About Environment America
Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. Our staff and members work to protect the places we love, advance the environmental values we share, and win real results for our environment. Click here to donate now.
Who we are
Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. We believe there’s something special about our country — and so much worth protecting and preserving for future generations. From stunning waterways like Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes, to beloved national parks like Acadia and Mount Rainier, America’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.
Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.
That’s the idea behind Environment America. Together with hundreds of thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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Environment America Research & Policy Center
What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and securing funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make sure that they hear your voice just as loudly. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make an impact — through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment America through our monthly giving program or by making a one-time contribution today.
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Putting your support to work
- Protect America's Waters. Environment America helped fend off nearly 40 Congressional attacks on the Clean Water Act. Our research found polluters dumping 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals into our water, fouling 14,000 miles of rivers and 220,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries. Armed with these facts, we helped mobilize more than 170,000 Americans, including 438 mayors and other local officials, to call on Congress to restore clean water protections.
- Conservation America. Across America, some of our most beloved forests, mountains, and parks are better protected thanks to victories our state affiliates won in 2012. Funds for a key Pennsylvania conservation program were restored. Plans to close state parks in California, Missouri and other states were shelved. Mount Rainier National Park was expanded to protect a rainforest. A move to open Maine's North Woods to development was blocked, and Colorado's Chimney Rock was declared a national monument.
- Don't Frack Our Future. The gas drilling process known as fracking poses a staggering array of threats to our drinking water, public health and environment. We've documented the threats, exposed the harm and organized citizens to push to ban this dangerous drilling process. In 2012, PennEnvironment trained an army of more than 1,000 anti-fracking activists to stop these threats in their local communities. Across the nation, 15,000 Americans joined us in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to keep our health and environment safe from fracking.