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VICTORY: MAINE NORTH WOODS PROTECTED

President Obama officially designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest in Maine, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more. The area also holds tremendous cultural, historical and ecological significance, in addition to myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. The new national monument sits east of Mount Katahdin, the most prominent mountain in the region. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

North American clean energy agreement furthers President Obama's climate legacy

OTTAWA - President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled their wide-ranging climate agreement today at the North American Leadership Summit, pledging that their countries would achieve 50 percent clean energy by 2025 and reduce the potent greenhouse gas methane at least 40 percent by the same year.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Corporate Agribusiness and the Fouling of America's Waterways

Pollution from agribusiness is responsible for some of America’s most intractable water quality problems – including the “dead zones” in the Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie, and the pollution of countless streams and lakes with nutrients, bacteria, sediment and pesticides.

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News Release | Environment America

Following national conference, mayors speak out for local control of fracking

INDIANAPOLIS - Following the United States Conference of Mayors here this weekend, over 30 mayors from more than a dozen states issued a statement today urging state and federal leaders to uphold local control of drilling.

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News Release | Environment America

Millions of dead bees, millions more signatures highlight threat to bees & other pollinators

Washington, D.C.— A truck full of dead bees will make its final stop at a rally outside the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this afternoon, culminating a coast-to-coast tour to raise awareness about recent massive declines in pollinators.

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News Release | Environment America

Last nuclear plant in California to close, be replaced with clean energy

San Luis Obispo, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric will shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant by 2025 and make up the difference with renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to a landmark agreement announced today.

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