News Release | Environment America

Support for VP pick Sen. Tim Kaine

RICHMOND, VA . -- Today Sec. Hillary Clinton announced U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt and Environment Virginia State Director Sarah Bucci released a statement in support.

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U.S. House slashes environmental funding, blocks air & water protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Having rejected multiple amendments to strike its most damaging provisions, today the U.S. House adopted its controversial spending bill, H.R. 5538, which cuts funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies by $64 million from current levels.

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Over half a million call for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

WASHINGTON,D.C.-- Today groups announced the delivery of more than 550,000 petition signatures and comments urging President Obama to designate the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.

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Good news: fracking leases canceled outside New Mexico's Chaco Canyon

WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday the Obama administration announced it was cancelling lease sales of over 2,000 acres near New Mexico's historic Chaco Canyon. Rachel Richardson, program director of Environment America's Stop Drilling Program issued a statement applauding the move.

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New monument honors work for women's equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Obama designated the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum as the 23rd national monument of his administration.

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U.S., Canada announce bold new agreement to protect climate, Arctic

WASHINGTON, DC  - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today a issued a wide-ranging joint agreement to reduce global warming pollution; advance clean energy and cleaner cars, trucks, and buses; and protect the Arctic.

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Great day for the Grand Canyon, as U.S. Forest Service rejects development outside the park

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the U.S. Forest Service denied an application for a road easement that would clear the way for hundreds of homes, retail shops and hotels outside Grand Canyon National Park.

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Obama fortifies conservation legacy with CA monuments, and hopefully he's not done yet

PALM SPRINGS, CA – President Obama designates three new national monuments in the fragile California desert today, Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument. The move protects 30 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, desert grasslands, and a wide range of recreational and cultural activities in 1.8 million acres of Mojave and Sonoran Desert landscapes, between Los Angeles and the Nevada border.

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President Obama's budget gets an A minus

WASHINGTON, DC -- Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A minus," said Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America. "It's fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted."

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Senators protect new parks & national monuments, America's 'best idea'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) failed to curtail future national monuments such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty today, when his fellow senators rejected his amendment to the Senate’s omnibus energy bill. Sen. Lee had sought to block the practice of creating national monuments used by Democratic and Republican presidents alike for more than 100 years, beginning with Teddy Roosevelt.

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