News Releases

News Release | Environment America

Often in the shadows, 12 special interests wage aggressive anti-solar campaigns

Phoenix, AZ –The Koch brothers, Duke Energy, and Arizona Public Service are among 12 special interest groups waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns across the country, often coordinated and behind the scenes, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report said today.

News Release | Environment America

300+ coastal businesses to Obama: drop plans for Atlantic drilling

Savannah, Ga. – On the heels of a summer tourism season that broke records across the Southeast, over 300 small businesses issued a letter to President Obama today, urging him to drop his plans to expand oil and gas drilling that would threaten Atlantic beaches and their bottom lines.

News Release | Environment America

Conservation groups: no drilling auction until parks program is renewed

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Led by “the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt,” representatives of Environment America,, Gulf Restoration Network and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade today delivered more than 64,000 petition signatures to the office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), calling on the agency to postpone a planned Wednesday auction of offshore oil and gas drilling leases until a critical parks program is reauthorized and fully funded by Congress. 

News Release | Environment America

Northeastern states show fighting global warming helps the economy

BOSTON, MA – Nine northeastern states have boosted the regional economy by $1.3 billion through a regional program that caps global warming pollution from power plants, according to a report released today by the Analysis Group.

News Release | Environment America

Countering utility claims, report says solar panel owners provide net benefits

BOSTON, MA – Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.