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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Dirty Water Appropriations Rider

Today, the House appropriations committee considered the energy and water appropriations bill that would allow the Trump administration to ignore several federal laws as it moves to undercut protections for clean water.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America

House Votes to Affirm Climate as a Threat to Security

As the country grapples with the increasing impacts of climate change, today the House voted 234-185  to retain a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would require the Department of Defense to study the impacts of climate change on their operations. Environment America, DC Director Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

New Project Touts Americans Embracing a Shift to Clean Energy

Today, Environment America highlighted a project profiling  nearly 100 citizens from across America who have embraced a massive shift to clean energy.   Voices for 100% Renewable Energy features a wide array of individuals -- from academics, to mayors and other public officials, to community leaders, to business and nonprofit leaders – who believe we can and must quickly  transition to clean energy.  

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News Release | Environment America

Repealing the Clean Water Rule turns the mission of the EPA on its head

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Clean Water Rule, which restored federal protections to half our nation’s streams and thousands of wetlands across the country. John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Northeastern Governors’ leadership needed to combat climate change

In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Paris Climate Agreement, state leadership is needed to combat climate change.

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