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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

Environment America Looks Ahead to Building on Salazar’s Conservation Legacy

As Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced plans to leave the Department of the Interior at the end of March, Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, released the following statement: 

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News Release | Environment America

New Draft Report: Global Warming Affecting the US in Big Ways

Washington, D.C. — From more severe heat waves and devastating wildfires, to coastal and river flooding and threats to the agricultural sector, states around the country are being affected by global warming, according to the new draft National Climate Assessment report released on Friday, January 11. The draft report incorporates input from more than 240 experts from around the country, and from federal agencies including the Department of Energy and NASA.

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News Release | Environment New York

Broad support for Gov. Cuomo's commitment to cut global warming pollution

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State Address yesterday calling for strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Northeast region's cap on power plan pollution and a stronger commitment to the state's solar programs.

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News Release | Environment California

Pinnacles National Park Act Headed to President’s Desk

Pinnacles National Park Act upgrades the protection status of Pinnacles National Monument, located in central California near Soledad, to that of a National Park. 

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News Release | Environment America

Fracking on Film

As the new Matt Damon movie, Promised Land, opened in theaters today, Environment America sounded the alarm about the very real damage fracking is doing in communities across the country. 

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