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VICTORY: MAINE NORTH WOODS PROTECTED

President Obama officially designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest in Maine, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more. The area also holds tremendous cultural, historical and ecological significance, in addition to myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. The new national monument sits east of Mount Katahdin, the most prominent mountain in the region. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Colorado Supreme Court strikes down local fracking bans

DENVER, CO -- Colorado became the latest state to prevent local governments from regulating fracking today, when the state Supreme Court struck down bans in the towns of Longmont and Fort Collins.

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San Francisco Passes Solar Mandate for New Buildings: Another Step Toward its 100% Renewable Goal | Rob Sargent

Last week, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to mandate solar on every new building, further reinforcing the city’s commitment to meeting its goal of getting to 100% of its power from renewable energy within ten years. They become the first major city to do this and 3rd overall, joining small California towns Lancaster and Sebastopol, who made the same move in 2013.

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Taking Flight, Powered by the Sun | Rob Sargent

Every day, we see another example of tremendous progress on renewable energy. Wind and solar, as well as electric cars, are becoming mainstream “go-to” options, reinforcing that the move to 100% renewable energy is underway. At the same time, most experts will acknowledge that one of the next biggest challenges will be powering our aircrafts with renewable energy.  

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News Release | Environment America

Green groups, Sen. Jeff Merkley rally to protect oceans and stop new drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the Obama administration holds a public hearing on expanding offshore drilling to the Arctic and parts of the Gulf of Mexico, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), frontline communities, and more than a dozen green groups including Environment America will rally outside to oppose the plan.

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The solar decision in Massachusetts: explained. | Ben Hellerstein

Finally! After more than year of gridlock, Governor Baker signed a bill that lifts restrictive caps on solar, opening the door for enough solar to power 100,000 Massachusetts homes with clean energy. The bill is a necessary step that will allow solar to continue to expand — but there is more work to do to put Massachusetts on track towards 100% clean, renewable energy.

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