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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

Senator Capito unveils dirty, dangerous bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's announcement of her bill attacking EPA's Clean power Plan, Environment America GlobalWarming Program Director Anna Aurilio issued a statement.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

U.S. EPA touts latest move to back up commitment on climate with clean energy

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Bay Area government agencies today to celebrate their collaboration on solar power and the nation’s first federal solar partnership. The federal initiative, involving nine sites in California and Nevada, marks the first time the federal government will coordinate solar power purchases and installation across multiple agencies to maximize economies of scale. Rob Sargent, Environment America’s energy program director, praised today’s event.

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News Release | Environment America

As House dirty water bill fails key vote margin, Environment America launches “Clean Water for America”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Even as the latest attack on a proposed clean water rule failed to garner sufficient votes in the House to override a promised presidential veto, environmentalists are taking no chances: today Environment America announced an ambitious Clean Water for America summer campaign to ensure that Clean Water Act protections are finally restored to thousands of waterways across the country. The effort will reach more than 1 million households in 28 cities across the country.

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Statement on Obama Administration's decision allowing Shell to drill in the Arctic

In response to the Obama administration’s approval of Shell drilling in the Arctic , Environment America’s Stop Drilling Program Director Rachel Richardson released a statement.

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Tesla Announces a Game Changing Breakthrough for Energy in America | Rob Sargent

Solar has been growing at astonishing pace in the last few years, with hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses now powered by the sun.  Because the sun does not shine 24/7, naysayers argue that we have limited ability to capture its unlimited and pollution-free energy. That’s about to change.

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