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 Minnesota

Minnesota Right to Repair Coalition Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Repair

Minneapols, MN -- A coalition of environmental advocates, small businesses, and repair experts are calling on the state of Minnesota to immediately address dangerous barriers to repair. With hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans sheltering in places, lack of access to repair parts and information could leave people completely isolated. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and the state’s legislature could prevent this by passing emergency Right to Repair legislation that guarantees Minnesotans access to repair parts, diagnostic software, and repair manuals during this crisis.

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 Minnesota

Suspension of EPA enforcement during the Coronavirus puts our health at risk from polluters

Minneapolis, MN -- Late Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new policy that would suspend enforcement of key provisions of our nation’s environmental laws during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision came on the heels of requests from the oil and gas industry and others seeking exemptions at this time.

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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