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Obama_2013ClimateOn June 25, 2013, the Obama administration announced a plan for federal climate action unveiling a suite of measures to limit climate pollution from power plants, increase renewable energy production, improve energy efficiency standards, and place better controls on methane and other potent contributors to climate disruption.

The toughest and most essential part of the plan is the pledge to limit climate pollution from existing power plants. These limits will open the markets space for the innovation, investment, and deployment of the clean energy sources that are making fossil fuels obsolete. Read our response to the President's plan here.

In addition, we must draw the line in the sand and say no to building new infrastructure that locks in the use of fossil fuels for the next 50 years. Key issues include coal export from the Northwest and Keystone XL. Success with these two campaigns will lead to smart choices at the crossroads of our economic future.

Actions you can take to help ensure a clean energy future:

News and commentary

How The Farm Bill Funds Environmental Programs, Too

How The Farm Bill Funds Environmental Programs, Too

The federal Farm Bill doesn’t just put billions of dollars into agriculture programs. The Agricultural Act of 2014, as the bill is formally called, will also affect conservation of Northwest wildlife and natural resources.

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The EPA wants to hear from you.

The EPA wants to hear from you.

Ending business as usual for polluters can help drive the clean energy economy.

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Resiliency and root causes: Sandy one year later

Resiliency and root causes: Sandy one year later

Today, our thoughts go out to folks impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Last year, more than 159 Americans died in the storm and over 72,000 homes and businesses were damaged in New Jersey alone. The official price tag topped $65 billion but the true social costs are immeasurable.

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Pension fund managers want climate study from fossil fuel companies

Pension fund managers want climate study from fossil fuel companies

Managers of some of the biggest pension funds in the world are worried about the profitability of fossil fuel companies, according to a report from The Associated Press (via NPR).

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Editorial: Heed climate warnings

Editorial: Heed climate warnings

While a balanced and effective national climate policy ideally should be the work of Congress, President Obama is right to pursue executive actions that can create the foundations of an aggressive climate strategy until Congress finally accepts the reality of climate change and joins the fight.

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