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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.

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Environment America Pushes for Stronger Vehicle Standards

Washington, D.C. – One day after NOAA reported the earth had experience the hottest summer ever, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing to discuss vehicle efficiency and the corporate average fuel economy standards. According to the Energy Information Administration, transportation is now the top source of global warming pollution in the U.S. and these standards represent an important path to curbing climate change.  Further, EPA and NHTSA’s recent Technical Assessment Report said the standards are achievable and cost-effective.   Aminah Zaghab, Global Warming Solutions Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement: 

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Environment America launches campaign for cities to go big on solar

Albuquerque, NM - On the heels of a major solar energy victory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Environment America today announced the launch of a nationwide campaign to convince cities and local governments to generate much more of their power from the sun. The “Shining Cities” campaign will engage and mobilize thousands of Environment America members, volunteers and supporters to convince local governments to expand the use of pollution-free solar power.
 

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Los Angeles to Chart Path to 100% Renewable Energy

Los Angeles – Today, the Los Angeles City Council stepped up its climate leadership by directing the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to work with area academics and other stakeholders to determine how to move the city to 100% renewable energy.

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Grand Canyon Pops Up at DC’s PARK(ing) Day

Washington, DC – In celebration of PARK(ing) Day, an international event to create temporary public parks, Environment America has transformed a metered parking space in downtown Washington, D.C. into a Grand Canyon themed pop-up park. 

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Senate Approves Aid for Flint and Other Communities Facing Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water

Washington, DC – This afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted to authorize funding to address drinking water contaminated with lead in Flint and other communities across the country.  The safe drinking water funding provisions were included in S. 2848, a bill to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). 

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