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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

U.S. House passes "Smoggy Skies Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to adopt H.R. 4775, sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas). Dubbed the “Smoggy Skies Act,” the measure would permanently weaken the Clean Air Act, block updated ozone pollution limits for years, and impose sweeping changes to future standards for smog-forming ozone and five other major air pollutants.

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World’s Top Energy Officials Meet to Discuss Shift to Clean Energy | Rob Sargent

Last week, we got another step closer to 100% renewable energy when energy officials from around the world gathered to discuss greater collaboration on clean energy. 

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News Release | Environment America

Good news: fracking leases canceled outside New Mexico's Chaco Canyon

WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday the Obama administration announced it was cancelling lease sales of over 2,000 acres near New Mexico's historic Chaco Canyon. Rachel Richardson, program director of Environment America's Stop Drilling Program issued a statement applauding the move.

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Coming Soon: A 100 Percent Renewable Commute | Rob Sargent

The daily commute for some 2.2 million Chileans just got greener. Santiago’s Metro system announced plans to become the first subway system powered mostly by solar energy. Running a large transit system on renewable energy is a major breakthrough and an inspiring example for others to replicate.  

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Environment America launches multi-million-dollar campaign to save the bees

Washington, DC -- Environment America and its state affiliates have launched a multi-million-dollar public education campaign to convince federal officials to ban neonicotinoids, the dangerous class of pesticides linked to the recent dramatic decline in bee colonies.  

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