News Release | Environment Colorado

Environmental activists urge Sen. Gardner to act on climate change

 Activists affiliated with Environment Colorado implored Sen. Cory Garder to take stronger action on global warming Friday, delivering more than 600 petitions to the senator’s Colorado Springs office. To date, the Trump Administration has rolled back nearly 100 environmental protections, including lowering clean car standards and easing methane regulations. While senators of both parties have criticized these rollbacks, Sen. Gardner has not. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Statement: Senate introduces Clean Economy Act

s global warming pollution reaches new heights, our federal leaders must follow the lead of states across the nation who have made climate solutions a top priority, and they must do it quickly. By cosponsoring and supporting the Clean Economy Act, senators will put the American government’s might behind the great work that’s being done in states across the country.

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.

News Release | Environment America

Congress compels military to phase out PFAS but misses key opportunity

The U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan measure today compelling the Pentagon to stop using PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2024. Both chambers of Congress have now approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the President is expected to sign into law before the end of the year. Negotiators notably omitted provisions to address PFAS pollution under Superfund and the Clean Water Act, both of which passed unanimously in the House bill.

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