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VICTORY: MAINE NORTH WOODS PROTECTED

President Obama officially designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest in Maine, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more. The area also holds tremendous cultural, historical and ecological significance, in addition to myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. The new national monument sits east of Mount Katahdin, the most prominent mountain in the region. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Federal and State Officials Unveil Plan for Offshore Wind in the U.S.

BOSTON, MA – Offshore wind in the United States is gaining momentum. Today, Secretary Moniz of the U.S. Department of Energy and Secretary Jewell of the U.S. Department of Interior were joined by state officials, national wind energy leaders and environmentalists to announce the release of the 2016 National Offshore Wind Strategy. The National Strategy touts the tremendous potential for offshore wind to meet our energy needs with pollution-free energy.  The updated plan recognized the improved outlook for offshore wind and aims for 86 GW of offshore wind to be developed by 2050.

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News Release | Environment America

Victory for climate, drinking water and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration stepped in today and halted construction of a key portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Sacred Stone Camp citing tribal and environmental concerns as well as ongoing activism in its decision. This action came after the D.C. district court ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe earlier this afternoon.

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News Release | Environment America

Western Businesses call for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Phoenix Arizona --- Today 400 western business owners sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to create the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in the 1.7 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

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News Release | Environment America

Minnesota is the Bees Knees When it Comes to Protecting Pollinators

Boston, MA - Demonstrating national leadership, today Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton and Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson announced a comprehensive plans to limit the use of bee-harming pesticides across their state.

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News Release | Environment America

President Creates Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, President Obama announced the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine.

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