News Release | Environment America

Statement: United States surpasses 2 million milestone for solar installations

The United States now boasts more than two million solar panel installations, according to data released today by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). While it took decades to reach one million in 2016, the next million took just three years.

News Release | Environment Washington

Statement on Congress voting for Climate Action Now Act:

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now” Act on May 2nd by a margin of 231 to 190. This climate bill, the first to receive a vote by the body in a decade, would keep the United States in the Paris Agreement by defunding any effort to withdraw and requiring the Trump administration to submit a plan to meet the U.S. commitment to reduce carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2032.

News Release | Environment America

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell introduces bill to promote clean water, green infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida introduced a bill today that utilizes green infrastructure to prevent wastewater and stormwater pollution. This legislation, called the Water Infrastructure, Sustainability and Efficiency (WISE) Act, ensures federal money for clean water projects that promote green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements and other environmentally innovative activities. It also advances a long-standing Environment America priority.

News Release | Environment Washington

Critical measure for orca, Chinook salmon recovery funded in state budget

The Washington State Legislature has included $750,000 in the biennial operating budget to “establish a process for local, state, tribal, and federal leaders and stakeholders to address issues associated with the possible breaching or removal of the four lower Snake river dams in order to recover the Chinook salmon populations that serve as a vital food source for southern resident orcas.” The budget item was one of the Orca Recovery Task Force recommendations issued last fall and was requested by Gov. Inslee in his budget.

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