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News Release | Environment America

Pope's encyclical is a powerful call for climate action

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Pope Francis formally issued his much-anticipated encyclical, which casts action on climate as a moral obligation.

News Release | Environment America

EPA study understates dangers of fracking

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited fracking study understates the drilling technique’s impact on drinking water, Environment America said today. The study’s finding that fracking poses no widespread, systematic risks stands in stark contrast to a mounting body of scientific evidence demonstrating fracking’s threat to water resources and public health.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

U.S. EPA touts latest move to back up commitment on climate with clean energy

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Bay Area government agencies today to celebrate their collaboration on solar power and the nation’s first federal solar partnership. The federal initiative, involving nine sites in California and Nevada, marks the first time the federal government will coordinate solar power purchases and installation across multiple agencies to maximize economies of scale. Rob Sargent, Environment America’s energy program director, praised today’s event.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report: Clean Water Act loophole corresponds to loss of wetlands

WASHINGTON, D.C.– A loophole in the Clean Water Act is correlating with a dramatic turn in loss of wetlands, putting communities at risk from damaging floods, a new report says. 

News Release | Environment America

Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week

Washington, DC – More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.