News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

102 groups urge EPA to rein in meat and poultry processing plant pollution

Environment America Research & Policy Center is submitting comments on behalf of 102 organizations today, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to dramatically reduce the massive levels of pollution dumped by agribusiness facilities into America’s waterways. The comments are in response to the agency’s decision not to update permit standards for meat and poultry plants -- despite the Clean Water Act’s requirement to do so.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Statement: Over 150 members of Congress introduce groundbreaking climate bill

A new bill, introduced today by Rep. Don McEachin and co-sponsored by over 150 additional members, including Reps Crow, DeGette, Neguse, and Perlmutter, could set the United States on a path to an economy powered by 100 percent clean energy by mid-century. 

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."

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