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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.

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Senate Debates Menendez Bill to End Handouts to Big Oil and Invest in Clean Energy Economy

The U.S. Senate, after voting by an overwhelming margin to consider the bill, is looking toward a possible vote on Thursday on the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). The bill would end taxpayer subsidies for the biggest oil companies in order to fund clean energy programs and reduce the deficit. John Cross, federal transportation advocate for Environment America, made the following statement.

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Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the U.S., yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution from power plants. The standard proposed today will correct that for new power plants by limiting their emissions of carbon pollution.

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Environmental report: Cooper River laden with carcinogens

The Cooper River is the sixth most polluted river in terms of carcinogenic toxins according to a report by Environment America, a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations.

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Cushing's Litany of Climate Disasters, Fueled By Our Addiction To Oil

President Barack Obama’s visit to Cushing, Oklahoma, the “Pipeline Crossroads for the World,” took him to ground zero for climate disasters in the United States.

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Environmental group: Miss.River 2nd-most polluted in country

One of Dyer County's most grand sights is the mighty Mississippi River, but what looks like a beautifully powerful mass of rolling water is reportedly one of America's most polluted rivers.

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