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We helped lead the charge on the first statewide bag ban.

Big victory! California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, thanks in large part to the work of our state affiliate in California. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other Pacific wildlife. In 2013, the number of communities banning plastic disposable bags—the kind that  often wash into the sea and harm sea birds and other marine animals—surpassed 100, thanks in part to the advocacy and organizing of our state affiliates across the country.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Backs Clean Power Plan at EPA Hearings

The Environmental Protection Agency will take input from hundreds of concerned citizens and business at four public hearings held this week in Pittsburgh, Denver, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt, along with leaders of Environment America state-based affiliate groups in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Wisconsin, will make statements supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and urge that EPA maximize the power of clean energy to strengthen the rule.

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News Release | Environment America

EPA takes steps to Protect Bristol Bay from Toxic Mining Wastes

Today the EPA has issued a new proposal that could lead to the protection of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery

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News Release | Environment America

House Committee Slashes Environmental Funding, Blocks Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule

The markup on the FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill has resulted in massive funding cuts for many environmental sectors.

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Report | Environment America

Catching the Wind

The Atlantic coastline is at the epicenter of America’s energy and environmental challenges, with state leaders currently facing critical decisions to meet the region’s growing energy demands and protect our communities and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. The cities, metropolitan areas, and sprawling suburbs that stretch along the East Coast have a massive, pollution-free energy source ready to meet these challenges –– offshore wind.

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