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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 California Research & Policy Center

Over 100 California Leaders Call for More Solar

A growing number of state leaders are calling for the bright spot in California’s economy—solar power—to keep shining.  A bipartisan group of more than 100 elected officials from up and down the state have now endorsed Governor Brown’s goal of installing 12,000 megawatts (MW) of clean, localized power by then end of the decade as part of his “Clean Energy Jobs Plan.”

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News Release | Envronment New Hampshire

Clean Energy Program is Working

Environment New Hampshire releases a report that highlights the role clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets to reduce carbon emissions, while challenging claims that actions to reduce emissions undermine economic growth. The New Hampshire Legislature is considering legislation to repeal the cornerstone clean energy program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Inititiative (RGGI).

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Victory for Solar at the Capitol!

The sun's been shining in Saint Paul ever since a bipartisan group of legislators worked together to pass a bonding bill that makes it easier to install solar on schools, hospitals and other public buildings! 

 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

State Legislature Protects Colorado’s Clean Energy Leadership

Environmentalists, clean energy businesses and their allies in the legislature are pleased by the 2012 legislative session, as a slew of bills designed to promote dirty energy were soundly defeated. One of the most controversial anti-environmental bills, which died in the final hours of the session, took aim at the state’s landmark goal of generating 30% of the state’s energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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Vt. on verge of enacting nation's 1st statewide hydraulic fracturing ban; gov's OK needed

Vermont appears on the verge of enacting the nation's first statewide ban of a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing.

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