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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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A bipartisan step to advance offshore wind in America

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which creates an investment tax credit for the first 3,000 MW of offshore wind facilities placed into service off America’s coast.

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Game changer for solar? | Bret Fanshaw

This week, President Obama announced a plan to increase the availability of solar energy for all Americans, particularly in low and moderate-income communities and those renting their homes and businesses. This step will allow more Americans to access solar energy, and continue our country’s necessary transition away from dirty fossil fuels of the past. 

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. House votes against clean air, protection of natural areas

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House lawmakers voted to stall new air quality standards and stop the protection of natural areas in the Grand Canyon watershed today, as they considered amendments to their 2016 spending bill for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior. The underlying spending measure, which could see a vote Thursday, cuts the EPA budget by 9 percent and uses policy riders to block a range of environmental protections -- from the Clean Water Rule to the Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment America

Ohio local officials want to control fracking

Columbus, Ohio – More than 100 mayors, county commissioners, city councilors, state legislators and other local elected officials from communities across Ohio issued a letter to Governor John Kasich today, calling for the local authority to limit and prohibit dangerous fracking operations.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions within reach

WASHINGTON, DC – As a key Senate panel questions the feasibility of the U.S. pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent, a recent report shows existing policies combined with the Clean Power Plan are on pace to cut carbon pollution by 27 percent. That puts the nation’s March commitment on climate well within reach.

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