House E&C climate plan too little too late

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the framework for their draft climate legislation this afternoon.

Petrochemical Export Project Canceled: Deal prevents climate pollution, protects Southern Resident orcas

In an agreement announced today, the owners of the Anacortes Oil Refinery agreed to withdraw plans to manufacture and export 15,000 barrels per day of mixed xylenes — petrochemicals used to make plastics — through the Salish Sea.

Pelosi, House leadership, push planet towards climate crisis with USMCA deal

The new USMCA fails to address nearly all environmental issues raised by communities from across North America and will fail to protect people and the planet from toxic pollution at the local, national and international levels.

Democrats fail to fight for livable climate in year-end bills

Congressional negotiators released a spending package to fund the government for the coming year. The proposal promotes dangerous fossil fuel investments in Europe, leaves intact numerous anti-environment legacy riders and funds Trump’s racist border wall. 

Latest Congressional funding deal is a massive failure for the environment

This is a monumental failure of leadership. Bad deals like this are not why we send Democrats to Washington.

Minibus extends Ex-Im Bank for seven years

The Export-Import Bank cannot continue providing billions to fossil fuel projects that wreak havoc on the climate and local communities.

Korean and Indonesian NGOs launch OECD complaint against palm oil company Posco for environmental and social abuses

Between 2012 and 2017, Posco International destroyed nearly 270 square kilometers of intact rainforest home to endangered species and the Mandobo and Marind indigenous clans, who have denounced the destruction of their lands.

New Report: Memphis Electric Rates Likely to Increase Despite TVA Claims

Memphis consumers are likely to see their electric rates rise over the next decade if Memphis Light, Gas, and Water continues to get its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, despite claims to the opposite by TVA, according to a new report released today.

Rep. Bishop asks Supreme Court to build Atlantic Coast Pipeline

U.S. Representative Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) joined with 61 other members of Congress yesterday to file an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to move forward with the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Governor Cuomo directs his administration to enact pesticide ban

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) today directed the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to take action to ban the use of chlorpyrifos. With the governor’s action, New York has joined Hawai’i and California in outlawing the use of the neurotoxic pesticide.