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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.
Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:
Today, Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) launched a campaign to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent renewable energy.
Clean energy supporters in Massachusetts announced legislation backed by more than a quarter of the state legislature committing Massachusetts to obtaining 100 percent of its energy needs from clean and renewable sources by mid-century.
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congress voted to override the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule using the Congressional Review Act. The rule, adopted under the Obama Administration, would have limited harmful methane pollution from drilling wells on federal lands.