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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to permanently protect California’s Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The move saves 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along Northern California’s scenic coastline. Nathan Weaver, preservation advocate with Environment California, attended the dedication event.

News Release | Environment America

Clean Energy Tax Incentives Set to Expire, Extension Should Be New Year Priority

Washington, D.C. – With federal clean energy tax credits for wind power (the Production Tax Credit for onshore wind and the Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind) set to expire on Dec. 31, Environment America Federal Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Restores Local Control over Fracking

(Pittsburgh) – “PennEnvironment applauds today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned sections of Pennsylvania’s controversial gas drilling law, known as Act 13. With this ruling, municipal governments will once again have the ability to determine when, and where fracking occurs in their locality. This is crucial for protecting public health, our environment and our communities.

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News Release | Environment America

107 Farmers, 87 Academics, 89 Members of Congress to EPA: Protect America’s Waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Environment America released letters signed by 107 farmers, 87 academics and 89 members of the House of Representatives,  all calling on the Obama administration to protect America’s waterways by closing loopholes in the Clean Water Act. The loopholes leave 20 million acres of wetlands and more than half the nation’s streams at risk of unchecked pollution. 

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News Release | Environment America

Investors Call on WPX Energy to Abandon Plan to Take Drinking Water Tank from Pennsylvania Family

PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- Echoing demands of PennEnvironment and Environment America, Green Century Capital Management and nine other investors today delivered a letter (below) to WPX Energy calling on the company to stop its plan to remove the drinking water storage tank at the home of Tammy Manning in Franklin Forks, Pa. WPX sought and obtained a court order, which allows the company to seize the water tank from the Mannings on or after Dec. 16.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Bay State Lawmakers Move Bill to Stop Fracking

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has now approved a 10-year moratorium on fracking.

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