Category: Environment Missouri

Statement: Department of Interior moves closer to monumental American conservation commitment

In an important step forward for America’s public lands and waters, the Department of Interior published a report Thursday setting…

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Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas —  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and…

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Statement: Biden moves toward allowing states to return to setting stricter vehicle emission standards

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Monday it would begin to undo the Trump administration’s attempt to block states such…

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Statement: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act a key step in combating extinction crisis

Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican from Nebraska, and Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act on…

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Biden to commit to major emissions reductions in sweeping climate announcement

WASHINGTON — According to reports ahead of a global climate summit in Washington, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that…

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Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON — Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier…

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Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON — Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier…

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Environment America joins 50 organizations calling on President Biden to protect the Tongass National Forest

Environment America joined national and local conservation groups, commercial fishing interests, and the outdoor recreation industry to submit a letter…

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Statement: Biden expresses transformative vision in ‘Build Back Better’ infrastructure plan

Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and PennEnvironment respond to the outline of President Biden’s Build Back Better plan before his speech…

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Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was…

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Opinion: Missouri needs climate action. Preemption stands in the way

Environment Missouri opposes HB 488/ SB 230 which would restrict municipalities from baning any type of energy, specifically new natural…

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Opinion: Missouri farmers are stuck as "Deere in the Headlights" when it comes to repair

Missouri farmers struggle against repair options. There is a bill in the Missouri House of Representatives that can fix that. …

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Statement: Michael Regan’s confirmation as EPA secretary is the right decision for key agency

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Michael Regan as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. With his strong…

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Statement: Bold climate bill aims for zero carbon emissions by midcentury

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the new CLEAN Future Act on Tuesday. This…

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Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON — The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a…

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Statement: Landmark Arctic National Wildlife Refuge protection bill introduced in Congress

Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Reps. Jared Huffman of California and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania introduced bi-partsian legislation Thursday…

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Statement: EPA head nominee Michael Regan deserves swift confirmation in Senate

A hearing will be held Wednesday for Michael Regan, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment…

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Statement: General Motors pledges carbon neutrality by 2040

General Motors announced that it plans to minimize carbon emissions from its global products and operations enough by 2040 that…

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Statement: President Biden to make important strides in climate action

 President Joseph Biden will release a far-reaching plan Wednesday that outlines the actions his administration will take to tackle climate…

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Statement: President Biden to make important strides in climate action

WASHINGTON — President Joseph Biden will release a far-reaching plan Wednesday that outlines the actions his administration will take to…

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Environment America and partners file lawsuit to protect clean air

Environment America, along with ten other public interest organizations, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

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Statement: President Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit

President Joe Biden is expected to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office, according to media…

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Looking ahead: Environment America’s 2021 federal and state priorities

Environment America, a national nonpartisan network of state environmental groups, contributed to numerous environmental victories in 2020. The organization is looking ahead…

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Government funding bill coverage: Resources and interview opportunities

A new bill that would fund the government through September 2021 and provide accompanying COVID-19 relief is awaiting President Donald Trump’s…

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Year in review: Environmental victories in 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic cast a tragic shadow across the United States in 2020, environmental advocates at the national, state…

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