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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 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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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Hits 2017 Solar Goal 4 Years Early

Governor Deval Patrick announced that Massachusetts met his goal of getting 250 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity installed in Massachusetts by 2017 – four years ahead of schedule and that he was dramatically expanding the goal to 1600 MW by 2020, – a commitment Environment Massachusetts has been campaigning for the Governor to announce.

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News Release | Environment America

New Environment America Ad in Times Square: Pres. Obama and the Nation Should Address Global Warming

Washington, D.C. —Today, Environment America launched an ad on the CBS “Super Screen” in Times Square Plaza in Manhattan—not far from the scene of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact last fall—calling on President Obama and all Americans to join together to  address global warming. The 10-second ad will run once an hour, 18 times a day for the next two months. 

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News Release | Environment California

Feinstein, Costa Introduce Bill to Expand Yosemite

Washington, DC – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Jim Costa (D-CA) have introduced a bill to add 1,600 acres of soaring, conifer-studded hillsides and alpine meadows to Yosemite National Park. The land was originally part of Yosemite, but Congress stripped its protection in a 1906 concession to industrial interests. Feinstein and Costa’s bill would remove legal barriers to righting this historic wrong.

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News Release | Environment America

Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Could Lead to A Cleaner, Healthier Environment

Washington, D.C. – This morning Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are expected to reintroduce the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, a bipartisan bill that promotes energy savings in our nation’s buildings, industrial sector, and within the federal government. 

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