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We helped permanently protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument.

Big victory! The White House announced the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks, a pristine wild landscape in New Mexico, will be permanently protected as a national monument. President Obama signed the declaration at the Interior Department on Wednesday, May 21. Protecting nearly a half million acres, this will be the largest monument the Obama administration has declared so far. Now, mountain lions, pronghorn antelope and peregrine falcon will have protected habitat, while New Mexicans and all Americans have beautiful places for hiking and other recreational adventures long into the future.

News Release | Environment America

U.S Senate Fails Clean Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Thursday afternoon, the Senate voted down a tax package that included extension of the expired incentives for clean energy sources such as wind and energy efficiency. Environment America Federal Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama Announces More Good News for Solar Energy

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Today President Obama announced commitments from more than 300 private and public sector organizations and institutions to harness the power of the sun. These commitments will add 850 megawatts of solar energy and expand energy efficiency in America’s homes and businesses.

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News Release | Environment America

Drought, Flooding, and Extreme Weather Threaten American Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Global Change Research Program published the third National Climate Assessment. The report found that every region of the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, is currently experiencing the effects of global warming.

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News Release | Environment America

Victory for Clean Air: Supreme Court Upholds Life-Saving Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. EPA has projected that this critical clean air safeguard would prevent roughly 34,000 premature deaths annually by cutting emissions of smog- and soot-forming pollution from power plants in the central and eastern regions of the country.

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News Release | Environment America

State Department Extends Comment Period for Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

On Friday, the State Department announced that the comment period for the Keystone XL tar sands Pipeline will be extended, delaying President Obama’s final decision on the project.

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