News Release | Environment America

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 key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: Toxic waste cleanup efforts lag, putting Americans at risk

One in six Americans lives within three miles of a toxic waste site so dangerous that it has been approved or proposed for cleanup under the federal government’s “Superfund” program. However, there’s not enough money to pay for that vital work, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data detailed in a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment America

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 to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge Protection Act featured 75 co-sponsors. If passed, the bicameral bill would grant wilderness designation to the coastal plain of the refuge. Wilderness designation is the strongest protection in the American public lands system, safeguarding areas from development and preserving them as truly wild places.

News Release | Environment America

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 America fully supports Regan given his work on climate, clean water, and experience reaching across the aisle and engaging stakeholders.

News Release | Environment America

Green groups urge Department of Agriculture to review Trump-era forest decisions

A coalition of 39 environmental groups have asked the U.S.Department of Agriculture to reconsider Trump administration Forest Service decisions. The request calls for the department to follow the lead of the Department of the Interior by reviewing all decisions for 60 days in light of the Biden administration's new priorities, including “to improve public health and protect our environment; to ensure access to clean air and water” and “to reduce greenhouse gas emission.”

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