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We helped mobilize 800,000 Americans to stand up for clean water

Polluting industries have put our nation's waters in jeopardy by carving loopholes in the Clean Water Act, leaving 2 million miles of America's streams open to pollution. Environment America took our case to the Obama administration, urging the EPA to restore Clean Water Act protection to all of our waters. We helped mobilize more than 800,000 Americans, including more than 400 mayors and other local officials, to join our call for action. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

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Global warming's impact on the drought and wildfires | Luke Metzger

This afternoon, I testified before the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism on their Interim Charge to "Study the effects the drought and wildfires have had on tourism and recreation in Texas. Make recommendations for ways to prevent future losses." Here is my written testimony:

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News Release | Environment America

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 49 Million Americans

The drinking water for 49 million Americans could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant, according to a new study released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Broad Coalition Applauds Governor O’Malley’s Offshore Wind Legislation Today

A broad coalition of civic, environmental, faith, and business groups today applauded Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s introduction of legislation to incentivize the development of offshore wind power along the state’s coastline.

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News Release | Environment America

Leaders of Nation’s Environmental Organizations Urge President to Restore Critical Protections to America’s Waterways

 

Nineteen leaders of the nation’s largest environmental organizations sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to restore critical Clean Water Act protections to America’s waterways by finalizing proposed guidelines and conducting a rulemaking in 2012.

 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Masachusetts towns show their support for solar power

Thirteen cities and towns in Massachusetts have passed a resolution in support of a bill that would expand the use of solar energy in the Commonwealth.  Greenfield, North Adams, Otis, Egremont, Williamstown, Cummington, Ashfield, Charlemont, Conway, Heath, Monterey, Great Barrington, and Salem have all signed onto a coalition letter in support of the bill.

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