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How 10 years of fracking has harmed our water, land and climate

Boston, MA–In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants. The stat is one of many in a new study that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005.

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Outpouring of support for Clean Power Plan shows polluters' cause lonelier than ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today marks the end of a week that saw an outpouring of legal support for the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the U.S. strategy to tackle climate change that is being challenged in the courts by polluters and their government allies.

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We Have the Power

An economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy is within our reach. First, we can reduce the total amount of energy we use through improved efficiency, even as our economy continues to grow. Second, we can tap America’s virtually inexhaustible supplies of energy from the wind, the sun, the land and the oceans. 

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U.S., Canada announce bold new agreement to protect climate, Arctic

WASHINGTON, DC  - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today a issued a wide-ranging joint agreement to reduce global warming pollution; advance clean energy and cleaner cars, trucks, and buses; and protect the Arctic.

Extreme Weather Map

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather-related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events. 

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Interactive map shows impact of extreme weather events on Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – Ninety-seven percent of Americans live in a county affected by at least one weather-related disaster in recent years, according to a new interactive map using county-level federal government data and personal disaster stories from more than 150 Americans impacted by extreme weather.

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Bill would penalize companies like Volkswagen who cheat on emissions tests

Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with Reps. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), yesterday introduced the “CLEAN-UP Act” ,” which would penalize automakers such as Volkswagen who violate the Clean Air Act.

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New governors' pact shows states will continue to lead the way on clean energy

BOSTON, MA --  A bipartisan group of 17 governors announced a new initiative today to commit states across the country to advancing clean energy, encouraging clean transportation, and modernizing energy infrastructure.

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"Keep it in the Ground" Act will protect natural areas, climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, a House counterpart to the bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) last November. The Keep It in the Ground Act would accelerate the transition to clean energy by ending all federal leases, for oil, gas, or coal extraction on public lands and waters.