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We helped win the biggest step forward for clean water in a decade

Over half of the nation’s streams, which feed drinking water sources for one in three Americans, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed by the Obama administration. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly 10 years. Environment America and allies gathered more than 800,000 comments and held more than half a million face-to-face conversations about the need to close the loophole in the Clean Water Act. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

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McDonald's to phase out Styrofoam

Great news for the ocean: McDonald's, arguably America's most iconic fastfood chain, is launching a pilot program to phase out Styrofoam coffee cups.

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News Release | PennEnvironment

PA Environmental Groups Release Marcellus Scorecard for State Legislators

Four of Pennsylvania’s largest citizen-based environmental organizations released their joint “Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Scorecard” today, giving each state senator and representative an environmental grade based on their votes related to Act 13, the omnibus Marcellus Shale legislation signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett on February 14.

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Another metric on energy efficiency

It's hardly a surprise that making energy efficiency improvements to buildings saves money and can benefit the environment in terms of reduced fossil fuel burning and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Gov. Kasich's energy proposal shortchanges Ohio's clean energy potential

COLUMBUS – In response to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s presentation of his energy plan today, Environment Ohio State Policy Advocate Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

“Ohio has enormous, untapped potential for the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency that will protect our environment and the economic sustainability of communities for generations. Policymakers should be seeking to maximize that potential. Unfortunately, Governor Kasich’s proposed energy plan as outlined, touted as a comprehensive plan to make Ohio energy independent, shortchanges Ohio’s clean energy potential. In fact, it sets us back in our progress to meet that potential.”

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Legislature Poised to Take Big Step on Solar Electricity

This week, the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee in the Massachusetts state legislature advanced a critical clean energy bill SB1664, An Act Relative to Net-Metering. The bill would increase the availability of the net-metering program and is a critical piece of expanding clean energy production across the state.

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