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News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA fails to protect public health in new proposal

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler yesterday announced a plan for the agency to no longer consider health benefits in the cost-benefit analysis of new environmental regulations under the Clean Air Act. In the past, the EPA has found that the Clean Air Act has helped Americans avoid many thousands of premature deaths, heart attacks, and lost work and school days. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Environment America Research & Policy Center releases new comprehensive study on solar capacity in major U.S. cities

Nation’s largest cities ranked; 50 major urban areas more than doubled their total installed capacity in last 7 years

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Group

Fast Company chooses 100% Renewable Campaign as a finalist for 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

The national business magazine Fast Company named Environment America Research and Policy Center’s campaign for 100 percent renewable energy as a finalist today for the media outlet’s World Changing Ideas Awards. The “10 states, 50 cities, 50 colleges, 100% renewable” campaign was one of nine finalists in the Politics & Policy category. 

News Release | Environment America

Federal Reserve's new rules open the door to fossil fuel bailout

The Federal Reserve announced new rules on Thursday for its “Main Street Lending Program” designed to help small and mid-sized businesses during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The rule changes allow both larger companies and those carrying more debt to qualify, potentially exposing taxpayers’ money to more risk. The changes also create an opportunity for oil and gas companies to access government assistance.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA decision on air quality standards ‘defies logic’

Ignoring recommendations from its own scientists, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opted Tuesday not to strengthen standards on industrial soot emissions. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers, referred to as PM 2.5, poses especially high health risks because it can be deposited deep in the lungs.