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VICTORY: ARCTIC PROTECTED FROM DRILLING

In a win for our oceans and climate, the Obama administration finalized its oil and gas leasing program, which provides protection for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from risky oil and gas drilling for the next five years. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

In a victory for wildlife, Atlantic seismic testing denied!

“Seismic air gun blasts can harm sea creatures thousands of miles away, interrupting their migration patterns, causing hearing impairments, stress, injury and even death. We applaud the Obama Administration for doing right by the whales, dolphins and sea turtles.” Rachel Richardson, Environment America.

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Renewable Energy: the ‘great unifier’ of 2016 | Ross Sherman

In 2016, renewable energy emerged as a great unifier -- and not a moment too soon. We know that in order to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, we must transition completely from dirty, polluting fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy. If this past year is any indication, we’re well on our way.

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Arizona regulators throw shade on solar | Ross Sherman

After a year of deliberation about the value of rooftop solar energy, Arizona regulators voted 4-1 last week to substantially curtail the credits that solar customers receive for providing solar power. The Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) decision slashed net-metering, which has played a major role in the expansion of rooftop solar in Arizona and nationwide.

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News Release | Environment America

WITH TWO MORE NATIONAL MONUMENTS, OBAMA CONSERVATION LEGACY GETS EVEN STRONGER

Washington DC -- Today President Obama designated two new national monuments in the Southwest, permanently protecting nearly two million acres.   Environment America’s Executive Director Margie Alt issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

Arctic and Atlantic oceans protected!

Washington, D.C. – Our oceans are more protected today because President Obama permanently withdrew 115 million acres of the Arctic and 31 canyons in the Atlantic Ocean from all future oil and gas development, citing the dangers of offshore drilling and the need to move away from fossil fuels. Canada announced parallel actions, which included an indefinite freeze on oil and gas leasing in Arctic waters to be reviewed every five years.

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