News Release | Environment America

Restricting methane pollution important band-aid, but not a cure for climate crisis

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Obama administration proposed first-ever limits on oil and gas emissions of methane - the greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Drilling and fracking operations are the single largest source of the pollutant, which accounts for about 9 percent of U.S. global warming pollution.

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Senate panel doubles down on dirty drilling, putting beaches & wildlife at risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Divided along party lines, today the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved a bill to allow oil exports and expand offshore drilling.

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Devastating spill in Calif. shows when you drill, you spill

Goleta, Calif. -- An oil pipeline burst yesterday on the Pacific shore, releasing about 21,000 gallons of crude into the ocean and covering a popular beach in Santa Barbara County in a slick four miles long. The pipeline is owned by Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline, which has reportedly stopped the flow of oil. Environment America's Rachel Richardson issued the following statement in response:  

News Release | Environment America

Obama administration to put large stretches of Atlantic coastline, beaches at risk

Washington, D.C. -- Today the Obama administration proposed opening up huge swaths of the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, putting large stretches of the nation’s coastline, including some of its most beloved beaches from Virginia to Georgia, at risk of a devastating spill. 

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President Obama steps forward to protect Bristol Bay from oil and gas exploration

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that he will protect a key part of America’s natural heritage and one of the world's largest salmon runs in Bristol Bay, Alaska from the devastating impacts of oil and gas drilling.  Aaron Weil, conservation advocate with Environment America, issued the following statement in response.

News Release | Environment America

Obama administration considers new offshore oil and gas leases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans around the country prepare to head for summer vacations at the beach, today the Obama administration announced the beginning of the planning process to develop the next set of potential offshore oil and gas leases for 2017 through 2022.

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Report: Keystone Pipeline Fails to Meet Obama’s ‘National Interest’ Standard on Global Warming

Washington, D.C. – This week, as one of the largest fires in Northern California continues to devastate more than 180,000 acres and is threatening beloved Yosemite National Park, Environment America joined Oil Change International, the Sierra Club, and 350.org to release a new report, “Responding to the President's Climate Challenge: A Failing Grade for Keystone XL.”

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: 

News Release | Environment America

Keystone Pipeline Loses Momentum in House Vote

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives voted 241-175 in favor of H.R. 3, which would force an immediate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Get Off Oil Program Director Daniel Gatti issued this statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

Exxon’s Tar Sands Oil Spill Portends Dirty and Dangerous Future in Keystone XL Pipeline

Boston, MA.  -- Environment America’s Get Off Oil Program Director, Dan Gatti, issued this statement following the rupture of Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline on Friday afternoon, which spilled an estimated 2000 barrels of oil and caused the evacuation of 22 homes in the small town of Mayflower, Arkansas:

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