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Building a Stronger, Cleaner Electric Grid

Fact SheetUnited StatesChristy Walsh
Ensuring that we have affordable and available electricity requires that Congress pass legislation now to support renewable energy and build a more resilient electric grid—the system that connects a source of energy such as a power plant to the consumers…

Why the World Must Commit to Protecting 30 Percent of the Planet (30x30)

Fact SheetUnited States, InternationalLauren Kubiak, Zak Smith, Lisa Speer, Brendan Guy, Jennifer Skene, Paul Todd
Nature is in crisis. A million species worldwide currently face extinction, many within decades, and human actions are causing ecosystems to crumble on land and on sea. We must take immediate actions to protect the natural world—and in doing so…

Offshore Drilling: Putting the Nation’s Coastline at Risk

Fact SheetUnited States, East, WestAlexandra Adams
We must protect our coasts and push for clean, renewable and efficient energy that will protect our lifegiving oceans, the communities that rely on them, and our climate by helping us transition off oil.

A Robust Infrastructure Plan for the 21st Century

Fact SheetUnited States
To successfully move forward, America needs a robust infrastructure plan that transitions the nation to cleaner sources of energy, addresses the challenges from a changing climate on our communities, creates jobs, and redresses the negative legacy of past investments.

Offshore Oil Revenue: A Bad Deal for Virginia

Fact SheetUnited States, Virginia
Offshore oil and gas drilling is an inherently dirty, dangerous business that can cause oil spills along with air and water pollution—all of which would threaten the $2.7 billion generated annually in the state by industries that rely on clean…

An Attack on Our Natural Heritage

Fact SheetUnited StatesBrad Sewell, Molly Masterton
H.R. 200 would undermine bedrock conservation laws and make it much harder to protect special ocean places and imperiled ocean wildlife.