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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

1000 Atlantic businesses now against offshore drilling

Washington D.C. – Today, leaders of the coastal recreation and tourism industry, along with representatives from Surfrider Foundation and Environment America, presented President Obama's staff with a surfboard and letters signed by more than 1,000 coastal businesses in opposition to offshore drilling plans in the Atlantic Ocean.

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News Release | Environment America

Green group urges Target to go big on solar

MINNEAPOLIS - Target has pledged to put solar panels on a quarter of its stores, but the company could cut pollution dramatically and even save its customers money by putting panels on all of its nearly 2,000 rooftops in North America, advocacy group Environment America said today.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Solar on Superstores

Putting solar panels on the nation’s big box grocery and retail stores creates unique benefits for the environment, electricity customers and the large commercial businesses themselves.

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News Release | Environment America

Obama fortifies conservation legacy with CA monuments, and hopefully he's not done yet

PALM SPRINGS, CA – President Obama designates three new national monuments in the fragile California desert today, Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument. The move protects 30 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, desert grasslands, and a wide range of recreational and cultural activities in 1.8 million acres of Mojave and Sonoran Desert landscapes, between Los Angeles and the Nevada border.

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News Release | Environment America

"Keep it in the Ground" Act will protect natural areas, climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, a House counterpart to the bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) last November. The Keep It in the Ground Act would accelerate the transition to clean energy by ending all federal leases, for oil, gas, or coal extraction on public lands and waters.

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