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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

Senators from States Hit by Sandy Urge Pres. Obama to Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy sent a letter to President Obama today, describing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in their states, to urge him to set limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Scientists have warned that global warming is helping to intensify extreme weather events, and power plants are the largest source of the carbon pollution that’s fueling global warming. The letter was loudly applauded by Environment America and others.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress Should Fully Fund Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. - With the House Energy and Commerce hearing on the Department of Energy’s budget taking place today, Anna Aurilio, director of Environment America’s D.C. office, issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Applauds Secretary Jewell’s Firm Rejection of Drilling off of our Atlantic Coast

Boston, MA. – Yesterday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rebuffed the oil and gas industry’s latest effort to bring offshore drilling to the Atlantic coast.  Her comments came after hearings in House and Senate committees where Republicans pushed to overturn the Obama administration’s decision to keep the eastern seaboard free from deepwater drilling damage. John Rumpler, senior attorney with Environment America issued this statement:

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News Release | Environment America

EPA Balks at Cleaning-up Factory Farm Pollution

Washington, D.C. — Despite receiving more than 35,000 public comments last October urging them to protect our waterways from agricultural waste run-off, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that they would not be issuing a standard to clean up pollution from the nation’s factory farms. Anna Aurilio, director of the D.C. office for Environment America, issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

Jewell Announces the Country’s first Offshore Wind Auction

Washington, D.C. – This Tuesday the Interior Department released further details on the United States’ first offshore wind auction. The two lease areas are in federal waters facing Rhode Island and Massachusetts and will be auctioned at the same time. Environment America is the federation of 29 state-based groups including Environment Rhode Island and Environment Massachusetts. Anna Aurilio, director of the D.C. office of Environment America issued the following statement: 

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