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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

Report | Environment America

Dirty Energy's Assault on Our Health: Mercury

Our dependence on oil and coal-fired power plants has broad detrimental impacts on our health and our environment. Power plants represent America’s single biggest source of air pollution, affecting our waterways, destroying ecosystems, and polluting the air we breathe.  Pollution from coal-fired power plants in particular contributes to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic respiratory diseases.

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News Release | Environment America

American Petroleum Institute Report on Offshore Permitting Shows Industry Has Head in the Sand

Today, the American Petroleum Institute released a report examining the economic impact of a one or two year delay in opening new offshore drilling fields, which they say could result if the President's Oil Spill Commission’s recommendations are adopted by Congress.

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News Release | Environment America

Drilling Agency Reorganization is Good But ‘No Drilling’ is Even Safer

Today Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director, Michael Bromwich, announced a reorganization of that bureau designed to emphasize drilling safety and a new drilling safety advisory panel of experts.

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News Release | Environment America

President’s Oil Spill Commission Report Reinforces Need to Protect America’s Coasts

Today President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission released its final report on the causes of the Gulf disaster with detailed recommendations for avoiding future catastrophes. Environment America and the Surfrider Foundation released the following statement. Both organizations have worked to defend America’s beaches and oceans from the expansion of offshore drilling. Mike Gravitz, Oceans Advocate of Environment America said the following:

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Report | Environment America

Flawed from the Start: How the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Gets the Economics of Energy Policy Wrong

As the state of Wisconsin begins to consider the Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation aimed at reducing the state’s dependence on fossil fuels and creating new jobs in the clean energy economy, Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center released a new report today debunking recent claims made by special interest groups attacking the initiative.

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