New report: Rooftop solar on America’s warehouses could power every household in every state’s largest city
New Biden clean cars proposal will spur electric vehicle adoption, slash pollution
STATEMENT: New federal program to connect wildlife, reduce collisions with vehicles
Contact our media team
State Director, Environment Virginia [email protected]
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network [email protected]
Are you a member of the media?
Join our media list
STATEMENT: Biden administration announces first-ever national building performance standard
Building performance standards will spur federal buildings to use fewer fossil fuels, become more energy-efficient
New dashboard finds US wind, solar tripled over past decade
In 2021, America produced three times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2012.
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
Statement: New bill could expedite projects that would pollute America
Sen. Joe Manchin (WV) proposed on Wednesday new legislation aimed at speeding up the permitting and construction of energy projects, including pipelines, mining and transmission lines.
Environment Virginia working to protect ocean from plastic pollution
Whether it’s in our own backyards or the deepest depths of our oceans, plastic pollution is degrading our environment and killing our wildlife. This summer, young adults who work with Environment Virginia have been canvassing neighborhoods around the state talking about how we can work together to reduce plastic waste.
Biden promises action on climate change during event at former coal plant
President Joe Biden took his campaign to slow down climate change and speed up our transition to clean energy to the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant on Wednesday. Brayton Point is now becoming a hub for the development and production of offshore wind technology. During the visit, he announced a new program to develop offshore wind power in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time and indicated that his administration would propose additional executive actions to tackle climate change in the coming days.
Statement: U.S. Postal Service more than doubles its electric vehicle commitment
The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it would purchase at least 25,000 electric vehicles as part of its plan to replace an aging fleet, more than doubling its previous commitment. The announcement comes after the agency’s initial plan to “modernize” its fleet would have electrified only 10% of its vehicles, prompting calls for the agency to revisit its decision and a lawsuit filed by 16 states. The new commitments means at least 50% of the agency’s first 50,000 vehicle purchases will be electric.
Report: Federal logging projects put 10 climate-saving forests on chopping block
Federal agencies are targeting mature and old-growth forests for logging despite these trees’ extraordinary ability to curb climate change and President Joe Biden’s directive to preserve them, according to a new report spotlighting the 10 worst logging projects in federal forests across the country.
Statement: New federal rule would help tackle country’s largest source of global warming pollution: transportation
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking on Thursday to address the climate impact of the nation’s transportation system. The rule, proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will require state transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations to report the carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles traveling on their respective sections of the federal highway system, and to set declining yearly emissions targets. The public will have 90 days to comment on the proposed rule.
Statement: Biden administration’s drilling proposal would put U.S. over a barrel
"By proposing as many as 11 new offshore drilling lease sales, President Biden is taking us down the same old path toward more spills and a warmer climate. This plan would lock in long-term risks that, with renewable energy on the rise, we increasingly don’t need."