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We're restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 Americans called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

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Obama Environmental Legacy Will Benefit Americans and the Planet for Years to Come | Margie Alt

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” This proverb may well have guided President Obama over the past eight years as he protected our landscapes and led the world to limit the worst impacts of global warming.

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News Release | Environment America

EPA Affirms Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency affirmed that automakers can and must make cars and trucks more efficient. This action ensures that fuel efficiency standards will continue to increase as proposed in 2012, with cars and light-duty trucks reaching 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. These standards will make our vehicles go twice as far on a gallon of gas, reduce dangerous air pollution, protect our climate, and save American drivers money at the pump.

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News Release | Environment America

Celebrating President Obama’s Environmental Legacy

Our mission as environmentalists is to remind ourselves that we borrow the world we live in from our children and their children. Over eight years, President Obama needed few reminders of this reality. On behalf of our members today and future generations we owe him our gratitude.  We pledge to do all we can to ensure his legacy endures. – Margie Alt, Executive Director

 

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President Obama’s Renewable Energy Legacy | Rob Sargent

Tonight, President Obama will deliver a farewell address in his hometown of Chicago. His two terms in office offer many examples of progress for which he deserves thanks and praise. Chief among these examples is the game-changing gains we’ve seen in renewable energy since he took office. Thanks to his commitment to tackling global warming and his leadership, the United States and the world are finally on a path to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy.

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News Release | Environment America

First bee in continental U.S. makes the Endangered List

Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The native bumble bee is the first bee in the continental United States to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. 

 

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