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Solar industry: we can drive pollution reductions in Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC– With the Clean Power Plan days away from becoming final, more than 650 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, supporting a strong plan that emphasizes renewable energy.

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Senate panel doubles down on dirty drilling, putting beaches & wildlife at risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Divided along party lines, today the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved a bill to allow oil exports and expand offshore drilling.

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In reckless move, Obama administration grants Arctic drilling permits to Shell

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of the Interior today granted conditional permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to begin drilling off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea. For the time being, the company is only permitted to drill the top sections of its wells because it lacks the equipment to cap the wells in case of emergency.

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U.S. Senators introduce bill to stop Arctic Ocean drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) introduced legislation to stop offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. His efforts come in the wake of a series of setbacks for Shell Oil, including damage to its sea vessels en route to the Chukchi Sea, and a penalty from the Obama administration for failing to comply with wildlife protections. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined Sen. Merkley as original cosponsors of the bill.

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EPA, advocates: fracking wastewater too hazardous for sewage treatment plants

WASHINGTON, DC – Toxic fracking wastewater shouldn’t be treated at facilities that can’t handle its hazards, Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), clean water and public health advocates, and more than 30,000 Americans said today, a day before the public comment period closes for a proposed federal rule to prohibit fracking waste shipments to sewage treatment plants.