News Release | Environment California

Statement: President Biden announces plans to set the U.S. on course toward a greener, healthier future

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden has wasted no time in following through on several campaign promises related to protecting the environment and addressing climate change.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: President Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit

President Joe Biden is expected to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office, according to media reports. This order would override President Donald Trump’s attempts to speed up developmentof the pipeline, and it would put an end to construction efforts on the project. If completed, the pipeline would have disrupted sensitive ecosystems. Tar sands are one of the dirtiest polluting sources of oil on the planet. A spill in North Dakota in 2019 spread 400,000-gallons of tar sands oil onto a wetland. 

News Release | Environment California

Statement: Introduction of Roadless Area Conservation Act in Congress is a key step to safeguarding America’s wild spaces

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado introduced the Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2021 Tuesday with 15 Senate cosponsors and 60 House co-sponsors including Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Jared Huffman. This new act would reinforce the 2001 Roadless Rule, which was enacted as a federal regulation by the Clinton administration 20 years ago today. Specifically, this bill would protect almost 60 million acres of roadless areas from road building, road reconstruction and logging. America’s roadless areas are essential for safeguarding countless species’ habitats, drinking water for millions of Americans and recreation opportunities for hikers, fishers and climbers.

News Release | Environment California

Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021 budget promises big wins for clean air and staving off the worst impacts of climate change

Gov. Gav. Newsom recently proposed $1.5 billion dollars be invested in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The purpose of this commitment is to facilitate his Sept. 23 executive order that required only new EV cars and passenger trucks be sold in California by 2035.

News Release | Environment America

Looking ahead: Environment America’s 2021 federal and state priorities

Environment America, a national nonpartisan network of state environmental groups, contributed to numerous environmental victories in 2020. The organization is looking ahead to spurring more environmental progress at the federal and state levels.

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