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We helped win the biggest step forward for clean water in a decade

Over half of the nation’s streams, which feed drinking water sources for one in three Americans, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed by the Obama administration. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly 10 years. Environment America and allies gathered more than 800,000 comments and held more than half a million face-to-face conversations about the need to close the loophole in the Clean Water Act. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

News Release | Environment America

EPA study understates dangers of fracking

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited fracking study understates the drilling technique’s impact on drinking water, Environment America said today. The study’s finding that fracking poses no widespread, systematic risks stands in stark contrast to a mounting body of scientific evidence demonstrating fracking’s threat to water resources and public health.

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News Release | Environment America

$1.8 million campaign will promote Clean Water Rule in 5 key states

WASHINGTON, DC—With members of a Senate committee voicing their opposition today to restored protections for wetlands and streams, Environment America announced a $1.8 million campaign promoting the Clean Water Rule in five key states.

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Food Trucks: Next Big Step For Clean Environment? | Hillary Larson

New York’s decision to launch energy-efficient solar powered trucks onto the streets will help limit pollution from our well-loved food trucks.

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News Release | Environment America

Obama administration rule to help protect drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans

Washington, DC –Over half of the nation’s streams, which feed drinking water sources for one in three Americans, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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Bipartisan victories across the nation help solar shine | Rob Sargent

Bipartisan support for solar is on the rise! Maryland, Texas, and Georgia all pass new measures to further the local solar revolution, and enable communities increased access to affordable clean energy. 

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