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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment America

Proposed methane limits good, but do little to staunch climate impacts of fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Obama administration announced a draft rule to limit methane emissions from some 100,000 fracking and drilling wells on public lands. Methane, a climate-warming pollutant many times more potent than carbon dioxide, makes up about a tenth of U.S. global warming pollution.

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Climate Champions in House of Representatives Push for 100% Renewable Energy | Rob Sargent

We know that we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s got to start with a commitment to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

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Court delivers major win for climate action and Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a major win today for the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change, announcing it will leave carbon pollution limits on new power plants in place while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies in state government who want to kill the rule.

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News Release | Environment America

Strong federal backstop for Clean Power Plan will ensure every state is cutting pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the heels of the announcement that 2015 was the hottest year on record, today the public comment period closes for the federal backstop for the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s central strategy to tackle global warming.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress fails again to block clean water protections

WASHINGTON, DC – Congress again failed to block clean water protections for millions of Americans today, as Senate leaders fell short of the votes needed to override the president’s veto of a measure by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) dubbed the “Dirty Water Bill."

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