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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING
The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.
As soon as today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the “TRAIN” Act, legislation that would indefinitely delay the clean-up of toxic power plant pollution. The legislation could result in over 33,000 lives lost due to smog, soot, and toxic air pollution.
The Baltimore metro area ranks as the smoggiest metropolitan area on the East Coast in a report released today by Environment Maryland. Three other Maryland metropolitan areas, specifically the Washington, D.C., Hagerstown, MD and Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD metro areas, were not far behind in the report’s rankings, with the Washington, D.C. area ranking as the second smoggiest on the East Coast.
President Obama today will announce the outline of proposed clean car standards that by 2030 will cut annual gasoline use by as much as 23 billion gallons, reduce annual emissions of global warming pollution by as much as 280 million metric tons, and save Americans over $80 billion at the gas pump annually.