News Release | Environment America

Public parks auction not far from reality sought in budget resolution

WASHINGTON, DC –A video released today features a live auction of the Grand Canyon, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and even the Statue of Liberty to private oil, gas and development interests. The stunt is remarkably close to the reality envisioned in Congress's new joint budget resolution, which advances the sale or giveaway of the nation's wildlife refuges, national forests, and other prized public landscapes.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report: Clean Water Act loophole corresponds to loss of wetlands

WASHINGTON, D.C.– A loophole in the Clean Water Act is correlating with a dramatic turn in loss of wetlands, putting communities at risk from damaging floods, a new report says. 

News Release | Environment America

Representatives honor Earth Day with bill to protect public lands from fracking

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today in honor of Earth Day, Representatives Pocan (WI) and Schakowsky (IL) introduced the first ever Congressional effort to ban fracking on public lands, which would protect precious areas from Florida’s Everglades to New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon.

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As BP blowout anniversary approaches, House holds hearing on allowing drilling in Atlantic

WASHINGTON D.C. – As the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster approaches, a committee hearing on the Obama Administration’s proposal to open up the Atlantic Coast to oil drilling is a stark reminder that those who don’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it.

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Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week

Washington, DC – More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.

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