News Release | Environment America

Statement: The historic wildfires of 2020 are a clear sign of climate change

WASHINGTON -- The American West is on fire across both the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. Wildfires have burned 2.5 million acres in California, 700,000 acres in Oregon, 580,000 acres in Washington, 288,000 acres in Colorado, and 111,000 acres in Montana. Right now, four of the 10 largest wildfires in California history are burning simultaneously, including the largest in the state’s history

News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

New report highlights University of Arizona on renewable energy

Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center released a new report today that ranks small liberal arts colleges, large public universities and community colleges across the country in key energy sustainability metrics.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law is a historic moment

The Great American Outdoors Act "is not only a major investment in outdoor spaces but also in every American’s physical and mental health. It’s a decisive step toward acknowledging that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, more open spaces, whether it’s a local park or the Grand Canyon." 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

"With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has always been intended for conservation projects -- yet consistently diverted to other purposes. We’re closer to adopting a new consciousness for today’s world, that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, rather than more extracted resources."

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