News Release | Environment America

STATEMENT: New federal rule would help tackle country’s largest source of global warming pollution: transportation

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking on Thursday to address the climate impact of the nation’s transportation system. The rule, proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will require state transportation departments and ​​metropolitan planning organizations to report the carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles traveling on their respective sections of the federal highway system, and to set declining yearly emissions targets. The public will have 90 days to comment on the proposed rule.

News Release | Environment America

STATEMENT: Biden administration’s drilling proposal would put U.S. over a barrel

"By proposing as many as 11 new offshore drilling lease sales, President Biden is taking us down the same old path toward more spills and a warmer climate. This plan would lock in long-term risks that, with renewable energy on the rise, we increasingly don’t need."

News Release | Environment Washington

Statement: Supreme Court hamstrings EPA’s ability to tackle climate change

The Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision on the West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case Thursday, severely limiting the EPA’s authority to regulate climate pollution from power plants.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EU to phase out new fossil fuel cars by 2035

The European Union reached a deal on Wednesday to pass a new climate law that will require new car sales to be zero-emission by 2035.

News Release | Environment America

Rhode Island legislature commits to 100% of state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2033

The Rhode Island legislature has passed legislation that would set the fastest timeline for any state in the nation to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.

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