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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. 

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America

We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use, including in the buildings where we live and work every day. More than 40 percent of our energy — and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world — goes toward powering America’s buildings.  But today’s high-efficiency homes and buildings prove that we have the technology and skills to drastically improve the efficiency of our buildings while simultaneously improving their comfort and affordability.

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News Release | Environment America

Energy Efficient Buildings can Build a Better America

American families could cut global warming pollution from buildings by 30 percent and save about $450 every year on their energy bills by 2030 if we invest in energy efficiency today, according to a new report Building a Better America by Environment America Research & Policy Center.  Reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 30 percent is the equivalent of taking 320 million cars off the road.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America’s Statement Re: President Obama’s Clean Vehicles Announcement

President Obama today announced a new initiative to encourage the production of alternative fuel vehicles, including a $1 billion National Community Deployment Challenge, as well as increased tax incentives and additional research grants.

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News Release | Environment California

Over 75 California Leaders Say “Yes” to Solar Power

To date, 8 Members of  Congress, 35 Members of the California State Legislature, and 38 local officials have endorsed Governor Brown's goal to build 12,000 megawatts of local, distributed energy throughout the state by 2020.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Committee Votes to Rubber Stamp Bill that Threatens Maine's North Woods After Governor Twists Arms

At a work session in Augusta, the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry voted to approve LD 1798, the LePage administration bill that would roll back 40 years of protections for the North Woods. Gov. Paul LePage met with Republican committee members earlier today to insist that they fall in line.

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