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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. 

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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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Shady Characters Are Blocking the Sun | Hillary Larson

Charles and David Koch, along with their dirty energy allies, are doing everything they can to block the sun and stop progress towards a solar energy future. 

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News Release | Environment America

Devastating spill in Calif. shows when you drill, you spill

Goleta, Calif. -- An oil pipeline burst yesterday on the Pacific shore, releasing about 21,000 gallons of crude into the ocean and covering a popular beach in Santa Barbara County in a slick four miles long. The pipeline is owned by Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline, which has reportedly stopped the flow of oil. Environment America's Rachel Richardson issued the following statement in response:  

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Obama administration plan to save bees falls far short

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House issued a wide-ranging new plan today to stem the deaths of pollinators, with the goal of reducing honeybee colony losses to no more than 15 percent within ten years and increasing the Eastern monarch butterfly population to 225 million by 2020. The plan falls short of banning neonicotinoids, the class of pesticides known to cause harm to bees.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress stages more grandstanding against clean water

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This morning a U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee held a hearing on S. 1140, the bill sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to derail the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule.

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