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VICTORY: MAINE NORTH WOODS PROTECTED

President Obama officially designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest in Maine, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more. The area also holds tremendous cultural, historical and ecological significance, in addition to myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. The new national monument sits east of Mount Katahdin, the most prominent mountain in the region. READ MORE.

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Senate Approves Aid for Flint and Other Communities Facing Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water

Washington, DC – This afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted to authorize funding to address drinking water contaminated with lead in Flint and other communities across the country.  The safe drinking water funding provisions were included in S. 2848, a bill to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). 

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Businesses, Cities See Big Benefits from Pollution Reduction Program

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Court of Appeals prepares to hear arguments on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan later this month, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a report showing that curbing dangerous carbon pollution can reduce the risk of global warming and benefit communities at the same time. 

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama creates the first marine monument in U.S. Atlantic waters

BOSTON, MA -- President Obama created the first marine monument in U.S. Atlantic waters today, adding New England’s Coral Canyons and Seamounts to the long list of lands and seas he has protected during his administration.
  

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Carbon-Cutting Success Stories

Increasingly, leaders in the United States and around the world are taking action to protect our climate from global warming. With 2016 likely to be the hottest year in human history, the need for further action is only growing more apparent, and more urgent.

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News Release | Environment America

Federal and State Officials Unveil Plan for Offshore Wind in the U.S.

BOSTON, MA – Offshore wind in the United States is gaining momentum. Today, Secretary Moniz of the U.S. Department of Energy and Secretary Jewell of the U.S. Department of Interior were joined by state officials, national wind energy leaders and environmentalists to announce the release of the 2016 National Offshore Wind Strategy. The National Strategy touts the tremendous potential for offshore wind to meet our energy needs with pollution-free energy.  The updated plan recognized the improved outlook for offshore wind and aims for 86 GW of offshore wind to be developed by 2050.

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