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Environment America's Federal Agenda

Goal: Win positive action at the federal level on clean water and air, 保护, global warming and clean energy.

Environment America is the national network of 29 state environmental groups.

The fate of our natural world depends on countless decisions, including those being made in Washington, D.C. 在2020年的竞选中, 拜登总统承诺,将在我国的环境政策中恢复常识和健全的科学. 我们的维.C.美国的游说团队致力于建立必要的公众和政治支持,以再次让我们的联邦政府致力于改善我们的空气和水的质量, preserving America's open spaces and wildlife, 拥抱清洁能源的未来,为我们的子孙后代维持一个宜居的气候.

  • <h4>OUR PUBLIC LANDS</h4><h5>We’re working to protect our national monuments and other special places from oil and gas drilling, logging, mining and commercial fishing.</h5><div><a style="padding: 8px 15px 10px 10px; font-family: 'open_sansbold' !important; color: #fff; border: none; border-radius: 5px; background-color: #FF0000;" href="http://environmentamerica.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=42201">TAKE ACTION</a></div><em>Mike Peters via Shutterstock.com</em>
  • <h4>CLEAN ENERGY & GLOBAL WARMING</h4><h5>We’re calling for the expansion and extension of clean energy tax credits.</h5><div><a style="padding: 8px 15px 10px 10px; font-family: 'open_sansbold' !important; color: #fff; border: none; border-radius: 5px; background-color: #FF0000;" href="http://environmentamerica.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=42202">TAKE ACTION</a></div><em>WestBoundary Photography Chris Gill</em>
  • <h4>OUR WATER</h4><h5>We’re standing up for the promise of the 干净的水 Act by working with the Biden administration to repeal the Dirty Water Rule.</h5> <div><a style="padding: 8px 15px 10px 10px; font-family: 'open_sansbold' !important; color: #fff; border: none; border-radius: 5px; background-color: #FF0000;" href="http://environmentamerica.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=42205">TAKE ACTION</a></div><em>Nicholas Thomas</em>
We’re calling for action on three fronts

Environment America is monitoring the decisions being made on these issues, working to influence these decisions, 并向我们的成员和公众报告我们选出的官员是支持还是反对环境. 我们的诉讼团队也在继续推进我们已经提交的诉讼,以阻止特朗普时代对我们的环境保护的倒退.

We’re working to win positive action at the federal level on three fronts:

保护

我们生活在一个物质极其丰富的世界,但我们却缺少自然资源. To protect the wild places we love, we’re working to:

保护北极
首页 to denning polar bears, caribou and migratory birds from all 50 states, 阿拉斯加的北极国家野生动物保护区是地球上仅存的真正的野生地区之一. In 2017, the Trump administration opened the Arctic Refuge up to oil and gas drilling, which would harm the wildlife there and further threaten our climate.

President Biden has paused new lease sales. 现在, 我们正在敦促国会取消要求在避难所出售石油租赁的授权,并给予这片崎岖的土地应有的永久保护. 采取行动.

VICTORY: PROTECT OUR NATIONAL MONUMENTS
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, 15位美国总统把我们国家最美丽的一些地方作为国家纪念碑来保护. 但上届政府缩小了熊耳和大阶梯-埃斯卡兰特国家古迹的边界,并允许在东北峡谷边界内进行商业捕鱼 & Seamounts Marine National Monument.

In a victory for nature, President Biden restored protections for all three monuments on October 8, 2021. 阅读更多.

保护汤加斯
首页 to trees older than America, 阿拉斯加的汤加斯国家森林是世界上最大的完整的温带雨林. 在特朗普政府开放这片古老森林的野生区域进行砍伐之后, we filed suit to stop it.

2020年12月, Environment America joined Earthjustice, 自然资源保护委员会, 土著部落和小企业起诉特朗普政府,以撤销一项规则,该规则使汤加斯免受2001年《KB体育外围》(Roadless rule)的保护. In 2021, the Biden administration 宣布 they will restore protections to the Tongass. 

Learn more about our 保护 Program.

