News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Atlanta’s new mayor should deploy solar to address climate and housing crisis

ATLANTA–Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center is calling on new Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens to ramp up the amount of solar installed on affordable housing developments across the city. As part of the call, the group released a fact sheet that includes case studies on how installing solar on affordable housing would reduce pollution, help Atlanta meet its climate goals and offer tens of thousands of dollars in savings over the lifetime of the system.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge receives welcome news on mining damage threat

 The Chemours Co., a chemical company that is a spinoff of DuPont, will not purchase a mine next to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp, which is the largest blackwater wetland in North America and a National Natural Landmark. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: National environmental and public interest groups urge strong EPA methane standards

The comment period to weigh in on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) methane emissions standards for oil and gas operations closed on Monday. Environment America, U.S. PIRG and Environmental Action delivered more than 32,000 comments to the EPA calling on the agency to enact the strongest possible standards to prevent methane leaks.

News Release | Environment America

Nation’s environmental leaders urge Governor Newsom to save solar

SAN FRANCISCO – As the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) considers gutting the state’s bedrock solar program, a broad coalition of national and state environmental organizations delivered a letter Wednesday to CPUC commissioners and Gov. Gavin Newsom urging them to immediately issue an alternative that allows rooftop solar and battery storage to continue to grow. The letter was delivered by 70 organizations, including Environment America, Environment California, Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Environmental Working Group and the Center for Biological Diversity.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America submits nearly 16,000 comments in support of restoring protections for Tongass National Forest

With the comment period for a proposal to protect 9.2 million acres of Tongass National Forest ending Monday, Environment America submitted 15,941 comments to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) as part of a national effort which generated more than 100,000 comments in favor of protection. I