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Polluting Drinking Water and Lobbying go Hand in Hand

Environment America says in its report Polluting Politics: Political Spending by Companies Dumping Toxics in our Waters that the 10 biggest corporate water polluters in the U.S. spent $53 million on lobbying and nearly $10 million on campaign contributions.

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Over 4 Million People Press Obama to Protect Bees

A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, business leaders, environmental and food safety advocates rallied in front of the White House and delivered more than 4 million petition signatures today calling on the Obama administration to put forth strong protections for bees and other pollinators.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline bill

The Senate fell four votes short of overriding the White House's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, but supporters of the project are not giving up the fight.  Green groups celebrated the outcome. Environment America said the failure of the veto override was "the final demise" for the Keystone.

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Hybrid vehicle service offers opportunities

According to a study released last June by the Environment America Research & Policy Center, more than 220,000 hybrid cars are in use throughout the U.S. Despite flat hybrid vehicle sales in 2014, combined sales of EV and HEV vehicles have remained on an upward trend.

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Koch Industries tops list of water polluters spending big on politics

This week Environment America released "Polluting Politics," a report that analyzes spending on federal lobbying and campaign contributions by companies releasing the most toxic chemicals into U.S. waterways, more than half of which aren't safe for fishing, swimming or drinking due to pollution.

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