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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

Praise for U.S - Nordic agreement on climate, the Arctic

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. joined Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in a robust collaboration to protect the fragile Arctic region and implement the Paris Agreement; reinforcing commitments to curb methane emissions, cut aviation pollution, and deploy clean energy projects, among other measures.

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News Release | Environment America

Methane rules a step forward, but short of what's needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Obama administration issued final rules controlling new oil and gas emissions of methane - the greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Drilling and fracking operations are the single largest source of the pollutant, which accounts for a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas pollution.

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Why I had to see Solar Impulse, the world’s first solar powered airplane | Bret Fanshaw

As a kid growing up in Wisconsin, I would attend the annual summer fly-in of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh. It’s truly a spectacle -- on display you can find everything from World War II bombers to ultralights to the SR71; one year they even had the Harrier jet demonstrate a vertical take off.

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama travels to Flint to address water crisis

FLINT, MI -- This afternoon, President Obama went to Flint, Michigan, to address the drinking water contamination there in person.

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Not Quite 100% Renewable, But Close | Rob Sargent

According to a recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) report, 98.6% of all new energy capacity brought online in the first quarter of 2016 came from renewable energy. It’s not quite 100%, but it’s close. The remaining 1.4% came from natural gas.

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