News Release | Environment America

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell introduces bill to promote clean water, green infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida introduced a bill today that utilizes green infrastructure to prevent wastewater and stormwater pollution. This legislation, called the Water Infrastructure, Sustainability and Efficiency (WISE) Act, ensures federal money for clean water projects that promote green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements and other environmentally innovative activities. It also advances a long-standing Environment America priority.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environment America endorses “Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act”

Five Congressmen introduced a bill this week to combat toxic drinking water pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). While PFAS chemicals are putting the drinking water of millions of Americans at risk, EPA has failed to set a clear limit to drive cleanup of contaminated water. This bill would jump-start the process of creating an overall limit on PFAS in our drinking water. 

News Release | Environment America

Bernhardt announces an indefinite delay to the administration’s unpopular offshore drilling expansion

"It’s a good day in America when the administration announces it will delay plans to massively expand offshore oil drilling. This is welcome news because, while the delay may stem more from the court ruling, it's a decision that makes even more sense based on the fact that expanding offshore drilling in 2019 is wildly unpopular."

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas decries “cynical” ploy to attack clean energy while ignoring market impacts of subsidies for dirtier energy

AUSTIN - Wind and solar power receive half the state subsidies that other forms of energy do — yet they’re the sole focus of a bill up in the Texas Senate that’s seemingly designed to cast doubt on these increasingly important sources of clean electricity in Texas.

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Texas Legislature passes constitutional dedication of sporting goods sales tax

AUSTIN, TX — Today the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 26 and Senate Joint Resolution 24, which had previously passed the Senate on April 10. The legislation calls for the constitutional dedication of revenue from the Sporting Goods Sales Tax (SGST) to fund the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. State Representative John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) had led efforts in the House while Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) was the Senate author.