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We helped lead the charge on the first statewide bag ban.

Big victory! California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, thanks in large part to the work of our state affiliate in California. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other Pacific wildlife. In 2013, the number of communities banning plastic disposable bags—the kind that  often wash into the sea and harm sea birds and other marine animals—surpassed 100, thanks in part to the advocacy and organizing of our state affiliates across the country.

News Release | Environment America

More Than 170,000 Americans Urge EPA to Protect our Waterways

On July 28, thousands of public comments were delivered to the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters calling for strong clean water protections.

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News Release | Environment America

Finalized Building Energy Codes Would Reduce Carbon Pollution by 200 Million Tons and Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses $40 Billion Annually by 2030

Today, the International Codes Council released the final version of updated energy codes for homes and businesses. The widespread adoption of this updated code by local and state governments, which are 30 percent more effective than the 2006 code, would save American homes and businesses $40 billion annually in energy costs by 2030, according to the Alliance to Save Energy.

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News Release | Environment America

Make the Clean Air Promise: Public Health, Advocacy and Environmental Groups Join National Campaign to Protect Children and Families from Dangerous Air Pollution

Today, sixteen leading public health, advocacy and environmental organizations released the following statement announcing their support for the Clean Air Promise campaign and their intention to mobilize nearly 10 million members, supporters and activists to participate in the campaign launched by the League of Women Voters on July 26.

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Report | Environment America

Grand Canyon at Risk: Uranium Mining Doesn’t Belong Near Our National Treasures

Uranium mining has left a legacy of disastrous pollution in the West, and now mining poses a risk to the Grand Canyon – one of our greatest national parks. Thousands of new mining claims threaten to destroy the canyon’s stunning landscape and pollute the Colorado River, according to this new report.

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News Release | Environment America

Past Disasters Show Dangers of Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

Uranium mining has left a legacy of disastrous pollution in the West, and now mining poses a risk to the Grand Canyon – one of our greatest national parks. Thousands of new mining claims threaten to destroy the canyon’s stunning landscape and pollute the Colorado River, according to a report released today by Environment America entitled Grand Canyon at Risk: Uranium Mining Doesn't Belong Near Our National Treasures.  

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