News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. set to retake global leadership on climate with choice of John Kerry as Biden’s “climate czar

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry the “climate czar” for the incoming administration. Biden has cited “the battle to save the climate” among his top five priorities. As the special presidential envoy for climate, Kerry will lead the administration’s efforts on global warming from a seat on the National Security Council. Although Kerry will not be our nation’s first climate czar (the position was held by former EPA Administrator Carol Browner in the Obama administration), it is the first time the National Security Council will include an official dedicated to climate change. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s rush to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling could be catastrophic

“America is transitioning to a new administration that has already pledged to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We are rapidly transitioning to renewable energy and clean transportation options. And yet this administration is attempting to ram through a backward looking proposal. We urge all oil companies to read the tea leaves and take a pass.” 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: The Trump administration is undermining wildly bipartisan conservation law

"This decision by the Trump administration is a big poke in the eye to the bipartisan coalition that worked together to pass the Great American Outdoors Act." 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

“Plastic packaging is not on customers’ shopping list when they go to the market, and yet it’s almost impossible to walk away from a Whole Foods without a basket full of plastic that will pollute our planet for centuries." 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration officially pulls the U.S. out of the international Paris Accord setting back climate progress

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration officially pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement on climate change Wednesday.  Although announced previously, the withdrawal could only be finalized as soon as the day after the presidential election.

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