News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration opens new areas to logging in the Tongass National Forest

"Damaging the Tongass in this way is like demolishing a log cabin for kindling to toast marshmallows -- it’s a shockingly short-sighted decision that trades something permanent and wondrous for something of fleeting value." 

News Release | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

New report shows Illinois leadership in decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

Illinois ranks 2nd in the nation for growth in battery storage since 2010, according to a new report released today by Environment Illinois Research & Policy Center. The project, Renewables on the Rise 2020, documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Illinois now has 132.7 MW of utility-scale battery storage capacity, second only to California. Illinois also ranked in the top 10 in regards to wind energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America unveils new initiatives during Climate Week

One of the largest climate summits of the year, Climate Week NYC, kicks off this week, as fires continue to burn across the American West, hurricanes brew in the Atlantic and heat records are broken across the country. Environment America and its state affiliates are using this event and the urgency brought on by the extreme weather to both amplify education and call for specific actions in support of climate solutions.

News Release

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked so hard to improve will miss her.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: The historic wildfires of 2020 are a clear sign of climate change

WASHINGTON -- The American West is on fire across both the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. Wildfires have burned 2.5 million acres in California, 700,000 acres in Oregon, 580,000 acres in Washington, 288,000 acres in Colorado, and 111,000 acres in Montana. Right now, four of the 10 largest wildfires in California history are burning simultaneously, including the largest in the state’s history

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