A group of over 360 local elected officials from across the United States, including North Carolina, called on President Biden and Congress for robust infrastructure funding to make our communities healthier and protect the environment.
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. This relaunch is a strong signal that the Biden administration will restore the role of science in protecting our communities and public health.
A new report shows that Atlantic states could power the entire region with clean renewable wind energy off our coasts. North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland rank 8th, 15th and 17th respectively, among 29 coastal states for their potential to meet 2019 electricity usage with offshore wind according to the new report.
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.
A hearing will be held Wednesday for Michael Regan, who is President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regan is currently head of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, where he has been a chief architect and advocate for Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 80: North Carolina’s Commitment to Address Climate Change.
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