News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Build Back Better Framework is great news for clean energy

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden released a framework of the Build Back Better Act Thursday after weeks of intense internal negotiations. The act, which will move through Congress via the budget reconciliation process, would make historic investments in clean energy, including 10 years of tax credits that could lower the costs of rooftop solar by 30% and bring down the cost of an electric vehicle by up to $12,500.

News Release | Environment Washington

Statement: Compromise sought to protect threatened Pacific Northwest marine life

A long-running battle over the fate of endangered and threatened salmon in the Pacific Northwest could reach a resolution soon, after two major developments on Thursday. And that could have major repercussions for the region’s endangered orca population.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden honors U.S. conservation legacy by restoring protections for Utah, New England monuments

President Joe Biden is expected to restore protections Friday for three national monuments. The original boundaries for two Utah areas, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, and 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. 

News Release | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

New report: Trouble in the Air: Seattle metro area experienced 47 days of polluted air in 2020

Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue, home to four million people, suffered through 47 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from EnvironmentWashington Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and WashPIRG Foundation. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer, and other adverse health impacts.