News Release | Environment Georgia

Bill to discourage out-of-state coal ash import clears major committee hurdle

Atlanta, GA--SB 123 by Sen. William Ligon passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee today. The legislation would close a coal ash loophole that currently encourages out-of-state coal ash dumping in Georgia solid waste landfills. The bill would raise the surcharge that local governments can charge per ton of coal ash from $1 to $2.50, in line with the surcharge on regular household garbage.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Senate votes to make major investment in America’s public lands

"This bill reflects what we all know -- protecting and enhancing our public lands is an essential part of the American ethos. By locking in $900 million a year for outdoor projects, plus providing a short-term infusion of money to address maintenance issues, the Senate is reaffirming that commitment to the natural world."

News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate one step closer to a major investment in America’s public lands

“We’re a step closer to finally, fully funding America’s best conservation and recreation program. This bill is a big deal -- it’s $900 million a year, plus a short-term infusion of money to fix the maintenance issues that keep Americans from fully enjoying our public lands.” 

News Release | Environment America

Sustainability experts celebrate Earth Day with “fossil fuel free” investing online panel

New York Times contributor Tim Gray moderated a Facebook Live panel viewed by hundreds, featuring Bill McKibben of 350.org and Leslie Samuelrich of Green Century Capital Management. These experts discussed how many environmentally inclined Americans have added fossil fuel free investing to the set of tools they use to protect the Earth.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA decision to undercut mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk

After months of protest, even from members of the industries the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) keeps in check, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an action that defangs the regulations.

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