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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward for clean cars.

On July 29th, 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. The new standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per galllon, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. Thousands of our members helped seal the deal by emailing the White House and attending EPA hearings in support of the standards.

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Preserving the Upper Peninsula.

We all want our forests to stay pristine and wild for generations to come, and we've worked to keep them that way. We won strong protections for Carney Fen—2,326 acres of forest and marsh in the Upper Peninsula—from logging and encroaching development.

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Bringing more clean energy to Michigan

Michigan is getting more of its energy from clean, renewable solar power — a victory for our environment, our health and our climate. We’ve been working with communities around the state to reach our goals of seeing 250,000 new solar roofs by 2030.

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Reducing global warming pollution

Together, we’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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