News Releases

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service punts on decision to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act

"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Statement: Task Force on Climate Change recommendations provide valuable roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy

MADISON -- Gov. Tony Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change released its report on Wednesday, outlining 55 recommendations to both reduce global warming emissions and transition to a carbon-free future. The task force, made up of scientists, state elected officials, and tribal, youth, industry and nonprofit leaders, among others, determined that failing to take climate action carries a far higher cost than accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Wisconsin groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center, WISPIRG Foundation and other nonprofits launched a campaign in Wisconsin on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report shows decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

In 2019, the U.S. produced over 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than it did in 2010, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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