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We're restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 Americans called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

Report | Environment America

Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence

Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s oil consumption and nearly a third of our carbon dioxide emissions. To make us more energy independent and reduce pollution, we need to build a transportation system that uses less oil, takes advantage of alternative fuels, and shifts as much of our travel as possible from transportation modes that consume a lot of energy to those that consume less.

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News Release | Environment America

National Transit Ridership Saved Fuel Equal to the Amount Used by 7.2 Million Cars Last Year

In 2008, people in America saved 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline by riding transit in record numbers – the amount consumed by 7.2 million cars in a year. Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our dependence on oil, and about one-third of our carbon dioxide pollution as Environment America outlined in their new report “Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence.”

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Energy Efficiency in the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Strong energy efficiency provisions in the American Clean Energy and Security Act would save American families $832 per year, create 1 million new jobs, and avoid nearly 1 billion tons of pollution by 2030.

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News Release | Environment America

Strong Energy Efficiency Provisions in Energy Bill Would Save American Families $832 per Year, Create 1 Million New Jobs, and Avoid Nearly 1 Billion Tons of Pollution by 2030

American households would save an average of $832 per year and over one million sustainable jobs would be created in the United States by 2030 if Congress acts now to include strong energy efficiency improvements in energy and climate legislation, according to a report released today by Environment America and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The report, Energy Efficiency in the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009: Impacts of Current Provisions and Opportunities to Enhance the Legislation,  analyzed the economic and environmental benefits of improving upon the energy efficiency provisions in the House-passed energy and climate bill. The energy efficiency policies analyzed in the report would also avoid more than 900 million tons of global warming emissions.    

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News Release | Environment America

Governor Crist’s Fence-Sitting on Offshore Drilling

Statement of Environment Florida Advocate Adam Rivera Concerning Governor Crist’s Fence-Sitting on Offshore Drilling While A Large Oil Spill is Floating in the Gulf of Mexico

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