News Release | Environment America

Environment America joins 50 organizations calling on President Biden to protect the Tongass National Forest

Environment America joined national and local conservation groups, commercial fishing interests, and the outdoor recreation industry to submit a letter on Tuesday March 30,  to the Biden administration calling for carbon-dense forests, including the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, to be specifically protected in the United States’ Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden expresses transformative vision in ‘Build Back Better’ infrastructure plan

Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and PennEnvironment respond to the outline of President Biden's Build Back Better plan before his speech in Pittsburgh unveiling the plan. The transformative plan focuses on infrastructure investments that will improve public health and the environment.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Gov. Northam announces executive order to phase out single use plastics in state government

Gov. Ralph Northam announced this morning Executive Order 77 which will eliminate the use of disposable plastic bags and single-use foodware at all state agencies within 120 days, and phase out the use of other single-use plastics in the state agencies and public universities by 2025. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Gov. Northam approves bill to ban single use foam

Gov. Ralph Northam has approved Del. Betsy Carr’s bill (HB1902) to ban polystyrene foam, commonly called  Styrofoam, cups and take-out containers in Virginia.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Governor Northam signs clean cars bill into law

Today, Governor Ralph Northam signed HB 1965 into law, establishing an advanced clean cars program in Virginia.

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