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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

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Cars Standards

The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming. The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025 to meet a fleet-wide average fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

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News Release | Environment America

Remembering Dr. Paul Epstein, a Public Health Hero and Champion of Global Warming Solutions

I and my colleagues at Environment America are deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Paul Epstein this week.  We’ve lost a great man; one who has been at the forefront of the movement to confront global warming for more than 20 years.  

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News Release | Environment America

New Report: Pollution Down in One-Third of States Prior to Economic Downturn

Global warming pollution declined in one-third of the states since 2004, the year in which pollution levels began to peak in many states, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment America.  States are reducing pollution in part by using cleaner energy that keeps money and jobs in the local economy.  Pollution levels, however, rose in the majority of states (33) between 2004 and 2007.

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Report | Environment America

Too Much Pollution: State and National Trends in Global Warming Emissions from 1990 to 2007

Global warming pollution declined in one-third of the states since 2004, the year in which pollution levels began to peak in many states, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment America. States are reducing pollution in part by using cleaner energy that keeps money and jobs in the local economy. Pollution levels, however, rose in the majority of states (33) between 2004 and 2007.

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Senate Votes to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters, today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid, in a vote of 56 to 41, to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants (SJ Res 27). Sen. Paul’s legislation would have put up to 34,000 American lives at risk every year.

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