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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Corporate Agribusiness and America’s Waterways Report Highlights 8 Companies’ Role in Pollution

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several states consider action on factory farm pollution, Environment America released a report, Corporate Agribusiness and America’s Waterways, examining the role of corporate agribusiness in the pollution of waterways from the Chesapeake Bay to the Mississippi River. The group called for industrial firms like Perdue, Tyson and Cargill to be held accountable for the waste from their livestock.

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Report | Environment America

Corporate Agribusiness and America’s Waterways

Pollution from agribusiness is responsible for some of America’s most intractable water quality problems – including the “dead zones” in the Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie, and the pollution of countless streams and lakes with nutrients, bacteria, sediment and pesticides.

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Report | Environment America

Too Much At Stake: Don't Gamble With Our Coasts

In the long debate over management of the outer continental shelf (OCS), the oil industry and some policy makers have claimed that our tax base and coastal jobs rely on expanding oil and gas drilling to new places. However, one set of issues –- critical to healthy oceans -- that has largely been ignored in this debate is the potential economic losses that new offshore drilling creates for our existing coastal economies and the potential for damage to treasured coasts and marine resources. 

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News Release | Environment America

Action Urged to Protect Children’s Health from Toxic Chemicals

Today at The University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, Senator Frank Lautenberg was joined by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and other environmental health experts to examine the impact of toxic chemicals on children’s health.

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News Release | Environment America

National Parks Under Threat from Underfunding

Visitorship to national parks is on the rise but parks are threatened by underfunding according to a new report, The Best of America Under Threat from Underfunding released today by Environment America. The group warns that as our parks draw more and more visitors, they could face budget cuts in the coming year- leaving park managers with fewer resources for maintenance, upkeep and stewardship.

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