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Senate votes to revitalize American infrastructure

The infrastructure we build impacts our health and the environment for decades into the future. We applaud the Senate for recognizing that all Americans want clean air to breathe, clean, lead-free water to drink, and more options to get around.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: New IPCC report underscores need to act on climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first global assessment of the science of global warming since 2013 on Monday. The report details the potential catastrophic impacts on the world's oceans, ice caps and land in the coming decades if we fail to rapidly reduce emissions and meet our climate goals.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Great American Outdoors Act celebrates its first birthday

 One year ago, amid a tense election season, deep polarization and a global pandemic, leadership from both aisles of Congress came together to protect America’s natural heritage. The Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law by former President Donald Trump, secured permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and set aside $9.5 billion over five years to update America’s aging public lands infrastructure. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon commits to 100 percent clean electricity by 2040

Gov. Kate Brown celebrated the signing of a bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100 percent clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 into law at a ceremony on Tuesday. The move makes Oregon the eighth state in the nation to enact a legislative commitment to 100 percent clean or renewable electricity.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

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