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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

EPA Affirms Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency affirmed that automakers can and must make cars and trucks more efficient. This action ensures that fuel efficiency standards will continue to increase as proposed in 2012, with cars and light-duty trucks reaching 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. These standards will make our vehicles go twice as far on a gallon of gas, reduce dangerous air pollution, protect our climate, and save American drivers money at the pump.

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News Release | Environment America

Celebrating President Obama’s Environmental Legacy

Our mission as environmentalists is to remind ourselves that we borrow the world we live in from our children and their children. Over eight years, President Obama needed few reminders of this reality. On behalf of our members today and future generations we owe him our gratitude.  We pledge to do all we can to ensure his legacy endures. – Margie Alt, Executive Director

 

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President Obama’s Renewable Energy Legacy | Rob Sargent

Tonight, President Obama will deliver a farewell address in his hometown of Chicago. His two terms in office offer many examples of progress for which he deserves thanks and praise. Chief among these examples is the game-changing gains we’ve seen in renewable energy since he took office. Thanks to his commitment to tackling global warming and his leadership, the United States and the world are finally on a path to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy.

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News Release | Environment America

First bee in continental U.S. makes the Endangered List

Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The native bumble bee is the first bee in the continental United States to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. 

 

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News Release | Environment America

Governor Cuomo proposes replacing Indian Point Nuclear Plant with renewable energy, more emissions cuts

New York, NY - Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Indian Point nuclear power plant—located 24 miles north of New York City—will be shutting down by April 2021. This action will make area residents safer and more secure. 

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