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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to permanently protect California’s Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The move saves 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along Northern California’s scenic coastline. Nathan Weaver, preservation advocate with Environment California, attended the dedication event.

News Release | Environment America

No New Dirty Power Plants Under EPA Standard

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the third largest wildfire in California history and devastating, record-breaking floods in Colorado, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.

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News Release | Environment America

Obama Administration Should Use Sound Science to Protect America's Waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Obama administration has taken a significant step forward in clarifying the science connecting America’s waterways and the drinking water for millions across the country. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board released a report today, “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence” that reviews the scientific literature outlining the impact that small waterways have on larger bodies of water downstream. At the same time, the Obama administration is expected to move forward with a rule to clarify protections for America’s waterways.

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News Release | Environment America

Secretary Jewell Recommits Support for Nation’s Premier Land Protection Program

Washington, D.C. - This past week, Secretary Jewell demonstrated her support for the nation’s premiere program for protecting our country’s public lands – the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report Ranks America’s Biggest Carbon Polluters

A new Environment America Research and Policy Center report shines a light on America’s largest contributors to carbon pollution. The report ranks each state for its power plant pollution and lists the top 100 dirtiest plants.

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News Release | Environment America

Obama Administration Hits Second Milestone for Offshore Wind this Summer

Washington, D.C. -- Offshore wind companies will bid today in the second competitive auction in America for an area off our coasts to develop offshore wind energy. The area being auctioned is off the coast of Virginia and could generate enough wind energy to power about 700,000 homes. The first U.S. competitive auction for an offshore wind energy area, a huge milestone in clean energy in America, was held in late July for areas off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that could power more than 1 million homes. Environment America’s Clean Energy Program Director, Rob Sargent, released the following statement in response:

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