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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Environment America

We are looking forward to a great interview today with their Energy Program Director, Rob Sargent.  Listen live at WRNP 1320 AM from 1-2p, EST, or look for the show to get posted in a few weeks on our main site:

In the meantime here's a link to the site, and some background on Rob and Environment America:


Who we are

Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. We believe there’s something special about our country — and so much worth protecting and preserving for future generations. From stunning waterways like Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes, to beloved national parks like Acadia and Mount Rainier, America’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.

That’s the idea behind Environment America. Together with hundreds of thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.

What we do

Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and securing funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make sure that they hear your voice just as loudly. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make an impact — through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Rob Sargent
Environment America
Energy Program Director
(617) 747-4317

Rob Sargent has more than two decades of experience leading a wide range of environmental and public interest campaigns. He is currently the Energy Program Director for Environment America and oversees policy and strategy development for energy and global warming campaigns throughout the U.S and in our nation’s capitol. He has been involved as a policy advisor and strategist in numerous successful campaigns to promote state Renewable Energy Standards; the adoption of the California Clean Cars programs in the states; energy efficiency measures and in shaping state and regional commitments to reducing global warming emissions.  He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Vermont.  

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