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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

Paid ad campaign to encourage senators to support Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environment America and its state affiliates launched a paid advertising and organizing campaign today in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia and D.C. to encourage senators to support the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever carbon pollution limits on power plants finalized last month. 

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President Obama rejects Keystone XL, helps seal climate legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States.

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House bill would put nail in the coffin of America's most important conservation program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) unveiled legislation today that effectively guts the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the 50-year old program that created and expanded parks across the country until Congress allowed it to expire at the end of September.

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News Release | Environment America

"Keep it in the Ground" Act will help avert climate crisis and protect natural areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and leading environmental advocates, introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, major new legislation to help 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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Congress carried polluters' dirty water today, but ultimately clean water will win

WASHINGTON, DC. -- One day after failing to adopt a similar measure, the U.S. Senate voted this afternoon to reverse the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule, which restores protections to streams that help provide drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans.

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