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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 Oregon

Governor Kitzhaber Releases 10-Year Energy Plan Draft

Governor Kitzhaber released a draft of Oregon’s proposed 10-Year Energy Plan today.

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News Release | Environment America

237 Members of Congress Join “Dirty Water Gang” by Voting against Protections for America’s Waterways

Today, 237 members of Congress voted against better protections for places like the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, and many smaller streams, lakes, and wetlands across the country.   By opposing an amendment to the House “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act” (H.R. 5325), introduced by Congressmen Jim Moran (VA) and John Dingell (MI), the majority of the House voted to block efforts by President Obama, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Army Corps of Engineers to ensure America’s waterways are better protected by the Clean Water Act.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Senate committee debates fracking bill

Raleigh, NC— A key Senate committee discussed but took no action on legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Rucho to move the state towards “fracking,” the controversial form of natural gas drilling currently illegal in North Carolina.  The proposal drew criticism from Environment North Carolina and others.

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama Pushes Congress to Support Clean Energy Credit

President Obama is visiting a wind turbine factory in Newton, IA today to highlight the benefits of clean energy businesses to our environment and economy, and call on Congress to extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) this summer.  Earlier this month, the President included extending the PTC on his To-Do List for Congress to act on this summer to create jobs and rebuild the middle class.

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News Release | Environment America

New Poll Shows Protecting America’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics

A new poll commissioned by the nation’s leading environmentalists and sportsmen organizations. In key Great Lakes and Rocky Mountain states shows that the public overwhelmingly supports an Obama administration proposal to restore protections for America’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.

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