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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment America

Father's Day video says Obama is '#1 Dad' on climate action

Washington, D.C. – With Father’s Day around the corner, a new video from Environment America features conservation leaders, congressmen, and other dads from across the country -- along with their cute children -- thanking President Obama for his efforts to stem the climate crisis.

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News Release | Environment America

Keep Hives Alive Tour brings urgency to global pollinator decline

WASHINGTON, DC – The Keep the Hives Alive Tour kicks off today to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Public education effort for 100% renewable energy to reach 1.3 million households

Washington, DC -- Environment America Research & Policy Center will deploy hundreds of door-knockers this summer in a multi-million-dollar effort to educate Americans about the possibility of 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senators introduce bill to promote offshore wind power

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Sens. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (WIND) Act, which would extend the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind through the year 2025.

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. House passes "Smoggy Skies Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to adopt H.R. 4775, sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas). Dubbed the “Smoggy Skies Act,” the measure would permanently weaken the Clean Air Act, block updated ozone pollution limits for years, and impose sweeping changes to future standards for smog-forming ozone and five other major air pollutants.

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