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Current Priority

Right now, one issue we're focused on is cutting emissions from transportation, which is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution. We’re working to electrify cars, electrify buses, and reduce the need to drive by making it easier to travel on foot, bike or public transit.
Our programs

Global Warming Solutions

A greener, healthier world requires each of us to do all we can to eliminate the pollution and practices that are warming the planet and changing our climate. We’re taking concrete steps to move us closer to the world we want to live in, including our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign. More...


 

Clean Water & Air

When polluters break the law, too often the government fails to hold them accountable and make them stop. Over the past 25 years, our national litigation team has stepped in to file dozens of lawsuits to compel polluters to stop or reduce their emissions — resulting in more than $250 million in court-ordered penalties and pollution reduction actions. More...


 

Clean, Green & Renewable Energy

We’re promoting a bold vision of a world powered solely by clean energy harnessed from the sun and the wind. To bring reality closer to this vision, we’re encouraging campuses, cities, states and Congress to commit to 100 percent renewable energy. Already, six states and more than 50 cities have committed to a zero-carbon goal, along with universities from Colorado State to Cornell. More...


 

Conservation

Our parks, forests, mountains, oceans and the wildlife that depend on them help define our country and who we are as a people. They need our protection, especially as bees and other pollinators die off in unsustainable numbers, public lands and waters are opened up to drilling and mining, and plastic pollution in our ocean puts wildlife at risk. More...


 

Environmental Defense

The price of a clean and healthy environment is, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, eternal vigilance—especially now as President Trump and his allies in Congress push to dismantle protections for our rivers, our public lands, our oceans and our climate. We’re building a green firewall in defense of America’s environmental protections. More...