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We helped permanently protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument.

Big victory! The White House announced the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks, a pristine wild landscape in New Mexico, will be permanently protected as a national monument. President Obama signed the declaration at the Interior Department on Wednesday, May 21. Protecting nearly a half million acres, this will be the largest monument the Obama administration has declared so far. Now, mountain lions, pronghorn antelope and peregrine falcon will have protected habitat, while New Mexicans and all Americans have beautiful places for hiking and other recreational adventures long into the future.

News Release | Environment America

Testing off the Atlantic Coast for Oil and Gas Sends Us Down a Blind Path

In today's weekly radio address, President Obama discussed the solutions his administration is pursuing to address high gas prices.  He talked about cracking down on price gouging and ending special tax breaks for Big Oil. He also talked about expediting seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, looking to see how much oil and gas lies offshore.

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News Release | Environment America

Merkley-Alexander Electric Vehicles Bill Can Help America Get Off Oil

Senators Merkley (D-OR) and Alexander (R-TN) have proposed legislation that would provide billions in funding for the development and deployment of plug-in vehicles. Environment America Policy Analyst Daniel Gatti issued this statement in response.

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News Release | Environment America

Key Officials in Three States Reject Industry Efforts to Roll Back Regional Program to Reduce Carbon Pollution

On Wednesday May 10th, key legislative committees in Delaware and Maine and the New Hampshire Senate voted to reject efforts by fossil fuel interests to pull the states out of a landmark program adopted by ten Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce global warming emissions from power plants.

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News Release | Environment America

It's time to cut welfare for Big Oil

With gas prices nearing $4 per gallon nationwide and oil industry profits nearing record highs, Senators Reid, McCaskill and Menendez today proposed legislation that will repeal $21 billion dollars in corporate welfare for oil companies. Environment America policy analyst Daniel Gatti issued this statement in response.

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News Release | Environment America

Environmental Leaders Call on President Obama to Deliver Real Gas Saving Solutions

The leaders of the nation’s largest environmental groups today asked President Obama to create long-term relief for drivers at the pump by delivering the strongest fuel-efficiency and auto pollution standards for new vehicles currently under consideration. The administration will propose new fuel efficiency and auto pollution standards this September, with key decisions being made this summer. The request came in a letter signed by 33 environmental, science, and public health organizations, including the Union of Concerned Scientists, Environment America, Sierra Club and Republicans for Environmental Protection.

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