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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

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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News Release | Environment America

President Obama announces program to increase solar access for all Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, President Obama announced a plan to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, particularly for those in low and moderate-income communities and those renting their homes or businesses.

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20 percent clean energy by 2030? We can and must do better. | Rob Sargent

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a commitment to nearly triple wind power, solar power, and other non-hydro renewable sources in the U.S., so that they make up 20 percent of our energy use by 2030. 

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News Release | Environment America

States, executive branch cutting pollution even while Congress resists climate action

WASHINGTON, DC – Even in the face of congressional obstruction, state governments and federal rules are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal measures such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

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