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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

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Washington, D.C. – As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new report, released by Environment America exposes the challenges facing the country’s parks, seashores, monuments and historic sites as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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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 Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution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case before a New Jersey court this morning in a lawsuit against the Christie Administration that contends it illegally repealed rules limiting power plant pollution in the state, a move that effectively ended New Jersey’s participation in a regional program that is combating climate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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