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We've secured monumental clean car standards.

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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We're tackling global warming pollution.

Together with our national federation, 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 proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest source of global warming pollution. We’ll keep tackling global warming with you at our side.

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We're helping Massachusetts go solar.

Our state’s most successful solar program just keeps getting bigger — and you helped make it happen. Since we first helped win the program in 2007, we’ve seen a 100-fold increase in solar power in Massachusetts. And after we talked to 85,000 Bay Staters, and more than 17,000 people signed petitions and emailed their representatives at the State House, your support helped us win a significant expansion of the program and set a new goal for solar in our state — more than six times the current installed capacity by 2020.

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We're keeping fracking out of the Bay State.

We’ve seen fracking affect the health and environment of communities in other states. That’s why we want to keep it from threatening Massachusetts—especially the Connecticut River watershed and the family farms and small towns of the Pioneer Valley, where there could be shale gas deposits. In 2013, a key legislative committee approved a bill that would declare a 10-year moratorium on fracking, after we delivered petitions signed by more than 11,000 Bay Staters.

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We're protecting the Cape.

The Cape Cod National Seashore protects 40 miles of the Cape’s most scenic beaches as well as our coastal wildlife. Yet reckless members of Congress have slashed funding for the National Seashore and even shut it down last fall. In 2013, we called on our congressional delegation to restore funding for the National Seashore and all our parks. And toward that end, we helped enlist Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren as the cosponsors of a bill to permanently endow the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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