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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. 

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Local elected officials, fleet managers want cleaner trucks and buses

WASHINGTON, DC – More than a hundred mayors, city councilors, and fleet managers from across the country support tough new fuel efficiency standards for heavyweight vehicles, according to a letter submitted today to the Obama administration before the close of a public comment period.

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China announcement perfect capstone for an inspiring week of climate action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - China will place limits on global warming pollution from three major sectors of its economy by 2017, transforming its energy system and implementing the largest cap-and-trade system in the world, Obama administration officials said last night. The official announcement from the world’s largest global warming polluter, to be made today at the White House, is the latest in a string of victories, both tangible and symbolic, for climate action this week.

Why football stadiums can score on solar

By | Bret Fanshaw
Solar Program Coordinator

Sports teams are beginning to use clean energy – has your team gone solar yet?

Sports teams are beginning to use clean energy – has your team gone solar yet?

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Pope Francis begins to rally public in a way that politicians can no longer ignore

WASHINGTON, DC –  In an historic joint address to Congress this morning, Pope Francis quoted his June enyclical on climate change and the environment, reasserting his call for a "courageous and responsible effort" to avert climate catastrophe. "I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States – and this Congress – have an important role to play," he said.