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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

Bipartisan Leaders in U.S. Senate and House Move to Jumpstart Offshore Wind

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) today introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and House to incentivize offshore wind development. The bills would provide an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind power worth up to 30 percent of the cost of the project for the first 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind projects in the United States. Eleven additional senators are listed as original cosponsors: Chris Coons (D-Del), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Angus King (I-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), William "Mo" Cowan (D-Mass), Ben Cardin (D-Md) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass).

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

N.C. Senate votes to lift fracking moratorium

Raleigh, NC—The N.C. Senate gave final approval today to a bill to lift the state’s moratorium on fracking, the controversial form of natural gas drilling, beginning in March 2015.  The measure, which contains a laundry list of incentives for oil and gas companies, now moves to the House.

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News Release | Environment America

Major Companies Join President Obama in Reducing Energy Use, Cutting Global Warming Pollution

Washington, D.C. – Last Thursday, three major companies – Macy's Inc., Johnson Controls Inc., and Sprint Nextel Corp. – joined the Obama administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, committing to reduce their buildings’ energy use by at least 20 percent by 2020. 

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News Release | Environment America

Alliance Commission's Energy Productivity Plan would Cut Global Warming Emissions

Last week, the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, led by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and National Grid US President Tom King, released a plan to double our country’s energy productivity in the next twenty years. The Alliance estimates that if the goals of the Energy 2030 plan are achieved, U.S. carbon emissions will decline to 4.65 billion tons by 2020, 22 percent below 2005 levels. Environment America’s Energy Associate Meredith Epstein released the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

Senators Show Parks Valentine’s Day Love

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the 50th anniversary of its original introduction, a bipartisan group of Senators -- Max Baucus (D-MT), Richard Burr (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) -- introduced SB 338 to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a public land acquisition program.

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