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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

President’s Tax Plan Helps Level Playing Field for Renewable Energy

President Obama released his framework for corporate tax reform yesterday morning, which includes provisions to eliminate tax breaks to the oil and gas industries and to make the renewable energy production tax credit permanent and refundable.  The plan seeks to expand manufacturing such that the United States takes the lead in manufacturing clean energy technologies, citing that “this will create jobs here at home and … reduce air and water pollution and enhance our national security by reducing dependence on oil.”

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News Release | Environment America

Obama Administration Takes Important Step toward Protecting America’s Waterways

From the Chesapeake Bay to the Puget Sound to the many smaller waters in between, America’s waterways are today one step closer to protection under the Clean Water Act, as the Obama administration is now in the final stage of issuing guidelines to restore critical Clean Water Act protections to the nation’s waterways.

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4 out of 5 Americans affected by weather-related disasters since 2006, study finds

Since 2006 , federally declared weather-related disasters in the United States have affected counties housing 242 million people--or roughly four out of five Americans.

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate Bill Attacks Children’s Health, Sides with Polluters

Today, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, an effort to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics standard for power plants. The standard is the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants, and will cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent while saving 11,000 lives.

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment America report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report found that, already, 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006.

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