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We helped permanently protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument.

Big victory! The White House announced the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks, a pristine wild landscape in New Mexico, will be permanently protected as a national monument. President Obama signed the declaration at the Interior Department on Wednesday, May 21. Protecting nearly a half million acres, this will be the largest monument the Obama administration has declared so far. Now, mountain lions, pronghorn antelope and peregrine falcon will have protected habitat, while New Mexicans and all Americans have beautiful places for hiking and other recreational adventures long into the future.

News Release | Environment America

Progress on Solar Energy is Fueling Job Growth in States

The steady growth of solar energy across the country is leading to significant employment in almost every state, according to according to the national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. 

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News Release | Environment America

EPA Releases Guidelines on the Use of Diesel Fuel in Fracking Fluid

Washington, D.C. – Today, as we learn more every day about the chemicals used in fracking that threaten our environment and health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a long-awaited guidance for regulating the use of diesel fuel in fracking fluid under the Safe Drinking Water Act. 

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News Release | Environment America

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Should Flunk the Climate Test

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the State Department released an environmental impact statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport tar sands from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

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News Release | Environment America

Representative Henry Waxman to Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt released the following statement on the retirement of Representative Henry Waxman:

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News Release | Environment America

Shalefield Stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. —   Today Environment America Research & Policy Center joined residents living on the frontlines of fracking who recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations in a new booklet called Shalefield Stories.   The new booklet was released today even as President Obama touted natural gas development in his State of the Union speech and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz asserted last week that the impacts of fracking are “challenging but manageable.” 

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