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VICTORY: ARCTIC PROTECTED FROM DRILLING

In a win for our oceans and climate, the Obama administration finalized its oil and gas leasing program, which provides protection for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from risky oil and gas drilling for the next five years. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

68 Outdoor Business Owners Join Environment America, Call for Better Protection of Public Lands

Washington, D.C. — Today, 68 outdoor recreation business owners called on President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to protect America’s public lands from development and pollution, and to provide them with the funding and resources they need. The businesses called for the preservation of treasured landscapes and the continued development of outdoor recreation, one of the country’s fastest growing industries.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

1,000+ Health Professionals Call on President Obama to Act on Fracking

Washington, D.C. – Today, Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates delivered letters from more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to President Obama and state decision-makers asserting that fracking should be stopped, given the overwhelming threats to public health. The letters come as public awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fracking is on the rise. For example, in a peer-reviewed study published last month, researchers found an increased rate of birth defects in babies born to mothers in Colorado who lived in close proximity to multiple oil and gas wells.

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News Release | Environment America

Nuclear Power Will Set Us Back in the Race to Curb Global Warming

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced final approval for $6.5 billion in loan guarantees for Southern Company to build two more reactors at the Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia. In 2010, when these loan guarantee was first proposed, Environment America released a critical report: The Nuclear Bailout: President Obama’s high risk gamble on new reactors undermines the fight against global warming.
Anna Aurilio, director of Environment America’s D.C. office issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

Cleaner Trucks Will Lead To a Cleaner Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s directive to the Environmental Protection Agency to set fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Protecting Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Colorado College released their 4th annual Conservation in the West Poll. The poll, which surveyed more than 2,400 people across Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, demonstrates overwhelming bipartisan public support for preserving public lands for our children and future generations to explore. 

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