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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

Americans will consume less oil, create less smog and cut our global warming emissions, thanks to Clean Cars rules we helped implement in 14 states. Those state victories paved the way for President Obama to announce new nationwide clean car standards in 2011, which amount to the single biggest step this country has taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. In this photo, Global Warming Advocate Nathan Willcox thanks President Obama.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy.

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Looking for good news? Check out this map on renewable energy. | Rob Sargent

There are many reasons to be optimistic about a future powered by the sun and wind.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

A decade of progress positions America for a clean energy future

America’s states, local governments and institutions are ushering in a new  era of clean energy, despite federal policies designed to prop up polluting and outdated fossil fuel industries.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise 2018

Over the last decade, clean energy has grown by leaps and bounds. Technologies that can help America shift away from fossil fuels — like solar panels, wind turbines, LED light bulbs, energy storage and electric cars — have gone from novelties to core features of the nation's energy landscape.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Northern Virginia residents’ health at risk with 84 dirty air days in 2016

Despite improvement in recent years thanks to clean air policies, air pollution remains a threat to public health, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center. In 2016, over 6 million  people in the Washington D.C.-Northern Virginia area experienced 84 days of degraded air quality, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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