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Holding the line for clean air

The coal lobby is trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Atlanta, GA—Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Georgia and nationwide.  The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.  A recent joint analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Union of Concerned Scientists projects that by 2030 in Georgia alone, the standards will cut carbon pollution from vehicles by 9.5 million metric tons--—the equivalent of the annual pollution of 1.4 million of today’s vehicles—and save 810 million gallons of fuel. 

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in Georgia

Macon, GA—With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in  Georgia by over 1.9 million gallons per year according to a new report released today by Environment Georgia.

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Charging Forward

Electric vehicles have arrived and will provide extensive environmental benefits. Increasing the number of electric vehicles on the road will yield even greater cuts in pollution and oil use.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

TSPLOST Failure is a Setback for Clean Air and Transit

Atlanta, GA---A transportation referendum that would have increased spending on transit, sidewalks and bike lanes in the Atlanta Region seemed poised to fail today.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Join Environment Georgia for Election Day Activities: Vote YES for Transit

Volunteers will be turning out the YES vote for transit all day, join us for any or all!

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