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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

Obama Administration Announces First “Smart from the Start” Offshore Wind Lease

Offshore wind off the Atlantic coast took another step forward yesterday when Obama administration officials reached agreement on a lease with offshore wind developer, NRG Blue Water Wind, LLC,  for commercial wind development in a 100,000 acre area about 12 miles off the coast of Delaware.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Eugene Becomes Third City in Oregon to Ban the Bag

Eugene became the third Oregon city to implement a single-use plastic bag ban when the city council voted to ban plastic checkout bags and put a fee on paper bags. The decision will have big payoffs for Oregon’s environment and the Pacific Ocean.

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News Release | Environment America

Clean Water Act Turns 40 – Progress Made, More Needed

Today, October 18, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark environmental law. The Clean Water Act was enacted after years of citizen outrage about massive and persistent water pollution across the country.  Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted it even repeatedly caught on fire.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Portland Should Pass a Better Bag Ban

Environment Oregon announced their response to the City of Portland’s one-year report on the plastic bag ban. State Director Sarah Higginbotham released a statement endorsing an expansion of the plastic bag ban policy. Portland can continue to make a meaningful difference.

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News Release | Environment America

More than 35,000 Speak Out in Support of Strong Factory Farm Pollution Limits

More than 35,000 residents in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, the District of Columbia, and states across the country urged EPA to set strong limits on factory farm pollution to protect waterways across the country. 

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