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We helped mobilize 800,000 Americans to stand up for clean water

Polluting industries have put our nation's waters in jeopardy by carving loopholes in the Clean Water Act, leaving 2 million miles of America's streams open to pollution. Environment America took our case to the Obama administration, urging the EPA to restore Clean Water Act protection to all of our waters. We helped mobilize more than 800,000 Americans, including more than 400 mayors and other local officials, to join our call for action. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

U.S. EPA touts latest move to back up commitment on climate with clean energy

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Bay Area government agencies today to celebrate their collaboration on solar power and the nation’s first federal solar partnership. The federal initiative, involving nine sites in California and Nevada, marks the first time the federal government will coordinate solar power purchases and installation across multiple agencies to maximize economies of scale. Rob Sargent, Environment America’s energy program director, praised today’s event.

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News Release | Environment America

As House dirty water bill fails key vote margin, Environment America launches “Clean Water for America”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Even as the latest attack on a proposed clean water rule failed to garner sufficient votes in the House to override a promised presidential veto, environmentalists are taking no chances: today Environment America announced an ambitious Clean Water for America summer campaign to ensure that Clean Water Act protections are finally restored to thousands of waterways across the country. The effort will reach more than 1 million households in 28 cities across the country.

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Statement on Obama Administration's decision allowing Shell to drill in the Arctic

In response to the Obama administration’s approval of Shell drilling in the Arctic , Environment America’s Stop Drilling Program Director Rachel Richardson released a statement.

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Tesla Announces a Game Changing Breakthrough for Energy in America | Rob Sargent

Solar has been growing at astonishing pace in the last few years, with hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses now powered by the sun.  Because the sun does not shine 24/7, naysayers argue that we have limited ability to capture its unlimited and pollution-free energy. That’s about to change.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Launches Global Warming Solutions Summer Campaign

Washington, DC – As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to finalize the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, Environment America, the federation of 29 state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy groups, has launched a major canvass program to educate the public about the urgent threat of climate change and identify and mobilize supporters.

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