News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden expected to keep promise as U.S. will rejoin the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- When the Trump administration officially pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement on Nov. 4, 2020, Joe Biden promised that the United States would rejoin the climate accord upon his first day in office. On Wednesday, Biden is expected to follow through on his commitment to once again be part of this ground-breaking agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.   

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Statement: U.S. Court of Appeals provides big win for every American by vacating Dirty Power Plan

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule on Tuesday. Dubbed the Dirty Power Plan, the regulation, which was finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2019, aimed to repeal and replace the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan

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Statement: President Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit

President Joe Biden is expected to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office, according to media reports. This order would override President Donald Trump’s attempts to speed up developmentof the pipeline, and it would put an end to construction efforts on the project. If completed, the pipeline would have disrupted sensitive ecosystems. Tar sands are one of the dirtiest polluting sources of oil on the planet. A spill in North Dakota in 2019 spread 400,000-gallons of tar sands oil onto a wetland. 

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Statement: Introduction of Roadless Area Conservation Act is a key step to safeguarding America’s wild spaces

 Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Diana DeGette of Colorado introduced the Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2021 Tuesday with 15 Senate cosponsors and 60 House co-sponsors. This new act would reinforce the 2001 Roadless Rule, which was enacted as a federal regulation by the Clinton administration 20 years ago today.

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Statement: Bee-killing pollution spills from Nebraska ethanol facility shouldn’t have happened

AltEn, an ethanol plant in Mead, Neb.,  caused water and soil contamination in the surrounding farming community, according to an exposé from The Guardian newspaper. The facility reportedly accepted seeds treated with the class of bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, from agricultural companies’ surpluses. 

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