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Record Breaking 3M for clean air

Together with our allies, we’ve delivered more than 3 million comments and joined hundreds of citizens at hearings  to support the EPA's proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. Environment America’s Anna Aurilio delivers comments to EPA Assistant Administrator of Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy.  

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Wind Power for America

Congress extended critical federal tax credits for wind power early this year, thanks to the hard work of our staff, allies, and supporters. In the U.S., wind energy now powers the equivalent of 13 million homes and renewable energy accounted for nearly 50 percent of all newly installed power in 2012. Here, Environment Minnesota’s Michelle Hesterberg is joined by Duluth Mayor Don Ness and Ventera Winds President Joseph Woods to tout the environmental benefits of wind energy to local media.

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President Obama takes bold action on climate

President Obama took decisive action this June to respond to the threat of climate change by limiting our carbon pollution, while expanding our commitment to renewable energy. His actions follow the work of Environment America and other groups to mobilize millions of people to come together and speak out for strong action on climate.

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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to permanently protect California’s Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The move saves 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along Northern California’s scenic coastline. Nathan Weaver, preservation advocate with Environment California, attended the dedication event.

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Defending 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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