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EPA Affirms Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency affirmed that automakers can and must make cars and trucks more efficient. This action ensures that fuel efficiency standards will continue to increase as proposed in 2012, with cars and light-duty trucks reaching 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. These standards will make our vehicles go twice as far on a gallon of gas, reduce dangerous air pollution, protect our climate, and save American drivers money at the pump.

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Governor Cuomo proposes replacing Indian Point Nuclear Plant with renewable energy, more emissions cuts

New York, NY - Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Indian Point nuclear power plant—located 24 miles north of New York City—will be shutting down by April 2021. This action will make area residents safer and more secure. 

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1100 Health professionals urge President-elect Trump to act on climate

Washington, D.C. - Today, 1100 doctors, nurses, medical students, and other health professionals joined Environment America to issue a letter to President-elect Trump calling on him to take climate action to protect public health.

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Environment America Can't Support Exxon CEO for Secretary of State, Perry for Energy

Environment America can't support President-elect Trump’s choice of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state or former Gov. Rick Perry (Tex.) as secretary of energy. Environment America President Douglas Phelps issued the following statement:

"Environment America can't support either of these nominations. Both have obviously been successful in their respective careers, but their record on climate and energy policy do not demonstrate the commitment to a new renewable energy economy the world needs in the 21st century. They would be plausible and understandable nominees in 1916, but not 2016.”

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On the One-Year Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. Mayors call on President-elect Trump to Keep Commitment

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Environment America joined with mayors from Orlando, FL, Fayetteville, AR, and Philadelphia, PA to release a statement to President-elect Donald Trump. They urged the president-elect to keep America’s commitment to the historic accord and maintain the country’s role as a global climate leader. 

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EPA moves full speed ahead on clean cars

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that automakers can and must continue to make cars and trucks go increasingly further on a gallon of gas and emit less pollution. The proposed determination on the greenhouse gas standards for light-duty vehicles keeps America’s vehicles on track to double fuel efficiency by 2025 which is both feasible and affordable according to the administration’s technical assessment report released this summer. 

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Northeast States Must Take Stronger Action Against Pollution

BOSTON – Today, representatives of nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are meeting to discuss taking stronger action to cut global warming pollution. These states, part of a regional program that limits pollution from power plants called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are preparing to make a decision about how much to cut pollution from 2020 to 2030. Environment America and a broad coalition are urging the states to be more ambitious.

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New U.S. Climate Plan Sets a Course Toward Clean Energy

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as international negotiators discuss approaches to limit global warming at climate talks in Morocco, the United States announced a long-term goal for reducing pollution. The goal, and an accompanying plan for how to achieve it, would set the United States on a course to reduce global warming pollution at least 80 percent below 2005 levels by mid-century.

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America’s Transportation System Dangerously Out of Step with Climate Goals

America’s transportation system is dangerously out of step with the nation’s climate goals, according to a new report written by Frontier Group and released by Environment America Research & Policy Center. 50 STEPS TOWARD CARBON-FREE TRANSPORTATION: Rethinking U.S. Transportation Policy to Fight Global Warming finds that transportation policy in the 21st century needs a new set of assumptions and priorities – with a central goal of preventing global warming.

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