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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

Green groups, Sen. Jeff Merkley rally to protect oceans and stop new drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the Obama administration holds a public hearing on expanding offshore drilling to the Arctic and parts of the Gulf of Mexico, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), frontline communities, and more than a dozen green groups including Environment America will rally outside to oppose the plan.

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The solar decision in Massachusetts: explained. | Ben Hellerstein

Finally! After more than year of gridlock, Governor Baker signed a bill that lifts restrictive caps on solar, opening the door for enough solar to power 100,000 Massachusetts homes with clean energy. The bill is a necessary step that will allow solar to continue to expand — but there is more work to do to put Massachusetts on track towards 100% clean, renewable energy.

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This Earth Day, climate action takes a big step forward! | Katie Hammer

April 22 is a big day for climate action! This Earth Day marks the historical event when more than 150 countries will come together to sign the first-ever legally binding global climate deal -- The Paris Climate Agreement.

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Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.” | Katie Hammer

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

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News Release | Environment America

'Umpteenth' bid to block clean water protections fails in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 56-42, rejected a move by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to block the Obama administration's landmark Clean Water Rule.

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