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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

Keystone Pipeline Loses Momentum in House Vote

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives voted 241-175 in favor of H.R. 3, which would force an immediate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Get Off Oil Program Director Daniel Gatti issued this statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

Weak Rule by Jewell: New Interior Secretary’s Proposal Fails to Protect America’s Natural Heritage from Fracking

Today, as one of the first major policy decisions for new Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed scant protections for America’s natural heritage with its revised rules for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

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News Release | Environment America

Gina McCarthy’s Nomination for EPA Administrator Advances to Full Senate

The Senate EPW Committee today advanced Gina McCarthy’s nomination for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to the full Senate. Anna Aurilio, Washington, D.C., office director for Environment America, issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment America

Senator Vitter Does Polluters’ Bidding in Boycotting Gina McCarthy’s Confirmation to Head EPA

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Vitter (R-LA) and other Republican senators on the Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works boycotted a scheduled committee vote to move Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Nominee Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to the full Senate, thus delaying her confirmation. Anna Aurilio, Washington, D.C., office director for Environment America, issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment Texas

Court rejects Exxon bid to dismiss citizen enforcement suit

HOUSTON – A federal court has rejected, for the second time, an attempt by ExxonMobil Corporation and two subsidiaries to get rid of a lawsuit filed against them by Sierra Club and Environment Texas.  The lawsuit alleges thousands of violations of the Clean Air Act at the nation’s largest oil refinery and chemical plant complex, located in Baytown, Texas. 

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