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VICTORY: ARCTIC PROTECTED FROM DRILLING

In a win for our oceans and climate, the Obama administration finalized its oil and gas leasing program, which provides protection for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from risky oil and gas drilling for the next five years. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking

Boston, Mass.– More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution.

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Blog Post

The next step for bee conservation | Christy Leavitt

Learn more about recent headlines: "Bee species added to U.S. endangered species list for first time."

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Dangerous and Close

Oil and gas companies are fracking near our communities, polluting our air and water, and risking the health of our children and other vulnerable populations. Fracking often is done very close to vulnerable people – infants, school children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems – even though communities typically seek to keep industrial activities far away from facilities serving these populations, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes and day care centers. 

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Endorses Candidates for the 115th Congress

Environment America, a federation of 29 state environmental groups, today announced its endorsement of 56 candidates who are running for the 115th United States Congress. These 45 House candidates and 11 Senate candidates hail from a total of 19 states. 

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News Release | Environment America

Speedy Paris Climate Agreement Ratification must lead to Strong Action

Thanks to leadership from President Obama, today the Paris Climate Agreement cleared the final hurdle to enter into force. With the European Union voting to join the United States, China, India and other nations in ratifying the agreement, nations representing more than 55 percent of the world’s global warming pollution have now signed on – crossing the minimum threshold for the agreement to become official.

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