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Our Mission

Environment America is a policy and action group with one mission: to build a greener, healthier world. We do all we can to move more campuses, cities and states toward 100% renewable energy, keep more fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, stop pollution of our air and water, and protect our public lands. In other words, we do it by putting our environment first.

Our team of researchers, policy analysts, advocates, campaign staff, grassroots organizers and communications experts work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

The policies Environment America has championed and won have resulted in more solar and wind power in 25 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water.

With affiliates in 29 states, we run campaigns that not only raise awareness, but win results on the national stage, in states and cities, on the ballot and in the courtroom.

What We've Done (a few highlights)

Global Warming

  • Mobilized tens of thousands of Americans behind Clean Car standards that will reduce global warming pollution by 270 million metric tons by 2030 — standards that are based on similar policies that we helped win in 14 states
  • Co-chaired a coalition that delivered 8 million public comments to the Obama administration in support of the Clean Power Plan, paving the way for the biggest step any president has ever taken to address global warming
  • Advocated for California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, the nation’s first economy-wide carbon cap and trade program, and defended the program against an oil industry attack by helping to defeat Prop. 23 in 2010

Clean Water

  • Mobilized more than 800,000 people to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to protect America’s waterways by closing loopholes in the Clean Water Act
  • Released our report ranking major water polluters, “Corporate Agribusiness and the Fouling of America's Waterways,” which found that polluters dumped more than 250 million pounds of toxic pollutants into America’s waterways between 2010 and 2014
  • Sued big polluters, including a subsidiary of GenOn Energy, for illegally dumping toxic pollution into Pennsylvania’s Conemaugh River

Clean Energy

  • Spearheaded California’s Million Solar Roofs Initiative
  • Won similar solar initiatives in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Arizona and New Mexico
  • Mobilized public opinion behind an extension of the wind power tax credit, a key driver of wind power development in the United States

Things To Know When You Apply

Environment America is part of the The Public Interest Network. We're a group of organizations working to address problems our society can’t afford to ignore – from preserving irreplaceable resources like air, water and a livable climate; to transforming vast systems of transportation and energy that were designed to meet the needs of a different century; to growing and distributing food in ways that won’t destroy the environment and threaten human health.

Throughout The Public Interest Network, we believe that a clear vision, commonsense ideas, a fact-driven case for action, and the power of bringing people together are the necessary ingredients to any successful effort to solve society's problems. We share a set of core values and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

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