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."

News Release

Senate votes to revitalize American infrastructure

The infrastructure we build impacts our health and the environment for decades into the future. We applaud the Senate for recognizing that all Americans want clean air to breathe, clean, lead-free water to drink, and more options to get around.

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