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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked so hard to improve will miss her.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: The historic wildfires of 2020 are a clear sign of climate change

WASHINGTON -- The American West is on fire across both the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. Wildfires have burned 2.5 million acres in California, 700,000 acres in Oregon, 580,000 acres in Washington, 288,000 acres in Colorado, and 111,000 acres in Montana. Right now, four of the 10 largest wildfires in California history are burning simultaneously, including the largest in the state’s history

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate committee releases ambitious new climate report

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a long-awaited report on Wednesday, making the case for comprehensive climate solutions that would meet the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This scientific target, set in 2018 by the International Panel on Climate Change, would keep the Earth from warming more than 1.5 degrees, avoiding the worst impacts of global warming.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law is a historic moment

The Great American Outdoors Act "is not only a major investment in outdoor spaces but also in every American’s physical and mental health. It’s a decisive step toward acknowledging that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, more open spaces, whether it’s a local park or the Grand Canyon." 

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