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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. 

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World’s Top Energy Officials Meet to Discuss Shift to Clean Energy | Rob Sargent

Last week, we got another step closer to 100% renewable energy when energy officials from around the world gathered to discuss greater collaboration on clean energy. 

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News Release | Environment America

Good news: fracking leases canceled outside New Mexico's Chaco Canyon

WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday the Obama administration announced it was cancelling lease sales of over 2,000 acres near New Mexico's historic Chaco Canyon. Rachel Richardson, program director of Environment America's Stop Drilling Program issued a statement applauding the move.

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Coming Soon: A 100 Percent Renewable Commute | Rob Sargent

The daily commute for some 2.2 million Chileans just got greener. Santiago’s Metro system announced plans to become the first subway system powered mostly by solar energy. Running a large transit system on renewable energy is a major breakthrough and an inspiring example for others to replicate.  

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Environment America launches multi-million-dollar campaign to save the bees

Washington, DC -- Environment America and its state affiliates have launched a multi-million-dollar public education campaign to convince federal officials to ban neonicotinoids, the dangerous class of pesticides linked to the recent dramatic decline in bee colonies.  

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Court decision on wetlands shows need for Clean Water Rule

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the Obama administration today in a case that could make it easier to develop wetlands.

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