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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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Offshore Wind a Boon for North Carolina's Environment and Economy

A new report released today found that offshore wind turbines could create up to three times as many jobs for the state as offshore oil and gas drilling, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center.  The report, “Wind Mills, Not Oil Spill, The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind Versus Offshore Drilling in North Carolina” also details the environmental benefits of offshore wind power and documents the risks of drilling off North Carolina’s prized coast.

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News Release | Environment America

EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in response to a court order, proposed updated air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy activists bring the case for more renewables to the State House

BOSTON, MA – Energy activists, solar industry employees, students and citizens from across the Greater Boston region lobbied their Representatives on Thursday to update policies in the Green Communities Act to increase renewable energy production. 

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News Release | Environment America

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nominees should Focus on Public Safety and our Environment

Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a nomination hearing for two Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominations, Dr. Alison Macfarlane, and the re-nomination of Commissioner Christine Svinicki.

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Mitt Romney worked to combat climate change as governor

During his first 18 months as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney spent considerable time hammering out a sweeping climate change plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

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