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News Release | Environment America

Nine governors, D.C. mayor reach bipartisan agreement to cut transportation pollution

Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Nine governors, D.C. mayor reach bipartisan agreement to cut transportation pollution

Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector. Over the next year, the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) will design a regional, low-carbon transportation policy proposal using a cap-and-invest program or other pricing mechanism, and allow each jurisdiction to invest proceeds into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America

Next step for RGGI: New Jersey poised to rejoin regional climate program

This afternoon, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced the department’s plan to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

News Release | Environment America

Environment America statement on Interior Secretary Zinke's departure

Pres. Donald Trump announced today that Dept. of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be stepping down from his post by the end of the year.

News Release | Environment America

Xcel Energy announces plan for zero-carbon electricity by 2050

Today, Xcel Energy announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Rob Sargent, senior director of Environment America’s clean energy program, issued the following statement.

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