News Release | Environment America

Statement: Clean Energy for America Act advances in the Senate

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Finance Committee advanced the Clean Energy for America Act Wednesday. The bill introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and more than 20 colleagues would replace a patchwork of more than 40 energy tax policies with three categories of tax incentives for clean electricity, clean transportation and energy efficiency. The bill also eliminates subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear generation. 

News Release | Environment America

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this month

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

On March 2, a federal judge issued a record-setting penalty against ExxonMobil. The amount? $14.25 million, or the largest civil penalty ever imposed in a citizen-initiated Clean Air Act suit.

News Release | Environment America

‘Climate Week’ panel: The fierce urgency of fire, explained

As 78 wildfires burned across nearly every state in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones and Tropical Storm Beta churned up the Texas coast, experts from Environment America hosted a web panel Tuesday to discuss the phenomenon behind this severe weather -- climate change -- and what we can do about it.

Divestment from fossil fuel companies is an investment in our future

By | Mark Morgenstein
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to the best of our ability while quarantined in our homes, you may be wondering how you can help reduce the pollution that accelerates climate change and causes respiratory distress.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America, dozens more groups sign Climate Strong Islands Declaration

The Climate Strong Islands Declaration sets forth a set of principles, challenges, and opportunities faced by islands in the United States and its territories and serves as a call to help these communities respond to the climate crisis in an effective way. Wendy Wendlandt, acting president of Environment America, participated in the announcement of the Declaration and released the following statement.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America sues federal government over prohibiting states from setting stronger tailpipe emission standards

Environment America, along with eight other public interest organizations, filed a lawsuit today in a Washington, D.C., federal district court opposing the Trump administration’s plan to block states from setting their own tough tailpipe emissions standards.