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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.”

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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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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:

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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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Cleaner Gasoline will lead to Cleaner Air, Lives Saved

Washington, D.C. – Today the Obama administration released their “Tier 3” standard, which will reduce the sulfur content of gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10 parts per million. Environment America’s Get Off Oil Program Director Daniel Gatti issued this statement in response:

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President Obama’s Dirty Plan for Clean Energy

Boston — President Obama today reiterated his call to use royalties from new oil drilling to fund clean vehicle technologies as part of his Blueprint for a Clean and Secure Energy Future. Daniel Gatti, who directs Environment America’s Get Off Oil program, issued this statement in response:

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State Department Report on Keystone Understates Global Warming Threat

Washington, D.C. -- The State Department today issued a revised environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline project. Environment America’s Get Off Oil Program Director Daniel Gatti issued this statement in response:

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Testimony before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

On September 19, 2012, Environment America's Nathan Willcox gave testimony before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. in support of California's request to move ahead with its Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) programs through 2025.  These two clean car programs will help to further reduce oil use, while cutting emissions in California of the pollutants that lead to smog and which fuel global warming.  Full testimony:  

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Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Today the Obama administration is finalizing new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use nationwide.

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