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Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

In Step on Climate

By | Lindsey Mendelson
Global Warming Solutions Campaign, Advocate

Two years ago this very day, the United States reached an historic international agreement in Paris committing to address the global threat of climate change with nearly 200 hundred nations. In 2015, the United States was one of the biggest players in the room. Fast-forward to today, and the picture looks quite different. We are the odd one out — the only nation on the planet now stepping away from this critical global action.

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Doctors, nurses weigh in: federal budget threatens our health

As the U.S. Congress reaches its deadline to pass government spending bills, Environment America released a letter from hundreds of health professionals urging their representatives to oppose any attempts to cut funding or protections for our environment and health.

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Massive Oil Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Vote No on Keystone Pipeline

Environment America's Global Warming Director Andrea McGimsey issued the following statement in response to today's Keystone Pipeline leak, when more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked out of the pipeline in Amherst, South Dakota:

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States and cities are the driving force in the fight against climate change. With today’s announcement, it’s clear that they are shifting into a new gear

A coalition of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states today announced their intention to limit dangerous carbon pollution from cars and trucks – the leading contributor to climate change in the region. Over the next year or so, the states will be developing a policy to clean up pollution, make polluters pay, and move toward a transportation system that runs entirely on clean, renewable energy.

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More than 30,000 Americans Call on Secretary Perry to Stop Blocking Clean Energy

Today, Environment America delivered a message from 33,923 supporters in all 50 states urging Energy Secretary Rick Perry to back off on his proposals to get the federal government to intervene on behalf of old, dirty energy sources at the expense of cleaner, more affordable clean energy options.

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“The canary in the coal mine has keeled over. It’s past time for us to heed the warning and act on climate by eliminating pollution.” -- Andrea McGimsey, Environment America

U.S. Government report unveiled today concludes that it is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming -- especially pollution from dirty fuels like coal, oil and gas. The report is part of the fourth National Climate Assessment, a research project mandated by Congress in 1990.

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"This proposal would re-open a pollution loophole big enough to drive a truck through.”

The Trump Administration is considering repealing a rule limiting pollution from refurbished heavy-duty trucks. The rule as it currently stands requires that  “gliders,” -- trucks reconstructed with old engines -- would have to meet more stringent emission standards for health-threatening and climate-changing pollution. Sales of these vehicles rose from approximately 1,000 in 2007 to 10,000 last year. EPA estimates that gliders are 20-40 times dirtier than a new truck with a modern emissions control system.

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As Americans Celebrate 5 Years of Cleaner Cars, Trump Administration and Congress Attack Program

Happy 5th birthday, Clean Car Standards! People across the United States are celebrating less air pollution and more oil staying in the ground as the Clean Car Standards turn 5 years old this week. These standards aren’t just good for the environment, they’re good for the economy as well: Americans have saved nearly $50 billion at the pump since automakers, federal and state governments and other stakeholders agreed upon the rules on October 15, 2012.