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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

Bipartisan group of FL senators stall pro-fracking bill, but it could return

TALLAHASSEE, FL—Yesterday a bipartisan group of state senators beat back a measure to advance fracking in the state of Florida, voting down Senate Bill 318 10 to 9 in the Appropriations Committee. Florida Senate rules allow the bill to be reconsidered, however, and the bill could be voted on again as soon as next Tuesday.

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News Release | Environment America

Bill would penalize companies like Volkswagen who cheat on emissions tests

Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with Reps. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), yesterday introduced the “CLEAN-UP Act” ,” which would penalize automakers such as Volkswagen who violate the Clean Air Act.

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News Release | Environment America

Historic Vote on Arctic Refuge

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives took a historic vote to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain as Wilderness. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) offered the House Arctic Refuge Wilderness bill as an amendment to the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015, H.R. 2406, a bill that contains a number of destructive provisions that threaten wildlife and public lands, erode bedrock environmental laws and undermine key conservation policies. The bipartisan vote on the amendment – the first time Congress has ever voted on a Wilderness bill for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – was 176 yeas and 227 nays.

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News Release | Environment America

Coast Guard drops proposal to allow shipment of toxic fracking wastewater

WASHINGTON, DC – In a win for clean water and public health, today the U.S. Coast Guard quietly dropped its proposal to allow barges on the nation’s rivers and inter coastal waterways to transport toxic fracking wastewater.

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Cool Program Helps Households Move to 100% Renewable Energy | Rob Sargent

To achieve our goal of 100% renewables, we need smart strategies that combine energy savings with renewable energy. A great place to start is getting the buildings where we live and work to generate as much energy as they use (net-zero energy). 

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