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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

Congress fails again to block clean water protections

WASHINGTON, DC – Congress again failed to block clean water protections for millions of Americans today, as Senate leaders fell short of the votes needed to override the president’s veto of a measure by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) dubbed the “Dirty Water Bill."

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News Release | Environment America

Health professionals call for revision of EPA fracking study

WASHINGTON, DC – Citing clear evidence of water contamination linked to fracking, more than 100 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals said todaythe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should revise the conclusion of its landmark study on the controversial drilling technique.

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Renewable Energy Made Over Half of Total Added Capacity in 2015 | Rob Sargent

Now, more than ever, it appears 100% renewable energy generation is within our grasp. The numbers are piling up in our favor. In a report recently released by SNL energy, new energy capacity added in the United States in 2015 leaned heavily on clean sources. Overall in the US, wind and solar made up 61% of new energy capacity in 2015.

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News Release | Environment America

As Obama visits auto show in Detroit, a call for clean cars

WASHINGTON, DC - As President Obama visits the International North American Auto Show in Detroit today, some automakers are questioning his administration’s historic rule to double fuel economy for passenger cars and trucks by 2025. The standards, which are projected to cut global warming pollution by 6 billion tons in the next decade, will undergo a two-year formal review process beginning this year. “With last year officially the hottest on record and the majority of Americans united on the need to act on climate, now is no time go backwards on fuel efficiency,” said Aminah Zaghab, advocate for Environment America’s Clean Cars program.

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Pres. Obama vetoes bill that undoes clean water protections

WASHINGTON, DC — Tonight President Obama vetoed a joint congressional resolution that would overturn his administration’s Clean Water Rule, the measure that restores Clean Water Act protections to streams that help provide drinking water to 1 in 3 Americans.

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