News Release | Environment America

Lead found in water at half of school taps tested in Bergen County, New Jersey

A new analysis by Environment America shows lead in the water at 55 percent of schools’ faucets and fountains tested in Bergen County, New Jersey.  The group’s finding is based on data from all county school districts that made complete testing results publicly available by the state’s testing deadline, last Thursday.  Advocates and public health experts renewed their calls for swift action to “get the lead out” of schools drinking water in New Jersey and across the country.

News Release | Environment America

House Votes to Affirm Climate as a Threat to Security

As the country grapples with the increasing impacts of climate change, today the House voted 234-185  to retain a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would require the Department of Defense to study the impacts of climate change on their operations. Environment America, DC Director Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

Dirty Water Appropriations Rider

Today, the House appropriations committee considered the energy and water appropriations bill that would allow the Trump administration to ignore several federal laws as it moves to undercut protections for clean water.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

New Project Touts Americans Embracing a Shift to Clean Energy

Today, Environment America highlighted a project profiling  nearly 100 citizens from across America who have embraced a massive shift to clean energy.   Voices for 100% Renewable Energy features a wide array of individuals -- from academics, to mayors and other public officials, to community leaders, to business and nonprofit leaders – who believe we can and must quickly  transition to clean energy.  

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Northeastern Governors’ leadership needed to combat climate change

In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Paris Climate Agreement, state leadership is needed to combat climate change.

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