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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.

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A bipartisan step to advance offshore wind in America

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which creates an investment tax credit for the first 3,000 MW of offshore wind facilities placed into service off America’s coast.

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Game changer for solar? | Bret Fanshaw

This week, President Obama announced a plan to increase the availability of solar energy for all Americans, particularly in low and moderate-income communities and those renting their homes and businesses. This step will allow more Americans to access solar energy, and continue our country’s necessary transition away from dirty fossil fuels of the past. 

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. House votes against clean air, protection of natural areas

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House lawmakers voted to stall new air quality standards and stop the protection of natural areas in the Grand Canyon watershed today, as they considered amendments to their 2016 spending bill for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior. The underlying spending measure, which could see a vote Thursday, cuts the EPA budget by 9 percent and uses policy riders to block a range of environmental protections -- from the Clean Water Rule to the Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment America

Ohio local officials want to control fracking

Columbus, Ohio – More than 100 mayors, county commissioners, city councilors, state legislators and other local elected officials from communities across Ohio issued a letter to Governor John Kasich today, calling for the local authority to limit and prohibit dangerous fracking operations.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions within reach

WASHINGTON, DC – As a key Senate panel questions the feasibility of the U.S. pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent, a recent report shows existing policies combined with the Clean Power Plan are on pace to cut carbon pollution by 27 percent. That puts the nation’s March commitment on climate well within reach.

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