News Release | Environment America

Statement: With Gov. Baker’s signature on climate bill, Massachusetts heeds call for action

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a climate bill into law Thursday that will reduce energy waste and help transition Massachusetts’ buildings and transportation system from fossil fuels to clean energy.

News Release | Environment America

Updated statement: Congress passes historic climate investment

Legislation containing the country’s largest climate investment ever is now headed to President Joe Biden's desk after the U.S. House voted on Friday to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill had already cleared the Senate on Sunday. The Inflation Reduction Act includes roughly $369 billion in climate spending, designed to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030 and put the United States’ Paris Climate Accord goals within reach.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate vote heralds cleaner future, safer climate

WASHINGTON – Midway through a summer full of brutally hot weather, flash floods and worsening drought, the U.S. Senate passed the largest-ever package of climate and clean energy investments. The Inflation Reduction Act includes roughly $369 billion in climate spending, designed to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030 and put the United States’ Paris Climate Accord goals within reach. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on Friday, August 12.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center and OSPIRG Foundation’s national affiliates file groundbreaking greenwashing lawsuit against methane gas utility company

U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center – which are national affiliates of OSPIRG Foundation and Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center –  and ClientEarth filed a lawsuit against Washington Gas in District of Columbia Superior Court on Thursday over misleading customers on the environmental impacts of natural gas, which is mostly made up of methane. The groups have found similar greenwashing of the environmental impacts of methane gas in customer-facing communications by NW Natural

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Inflation Reduction Act could be a ‘game changer’ for climate and clean energy

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia have reached a deal on a reconciliation bill that would represent the nation’s largest ever investment in clean energy and climate solutions.

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