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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.
In a historic move, Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced his final decision to ban fracking in New York. The governor’s decision comes just days after new reports underscored the health threats of dirty drilling.
On Tuesday, President Obama announced that he will protect a key part of America’s natural heritage and one of the world's largest salmon runs in Bristol Bay, Alaska from the devastating impacts of oil and gas drilling. Aaron Weil, conservation advocate with Environment America, issued the following statement in response.
Washington, DC -- Last night the U.S. House narrowly approved a must-pass spending bill that is expected to clear the Senate today. The measure erodes protections under the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, and cuts the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget by $60 million, resulting in the lowest staffing levels for the agency since 1989, according to the Washington Post.
Washington, DC -- Congressional leaders are poised to weaken some Clean Water Act protections in its must-pass spending bill known as the “cromnibus,” but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to restore protections to the nation’s smaller streams and wetlands remains intact.
Expanding wind power across the country could cut as much global warming pollution as 254 coal plants produce in a year, according to a new report, but Congressional action is needed to make that expansion a reality, clean energy advocates said today.