News Release | Environment America

House Votes to Affirm Climate as a Threat to Security

As the country grapples with the increasing impacts of climate change, today the House voted 234-185  to retain a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would require the Department of Defense to study the impacts of climate change on their operations. Environment America, DC Director Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

Dirty Water Appropriations Rider

Today, the House appropriations committee considered the energy and water appropriations bill that would allow the Trump administration to ignore several federal laws as it moves to undercut protections for clean water.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

EPA Can’t Protect Our Families and Environment Without Full Funding

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to testify today on the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 EPA budget, which slashes funding for the agency by 31%. Environment America urges Administrator Pruitt and the Appropriations Subcommittee to fully fund EPA.

News Release | Environment America

Bears Ears National Monument needs to be fully protected.

Today Secretary Zinke announced his recommendation that President Trump consider reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Historic Monument.

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U.S. Congress FAILS to Protect our Environment and our families’ health so far in 2017

Today Environment America released its federal scorecard evaluating how the U.S. Congress voted on issues related to clean air and clean water and other environmental protections.

News Release | Environment America

President Trump has got it exactly backwards

Today, President Trump abandoned the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement. This action increases the risks that the world will face from global warming – including dirtier air, water and food shortages, spreading disease, increasingly extreme weather, and loss of land mass to flooding.

News Release | Environment America

Trump Budget Delivers More Pollution Not More Power to States

Based on a briefing by the Trump Administration, President Trump’s proposed FY18 budget would cut important environmental and health programs. Below is a statement from Margie Alt, Environment America executive director, on the president’s FY’18 budget proposal.

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