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Statement: House leaders unveil bill to help U.S. meet Paris Climate Agreement goals

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives today announced the introduction this week of H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now”.  This legislation is aimed at keeping the United States on track to achieve benchmarks set by the Paris Climate Agreement, which President Donald Trump has vowed to quit. The legislation would ensure that the United States meets its international commitment to cut carbon emissions by at least 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

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New toolkit provides Utah cities with ten ways to go solar

With local municipalities playing an increasingly important role in the clean energy revolution, Environment America Research and Policy Center just released a new toolkit to support cities and towns nationwide in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun.

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Environment America Chairman Doug Phelps' statement on the Green New Deal vote

The Green New Deal is a great vehicle to bring more attention to the need for bold action on climate. But as actual legislation it is non-news, because nothing dramatic is going to happen on climate in the Senate as currently constituted. At the state level, however, a growing number of leaders across the political spectrum are moving forward to meet the challenge.

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Gov. Lujan Grisham and New Mexico embark on a path to 100 percent carbon-free electricity

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed the state’s groundbreaking Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law, meaning that by 2045, the Land of Enchantment should be fully powered by clean, carbon-free electricity.

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New Report: More than two-thirds of states examined receive failing grades for efforts to reduce lead in school drinking water

A total of 22 states earned an “F” grade for their performance in eliminating lead from school drinking water, according to a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Of the 31 states tested, Illinois was the only one (along with the District of Columbia) to receive a mark above the C range.  These results come from the the second edition of the groups’ Get the Lead Out report, which grades state policies for protecting kids from exposure to this dangerous neurotoxin.

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