News Release | Environment America

Statement: Clean cars rollback will worsen climate crisis

As the unprecedented public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus worsens, the Trump administration is nevertheless weakening clean car standards that protect our climate, our health and the future of our children and grandchildren. 

News Release | Environment America

In addressing the coronavirus, Congress must not exacerbate the climate crisis

Congress is rushing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out industries affected by the measures being taken to stem the spread and severity of the coronavirus. But in putting out one fire, our leaders must not pour gasoline on another -- namely, global warming. Taxpayer dollars should not be spent bailing out industries that are accelerating climate change. Any bailout funding must require industries to reduce their carbon emissions and other pollution.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New report provides roadmap for California to achieve carbon-free transportation

Sacramento, CA – The transportation sector is the largest source of global warming pollution in California. But a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how California can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim experienced 156 days of polluted air in 2018

Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim, with over 13 million people, suffered through 156 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to our new report, Trouble in the Air. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes suite of clean water safeguards on “forever chemicals”

The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign. The national nonpartisan organization successfully worked with Congress last year to phase out the military’s use of these chemicals in firefighting foams under the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. While that phaseout was a significant step, the PFAS Action Act takes further action to curtail continuing sources of pollution to water and air as well as establish new provisions to clean up existing contamination.

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