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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

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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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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America Loses Environmental Champion, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, at 89

Washington, D.C. – Longtime New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89. Margie Alt, executive director for Environment America, issued the following statement:

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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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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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