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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 America

Fracking by the Numbers

Washington, D.C. — As federal policy makers decide on rules for fracking on public lands, a new report calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment, including 280 billion gallons of toxic wastewater generated by fracking in 2012 -- enough to flood all of Washington, D.C., in a 22-foot deep toxic lagoon. The Environment America Research & Policy Center report, "Fracking by the Numbers," is the first to measure the damaging footprint of fracking to date.

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Report | Environment America

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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News Release | Environment America

Sorry We're Closed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on a budget before the midnight deadline, Aaron Weil, Environment America’s conservation advocate released the following statement on the environmental impacts of the government shutdown. 

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News Release | Environment America

New Climate Science Report Shows that Reducing Global Warming Pollution is Urgent

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released their latest report on global warming which provides powerful evidence that reducing emissions of climate-changing pollution is critically important and urgent. The report reinforces the urgent need to cut carbon and tackle global warming to protect future generations. Julian Boggs, global warming program director with Environment America issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

Delaware Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control held a hearing today on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional program designed to limit power plant emissions of carbon pollution into the air – and thereby cut the pollution that drives global warming. Environment America submitted comments, accompanied by a white paper, in support of strengthening the program.

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