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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. 

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Over 4 Million People Press Obama to Protect Bees

A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, business leaders, environmental and food safety advocates rallied in front of the White House and delivered more than 4 million petition signatures today calling on the Obama administration to put forth strong protections for bees and other pollinators.

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Polluting Drinking Water and Lobbying go Hand in Hand

Environment America says in its report Polluting Politics: Political Spending by Companies Dumping Toxics in our Waters that the 10 biggest corporate water polluters in the U.S. spent $53 million on lobbying and nearly $10 million on campaign contributions.

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Hybrid vehicle service offers opportunities

According to a study released last June by the Environment America Research & Policy Center, more than 220,000 hybrid cars are in use throughout the U.S. Despite flat hybrid vehicle sales in 2014, combined sales of EV and HEV vehicles have remained on an upward trend.

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Koch Industries tops list of water polluters spending big on politics

This week Environment America released "Polluting Politics," a report that analyzes spending on federal lobbying and campaign contributions by companies releasing the most toxic chemicals into U.S. waterways, more than half of which aren't safe for fishing, swimming or drinking due to pollution.

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Keystone XL Veto: Is the Pen Mightier than the Pipeline

The veto of the keystone pipeline isn't the last word. But Julian Boggs, outreach director for global warming at Environment America, described the veto as a "great win" for those who have fought for years against the project.

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