Updated statement: Congress passes historic climate investment

Legislation containing the country’s largest climate investment ever is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House…

Statement: With Gov. Baker’s signature on climate bill, Massachusetts heeds call for action

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a climate bill into law Thursday that will reduce energy waste and help transition Massachusetts’ buildings…

Statement: Senate vote heralds cleaner future, safer climate

WASHINGTON – Midway through a summer full of brutally hot weather, flash floods and worsening drought, the U.S. Senate passed…

Governor Parson signs SB 681, Missouri’s Get the Lead Out Act

Environment Missouri worked alongside the Filter First Coalition to require filtration of school’s drinking water when lead contamination exceeds a…

Statement: Inflation Reduction Act could be a ‘game changer’ for climate and clean energy

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia have reached a deal on a reconciliation bill…

Biden promises action on climate change during event at former coal plant

President Joe Biden took his campaign to slow down climate change and speed up our transition to clean energy to…

Statement: U.S. Postal Service more than doubles its electric vehicle commitment

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it would purchase at least 25,000 electric vehicles as part of its…

Governor Parson signs Senate Bill 820 allowing all Missourians to build rooftop solar

Governor Mike Parson signed legislation to guarantee Missourians who live in Homeowners Associations (HOAs) the right to install solar panels…

Report: Federal logging projects put 10 climate-saving forests on chopping block

Federal agencies are targeting mature and old-growth forests for logging despite these trees’ extraordinary ability to curb climate change and…

STATEMENT: New federal rule would help tackle country’s largest source of global warming pollution: transportation

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking on Thursday to address the climate impact of…

STATEMENT: Biden administration’s drilling proposal would put U.S. over a barrel

“By proposing as many as 11 new offshore drilling lease sales, President Biden is taking us down the same old…

Statement: Supreme Court hamstrings EPA’s ability to tackle climate change

The Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision on the West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case…

Statement: EU to phase out new fossil fuel cars by 2035

The European Union reached a deal on Wednesday to pass a new climate law that will require new car sales to be…

Statement: Canada Bans Single-Use Plastics

The Canadian government has announced that it will ban the manufacture and import of most single-use plastic products in December 2022 and…

Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S. Forest Service’s direction on climate policy. The…

Rhode Island legislature commits to 100% of state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2033

The Rhode Island legislature has passed legislation that would set the fastest timeline for any state in the nation to procure…

Environmental, public health groups to Senate: Act on toxic PFAS in drinking water

Eighty-two organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, delivered a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works…

Statement: Rather than a gas tax holiday, US should address oil dependence at its roots

WASHINGTON — In an effort to alleviate the burden of high gas prices for American consumers, President Joe Biden on…

Over one hundred environmental and community groups urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold federal clean water protections

Environmental and community organizations from across the nation Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the longstanding scope of…

Statement: EPA advises stronger limits on levels of toxic PFAS chemicals to protect Americans’ health

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled on Wednesday new health advisories for four of the most common toxic PFAS chemicals…

Statement: Rhode Island one step closer to 100% renewable energy commitment

The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday that requires electric suppliers to procure 100% renewable electricity by 2033.  Original Source

Statement: US House votes to protect America’s wildlife

The U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that would provide funding to all 50 states, territories and the…

Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued an order on Wednesday, World Oceans Day, to phase out single-use plastic products…

Statement: White House invokes Defense Production Act for clean energy

President Joe Biden authorized use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) on Monday to speed up the domestic production of…

Statement: Last oil company pulls out of the Arctic Refuge

The only oil company to be awarded Arctic Refuge oil leases during the January 2021 lease sale held in the…

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…