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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

In July 2011, President Obama announced plans for nationwide clean car standards that will require new cars and light trucks to meet an average of 54.5 miles per gallon through 2025. The work of Environment Connecticut’s staff, members and allies to adopt clean car standards here in Connecticut as far back as 2004 helped pave the way for this step — the single biggest step our nation has ever taken to end its addiction to oil. Nathan Willcox, our federal global warming program director, had the honor of thanking the president in person.

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Now, even national wildlife refuges aren't safe for bees

National wildlife refuges should be safe havens for wildlife—including wild bees.

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From Fresno to Dearborn to Pittsburgh, Americans stand up for clean cars

With the country's Clean Cars standards at stake, Americans turned out to stand up for cleaner air and a more stable climate.

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U.S. Senate holds first hearing on brewing water contamination crisis

They're used in products from non-stick pans to water-resistant clothing—and now these toxic chemicals are showing up in our drinking water.

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Coalition delivers 800,000 public comments to save the Endangered Species Act

Hundreds of thousands of Americans just sent a resounding message in support of one of our nation's most effective conservation laws.

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California commits to 100 percent renewable electricity

On Sept. 10, California took a big step toward the bright side of history.

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