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We helped lead the charge on the first statewide bag ban.

Big victory! California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, thanks in large part to the work of our state affiliate in California. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other Pacific wildlife. 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 across the country.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

Power plants are the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. By implementing policies that increase the production of wind energy, both on- and offshore, America can help put the nation – and the world – on a course to prevent the worst impacts of global warming.

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News Release | Environment America

Clean air groups deliver eight millionth comment supporting cleaning up power plants

Washington, DC -- As the public comment period on the Clean Power Plan came to a close today, Environment America, representing national groups supporting climate action, hand delivered the “8 millionth” comment supporting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Since early 2012, an array of public health, faith, and environmental groups, have collected approximately 8 million comments from among the majority of Americans who support clean energy and carbon pollution limits for power plants. 

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. EPA takes step forward to help Americans breathe easier

Washington, DC—Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new limits on ambient levels of ozone, the pollutant that can trigger headaches, nausea, asthma attacks and in the worst cases, premature death. “No one should have to worry that the air they breathe will make them sick, but that’s been the case for far too long for millions of Americans," said Environment America's Anna Aurilio, praising the EPA move.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: 10 percent solar for U.S. in reach

Boston, MA–Solar power is growing so fast across the country that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in America

A future in which America gets at least 10 percent of its electricity from the sun is within reach.

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