News Release | Environment Colorado

Activists deliver petitions to Sen. Cory Gardner calling on him to act on climate change

Activists working alongside Conservation Colorado’s Protegete program and Environment Colorado delivered 1600 petitions today to Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo offices, imploring the senator to take stronger action on global warming.

This effort comes just days after the Trump administration formally announced that the United States will pull out of the international Paris Agreement, which requires all signatories to put forward their best efforts to reduce emissions through climate actions and to strengthen these efforts in the years ahead. It also includes requirements that all Parties report regularly on their emissions and on their implementation efforts.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Dual EPA rollbacks weaken clean water protections against toxic coal waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways. The second proposal would significantly extend closure dates for coal ash disposal sites, allowing utilities to continue storing toxic coal debris in ponds that can leak or overflow, for decades.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America lauds the U.S. House’s passage of three sweeping public lands bills

“Some places are too special, too hallowed to allow the destruction and pollution that comes with uranium and coal mining, or oil and gas drilling. [T]he House is rightly embracing the value of conservation -- protecting our iconic national parks, safeguarding our public lands and drinking water, and establishing new wilderness areas for future generations."

News Release | Environment America

Statement: 166 members of Congress from across America call for swift action to update clean energy incentives

A national cross-section of 166 Congressional members delivered a letter today to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging them to act on important federal clean energy incentives before adjourning for the year. The letter calls for updates and extensions of programs to support wind, solar, energy storage, electric vehicles and energy efficiency.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan water infrastructure bill invests to prevent sewage overflows and runoff pollution

Congress advanced major bipartisan legislation today to improve America’s clean water infrastructure. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved H.R.1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019, which would invest more than $16 billion in clean water infrastructure over the next five years.

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