News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environment America endorses “Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act”

Five Congressmen introduced a bill this week to combat toxic drinking water pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). While PFAS chemicals are putting the drinking water of millions of Americans at risk, EPA has failed to set a clear limit to drive cleanup of contaminated water. This bill would jump-start the process of creating an overall limit on PFAS in our drinking water. 

News Release | Environment Nevada & Environment America

Statement: Environment Nevada applauds passage of clean electricity bill

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law on Monday that instructs Nevada electricity providers to obtain at least 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Looking further ahead, it sets a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. SB 358 passed both the state house and senate unanimously.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA seeks to legalize pollution via groundwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new interpretation of the Clean Water Act on Monday that fails to protect against pollution that passes through groundwater before reaching our waterways. The EPA is grossly misinterpreting the Clean Water Act and putting our waters at risk by opening loopholes for pollution. This change would leave the public vulnerable to toxic pollution, as our current lawsuit in Massachusetts demonstrates.

News Release | Environment Nevada

New study ranks Las Vegas the No. 5 solar city in the nation

City of Las Vegas – The City of Las Vegas ranked fifth nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders, and first in the Mountain region, for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senators push agencies to act on toxic chemicals known as PFAS

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a source of widespread drinking water contamination. While our federal agencies are standing by, Congress is taking a real bipartisan interest in tackling PFAS contamination in our drinking water. In states as far-flung as Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina, this urgent public health problem calls for urgent action.

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