News Release | Environment America

Solar industry leaders support carbon pollution limits

Washington, DC–A total of 540 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. 

News Release | Environment America

Now is the time for action on climate

Washington, DC– Margie Alt, Executive Director of Environment America, issued this statement following the UN Climate Summit and Sunday’s march for climate action, which drew an historic crowd of 400,000 in New York City alone.

News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

News Release | Environment America

A True Environmental Champion Has Passed

Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt released the following statement on the death of former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords

News Release | Environment New Jersey and The Natural Resources Defense Council

Citizens Urge Governor Christie to Act on Climate

Concerned citizens, parents, scientists, elected officials, health professionals, clean energy business owners and environmental advocates gathered at a public hearing today to speak out against a Christie Administration proposal to repeal rules implementing a program to clean up global warming pollution from power plants – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Advocates made the case that we have a moral obligation to protect children and future generations from the worst impacts of climate change, and that Governor Christie needs to act in order to position New Jersey to comply with new power plant carbon pollution standards proposed by EPA.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Ranks Top 10 States Leading the U.S. in Solar Power

Solar electric power tripled in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013 and ten states are responsible for 87% percent of that growth; according to a new report,  Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013. The report analyzes the amount of solar power installed through 2013 and reviews the policies that responsible for solar’s success.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Backs Clean Power Plan at EPA Hearings

The Environmental Protection Agency will take input from hundreds of concerned citizens and business at four public hearings held this week in Pittsburgh, Denver, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt, along with leaders of Environment America state-based affiliate groups in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Wisconsin, will make statements supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and urge that EPA maximize the power of clean energy to strengthen the rule.

News Release | Environment America

Governor Christie Moves Forward with Plan to Double Down on Climate Inaction

Trenton—After announcing its intentions to do so in May, the Christie Administration today formally proposed to once again prevent New Jersey from participating in a regional program that limits dangerous climate-changing pollution from power plants. This action comes despite the New Jersey legislature twice voting to keep the state in the program, overwhelming bipartisan support for pollution limits from state residents, and a court ruling earlier this year that a previous attempt to dodge the limits was done illegally. 

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Electric Cars Are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research and Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent.

News Release | Environment America

Supreme Court ruling preserves Clean Power Plan and EPA authority

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to limit carbon pollution from power plants but limited the EPA’s authority to issue permits for a narrow set of industrial facilities.

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