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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.

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"Keep it in the Ground" Act will help avert climate crisis and protect natural areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and leading environmental advocates, introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, major new legislation to help accelerate the transition to clean energy by ending all federal leases for oil, gas, or coal extraction on public lands and waters.

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TransCanada asks for delay, but Obama should reject dirty pipeline once and for all

"A delay won’t change the facts: one year or two years from now, Keystone XL will still accelerate global warming and threaten our communities," said Anna Aurilio, Global Warming Solutions program director for Environment America. "That’s why President Obama should reject this dirty pipeline once and for all."

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Four Senate Republicans launch coalition on environmental protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, four Senate Republicans --  Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) -- launched a “new informal coalition to broaden the Republican conference's approach to environmental policy beyond its crusade to overturn EPA regulations,” according to Politico.

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte announces support for Clean Power Plan, bucking her party's leaders

Concord, N.H. — U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has announced her support for the Clean Power Plan, citing its incentives for “clean energy solutions that will protect our environment.”

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Clean Power Plan begins cutting carbon pollution today

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Clean Power Plan was published in the federal register today, beginning the process of cleaning up America’s dirtiest power plants, the leading source of U.S. global warming pollution. The rule’s publication is widely expected to trigger a new wave of polluter-driven attacks on the rule, both in the courts and in Congress.

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Obama cancels potential drilling leases in the Arctic

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of the Interior said today it will cancel the two potential Arctic lease sales scheduled under the current offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012 to 2017.