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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment America

"Keep it in the Ground" Act will protect natural areas, climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, a House counterpart to the bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) last November. The Keep It in the Ground Act would accelerate the transition to clean energy by ending all federal leases, for oil, gas, or coal extraction on public lands and waters.

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News Release | Environment America

Solar Now Employs Over 200,000 Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today, showing 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector. The solar jobs number represents a 20.2 percent increase from the previous year – the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more.

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News Release | Environment America

In huge blow to climate action, Supreme Court pauses Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Supreme Court delivered a major blow to the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change today, announcing it will put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on hold while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies in state government who want to kill the rule.

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama's budget gets an A minus

WASHINGTON, DC -- Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A minus," said Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America. "It's fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted."

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100% Solar Power for North Carolina Schools | Rob Sargent

Meeting all of a school’s energy needs with 100 percent renewable energy is not only great for the environment, but allows schools to save money on electric bills and invest more in teachers, technology, and textbooks. And, it shows communities the feasibility and benefits, while providing valuable lessons for our children!

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