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.
Boston, MA–Solar power is growing so fast across the country that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.
“The path to Paris should be paved with concrete actions to cut emissions and invest in clean energy, and last night the world's two largest global warming polluters pledged just that.” – Margie Alt, Environment America
Washington, DC–A total of 540 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.
Washington, DC– Margie Alt, Executive Director of Environment America, issued this statement following the UN Climate Summit and Sunday’s march for climate action, which drew an historic crowd of 400,000 in New York City alone.
A new Environment America Research and Policy Center report shines a light on America’s largest contributors to carbon pollution. The report ranks each state for its power plant pollution and lists the top 100 dirtiest plants.
Washington, D.C. —Today, Environment America launched an ad on the CBS “Super Screen” in Times Square Plaza in Manhattan—not far from the scene of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact last fall—calling on President Obama and all Americans to join together to address global warming. The 10-second ad will run once an hour, 18 times a day for the next two months.
After yet another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, record floods and severe storms like Hurricane Sandy, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.
Nearly one year after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee led to record flooding that devastated communities up and down the east coast, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 30 percent more frequently on average nationwide since 1948.
As Americans prepare for the busiest travel holiday of the year, and days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, a new Environment America report finds that more fuel efficient cars would significantly cut oil use and save Americans nearly $260 million at the pump this Thanksgiving alone. The report was released at an event today following the Obama administration’s announcement last week proposing new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025.