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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

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Cleaning up the lakes

OF ALL America's bounties, none is of greater importance than its abundance of fresh water. When Congress reconvenes next week, one of its first orders of business should be passing legislation to protect and restore the Great Lakes.

Securing the health of the lakes should not be a partisan issue. As global populations increase, fresh water will become an increasingly valuable resource. The Great Lakes contain some 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water. That's a six followed by 15 zeroes, about 20 percent of all the surface fresh water in the world.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Obama Administration Reconsiders Plans for Offshore Oil Drilling

At a news conference today, Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the department would extend the public comment period on the draft five year plan for oil and gas development that the Bush administration put in place in its last days in office.  Environment Ohio Program Director, Amy Gomberg issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Clean Ohio Fund a National Example of Success

As states face tight budgets in the economic downturn, a new report released by Environment Ohio today draws on the experience of 15 states in securing reliable funding for open space programs.   Among its key recommendations, Preserving Our Natural Heritage embraces bringing preservation measures directly to the voters – as is happening this fall in Minnesota, Ohio, Colorado, Georgia, and Florida.

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Preserving America's Natural Heritage

America’s open spaces are an integral part of our national identity. Our natural landscapes not only provide us with places of great beauty, but they also play a critical role in providing habitat for wildlife along with clean water, fresh air and recreational opportunities for Americans.

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