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Protecting N.C. from fracking

We’ve been on the debate’s frontline as oil and gas companies push to drill in the rural Piedmont, near the Deep River. Thanks to support from thousands of our members and supporters, we helped convince Gov. Bev Perdue to veto a dangerous pro-fracking bill — and won enough votes in the Legislature to derail the legislation.

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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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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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Americans speak out in opposition to drilling in Arctic Refuge | Steve Blackledge

There is no reason to despoil a pristine wilderness for last century fuels.

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Could your state require solar panels on homes? | Bret Fanshaw

How California’s new rule could revolutionize rooftop solar

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News Release | Environment America

Lead contamination in schools’ drinking water: worse than previously thought

Lead contamination in our schools is more pervasive than previously thought, according to water testing data from 20 states published in a national interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG today. As schools begin summer break, the groups urge public officials to take swift action to Get the Lead Out of schools’ drinking water.

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