News Releases

News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation opens applications for 'America the Beautiful Challenge' grants

“From Big Bend to Caddo Lake, our natural lands are a big part of what makes Texas a beautiful and desirable place to live. We need more nature in our lives -- more places to explore, listen to the birds sing, swim in the water and restore peace and balance in our lives. We urge our state and local leaders to take full advantage of the America the Beautiful Challenge to conserve and restore Texas’ lands, waters and wildlife. Thank you to President Biden, Secretary Haaland and all the members of Congress who voted for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which funds this crucial program.”

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published Wednesday two separate Calls for Information and Nominations for suitable areas for possible offshore wind leases off the coast of Oregon and in the Central Atlantic.

News Release | Environment America

Florida Gov. DeSantis’s veto saves rooftop solar in Sunshine State

Exercising his first veto of the 2022 legislative session, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed HB 741, a bill that would have gutted net metering in Florida. Net metering is the policy which compensates solar owners for the excess electricity they generate and then sell back to the grid. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

University of Massachusetts Amherst commits to 100 percent renewable energy

The University of Massachusetts added to the Earth Day festivities Friday when Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced that the state’s flagship public university will power its campus entirely with renewable energy by 2032.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: $6 billion in subsidies for distressed nuclear plants are misguided

Tapping into $6 billion in subsidies passed as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy launched a program on Tuesday to bail out the owners and operators of money-losing nuclear power plants.