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VICTORY: MAINE NORTH WOODS PROTECTED

President Obama officially designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest in Maine, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more. The area also holds tremendous cultural, historical and ecological significance, in addition to myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. The new national monument sits east of Mount Katahdin, the most prominent mountain in the region. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Representative Henry Waxman to Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt released the following statement on the retirement of Representative Henry Waxman:

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News Release | Environment America

Shalefield Stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. —   Today Environment America Research & Policy Center joined residents living on the frontlines of fracking who recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations in a new booklet called Shalefield Stories.   The new booklet was released today even as President Obama touted natural gas development in his State of the Union speech and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz asserted last week that the impacts of fracking are “challenging but manageable.” 

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Report | Environment America

Shalefield Stories

Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones. We believe it is vital for the public to hear directly from people living on the frontlines of fracking, and so Environment America Research & Policy Center is supporting the Shalefield Stories project—a booklet designed and published by local activists where people impacted by fracking tell their stories, in their own words.

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama Vows to Protect Future Generations from Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, delivered the following statement: 

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News Release | Environment America

Solar Energy Should be Key Part of America’s Energy Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its fourth annual National Solar Jobs Census, which found that the U.S. solar industry employed 142,698 Americans in 2013. That figure includes the addition of 23,682 solar jobs over the previous year, representing 19.9 percent growth in employment since September 2012. Solar employment grew 10 times faster than the national average employment growth rate of 1.9 percent in the same period.

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