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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment America

In first-of-its-kind study, EPA confirms pesticide can harm bees

Boston, MA. – Eight months after pledging to examine the impact of four different pesticides on the health of pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the first results are in, and they’re bad news for bees. 

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The truth behind EPA’s misleading fracking conclusion | Michael Carter

When the EPA released a report on fracking's impacts on water, the results were just what the industry ordered. But now, the EPA's own science advisory board has called into question these findings, supporting what those who live on fracking's frontlines have known for a long time: fracking threatens our water supply. 

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News Release | Environment America

Local officials from six states want local control of fracking

As state legislatures and state supreme courts around the country are barring local governments from preventing or even regulating drilling in their communities, Environment America announced broad support for local control of fracking from more than 250 mayors, county commissioners, city councilors, state legislators and other local elected officials from six states.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress hands victory to Big Oil, but protects critical environmental & clean energy programs

Congressional leaders and the White House today agreed on a budget-busting omnibus spending bill that includes a major giveaway to big oil. Despite opposition from Environment America and many others in the conservation and public health communities, oil industry allies prevailed in their effort to lift the 40 year ban on oil exports which will inevitably lead to more drilling, more spilling and more global warming pollution.

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News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

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