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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

Congress: More Environmental Champions, But Not Enough

The 2008 Congressional Scorecard, released by Environment America, found more champions and more solution-oriented votes, even as the group noted that passage of environmental protections faces many remaining challenges on Capitol Hill.  

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Report | Environment America

Congressional Scorecard 2008

Environment America and our federation of state environmental groups produce this regular report on key votes in Congress as one of our many tools to help citizens engage in and make an impact on environmental policy.

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News Release | Environment America

Obstructionists End Senate Action on Global Warming

The Senate voted 48-36 this morning to move forward on the Climate Security Act (S. 3036), falling short of the necessary 60-vote threshold and causing consideration of the bill to end without any substantive votes on the measure. An additional 6 senators, who missed the vote, submitted statements indicating that they would have voted to move forward had they been present.

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Report | Environment America

The Gulf: From Overfishing to Healthy Waters

America’s oceans are home to whales, dolphins, sea turtles, fish and an enormous variety of other sea life. But today our oceans are in trouble. Destructive overfishing, pollution, global warming and habitat damage are putting important marine animals at risk. Many populations are in serious decline. The result of this poor care for our oceans is a drastic reduction in fishing opportunities for commercial and recreational fishermen.

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Report | Environment America

California's State Parks: Worth Protecting

From the Anderson Redwoods State Reserve in Northern California to Montaña de Ora State Park in Central California to South Carlsbad State Beach near San Diego, California is home to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. Two hundred and seventy eight of these areas are so beautiful, that we have bestowed them the designation of State Parks, vowing to preserve their beauty for future generations.

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