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We're cutting global warming pollution.

Together, we’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution. We’ll keep tackling global warming with you at our side.

News Release | Environment America

Senate, House champions defend clean water

As Congress holds joint hearing, Senate and House champions of clean water defend EPA’s plan to protect our waters against polluters’ attacks. 

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Fracking Failures, Organizing Successes

It's been an inspiring week in the fight against fracking, the drilling technique that's contaminated water, caused air pollution, and sickened communities around the world. Last week, the Scottish government issued an indefinite moratorium on the practice. Here in the United States, following dogged organizing by Pennsylvania activists and in fulfillment of a campaign promise, newly-elected Gov. Tom Wolf reinstated the Keystone State's moratorium on drilling in state parks and forests.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement on President Obama's Budget

Anna Aurilio, director of Environment America’s Washington, D.C. office, issued the following statement in response to President Obama releasing his annual budget proposal.

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News Release | Environment America

250 local elected officials voice support for EPA’s proposed clean water rule

In advance of a rare joint Congressional hearing this Wednesday, 250 local elected officials – from Duluth, MN to Durango, CO -  joined Environment America in supporting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed clean water rule and urging Congress to back off and let EPA do its job.

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate passes bill to approve Keystone XL pipeline, accelerate global warming

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After three weeks of debate, the U.S. Senate passed a bill this afternoon to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The measure passed 62 to 36, failing to garner enough votes to override a promised veto from President Obama. According to the State Department, building Keystone XL would add 26 million metric tons of carbon pollution to our atmosphere each year, the equivalent of putting another 5.7 million cars on the road. 

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