News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate should confirm Rep. Deb Haaland as next Secretary of the Interior

Simply put, Rep. Haaland is the right person to lead the Department of the Interior. 

As a leader with a track record of protecting critical wildlife habitat and iconic places, she will safeguard our national parks and monuments. She is in tune with America’s conservation values — which cut across party affiliation and political identity. She’s shown this with her effort to protect 30 percent of U.S. land and water by 2030, a policy which is supported by 80 percent of Americans.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Michael Regan’s confirmation as EPA secretary is the right decision for key agency

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Michael Regan as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. With his strong environmental protection background as the leader of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, Regan is expected to place the agency’s focus back squarely on its mission: to protect the environment and public health. This will include safeguarding the nation’s waterways and air quality, as well as pushing forward with bold action to address climate change.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee should recommend Rep. Deb Haaland as next Secretary of the Interior

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will vote Thursday on whether to recommend U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico as the 45th Secretary of the Interior. Rep. Haaland has served as vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and as chair of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bold climate bill aims for zero carbon emissions by midcentury

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the new CLEAN Future Act on Tuesday. This comes after a year of input from stakeholders nationwide, following the release of a version of this bill in 2020. The legislation lays out a path for the United States to reach economy-wide emissions reduction targets that would allow the country to hit net zero emissions by 2050. This new legislation also sets an interim goal for the country to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 50 percent below 2005 levels by no later than 2030. These science-based targets aim to keep global warming below 1.5 additional degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

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