Statement: Chevron, Hilcorp reportedly spend $10 million to get out of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge leases

Chevron and Hilcorp have paid $10 million to terminate their leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the…

Statement: Interior Department proposes first offshore California wind lease sales

The Department of the Interior has announced the first proposed lease sales for wind power off the shore of California and the…

EPA opens applications, announces guidelines for $5 billion Clean School Bus Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is unveiling its historic, $5 billion Clean School Bus Program on Friday. Original Source

Statement: The Home Depot shareholders take first step to protect forests

Sixty-five percent of The Home Depot shareholders voted on Thursday to take a first step toward reducing the hardware giant’s…

Statement: Kroger commits to comprehensive climate action plan

In response to a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management°, Environment America and PIRG’s affiliated socially responsible mutual…

In a victory for marine life, climate, Biden administration cancels three oil leases in ocean waters

WASHINGTON – Taking action to protect ocean wildlife and U.S. coasts, the Biden administration on Wednesday ditched plans for three…

Statement: Colorado Legislature passes bill to reduce plastic packaging, boost recycling

Building on successful programs in dozens of countries and recent action taken by Maine and Oregon, the Colorado Senate passed on Wednesday…

Statement: Cost overruns at Georgia nuclear reactors offer cautionary tale

The only nuclear reactors under construction in the United States are now projected to cost more than $30 billion, more than…

Statement: Colorado Legislature passes building codes legislation that reduces pollution, lowers global warming emissions

The Colorado Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that requires cities and counties to update their building energy codes, ensuring…

Statement: Congress should pass legislation to protect drinking water from PFAS contamination

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire introduced the Clean Water Standards for PFAS…

Statement: Shareholders push UPS* to reduce carbon pollution

Twenty-eight percent of the United Parcel Service’s (UPS) voting shareholders voted “yes” on a proposal urging the Atlanta-based package delivery…

Natural Resources Committee to consider strengthening roadless area protections

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a hearing on Wednesday…

Statement: California Energy Commission releases big offshore wind target

As California seeks to secure a 100% renewable electricity grid to address the climate crisis, the California Energy Commission (CEC)…

Statement: California Energy Commission releases big offshore wind target

As California seeks to secure a 100% renewable electricity grid to address the climate crisis, the California Energy Commission (CEC)…

Environment America joins coalition to deliver 80,000 public comments in support of protecting Chaco Canyon

Environment America joined conservation groups and advocates to deliver more than 83,000 public comments to the Bureau of Land Management…

Statement: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation opens applications for 'America the Beautiful Challenge' grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Biden administration announced on Wednesday a request for proposals for a grant…

Statement: States sue to stop misguided USPS plan to spend billions on gas powered vehicles

Attorneys general from 16 states,the District of Columbia and environmental groups sued the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday to halt purchases of…

Statement: PFAS Firefighter Protection Act takes on dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) introduced the PFAS Firefighter Protection Act into the Senate and the…

Florida Gov. DeSantis’s veto saves rooftop solar in Sunshine State

Exercising his first veto of the 2022 legislative session, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed HB 741, a bill…

Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published Wednesday two separate Calls for Information and…

University of Massachusetts Amherst commits to 100 percent renewable energy

The University of Massachusetts added to the Earth Day festivities Friday when Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced that the state’s flagship…

Conservation Groups Welcome Biden Order on Climate Forests

On Friday, President Joe Biden will issue an executive order that directs federal agencies to conduct an inventory of mature…

Statement: Biden administration announces $6.4 billion program to reduce transportation’s climate impacts

The United States Department of Transportation announced on Thursday a new program to spend $6.4 billion over the next five…

Statement: $6 billion in subsidies for distressed nuclear plants are misguided

Tapping into $6 billion in subsidies passed as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy launched a…

Statement: Biden restores robust public and environmental review for infrastructure projects

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday stronger public and environmental review requirements under a bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental…

Statement: New IPCC climate solutions report calls for an end to fossil fuels

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday a new report on climate solutions and mitigation. Original Source

Statement: Clean schools program means cleaner, healthier future

Vice President Kamala Harris will announce on Monday a clean schools infrastructure program, which features grant funding for public school…

Statement: Fully restored Clean Car Standards will help reduce long-term oil consumption

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalized on Friday its fuel economy rule. The revised federal Clean Car Standards…

Statement: Weatherization funding takes advantage of the ‘cleanest energy’

President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Wednesday $3.16 billion in new funding through the…

Sen. Martin Heinrich and expert panel conclude that we need to transition to clean energy in our homes

Environment America and U.S. PIRG hosted a webinar Wednesday, which featured opening words from Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and a…