Our Global Warming Solutions team helped mobilize the political and public support necessary to win the Clean Power Plan, which The New York Times called the “strongest action ever taken by an American president to tackle climate change.” Now we’re challenging governors and mayors in more than 20 states to commit to meet or exceed the plan’s goals.
We haven’t forgotten the original promise of the Clean Water Act: that all of America’s waters should be safe for swimming, fishing and drinking. So we’re publicly calling out big factory farms for allowing their waste to create biological dead zones from the Great Lakes to the Gulf to the Chesapeake Bay. And we’re gearing up to stop the Trump administration and the new Congress from weakening the Clean Water Act.
It’s time to put America on a path to 100% renewable energy. We’ve won commitments at the state and local level that fueled explosive growth in solar and wind power across the country. But we have a long way to go, and the Koch brothers and some utilities are spending heavily to block and roll back our progress. We’re calling on cities, states and campuses to go 100% renewable, and we’re defending solar policies in cities and states across the country.
What writer Wallace Stegner called America’s “best idea”—setting aside national parks for the benefit of all—has endured for almost 150 years. Today, however, some are pushing to sell off public lands, open them to fracking and mining, and prohibit the designation of more national monuments and wilderness. We’ve won support for new national monuments in Maine, California, New Mexico, Colorado and Washington state; we’ve defended the Land and Water Conservation Fund; and we’ve fought back against attempts to sell off, close or underfund both national and state parks.
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