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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

New Climate Science Report Shows that Reducing Global Warming Pollution is Urgent

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released their latest report on global warming which provides powerful evidence that reducing emissions of climate-changing pollution is critically important and urgent. The report reinforces the urgent need to cut carbon and tackle global warming to protect future generations. Julian Boggs, global warming program director with Environment America issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

Delaware Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control held a hearing today on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional program designed to limit power plant emissions of carbon pollution into the air – and thereby cut the pollution that drives global warming. Environment America submitted comments, accompanied by a white paper, in support of strengthening the program.

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News Release | Environment America

House Votes to Clear-cut More National Forest Land, Roll Back Environmental Laws

Washington, D.C. — Today, putting the interests of big timber industries ahead of the nation’s forests and the public, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1526, a bill to increase logging on land within the National Forest System. The bill, which also waived enforcement of the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act in forestland, was sponsored by Representative Doc Hastings (R-WA) and was passed 244 to 173. 

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EPA announces rules to protect clean water | John Rumpler

More than 40 years ago, Congress passed the Clean Water Act with a clear goal of making all of our rivers, lakes, streams, and other waters clean. Most Americans would be appalled to learn that a set of Supreme Court decisions created an open question as to whether thousands of our streams and wetlands across the country remain protected by the Act.

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News Release | Environment America

No New Dirty Power Plants Under EPA Standard

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the third largest wildfire in California history and devastating, record-breaking floods in Colorado, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.

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