Category: Environment Missouri

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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Statement: Omnibus spending package fails to deliver on clean water

Congress is ending the year with no major increases to protect public health from water pollution.  The 2020 omnibus package…

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Op-Ed: Time to Take Out the Plastic Trash Bags

Missouri is one of several states across the country that have a preemption law in place around plastic bags. These…

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Statement: Environment Missouri supports promising effort to end plastic pre-emption laws

State Rep. Ingrid Burnett filed a bill (HB 227) Tuesday that would repeal Missouri’s plastic pre-emption law. This regulation prohibits…

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Statement: The Trump administration is undermining wildly bipartisan conservation law

“This decision by the Trump administration is a big poke in the eye to the bipartisan coalition that worked together…

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Statement: Trump administration officially pulls the U.S. out of the international Paris Accord setting back climate progress

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration officially pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement on climate change Wednesday.  Although announced…

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Statement: Trump administration opens new areas to logging in the Tongass National Forest

“Damaging the Tongass in this way is like demolishing a log cabin for kindling to toast marshmallows — it’s a…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through…

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Environment Missouri joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Environment Missouri along with other environmental organizations and the Gwich’in Steering Committee filed a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration…

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