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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

Pres. Obama vetoes bill that undoes clean water protections

WASHINGTON, DC — Tonight President Obama vetoed a joint congressional resolution that would overturn his administration’s Clean Water Rule, the measure that restores Clean Water Act protections to streams that help provide drinking water to 1 in 3 Americans.

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News Release | Environment America

Pennsylvania announces new rules to curb methane pollution

Harrisburg, PA -- Today Governor Tom Wolf, Democrat of Pennsylvania, announced new rules to curb oil and gas emissions of methane in the state, the second largest producer of natural gas in the country. Drilling and fracking operations nationwide are the single largest source of the greenhouse gas pollutant, which is many times more potent than carbon dioxide. 
The new rules address methane leaks and emissions from wells, facilities, compressor stations and pipelines in the state, and, unlike federal rules proposed by the Obama administration, are intended to cover existing as well as new sources.

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Congrats to the solar photo contest winners! | Rob Sargent

You may remember, a few months ago we asked you to send in your best photos for our solar photo contest. Many inspiring pictures were submitted.  It was difficult to pick a winner. But, I’m excited to announce today that we’ve chosen the winners of the contest. Please join me in congratulating the winners!

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama announces key step toward keeping fossil fuels in the ground

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Obama administration announced a “pause” on new leases for coal mining on public lands while it evaluates reforms for the program that governs leases for some 570 million acres of natural areas owned by taxpayers.

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News Release | Environment America

Polluters don't want to take 'no' for an answer, U.S. House votes against clean water

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the U.S. House voted to block the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule, the joint regulation issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that restores Clean Water Act protections to 2 million miles of streams and millions of acres of wetlands.

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