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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.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lighting the Way IV

A growing number of states are leading America’s ongoing solar boom. Those states are not necessarily the ones with the most sunshine, but rather the ones that have opened the door for solar energy through the adoption of strong public policies.

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News Release | Environment America

Report lays groundwork for strengthening miles-per-gallon standards

WASHINGTON, DC  -- Automakers have the technology to make cars and trucks go increasingly far on a gallon of gas, but they will fail to double the efficiency of passenger vehicles overall if they continue to market and sell high numbers of gas-guzzling SUVs, pickups and vans, a report from the Obama administration showed today.

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. House slashes environmental funding, blocks air & water protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Having rejected multiple amendments to strike its most damaging provisions, today the U.S. House adopted its controversial spending bill, H.R. 5538, which cuts funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies by $64 million from current levels.

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News Release | Environment America

Safety regulations issued, but the only 'safe' form of drilling for the Arctic and the climate is none at all

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Obama administration announced final drilling safety and spill prevention rules for future oil and gas development in the Arctic Ocean.

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News Release | Environment America

Over half a million call for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

WASHINGTON,D.C.-- Today groups announced the delivery of more than 550,000 petition signatures and comments urging President Obama to designate the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.

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