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We helped mobilize 800,000 Americans to stand up for clean water

Polluting industries have put our nation's waters in jeopardy by carving loopholes in the Clean Water Act, leaving 2 million miles of America's streams open to pollution. Environment America took our case to the Obama administration, urging the EPA to restore Clean Water Act protection to all of our waters. We helped mobilize more than 800,000 Americans, including more than 400 mayors and other local officials, to join our call for action. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

News Release | Environment America

President hits home run with executive order to curb global warming pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The federal government will cut its greenhouse gas pollution 40 percent over the next decade, under a sweeping new executive order signed by the president today. The reductions will be achieved through energy savings and increased renewable energy deployment in all sectors of the executive branch, the single largest consumer of energy in the nation. Major U.S. supply firms, including GE, IBM, and Honeywell will also pledge emissions reductions today. The two initiatives combined will cut carbon pollution by 26 million metric tons. 

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. House lawmakers push to protect families on the frontline of fracking

WASHINGTON, D.C. --  U.S. House lawmakers from both parties introduced a package of bills today to close the loopholes that exempt fracking operations from the nation’s core environmental laws. Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) were among the lead sponsors of the bills, referred to as the “Frack Pack.”

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News Release | Environment America

Threat to wildlife in focus as offshore drilling meetings continue

WASHINGTON, DC-- From spills soaking sea birds in oil, to seismic exploration putting whales and dolphins at risk, each stage of offshore drilling threatens precious Atlantic marine life, says an analysis from Environment America.

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You can’t make good beer with bad water | Russell Bassett

Americans care about clean water for a whole host of reasons – fishing and swimming, protecting wildlife, and safe drinking water. But as I was reminded last week by Jenn Vervier at New Belgium Brewing, clean water is also vital for excellent beer.  Understanding that great beer takes great water, many of America’s breweries have come out in support of the proposed clean water rule. Noticeably absent from the list of the rule’s supporters, however, is America’s biggest brewery: Anheuser-Busch. 

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News Release | Environment America

Keystone bill fails, decision on pipeline now rests with Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C.The much-debated bill forcing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline met its final demise this afternoon, when it failed to gain enough votes to override President Obama’s veto.

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