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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

President Obama Outlines Plan to Tackle Global Warming with Clean Energy

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, responded with the following statement: 

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

NM Congressional Delegation Acts to Protect Rio Grande del Norte

Today, Environment New Mexico applauded New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Luján for their action to protect New Mexico’s open spaces. They re-introduced legislation to protect Rio Grande del Norte in Northern New Mexico, which will ensure the security of 236,000 acres of land, its critical water supply, and the habitats of the species dwelling there.

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News Release | Environment America

Northeast States Plan Deeper Cuts in Power Plant Pollution

Boston, MA -- Power plant pollution in the Northeast would decline by more than 20 percent in the next decade under a plan announced today by Northeast and Mid-Atlantic state environmental and energy officials.

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News Release | Environment America

Sally Jewell Can Enhance President Obama’s Conservation Legacy

Washington, D.C. -- As President Obama is expected to nominate Sally Jewell, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) chief executive, as next Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, released the following statement: 

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News Release | Environment Oregon

12,000 Oregonians: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness from Clear Cuts”

Old growth forest around Oregon’s only national park could be on the chopping block next month. That’s why statewide advocacy group Environment Oregon delivered 12,000 petitions to US Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today in support of a proposal to designate nearly half-a-million acres in and around Crater Lake National Park as a federal Wilderness area.

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