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We helped win the biggest step forward for clean water in a decade

Over half of the nation’s streams, which feed drinking water sources for one in three Americans, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed by the Obama administration. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly 10 years. Environment America and allies gathered more than 800,000 comments and held more than half a million face-to-face conversations about the need to close the loophole in the Clean Water Act. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

News Release | Environment America

Minnesota is the Bees Knees When it Comes to Protecting Pollinators

Boston, MA - Demonstrating national leadership, today Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton and Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson announced a comprehensive plans to limit the use of bee-harming pesticides across their state.

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News Release | Environment America

President Creates Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, President Obama announced the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America launches nationwide effort to protect Grand Canyon from toxic mining

Phoenix, Ariz. – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, Environment America announced a nationwide campaign calling on President Obama to stop new uranium mining by creating a new National Monument surrounding America’s most iconic national park: the Grand Canyon.

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News Release | Environment America

Trucks and buses will be more efficient, less polluting

WASHINGTON, DC – Eighteen-wheelers, school and transit buses, and other large vehicles will be more efficient and less polluting, reducing carbon emissions by  1.1 billion metric tons and oil consumption by up to two billion barrels, according to a rule finalized today by the Obama administration.

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News Release | Environment America

Sec. Clinton will 'sweat the details' for a clean environment

Last week Secretary Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination from a major political party. "We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying until November 8: for the sake our planet and our families’ health, we’re with her," said Margie Alt, Environment America executive director.

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