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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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We launched campaigns to promote sustainable farms.

Farming should help the environment, not hurt it. Yet large-scale, industrial farms that cause a host of problems for our water, air and quality of life dominate agriculture today. In 2013, Environment America state affiliates launched campaigns to get more fresh, local and sustainable food for our restuarants, schools and communities, and ensure that farming doesn't pollute our land or waterways.

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We protected Glacier National Park from drilling.

More than 200,000 acres surrounding Glacier National Park are now protected from drilling, after we mobilized thousands of people in Montana and across the country to urge Montana’s senators and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to ban nearby drilling. BP, Halliburton and the other companies that had leased sites saw the writing on the wall and voluntarily relinquished more than 80% of their drilling leases.

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We're banning the bag and protecting our oceans.

In 2013, the number of communities banning plastic disposable bags—the kind that  often wash into the sea and harm sea birds and other marine animals—surpassed 100, thanks in part to the advocacy and organizing of our state affiliates. And when sea lions washed up in unusually large numbers on the coast of California last spring, Environment California helped raise funds for an emergency marine mammal rescue center.

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We delivered 3 million comments in support of 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.

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