environment and the future of our planet.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Climate Solutions from Day One

As 20 new governors take the helm this month, they have the power and opportunity to lead their states in adopting solutions to the climate crisis. Today, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now, detailing actions governors can take immediately to significantly reduce planet-warming carbon pollution and ensure a more stable climate for their states and the nation.

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Nine governors, D.C. mayor reach bipartisan agreement to cut transportation pollution

Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Nine governors, D.C. mayor reach bipartisan agreement to cut transportation pollution

Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector. Over the next year, the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) will design a regional, low-carbon transportation policy proposal using a cap-and-invest program or other pricing mechanism, and allow each jurisdiction to invest proceeds into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

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Next step for RGGI: New Jersey poised to rejoin regional climate program

This afternoon, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced the department’s plan to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

From Pollution to Solutions

While the United States is reeling from worsening wildfires and extreme weather, the success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is helping counter the climate change-denying policies emanating from inside the Beltway. Today, RGGI, Inc. Chairman Ben Grumbles, Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment, headlined a webinar promoting the release of a new report, From Pollution to Solutions: Maximizing Clean Energy Progress from State Carbon-Pricing Investments, from Environment America Policy and Research Center. The webinar panelists discussed case studies of how to successfully invest RGGI revenues.

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America’s top scientists say climate change’s impacts are getting worse

The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that we as a nation need to develop strategies right away to mitigate the effects of climate change, or face increasingly dire consequences.

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Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan replacement -- a treat for coal companies, a trick on the rest of America

Today is the last day that Americans can officially comment on the Trump administration’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan. The original Plan was designed to cut air pollution and help prevent the worsening impacts of climate change. However, the suggested replacement would do just the opposite. Environment America delivered 17,317 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing the proposed rule.

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