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We helped lead the charge on the first statewide bag ban.

Big victory! California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, thanks in large part to the work of our state affiliate in California. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other Pacific wildlife. In 2013, the number of communities banning plastic disposable bags—the kind that  often wash into the sea and harm sea birds and other marine animals—surpassed 100, thanks in part to the advocacy and organizing of our state affiliates across the country.

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Environment America Announces Online Tracking of Congressional Votes | Anna Aurilio

At a time when Congress is undertaking an all out assault on our environment and public health protections it is more important than ever that the public understands who are the real champions and who are the natural disasters when it comes to environmental protection.

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News Release | Environment America

Senate Defeats Massive Attack on Public Health and Environment

Today the U.S. Senate defeated S. 1786, which was billed as an extension of transportation funding but actually contained massive attacks on environmental and public health protections, while eliminating funding for pedestrian and bicycling programs.  

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News Release | Environment America

One Step Closer to Protecting the Grand Canyon from Toxic Mining

The Bureau of Land Management released a final Environmental Impact Statement today that marks another important step toward protecting the Grand Canyon from toxic mining. This document analyzes potential impacts of uranium mining on public lands within 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon. It is the culmination of 2 years of study and nearly 300,000 public comments in support of the Administration’s preferred alternative- withdrawing the full million acres of lands around the canyon from new mining claims for the next twenty years.

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News Release | Environment America

Nearly 50 Million Acres of Roadless National Forests Protected

In a tremendous victory for national forests across the country, a federal appeals court re-affirmed protection for nearly 50 million acres of roadless areas in our national forests by upholding the Clinton-era Roadless Area Conservation Rule. After spending the past decade tied up in the courts, today’s ruling is an important step in protecting nearly roadless areas in our national forests from the Rockies to the Appalachians.

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News Release | Environment America

Groups Call on Senator Murray to End Oil Subsidies

Environment Washington was joined by Pete Mills from Congressman Jim McDermott’s office, Rachel Padgett from Fuse Washington and local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil.

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