News Release | Environment Washington

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

The American West is on fire across both the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. Wildfires have burned 625,500 acres here in  Washington, 2.5 million acres in California, 807,500 acres in Oregon, 288,000 acres in Colorado, and 111,000 acres in Montana. Pam Clough, acting state director for Environment Washington, issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law is a historic moment

The Great American Outdoors Act "is not only a major investment in outdoor spaces but also in every American’s physical and mental health. It’s a decisive step toward acknowledging that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, more open spaces, whether it’s a local park or the Grand Canyon." 

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 America

Statement: Decision to rollback NEPA is misguided and dangerous

Despite the critically important role the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has played in protecting the environment, the Trump Administration today rolled back the key regulatory policy.

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