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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment America

Federal purse strings can help reduce climate impact from transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation took the first steps to consider requiring state and regional organizations receiving federal funds to consider global warming pollution when planning transportation projects. At this stage, the administration is only seeking comment, not proposing a rule, on whether transportation planners should factor in pollution.

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Putting the Pieces Together -- LEGO on Track to be 100% Renewable by 2020 | Rob Sargent

Several years ago, LEGO set a goal to go 100 percent renewable by 2020. Last month, the Danish company announced that through a combination of investments in energy savings and purchases of wind power contracts, it is on track to meet that goal.   

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

How 10 years of fracking has harmed our water, land and climate

Boston, MA–In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants. The stat is one of many in a new study that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005.
 

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

The combination of two technologies – hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – has enabled the oil and gas industry to engage in an effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking,” however, has also led to tremendous environmental harm and put the health and safety of communities across the country at risk. 

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News Release | Environment America

New monument honors work for women's equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Obama designated the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum as the 23rd national monument of his administration.

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