Result

We’re leaving a safer climate for kids growing up today.

After we helped present the facts, engage elected leaders and gather an overwhelming 8 million comments of support, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the historic Clean Power Plan in 2015. The plan limits emissions from America’s No. 1 source of global warming pollution—power plants. It also helped set the stage for the historic Paris Agreement, made between 196 countries to reduce emissions last December.

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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.

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We won a temporary ban on mining near the Grand Canyon.

Toxic mining has no place near the Grand Canyon. The Obama administration responded to calls from Environment America and our allies, and issued a temporary ban on new mining on more than 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon. We’re pushing hard to make the ban permanent while working to stop mining outside Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, Yosemite and other special places.

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We're restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 Americans called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

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We won monumental clean car standards.

On July 29, 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. The new standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon. Thousands of our members helped seal the deal by emailing the White House and attending Environmental Protection Agency hearings in support of the standards.

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