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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment America

Administration Launches Every Kid in a Park

Washington DC – Today President Obama, Secretary Jewell and CEQ Managing Director Goldfuss launched Every Kid in a Park – a program to give every fourth grader and their families free access to national parks.

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

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One fish, two fish, millions of fish for clean water | Russell Bassett

As of Aug. 28, the Clean Water Rule is now the law of the land in most states. That means that the streams and wetlands that feed drinking water supplies for one in three Americans are now protected! This historic victory for our waterways and drinking water would not have been possible without all us “small fish” working together against the relentless and ruthless attacks of big polluters and their friends in Congress.

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Hope, not complacency | Bret Fanshaw

President Obama one thing clear to me and other attendees of the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday – he is ready to tap into the power of the sun. In his speech in Las Vegas, the president stressed the urgent need to implement clean energy solutions in order to cut global warming pollution and strengthen our economic future. 

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Regulating methane doesn’t solve the fracking problem | Michael Carter

The Obama Administration proposed new rules to regulate methane gas from fracking. While this is an important step in addressing the problems with fracking, the process has many other dangerous aspects that are still unresolved. In the end, the only solution to fracking is to stop it altogether. 

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