All Issues

Environmental Defense: Our Water

Decades ago, some people thought polluted rivers and streams were the price we had to pay for progress. That’s not a world we have to live in anymore. Nor is it the future our children deserve. Yet President Trump and his allies in Congress are pushing for changes that would turn back the clock to when environmental protection was an afterthought — not the foundation for a better quality of life and a brighter future.

Environmental Defense: Our Public Lands

From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, America is a beautiful country. Since Teddy Roosevelt, 15 presidents have protected some of our most special places as national monuments. Yet President Trump wants to erase protections for many of them. We’re doing all we can to protect and preserve these places.

Environmental Defense: Our Oceans

Our country is blessed with sandy beaches, rocky coves, towering sea cliffs and an astonishing variety of ocean wildlife along our shores. Yet President Trump wants to allow oil and gas drilling in as much as 90 percent of our coastal waters. We’re doing all we can to protect and preserve our oceans, the wildlife that lives in them, and our beaches.

Environmental Defense: Our Climate

We all want a safe, healthy future for our children and grandchildren. That’s why we need to do all we can on global warming. Yet President Trump wants to dismantle protections that limit global warming pollution from power plants, cars and trucks, and other sources. We’re working to defend and strengthen climate protections.

Environmental Defense: Clean Air

In the midst of an ongoing public health emergency, we need clean air now more than ever. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new policy that suspends enforcement of key provisions of the Clean Air Act and other laws during the coronavirus pandemic, letting companies off the hook for failing to monitor or report their pollution.

Energy Storage: Save it for Later

When it comes to our energy systems, America is stuck in old ways of thinking. Electric utilities continue to propose building new fossil fuel infrastructure such as pipelines and gas plants, arguing that this dirty energy is the only way to meet electricity needs that fluctuate from hour to hour and season to season. And all too often, decision-makers believe them and approve these polluting projects.

But with today’s technology, America can replace all its dirty energy with clean, renewable sources.

Electric Buses In America

Electric Buildings 2021

Destination: Zero Carbon

Transportation is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source. We simply can’t solve global warming without changing how Americans get around.

Destination: Zero Carbon