News Release | Environment America

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.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Ditching diesel isn’t just good for public health and the environment -- it’s affordable

Getting rid of that black cloud of exhaust behind our buses, and the negative health and environmental effects that come along with it, is easier than it may seem. According to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research and Policy Center, electric buses are not only cleaner and healthier than diesel buses, but transit agencies and school districts have many affordable options at their disposal to adopt them.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America members submit 20,000 comments standing up for Clean Car Standards

Today marks the last day of the comment period to weigh in on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the federal Clean Car Standards. Environment America submitted over 20,000 public comments from members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico defending stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

News Release | Environment America

State Street turns into Electric Avenue, as advocates celebrate New Jersey Senate Environment Committee passing bill to electrify transportation

Today, electric cars, buses and trucks blocked off West State Street outside the New Jersey State House, turning it into “Electric Avenue.” Elected officials, advocates and Trenton residents gathered there to celebrate clean transportation and test drive electric vehicles. Earlier in the morning, the state Senate Environment Committee passed S2252, a bill that would make the state a national leader in clean, electric transportation.

News Release | Environment America

Hurricane Michael coverage: Data, resources and interview opportunities

With Hurricane Michael expected to make landfall Wednesday in western Florida as a major, Category 3 hurricane, then continue through the Southeast, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRG, Environment America, Environment Florida, Environment Georgia, Environment North Carolina and Environment Virginia, among other organizations) is sharing information to help your readers and viewers contextualize the major environmental, health and consumer concerns posed by Michael.

News Release | Environment America

Americans stand up for Clean Power Plan, healthier air, stable climate

Today, the Trump administration is holding its one and only public hearing on the proposed rollback of the Clean Power Plan, which would dismantle America’s only federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Environment America is joining citizens from around the country to oppose this dangerous proposal, and plans to deliver thousands of petition signatures in support of the Clean Power Plan by the end of the comment period on October 31, 2018.

News Release | Environment America

Americans to the Trump administration: We love clean cars

The public comment period on a proposed rollback of our Clean Car Standards is entering its final month, and the message coming out of hearings from coast to coast this week was unequivocal -- Americans love clean cars. Environment America and its state affiliates joined citizens, health professionals and elected officials in California, Michigan and Pennsylvania to push back against the Trump administration’s proposal.

News Release | Environment America

Trump administration is driving to endanger our planet

This week, the Trump administration will hold three public hearings on the proposed rollback of the federal clean car standards. Environment America will join everyday Americans and advocates in Fresno, Calif.; Dearborn, Mich.; and Pittsburgh, Penn. to oppose the attempt to weaken the nation’s best climate change mitigation program.

News Release | Environment America

Southeastern states stand out as shining examples of climate action

Against the backdrop of a stark, partisan divide on U.S. climate action at the federal level, state and local officials shared stories of commonsense action on climate change in the Southeast.

News Release | Environment America

States unite to take action on climate

As world leaders meet in California for the Global Climate Action Summit, Environment America and its state affiliates are hosting events across the country to highlight progress on climate and clean energy action. States and cities, led by all political stripes, are uniting to safeguard our environment and health from the effects of climate change.

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