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Renewables on the Rise 2021

Clean energy is sweeping across America and is poised for more dramatic growth in the coming years. Wind turbines and solar panels made up a tiny fraction of our energy infrastructure 10 years ago. Today, they are everyday parts of America’s energy landscape. The number of homes heated with clean, efficient electric heat pumps increased by 28% in a decade from 2005 to 2015. Just a few years ago, electric vehicles seemed a far-off solution to decarbonize our transportation system. Now, they have broken through to the mass market. Virtually every day, there are new developments that increase our ability to produce renewable energy, apply it to a wider range of energy needs, and reduce our overall energy use. These developments enable us to envision an economy powered entirely by clean, renewable energy.

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Letter to President Obama to Protect Public Lands from State Legislators

230 state legislators from around the country released a letter calling on President Obama to fulfill his State of the Union promise to use his authority to protect America’s public lands.

The letter thanks President Obama for recently using his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in Northern California and implores the President to continue his work by protecting the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region near Las Cruces, NM, and Boulder-White Clouds in Idaho as national monuments.

The letter goes on to applaud the President for proposing to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in this year’s budget. LWCF is one of the most successful federal land conservation programs.

Through this letter, legislators hope to demonstrate strong public support across the country for the President to protect and invest in our public lands.

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Letter to Congress: Act on Climate

More than 250 local and state government officials, health professionals, small business owners, academics and environmental groups from 34 states plus the District of Columbia sent a letter to Congress on Thursday, February 17, 2022 urging them to quickly pass legislation to address climate change. 

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