Washington, DC -- Today the U.S. Department of the Interior will auction an area about the size of Rhode Island to offshore wind developers, the largest such competitive lease sale ever in the United States. The area off the south coast of Massachusetts could house enough wind turbines to power 700,000 homes, and its sale triples the total area available for commercial offshore wind development in the United States.
Boston, MA -- From Fortune 500 companies like Cabot Oil, to fly-by-night operators, to firms like Chevron who tout their clean records -- virtually all types of fracking outfits are prone to breaking rules intended to protect the environment and public health, a new report says. The analysis of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry over a four-year period found that the top offenders, representing a diversity of companies, averaged more than an environmental violation every day.
Washington, D.C. -- Today the Obama administration proposed opening up huge swaths of the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, putting large stretches of the nation’s coastline, including some of its most beloved beaches from Virginia to Georgia, at risk of a devastating spill.
Washington, DC -- As the public comment period on the Clean Power Plan came to a close today, Environment America, representing national groups supporting climate action, hand delivered the “8 millionth” comment supporting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Since early 2012, an array of public health, faith, and environmental groups, have collected approximately 8 million comments from among the majority of Americans who support clean energy and carbon pollution limits for power plants.
Washington, DC—Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new limits on ambient levels of ozone, the pollutant that can trigger headaches, nausea, asthma attacks and in the worst cases, premature death. “No one should have to worry that the air they breathe will make them sick, but that’s been the case for far too long for millions of Americans," said Environment America's Anna Aurilio, praising the EPA move.