News Release | Environment Georgia

STATEMENT: President Trump’s support for Southeast drilling moratorium is a step forward in work to protect Georgia’s coast from drilling

Atlanta, GA. -- The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is endorsing a 10-year drilling moratorium extension off Georgia’s coast. Environment Georgia has worked for decades to protect the Georgia coastline from the threat of dirty and dangerous offshore drilling. 

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Georgia cities highlighted in new report on solar power progress

Atlanta, GA - Atlanta has doubled its solar capacity in the last five years and is climbing in the rankings while Athens trails New York City for solar per capita. Results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities:The Top U.S. Cities for Solar, a new report released today by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

"With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has always been intended for conservation projects -- yet consistently diverted to other purposes. We’re closer to adopting a new consciousness for today’s world, that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, rather than more extracted resources."

News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems that are plaguing America’s public lands. With a final vote of 310-107, the bill garnered considerable bipartisan support, and now heads to the President’s desk. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House advances greenest budget in recent memory

The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding bill for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Interior (DOI). Most notably, the budget dedicates emergency funding for many of the infrastructure proposals in the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), including $10.2 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. Additionally, the bill blocks the administration’s attempts to: open the Tongass National Forest to logging; drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge; expand offshore drilling; weaken protections on toxic mercury and arsenic emissions; and open the Boundary Waters to toxic pollution from sulfide mining.

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