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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

Senate panel doubles down on dirty drilling, putting beaches & wildlife at risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Divided along party lines, today the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved a bill to allow oil exports and expand offshore drilling.

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News Release | Environment America

Solar industry: we can drive pollution reductions in Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC– With the Clean Power Plan days away from becoming final, more than 650 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, supporting a strong plan that emphasizes renewable energy.

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Senate finance committee puts wind and solar on short leash | Rob Sargent

A finance package extending tax credits for wind power to the end of next year, recently approved by a key U.S. Senate panel, has been hailed as progress for clean energy, and it is. But here at Environment America we're containing our enthusiasm.

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News Release | Environment America

In reckless move, Obama administration grants Arctic drilling permits to Shell

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of the Interior today granted conditional permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to begin drilling off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea. For the time being, the company is only permitted to drill the top sections of its wells because it lacks the equipment to cap the wells in case of emergency.

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U.S. Senators introduce bill to stop Arctic Ocean drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) introduced legislation to stop offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. His efforts come in the wake of a series of setbacks for Shell Oil, including damage to its sea vessels en route to the Chukchi Sea, and a penalty from the Obama administration for failing to comply with wildlife protections. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined Sen. Merkley as original cosponsors of the bill.

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