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President Trump Eliminates Protections for Treasured Public Lands

President Donald Trump announced today that he is drastically cutting Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Not only is this decision environmentally irresponsible, it defies public opinion. Ninety-eight percent of the record-breaking 2.8 million public comments to the U.S. Interior Department asked the federal government to maintain or expand protections for these and the 25 other national monuments still under review by the Trump administration.

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Senate Tax Bill Is a Bonanza for Big Oil and a Disaster for the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, the U.S. Senate is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintains billion in tax breaks for Big Oil while stifling the growing solar energy sector. Environment America's DC Office Director, Anna Aurilio, issued the following statement in response:  

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Just-Passed House Tax Bill would Doom America to a Dirty Energy Future

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their tax bill that slashes incentives for clean energy sources such as wind and solar and electric vehicles, while maintaining most of the permanent oil incentives and extending nuclear tax breaks. Environment America's DC Office Director Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

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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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“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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Draft House Tax Bill would Doom America to a Dirty Energy Future

Today the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released a draft tax bill that slashes incentives for clean energy sources such as wind and solar and electric vehicles, while maintaining most of the permanent oil incentives and extending nuclear tax breaks.  Environment America's DC Office Director, Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

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House’s adoption of Senate budget sells environment short; opens Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling

Today, the House voted to adopt the Senate’s 2018 budget. In response, Jennie Olson at Environment America issued the following statement: "House members today approved a budget that puts our air, our water and the health of our families in danger. It also sets instructions to open the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling and exploration."

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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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Senate budget sells out our environment, health, and the treasured arctic national wildlife refuge

The Senate just passed their budget resolution for 2018. In response, Jennie Olson at Environment America, issued the following statement: “The Senate budget makes drastic cuts to some of our most vital programs that protect our air, water, and families’ health. In addition, the Senate budget attempts to sell out our public lands to polluters by including instructions to the Senate Natural Resources Committee that would ultimately allow drilling in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Environment America Statement on the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White by Executive Director, Margie Alt

Environment America Statement on the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White by Executive Director, Margie Alt: “With fatal wildfires wracking California and other states in the west and record hurricanes wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico and Texas and other coastal areas -- both exacerbated by longterm trends linked to global warming --  the idea of a climate denier running the Council on Environmental Quality is beyond absurd.

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