News Release | Environment America

As Senate holds first hearing on PFAS, groups demand action to protect drinking water

In the wake of widespread contamination of drinking water, today Environment America and its allies are urging the federal government to take strong action, as the U.S. Senate holds its first-ever hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS.

News Release | Environment America

Congress passes budget bill free of dirty water riders

Today, the U.S. House approved a finalized Energy and Water “minibus” spending package retaining protections for clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment. This was the first spending package that Congress has successfully negotiated and finalized for FY19.

News Release | Environment America

Congress holds first hearing on PFAS contamination

This morning, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will hold the first congressional hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been contaminating drinking water in communities across the country.

News Release | Environment America

Congress convenes for Farm Bill conference

This morning, U.S. senators and representatives will try to reconcile their respective versions of the Farm Bill. Bart Johnsen-Harris, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

Federal Court Rejects the Administration’s Suspension of the Clean Water Rule

Today, a federal court in South Carolina invalidated the Trump administration’s attempt to delay the effective date of the Clean Water Rule by two years.  The Clean Water Rule helps protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans, as well as thousands of wetlands. Today’s court decision means that the Clean Water Rule is once again law of the land in all 26 states where temporary injunctions from other litigation are not in effect.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Businesses Join Effort to Defend the Clean Water Rule in Court

Businesses from 30 states urged a federal court in North Dakota to uphold the Clean Water Rule, in an amicus brief filed by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the National Environmental Law Center.  From outfitters to brewers to farmers, many of these businesses depend on clean water for their livelihoods. In addition, 62 local officials also signed onto a separate amicus brief also filed by the groups.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America praises U.S. Senate for passing clean environmental spending bill, encourages conference committee to keep out anti-environmental provisions

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill, a spending bill that rejects anti-environmental policy provisions and cuts to environmental programs.