News Releases

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration “habitat” rule would weaken our best tool for fighting extinction

"Many endangered species occupy only a tiny fraction of their former range and need larger areas -- often outside their current habitat -- in order to survive and thrive in the long term. For example, this might mean protecting a section of a national forest that, in a couple decades, will have enough old-growth trees to sustain a population of northern spotted owls."

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service punts on decision to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act

"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Prominent state leaders offer insights on transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy

Leaders from California, Pennsylvania and Florida called for continued state action to advance renewable energy during an online discussion Tuesday hosted by Environment America Research & Policy Center. 

News Release | Environment America

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

News Release | Environment America

New report: Opportunities to move America forward together despite widespread political polarization

In the throes of a pandemic and simmering civil unrest, at the end of a contentious presidency and in the wake of years of unrelenting partisan gridlock in Congress, Americans of differing political views can struggle just to have civil conversations. But a new report from U.S. PIRG, Environment America and Frontier Group, Moving Forward Together, finds more common ground among the American public than the partisan nature of modern politics suggests, and highlights the urgent need to bring Americans together to solve problems.