News Release | Environment America

Statement: Michael Regan’s confirmation as EPA secretary is the right decision for key agency

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Michael Regan as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. With his strong environmental protection background as the leader of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, Regan is expected to place the agency’s focus back squarely on its mission: to protect the environment and public health. This will include safeguarding the nation’s waterways and air quality, as well as pushing forward with bold action to address climate change.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Vineyard Winds clears important federal hurdle on path to major offshore wind farm project

Vineyard Wind's offshore wind project received a huge boost Monday when the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) completed its final environmental impact statement (FEIS), which is a big step toward commencing construction on the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States.

News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine supports a statewide ban on the use of chlorpyrifos

On March 2, 2021, Environment Maine's State Director Anya Fetcher testified before the Maine Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in support of LD 316, a proposed bill to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in the state of Maine.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bold climate bill aims for zero carbon emissions by midcentury

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the new CLEAN Future Act on Tuesday. This comes after a year of input from stakeholders nationwide, following the release of a version of this bill in 2020. The legislation lays out a path for the United States to reach economy-wide emissions reduction targets that would allow the country to hit net zero emissions by 2050. This new legislation also sets an interim goal for the country to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 50 percent below 2005 levels by no later than 2030. These science-based targets aim to keep global warming below 1.5 additional degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine opposes legislation to repeal Maine's ban on single-use plastic bags

The data Mainers relied on in 2019 to ban one of the most harmful forms of single-use plastic have not changed: plastic continues to threaten our health and wildlife.

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