Category: Environment Missouri

Statement: Trump administration makes an unseemly attempt to jam through oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

“This move by the Trump administration is the latest outrage in its treatment of the Arctic Refuge. With an ‘everything…

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…

Statement: Bank of America makes right choice by announcing they will not finance drilling in the Arctic

“The coastal plain of this iconic natural jewel is an irreplaceable area. It is home to endangered polar bears and…

Statement: U.S. set to retake global leadership on climate with choice of John Kerry as Biden’s “climate czar

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry…

Statement: Trump administration’s rush to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling could be catastrophic

“America is transitioning to a new administration that has already pledged to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We are…

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…

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…

Statement: Trump administration’s decision to strip protections for gray wolves threatens a species numbering only 6,000 in the continental U.S.

“Instead of this wrong-headed move, we need a bold national plan, if not a continental one, to safeguard these wolves. Do…

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…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

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…

Evergy’s “Sustainability Transformation Plan” a Shift in the Right Direction

Earlier today, Evergy announced a five-year strategic plan with a focus on cleaner energy and reducing carbon pollution. Original Source

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

“With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has…

Statement: House advances greenest budget in recent memory

The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding…

Statement: House Leaders release sweeping climate plan

WASHINGTON — Led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Democrats on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive…

Congressional co-sponsors of Great American Outdoors Act speak out at Environment America virtual rally for public lands

Sen. Manchin, lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate, spoke to the broad bipartisan support for the bill, and…

Statement: U.S. Senate votes to make major investment in America’s public lands

“This bill reflects what we all know — protecting and enhancing our public lands is an essential part of the…

U.S. Senate one step closer to a major investment in America’s public lands

“We’re a step closer to finally, fully funding America’s best conservation and recreation program. This bill is a big deal…

Kansas City and St. Louis highlighted in new report on solar power progress

Kansas City and St. Louis ranked thirtieth and thirty-first, respectively, for solar energy capacity per capita among the nation’s leaders….