News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA decision to undercut mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk

After months of protest, even from members of the industries the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) keeps in check, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an action that defangs the regulations.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Chemours’ PFAS Clean Up Plan Falls Short and Fails to Meet DEQ’s Standards

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that the proposed Corrective Action Plan for PFAS contamination that was submitted by Chemours is inadequate and needs extensive revision. The plan submitted by chemours fails to meet the state’s standards and the terms of the Consent Order. Environment North Carolina decided to quickly respond with this statment. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Clean cars rollback will worsen climate crisis

As the unprecedented public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus worsens, the Trump administration is nevertheless weakening clean car standards that protect our climate, our health and the future of our children and grandchildren. 

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: Trump Administration Abdicates Enforcement Responsibility, Putting North Carolinians At Risk

The Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it is suspending enforcement of U.S. environmental laws indefinitely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The enforcement suspension is backdated to March 13. Environment North Carolina quickly took action and issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment America

In addressing the coronavirus, Congress must not exacerbate the climate crisis

Congress is rushing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out industries affected by the measures being taken to stem the spread and severity of the coronavirus. But in putting out one fire, our leaders must not pour gasoline on another -- namely, global warming. Taxpayer dollars should not be spent bailing out industries that are accelerating climate change. Any bailout funding must require industries to reduce their carbon emissions and other pollution.

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