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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama’s Speech Addressing Global Warming Gives Keystone the Cold Shoulder

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama today announced that "Our national interest will be served only if [the Keystone] project does not significantly exacerbate the carbon pollution problem."  Get Off Oil program director for Environment America, Daniel Gatti, issued this statement in response: 

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for America, Future Generations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, record drought in many states, and wildfires in Colorado, the president’s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment America and many others.

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News Release | Environment America

Pres. Obama to Unveil Plan to Address Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, record drought in many states, and wildfires in Colorado, President Obama has announced he will unveil a climate action plan on Tuesday designed to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming and advance clean energy solutions. Environment America and many others applauded the announcement.

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News Release | Environment New Hampshire

Experts Gather in Keene For Climate Forum To Examine Why President and Other Leaders Aren’t Moving on Climate Solutions

Small business leaders, scientists and environmental advocates got together this afternoon in Keene, New Hampshire to examine the local impacts of climate change and to discuss why Granite Staters are still waiting for a climate solution from the President and Administration officials charged with protecting clean air and public health, not to mention Congress. 

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News Release | Environment America

Energy and Water Appropriations Leadership push for Dirty Energy, Dirty Water

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee for energy and water will consider and vote on a spending bill that cuts the Department of Energy’s renewable energy budget by nearly half and inhibits the Obama administration’s ability to restore Clean Water Act protections to America’s waterways. 

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