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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

Clean Cars would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

As people around the country get ready for summer road trips, an Environment America Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the country. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

 

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Summer on the Road

Our oil dependence risks our environment to disasters like oil spills, endangers our climate with the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution each year, and threatens our families’ health. With prices in some areas hitting $4 per gallon once again, our oil consumption is also putting an incredible burden on American families’ finances. It’s time for us to break our dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Environment North Carolina applauds governor's cautious approach on fracking

Raleigh, NC—Governor Perdue announced today a new interagency panel tasked with further study of the controversial form of gas drilling known as “fracking.”  Environment North Carolina applauded the governor’s cautious approach.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Over 100 California Leaders Call for More Solar

A growing number of state leaders are calling for the bright spot in California’s economy—solar power—to keep shining.  A bipartisan group of more than 100 elected officials from up and down the state have now endorsed Governor Brown’s goal of installing 12,000 megawatts (MW) of clean, localized power by then end of the decade as part of his “Clean Energy Jobs Plan.”

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News Release | Envronment New Hampshire

Clean Energy Program is Working

Environment New Hampshire releases a report that highlights the role clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets to reduce carbon emissions, while challenging claims that actions to reduce emissions undermine economic growth. The New Hampshire Legislature is considering legislation to repeal the cornerstone clean energy program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Inititiative (RGGI).

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