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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

Building An Energy-Efficient America: Zero Energy And High Efficiency Buildings

America is the largest consumer of energy in the world. Almost half of the energy we use—10 percent of the energy in the world—powers our buildings. Most of this energy comes from burning fossil fuels. Our reliance on these fuels makes us vulnerable to supply disruptions, contributes to global warming and other environmental problems, and is becoming increasingly expensive.

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Report | Environment America

Global Warming Solutions That Work: Cutting-Edge Efforts to Curb Global Warming Pollution

This report details more than 20 examples of cutting-edge policies and practices that communities, states and countries are using to reduce global warming pollution. These examples show that while actions to reduce global warming pollution require commitment and creativity, they also bring with them other benefits reduced dependence on fossil fuels, cleaner air and healthier communities, economic growth and new jobs.

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News Release | Environment America

New Report: Cities and States Achieving Impressive Results in Fight Against Global Warming

On the eve of the first legislative hearing in the U.S. House on comprehensive proposals to fight global warming, Environment America released a new report today that details more than 20 examples of cutting-edge policies and practices that communities, states, and countries are using to reduce global warming pollution.  The report highlights Arlington, Virginia’s commitment to transit-oriented development, which eliminates an estimated 35,000 single-passenger automobile trips to workplaces each day, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by tens of thousands of tons every year.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress: More Environmental Champions, But Not Enough

The 2008 Congressional Scorecard, released by Environment America, found more champions and more solution-oriented votes, even as the group noted that passage of environmental protections faces many remaining challenges on Capitol Hill.  

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Report | Environment America

Congressional Scorecard 2008

Environment America and our federation of state environmental groups produce this regular report on key votes in Congress as one of our many tools to help citizens engage in and make an impact on environmental policy.

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