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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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Renewable Energy Enters 2016 with a Roar | Rob Sargent

The prospects for transitioning to an economy 100 percent powered by clean, renewable energy are looking up. If January is any indicator, we are headed in the right direction. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 100 percent of new electricity generation brought on-line in January was from wind and solar.  

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Obama Administration Opens the Door for Offshore Wind Power in New York State

Washington, DC- Today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, announced its finalization of the first Wind Energy Area off the coast of New York. The Wind Energy Area is located approximately 11 miles off the coast of Long Island and totals about 81,130 acres.

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News Release | Environment America

In a huge win for coastal communities, Obama drops plans for Atlantic drilling

WASHINGTON, DC –  Atlantic Coast communities won a major victory today, when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades.

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Study Describing Path to a 100 Percent Renewable Grid Receives Prestigious Science Prize | Rob Sargent

The Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious scholarly journals in the U.S., recognized a recent study showing that achieving a 100 percent renewable grid at a low cost is possible, and praised it’s “scientific excellence and originality.”

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News Release | Environment America

U.S., Canada announce bold new agreement to protect climate, Arctic

WASHINGTON, DC  - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today a issued a wide-ranging joint agreement to reduce global warming pollution; advance clean energy and cleaner cars, trucks, and buses; and protect the Arctic.

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