News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden administration will make historic commitments to protecting America’s natural heritage

WASHINGTON -- As part of an executive order, President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday a stop on all new drilling in public lands and waters. The president will also set a goal of protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by the year 2030.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America and partners file lawsuit to protect clean air

Environment America, along with ten other public interest organizations, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opposing the Trump administration’s unlawful decision to bypass updating the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5).

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden expected to keep promise as U.S. will rejoin the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- When the Trump administration officially pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement on Nov. 4, 2020, Joe Biden promised that the United States would rejoin the climate accord upon his first day in office. On Wednesday, Biden is expected to follow through on his commitment to once again be part of this ground-breaking agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.   

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Court of Appeals provides big win for every American by vacating Dirty Power Plan

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule on Tuesday. Dubbed the Dirty Power Plan, the regulation, which was finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2019, aimed to repeal and replace the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan

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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. 

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