News Release | Environment America

Statement: Build Back Better Framework is great news for clean energy

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden released a framework of the Build Back Better Act Thursday after weeks of intense internal negotiations. The act, which will move through Congress via the budget reconciliation process, would make historic investments in clean energy, including 10 years of tax credits that could lower the costs of rooftop solar by 30% and bring down the cost of an electric vehicle by up to $12,500.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Secretary Haaland outlines bold plan for offshore wind leasing

In an effort to meet the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a plan Wednesday for new offshore wind leasing. Under the plan, the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) could hold as many as seven new lease sales in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts by 2025. 

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Biden to protect New England’s ocean legacy by restoring safeguards for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

President Joe Biden is expected to restore protections Friday for three national monuments. The original protections for the U.S. Atlantic’s only marine monument, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, will be reinstated after being stripped during the Trump administration. The President is also expected to restore the original boundaries for two Utah areas, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House of Representatives must pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote early next week on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a major bipartisan package for transportation, clean water, power infrastructure and broadband. 

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: New right whale plan appears to only “delay extinction”

“It’s good to see NOAA taking action to protect the endangered right whale, but unfortunately, the plan that was released today falls short, said Environment Maine state director, Anya Fetcher. By our reading, the net effect will be to delay the extinction of this beautiful, massive creature. What we need is a plan to save it."

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