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VICTORY: MAINE NORTH WOODS PROTECTED

President Obama officially designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest in Maine, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more. The area also holds tremendous cultural, historical and ecological significance, in addition to myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. The new national monument sits east of Mount Katahdin, the most prominent mountain in the region. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Bay State Lawmakers Move Bill to Stop Fracking

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has now approved a 10-year moratorium on fracking.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

12,000 Pennsylvanians Demand: “Protect Loyalsock from fracking”

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News Release | Environment America

Massive Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power

Washington, D.C. -- With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31, more than 230 faith, conservation, and public health organizations; small businesses; and elected officials joined Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, Conservation Law Foundation, and Southern Environmental Law Center Wednesday in a letter supporting swift, bold action by the Obama administration to facilitate the development of offshore wind power.

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News Release | Environment America

Tens of Thousands Urge Obama Administration to Reject Proposal to Ship Fracking Waste Down Nation’s Rivers

Washington, D.C. – Today Environment America is delivering more than 29,000 public comments to the U.S. Coast Guard urging them to reject a policy proposal that would allow barging of waste water produced from fracking operations down the nation’s rivers and waterways.

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News Release | Environment America

EPA, Army Corps Report Shows Economic Benefits of Fixing Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A study conducted by the Obama administration shows that protecting our waterways has massive economic benefits in addition to the known environmental benefits. The economic analysis was authored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agencies involved in implementing and enforcing the Clean Water Act. 

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