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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.

News Release | Environment America

Sally Jewell Should Move Forward as Secretary of Interior

Washington, D.C. – Moments ago the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to confirm Sally Jewell, President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of the Interior. Mary Rafferty, conservation program coordinator for Environment America, released the following statement:

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Environment America to Congress: Keep our Parks Open, Protected

Washington, D.C. – On the first day of spring, Environment America’s state affiliates across the country unveiled lists of the top ten reasons area parks deserve protection from pollution and overdevelopment. As Congress debates the nation’s budget this week in D.C., Environment America is asking Congress to keep our parks open and protected from pollution and overdevelopment by highlighting parks across the country.

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President Obama’s Dirty Plan for Clean Energy

Boston — President Obama today reiterated his call to use royalties from new oil drilling to fund clean vehicle technologies as part of his Blueprint for a Clean and Secure Energy Future. Daniel Gatti, who directs Environment America’s Get Off Oil program, issued this statement in response:

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Environment America Praises Reps. Cartwright and Polis for Introducing Bills to Cut Air and Water Pollution from Fracking

Washington, D.C.—Today Congressman Matt Cartwright (Penn.) and Congressman Jared Polis (Colo.) introduced two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives to close loopholes in the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act for fracking operations.

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Solar is Booming, Industry Year in Review Released Today

Washington, D.C.—Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released their annual year-in-review of market trends from 2012. The report found that photovoltaic (PV) installations grew 76 percent in 2012, and that the United States accounted for 11 percent of all global PV installations in 2012 -- its highest market share in at least fifteen years. California led the way with the most PV installations again this year, followed by Arizona, New Jersey, Nevada, and North Carolina – all with increased PV installations in 2012. Rounding out the remaining top 10 states are Massachusetts, Hawaii, Maryland, Texas, and New York.   

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