News Release | Environment America

Statement: Dual EPA rollbacks weaken clean water protections against toxic coal waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways. The second proposal would significantly extend closure dates for coal ash disposal sites, allowing utilities to continue storing toxic coal debris in ponds that can leak or overflow, for decades.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan water infrastructure bill invests to prevent sewage overflows and runoff pollution

Congress advanced major bipartisan legislation today to improve America’s clean water infrastructure. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved H.R.1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019, which would invest more than $16 billion in clean water infrastructure over the next five years.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia holds Electric Vehicle Showcase in Fairfax County, offering a glimpse into the future of electric vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) owners, climate activists and concerned citizens gathered Saturday morning at the Environment Virginia Electric Vehicle Showcase to discuss the future of transportation and how Fairfax County can lead the state in the transition to EVs.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New “Voices for Clean Water” website highlights wide array of Americans speaking out against pollution threats

In response to a growing set of pollution threats and to mark today’s 47th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Clean Water for All coalition have launched  a new website -- “Voices for Clean Water” -- that  features photos and testimonials from a wide array of individuals from across America. They included business owners, faith leaders, public health experts and people who love to swim, hike, kayak or just drink clean water.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Electric Buses in America: Lessons from Cities Pioneering Clean Transportation

Cities across the country are making the switch to electric buses and are reaping the benefits on dual fronts -- reducing emissions as well as operating expenses. A new report from Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights the experience of six early adopters, illuminating the successes, challenges and lessons learned. 

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