News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan bill a big leap forward for America’s clean water infrastructure

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915) on Wednesday. The bill would authorize $40 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that provides communities with low-cost financing for clean water infrastructure projects. Additionally, H.R. 1915 includes provisions designed to both assist small or financially disadvantaged communities and dedicate 15 percent of the funding to state grants for green infrastructure improvements.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House transportation bill invests $400 million in critical wildlife crossings

The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee introduced a transportation reauthorization bill on Friday that includes $400 million for wildlife crossings. This funding would allow animals to safely traverse over and under roadways to access more habitat. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Activist investors pick up third Exxon board seat

WASHINGTON -- After a surprise win last week, activist investors have picked up a third ExxonMobil board seat, according to reports. This development will provide additional leverage to press the oil giant to address growing concerns about climate change.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Poll: New Jersey voters across North & South Jersey in CD-7, CD-11 & CD-3 rate climate provisions of Biden infrastructure plan highly

A new poll released revealed strong bipartisan support for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal across the political spectrum in New Jersey’s 3rd, 7th and 11th Congressional Districts. The districts, represented by Reps. Andy Kim, Tom Malinowski and Mikie Sherrill, include a broad swath of the state, including Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris & Warren Counties as well as Burlington & Ocean Counties. This survey, providing district-specific data on how voters view the American Jobs Plan (AJP), is sponsored by Environment New Jersey, Earthjustice and Environment America.

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