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Report: Renewing tax credits could avert 100 M tons of carbon pollution

WASHINGTON, DC. –  Up to 104 million tons of carbon pollution, the same produced by 4.7 million cars each year, could be eliminated by 2020 if Congress renews renewable energy tax credits, a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center said today.  

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U.S. House passes controversial energy measure that would speed global warming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House has approved a controversial energy bill (H.R. 8) that would ease the approval process for oil and gas pipelines; increase the nation’s energy consumption; and, following the adoption last night of an amendment offered by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), lift the nation’s decades-old ban on oil exports.

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As Congress takes symbolic votes against climate action, greens push clean energy incentives

WASHINGTON, DC – With an end-of-year deadline looming, more than 200 leading environmental groups and local elected officials from across the country are calling on Congress to renew the wind and solar tax incentives that have spurred America’s exponential clean energy growth. A letter from the groups, delivered to all congressional offices this morning, came as the U.S. House planned symbolic votes to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s strategy to tackle global warming.

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U.S. mayors back bold climate action in Paris

Los Angeles, Calif. – The founders of the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA) -- L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Houston Mayor Annise Parker -- joined more than 60 mayors in issuing a video and statement that backs “the strongest possible” international agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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Testimony: Clean Power Plan is chance to leapfrog gas, straight to renewable energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues public hearings on the Federal Implementation Plan for the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s strategy to tackle climate change.

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U.S. Senate to vote for repeal of Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is expected soon to adopt the first of two resolutions to reverse the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and the centerpiece of President Obama’s plan to tackle climate change.

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Hitting Close to Home

Since September 2010, weather-related disasters -- from Superstorm Sandy to the drought still ravaging California -- were declared in all 50 states and in Washington, D.C, according to a new, interactive online map created by Environment America and Frontier Group. 

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96 percent of Americans live in counties recently hit by weather disaster

WASHINGTON, DC – Ninety-six percent of Americans live in a county hit by at least one weather-related disaster in the last five years, according to a new interactive map using federal government data. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

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Paid ad campaign to encourage senators to support Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environment America and its state affiliates launched a paid advertising and organizing campaign today in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia and D.C. to encourage senators to support the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever carbon pollution limits on power plants finalized last month. 

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President Obama rejects Keystone XL, helps seal climate legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States.