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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: Biden administration will make historic commitments to protecting America’s natural heritage

WASHINGTON -- As part of an executive order, President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday a stop on all new drilling in public lands and waters. The president will also set a goal of protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by the year 2030.

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 | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood experienced 131 days of polluted air in 2018

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood , home to nearly three-million people, suffered through 131 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Colorado PIRG Education Fund. Statistics from 2018 represent the most recent data available. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

“No Coloradan should have to experience one day of  polluted air -- let alone 131, ” said Eric Timlin, Campaign Organizer with Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. “Air quality will only get worse as our climate warms, so we have no time to lose. We must make progress toward clean air.”

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood experienced 131 days of polluted air in 2018

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood , home to nearly three-million people, suffered through 131 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Colorado PIRG Education Fund. Statistics from 2018 represent the most recent data available. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

“No Coloradan should have to experience one day of  polluted air -- let alone 131, ” said Eric Timlin, Campaign Organizer with Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. “Air quality will only get worse as our climate warms, so we have no time to lose. We must make progress toward clean air.”

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