News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

News Release | Environment Washington

Statement: The Bruce Speight Act, which addresses lead in school drinking water, clears final major legislative hurdle

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Senate Sunday unanimously approved House Bill 1139, which aims to reduce lead in schools’ drinking water.  Sponsored by Rep. Gerry Pollet, the bill was named after Bruce Speight, Environment Washington’s former state director, who passed away in 2019.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America joins 50 organizations calling on President Biden to protect the Tongass National Forest

Environment America joined national and local conservation groups, commercial fishing interests, and the outdoor recreation industry to submit a letter on Tuesday March 30,  to the Biden administration calling for carbon-dense forests, including the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, to be specifically protected in the United States’ Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

News Release | Environment Washington

Bill to Tackle Plastics Crisis Passes Washington State House

Today the Washington State House voted 73-24 to pass Senate Bill 5022, marking a significant step forward in tackling the runaway plastics crisis in Washington.

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