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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. 

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Votes to Gut Public Health and Environmental Protections

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a bill that makes it virtually impossible for federal agencies – like the Environmental Protection Agency - to protect public health and the environment. The bill favors special interests over the public by prioritizing industries’ profits over the health and safety of Americans.

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama Ramps up Effort to Upgrade Buildings to Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

President Obama, joined by former President Clinton and business leaders, today announced the next steps in the Better Buildings Initiative to unleash private sector investments in energy efficiency improvements for our nation’s buildings.

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News Release | Environment America

Senators Try To Bulldoze Environmental Review of Keystone

Today Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced a new bill that would bulldoze environmental concerns and force an expedited review of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline project is an effort by oil companies to deepen America’s dependence on ecologically devastating oil from Canada’s tar sands. 

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Report | Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center

Toxics on Tap: How Natural Gas Drilling Threatens Drinking Water

Humans need very few things to survive: air, shelter, food, and water. Fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas) pollute the air with smog, soot and global warming pollution, but their effect on water is often overlooked. Natural gas, which the industry touts as the “cleanest of all fossil fuels,” threatens to dirty drinking water with toxic chemicals used in drilling.1 Rivers, lakes and groundwater already face threats from industrial pollution, agricultural runoff, and overdevelopment. Adding an unnecessary threat to one of the most valuable resources is dangerous.

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News Release | Environment America

Proposed Tax Credit Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Lower Energy Bills

Senators Snowe, Bingaman, and Feinstein on Monday introduced a bill to create a tax credit that would reward homeowners who reduce the amount of energy they use in their homes. The proposed “Cut Energy Bills at Home Act” creates a sliding scale of tax credits based on the amount of energy saved in a home, providing up to $5000 for lowering energy use in one’s home by half.

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