EPA, DOT to increase accountability, safety in wake of Ohio chemical train derailment
‘You have the power’ webinar details how to electrify homes with new tax credits
Statement: House bill doubles down on oil drilling
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Statement: Thousands of lives at stake in new soot proposal
A strong soot rule would deliver cleaner air.
Statement: US Postal Service’s electric vehicle purchases will help deliver a cleaner future
USPS to announce a significant increase in electric vehicle purchases
Statement: Senate rejects amendment that would speed approval of polluting projects
The legislation from Sen. Manchin would have weakened environmental protections under NEPA.
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
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: 12,000 acres in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest are on the 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. One of the sales highlighted, the “Fourmile Project” in Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest includes a 1,000-acre clearcut that threatens wood turtles and American pine martens and is one of the largest logging efforts ever proposed for the national forest.
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.