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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.

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A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Applauds Bloomberg Endorsement of Obama

Statement of Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt on Mayor Bloomberg Endorsement

Mayor Bloomberg is stating what so many of us know: responding to climate change will require leadership beyond traditional politics. Kudos to the mayor for his own leadership. And we agree wholeheartedly; President Obama is the right president to move us forward on climate change, the central issue of our age.

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Obama Administration Announces First “Smart from the Start” Offshore Wind Lease

Offshore wind off the Atlantic coast took another step forward yesterday when Obama administration officials reached agreement on a lease with offshore wind developer, NRG Blue Water Wind, LLC,  for commercial wind development in a 100,000 acre area about 12 miles off the coast of Delaware.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Eugene Becomes Third City in Oregon to Ban the Bag

Eugene became the third Oregon city to implement a single-use plastic bag ban when the city council voted to ban plastic checkout bags and put a fee on paper bags. The decision will have big payoffs for Oregon’s environment and the Pacific Ocean.

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News Release | Environment America

Clean Water Act Turns 40 – Progress Made, More Needed

Today, October 18, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark environmental law. The Clean Water Act was enacted after years of citizen outrage about massive and persistent water pollution across the country.  Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted it even repeatedly caught on fire.

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