Environment America Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

Methane gas (often known as natural gas) has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century — and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger. With growing awareness of the impact of methane leaks on the climate, and with growing availability of safer alternatives, it is clear that gas has no place in a modern clean energy network.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Designing pollinator friendly habitats into solar farms offers a win-win.

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Ellen Montgomery
Director, Public Lands Campaign

Spirit Mountain and its surrounding area in Nevada should be designated as a national monument

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Ellen Montgomery
Director, Public Lands Campaign

Climate change has sparked longer wildfire seasons with hotter, faster-moving fires across much of the United States. That means more Americans face the possibility of a wildfire near their homes, leading to toxic air pollution and other dangerous conditions that can force evacuations, and in the worst case scenarios, destroy property and take lives.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy
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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Today, the Biden administration proposed to phase out the most inefficient gas furnaces. 

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Ellen Montgomery
Director, Public Lands Campaign

This Texas mountain range should become our next national monument

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

On May 11th, 2022, the Department of the Interior announced that they would not move forward with Lease Sale 258 in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

If Resolution #53 is adopted, the United States Conference of Mayors will urge city leaders to move swiftly to implement automated online solar permitting platforms, like SolarAPP+, to reduce permit review time for solar energy and energy storage systems.