清洁能源 & 全球变暖

在一个更环保, 更健康的世界, we would rely only on sources of energy that are clean and renewable, and that leave less environmental damage in their wake. To harness energy from the wind and the sun, and to tackle the largest sources of global warming pollution, we’re focusing on these campaigns:

CLEAN ENERGY TAX CREDITS
Our goal is a future powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and the sooner we get there, the sooner we’ll reap the benefits of cleaner air, cleaner water and a more stable climate. 联邦税收抵免一直是支持可再生能源的最佳机制之一, but many of these credits will expire in the next year or two.

我们呼吁国会更新并延长一系列清洁能源税收激励措施,直到2030年,以保持美国可再生能源的增长. 采取行动.

GO BIG ON OFFSHORE WIND
美国的海上风能资源非常丰富,其技术潜力可以满足我们目前电力需求的两倍以上. 但在2021年初,美国只有两个海上风电项目. One key obstacle is the federal permitting process for new projects, which is lengthy and subject to delays.

我们呼吁拜登政府减少近海风力发电的繁文缛节,尽可能减少延误,及时进行优先排序, responsible development of wind energy. 采取行动.

能源效率
消除无谓的能源浪费可以为我们的地球、我们的气候和我们的健康节省大笔开支. As an added bonus, it even results in lower energy bills.

2019年11月, 美国环境组织对特朗普政府提起诉讼,原因是特朗普政府在灯泡能效标准上制造了漏洞. The lawsuit is ongoing, 如果成功, we can close the loophole and make our lightbulbs more efficient.

Learn more about our 干净,绿色 & 可再生能源 Program.

DESTINATION: ZERO CARBON
交通运输现在是美国全球变暖污染的头号来源. We simply can't solve global warming without changing how we get around. To achieve a zero-carbon transportation future, we're urging Congress and the Biden administration to build a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations; electrify buses; expand transit; and help communities make their streets safe for walking and biking. Learn more about our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign.

干净的水

几十年前, 一些人认为污染的河流和小溪是我们必须为进步付出的代价. 我们生活的世界不再是这样,我们的孩子也不配拥有这样的未来. We’re focusing on two priority campaigns to clean and protect our water:

安全的游泳
All of America’s waterways should be safe for swimming and other recreation. 然而,每年, billions of gallons of sewage and runoff pollution flow into our rivers, 海湾和海滩, putting our health and wildlife at risk. 我们可以通过恢复大自然吸收雨水的能力和修复失败的污水处理厂来防止这种污染.

我们正在敦促国会大幅增加供水基础设施的资金,这样我们就可以结束污水溢出,使我们所有的水道都可以安全游泳. 采取行动.

CLEAN WATER FOR AMERICA
From America's mighty rivers to its majestic lakes and bays, our waterways depend on wetlands and streams to keep them healthy and clean. 然而,特朗普政府的《KB体育外围》(Dirty Water Rule)剥夺了《KB体育外围》对我国一半以上湿地的保护,以及帮助为数百万人提供饮用水的溪流.

我们呼吁拜登政府废除《KB体育外围》,恢复对美国所有水道的保护. 采取行动.

2020年4月,美国环境组织还起诉了特朗普政府,要求撤销脏水规则. Our lawsuit is ongoing, 如果成功, it would restore protections under the 干净的水 Act to many water bodies.

Learn more about our 干净的水 & 空气程序.

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More actions we can take for our environment

Our national lobbying team is also pursuing 这些行动 为了节约,清洁能源,全球变暖解决方案,清洁的空气和水. 和, 我们向我们的成员和公众报告决策者是否正确地保护了我们的环境.

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New opportunities to protect our environment

We believe a greener, healthier future is possible. 

With a new administration, 我们有新的机会来推进我国的环境保护事业. 由于国会分裂严重,我们必须保持警惕,大声疾呼.

Environment America is not only in Washington. 我们由29个州的环保组织组成的网络让我们对这些问题有了更广阔的视角和更广泛的声音——包括我们州工作人员的声音, 我们的国家成员和我们在多个国家联盟中的盟友——在D.C.

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