News Release | Environment America

"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.

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Vote to lift oil export ban a blessing on oil companies and curse on climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House voted today to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports, a top priority of the oil and gas companies that would worsen global warming and heighten the risk of harmful spills.


By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Since 1975, it has been illegal to export crude oil to most countries from the United States. But now, oil companies and their allies in Congress are attempting to lift the ban.

A big step for big trucks

By | Aminah Zaghab
Global Warming Solutions Advocate

What if we could cut U.S. global warming emissions, save consumers money, and influence other countries to cut their climate-changing pollution too, all in one step?

And the winner is… up to you!


As a part of our solar photo contest, Environment America members sent us pictures and stories to say why they love the sun. The entries we received inspired us. In fact, we got so many great stories and photos that, along with our guest judges, we need your help to choose a winner. Vote today. 

as a part of our solar photo contest.