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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

Chemical safety bill would prevent stronger state laws

Washington, DC - House and Senate negotiators reached agreement yesterday on legislation to overhaul the nation’s 40-year-old law governing toxic chemicals. 

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News Release | Environment America

Praise for U.S - Nordic agreement on climate, the Arctic

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. joined Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in a robust collaboration to protect the fragile Arctic region and implement the Paris Agreement; reinforcing commitments to curb methane emissions, cut aviation pollution, and deploy clean energy projects, among other measures.

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News Release | Environment America

Methane rules a step forward, but short of what's needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Obama administration issued final rules controlling new oil and gas emissions of methane - the greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Drilling and fracking operations are the single largest source of the pollutant, which accounts for a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas pollution.

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Why I had to see Solar Impulse, the world’s first solar powered airplane | Bret Fanshaw

As a kid growing up in Wisconsin, I would attend the annual summer fly-in of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh. It’s truly a spectacle -- on display you can find everything from World War II bombers to ultralights to the SR71; one year they even had the Harrier jet demonstrate a vertical take off.

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama travels to Flint to address water crisis

FLINT, MI -- This afternoon, President Obama went to Flint, Michigan, to address the drinking water contamination there in person.

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