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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. 

News Release | Environment America

“Americans need an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” -- Margie Alt, Environment America

Washington, D.C. -- According to press reports, President-elect Trump has chosen Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

New EPA Plan Creates Framework to Propel Action on Drinking Water

Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday released a new Drinking Water Action Plan. The move comes in the wake of alarming instances of water contamination across the country – from lead pipes, algal blooms, chemical spills and more. 

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News Release | Environment America

Senator Markey and Senator Merkley Offer Resolution to Move U.S. to 100% Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate to shift America to 100 percent renewable energy. The resolution supports a transition to 100 percent renewable energy to help consumers, support the economy and national security, and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. 

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News Release | Environment America

In a win for climate and tribal communities, Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline project

Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration's Army Corps of Engineers yesterday blocked a key portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Sacred Stone Camp, stating that  the company building the pipeline, Transfer Energy partners needed to “explore alternate routes” for the pipeline’s crossing.

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Environment America launches campaign to block attacks on solar power

Washington, D.C. – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network of fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast growing pollution-free energy resource. Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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