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Statement: Draft COP26 agreement would accelerate global climate action, but firm deadlines are needed
With world leaders in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, the United Nations climate agency on Wednesday released a draft of an agreement that urges participating nations to accelerate the pace of global climate action. It calls on countries to phase out coal and end subsidies for oil and gas.
Statement: New plan to slash methane emissions key to addressing climate change
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new draft rules Tuesday that, if adopted, would drastically reduce methane emissions. The regulations, one covering existing wells and the other covering new wells, are part of a comprehensive new Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan.
More than 3,000 constituents urge Rep. O’Halleran to support historic clean energy investments
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- As Congress nears a deal on the Build Back Better Act, Environment Arizona delivered 3,100 constituent petition signatures to Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s Flagstaff office in support of bold federal action to address the climate crisis.
Environment Arizona delivers over 24,000 petitions urging Sens. Sinema and Kelly to go bold on climate action with Build Back Better Act
PHOENIX-- Environment Arizona delivered petitions on Thursday to the offices of Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly on behalf of 24,890 signers from across the state, urging bold federal investments in renewable energy and clean transportation to address the climate crisis. The petition delivery comes as Congress continues to debate the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), which would expand solar and wind power in Arizona, reduce pollution from the electricity sector, and help Arizonans buy electric vehicles and make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes.
Statement: Clean energy tax provisions could cut power sector emissions more than 60%
WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee is debating legislation that could cut power sector emissions to between 64% and 73% below 2005 levels by 2031. Under the Build Back Better Act, tax incentives for such clean technologies as wind and solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles would be updated and extended through the end of the decade.
Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health
A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports.
Green Scissors Coalition Launches New Database of Wasteful Federal Subsidies
Today, Friends of the Earth, R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, U.S. PIRG and Environment America relaunched the Green Scissors Coalition database of nearly $300 billion in wasteful federal support for environmentally harmful projects.
Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system. The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.
House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation
In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.