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    From grassroots movements all the way to the White House, it is important to be aware of the decisions, policies, and events occurring in the U.S. political sphere that affect the environment.

    Follow the latest news about environmental politics and policy in the United States.

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    The Low-Down on New York City, and if it Really is Going Green

    Everyday, global climate continues to break records in terms of temperature, with scientists now on a perpetual state of red alert. Moreover, the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental...
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    Uganda Receives 1.9bn Funding For Their Solar Energy Sector from the American Government

    The money (equivalent to 500,000 U.S dollars) was offered through Power Africa Uganda Accelerator and will be channeled through Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) to facilitate the increase of clean energy generation and access to electricity among Uganda's rural and urban citizens.
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    Market Imbalance as China Announces Solar Subsidy Cuts

    A drastic drop is expected in the global solar energy demand after China announced solar subsidy cuts. This sudden contraction will affect the solar panel producers who've already been struggling to remain in business. 
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    Adoption of Renewables, and What the Government is Doing to Make Our Roads Greener

    While individual action is an important step to restoring ecological balance to our polluted world, it’s not enough to really tip the scales. In order to really make a difference, the very industries that have polluted the world need to take action as well. This is where the US government comes in.
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    US Solar Innovation to Get a $105 Million Shot in the Arm

    With the huge amount of funds bestowed upon the progress and application of Solar Power across the nation, USA is ambitiously looking forward for to lead the world in Solar Technology.
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    US to ‘Scrap Obama’s Climate Change Pledge’ with Controversial Car Plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to weaken greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for cars – a proposal that seeks to abandon tighter restriction and herald the return of gas guzzling vehicles.
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    US Mayors Resolve to Increase Solar Energy Usage

    A cross-party group of 180 mayors in America has resolved to put solar power front and center of plans to encourage their local communities to use more clean energy.
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    New York Governor Urged to Enforce Statewide Ban of Plastic Bags

    Nearly 200 organizations have countersigned a letter addressed to the Governor of New York and lawmakers to enact a state-wide ban on plastic bags, similar to one in California.
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    California Targets 2030 for Electric Car Revolution

    Up to 5 million electric cars could be on the roads of California by 2030 as part of a 'clean air' campaign engineered by governor Jerry Brown.
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    Threat to 23,000 US Jobs amid Trump Solar Tax

    Solar tariffs set to be introduced by the Trump administration will come with the loss of 23,000 US jobs in the first year alone, and significant setbacks in clean energy adoption.

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