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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

Report | Environment America

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Our nation’s parks have been called “America’s best idea,” and represent the rugged and resilient spirit of our natural heritage. They offer us endless recreational opportunities, provide critical habitat for local wildlife, and protect the sources of fresh drinking water for communities all across the country. As a result, their popularity with the public is at an all-time high, and visitor numbers continue to rise.

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News Release | Environment America

EPA Opens Comment Period for Historic Carbon Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency officially opened a comment period today for its proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants. Scientists warn that extreme weather will continue to worsen without dramatic cuts in the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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News Release | Environment America

Court Hears Argument NJ Gov. Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution

Trenton—Environmental groups argued their case before a New Jersey court this morning in a lawsuit against the Christie Administration that contends it illegally repealed rules limiting power plant pollution in the state, a move that effectively ended New Jersey’s participation in a regional program that is combating climate change. 

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News Release | Environment America

Clean Energy Tax Incentives Set to Expire, Extension Should Be New Year Priority

Washington, D.C. – With federal clean energy tax credits for wind power (the Production Tax Credit for onshore wind and the Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind) set to expire on Dec. 31, Environment America Federal Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Restores Local Control over Fracking

(Pittsburgh) – “PennEnvironment applauds today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned sections of Pennsylvania’s controversial gas drilling law, known as Act 13. With this ruling, municipal governments will once again have the ability to determine when, and where fracking occurs in their locality. This is crucial for protecting public health, our environment and our communities.

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