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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 to Senate: Confirm Gina McCarthy to Lead EPA

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held its confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Anna Aurilio, Director of Environment America’s D.C. office, issued the following statement in response:  

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America: Congratulations to Sally Jewell, New Head of the Department of Interior

Washington, D.C. – Moments ago the Senate voted to confirm Sally Jewell, President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of the Interior. Mary Rafferty, conservation program coordinator for Environment America, released the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama’s Budget Should Protect Our Environment, Public Health

Washington, D.C. – Anna Aurilio, Director of Environment America’s Washington, DC Office issued the following statement in anticipation of President Obama’s FY 14 budget proposal scheduled for release later today:

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Four out of Five Americans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After yet another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, record floods and severe storms like Hurricane Sandy, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

After yet another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, record floods and severe storms like Hurricane Sandy, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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