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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

State Legislators Applauded for Calling on President Obama to Prioritize Action on Global Warming

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states to President Obama, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. 

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News Release | Environment America

Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Waxman Launch Climate Change Task Force

Washington, DC -- Following President Obama’s pledge to address global warming during his inaugural address, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Representative Henry Waxman today launched a Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change that will provide a Congressional forum for discussions of solutions to global warming. The Task Force is expected to convene meetings of members from both chambers of Congress, and release reports and help circulate information on global warming and solutions to the problem.

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News Release | Environment America

President Recommits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

Washington, D.C.  – Minutes ago, President Obama concluded his second inaugural address. Margie Alt, Executive Director of Environment America, made the following statement in response: 

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama Should Tackle Global Warming in Second Term

As President Obama prepares to deliver his inaugural address on Monday, Executive Director of Environment America, Margie Alt, made the following statement:  

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

North Carolina takes another step towards offshore wind

Wilmington– Offshore wind supporters packed the public hearing room Wednesday at the Courtyard Marriott in Wilmington as North Carolina took another step towards getting the first wind turbines spinning off our coasts.

The hearing was the second of two conducted by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to gauge public interest in offshore wind development in North Carolina. The meeting was an opportunity for the public to learn about the next steps we need to take to make offshore a reality in North Carolina and comment about the plan in place.

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