News Release | Environment Missouri

Senate bill to ramp up renewable energy

A new bill filed yesterday by Sens. Tom Udall, Senator Martin Heinrich, Senator Tina Smith, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Senator Angus King will put the U.S. on track for at least 50 percent renewable electricity nationwide by 2035.The Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act of 2019, which requires all states to steadily increase their use of renewable sources like wind and solar each year.

News Release | Environment Missouri

Senate bill to ramp up renewable energy

A new bill filed yesterday by Sens. Tom Udall, Senator Martin Heinrich, Senator Tina Smith, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Senator Angus King will put the U.S. on track for at least 50 percent renewable electricity nationwide by 2035.The Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act of 2019, which requires all states to steadily increase their use of renewable sources like wind and solar each year.

News Release | Environment America

Senate approves 2023 ban on military’s toxic PFAS foams

The U.S. Senate passed its annual defense policy bill today with a host of provisions to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). One key provision would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams — a major source of pollution — by 2023. By incorporating our request to adopt a 3-year timeline for phasing out military use of PFAS, the Senate bill prevents further contamination quickly — which is what communities and service members deserve.

News Release | Environment Missouri

Statement: Trump administration's rollback of the Clean Power Plan sends U.S. in wrong direction on climate change

Trump administration’s replacement to Clean Power Plan  sends U.S. in the wrong direction on climate change

The Trump administration announced today its rule to replace the Clean Power Plan, which was put into place in 2015. The Clean Power Plan was set to cut carbon pollution from the electric power sector by 32 percent by 2030. At a time when even steeper cuts are necessary to avert the worst impacts of climate change, this new replacement plan is expected to slow the power sector’s transition to clean, renewable energy and could lead to an increase in emissions from nearly 30 percent of coal plants. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House should adopt three-year phaseout of PFAS in military

The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services approved provisions in the annual defense policy bill early this morning that would phase out the military’s use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams. Right now, Congress has a critical opportunity to stamp out a major threat to our public health. Millions of people across the country are currently drinking water contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals. Eliminating the use of these chemicals is the best way to protect our drinking water from these dangerous substances.

Pages