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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. 

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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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Oversight panel takes aim at marquee air and water rules

"It's clear that our nation's polluters have deep pockets, but hundreds of thousands of Americans have raised their voices in support of doing more to protect our waterways, from the Chesapeake Bay to Puget Sound," Ally Fields, clean water advocate at Environment America, said in a statement. "It's time for Congress to listen to citizens, not the polluters, and let the EPA finish the job to protect our waterways."

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Koch Industries tops political spenders among leading water polluters

Washington, DC– Koch Industries topped the list of large-scale industrial water polluters spending money on lobbying in 2014, shelling out a whopping $13.8 million, according to a new report. The enormous spending came after facilities owned by Koch Industries and their subsidiaries dumped more than 6 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the nation’s waterways in 2012.  

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Obama: Keystone pipeline has “earned my veto”

President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a threat to reject a proposal embraced by Republicans as a jobs measure but opposed by environmentalists as contributing to climate change.

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