Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
As 20 new governors take the helm this month, they have the power and opportunity to lead their states in adopting solutions to the climate crisis. Today, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now, detailing actions governors can take immediately to significantly reduce planet-warming carbon pollution and ensure a more stable climate for their states and the nation.
Environment America Research & Policy Center and our state partners today issued our report and recommendations to address threats to Delaware River watershed water quality, based on its first-of-its-kind interactive map of the Delaware River watershed. The report, “Threats to Clean Water in the Delaware River Basin: Insights from the Interactive Online Map & Recommendations,” urges policymakers to use the full suite of tools under the Clean Water Act to protect the Delaware River watershed. The report comes on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal to dramatically scale back streams and wetlands under federal protection.
Yesterday, the Washington, D.C. City Council voted unanimously to enact legislation requiring that all electricity sold to residents, businesses and federal government agencies be renewable by 2032. The bill also requires electric-powered public transportation and passenger vehicle fleets by 2045, and includes strong requirements for energy efficiency in new and existing buildings.
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