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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to permanently protect California’s Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The move saves 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along Northern California’s scenic coastline. Nathan Weaver, preservation advocate with Environment California, attended the dedication event.

News Release | Environment America

Breakthroughs Takes on Fracking

New York, NY — This week, Martin Sheen’s Breakthroughs program released an expose on fracking featuring Environment America to public television stations across the country.  As the debate over dirty drilling continues to mount, the Breakthroughs piece could reach as many as 60 million viewers in all 50 states.

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News Release | Environment America

House Approves Reckless Fracking Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By a vote of 235-187, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved its latest giveaway to the oil and gas industry: A bill to boost ‘fracking,’ the dirty process of drilling that has contaminated water supplies from Pennsylvania to New Mexico and is making families near drilling sites sick from air pollution.

The bill, H.R. 2728, sponsored by Rep. Flores (R-TX), would roll back the federal government’s ability to protect federal lands and the communities that rely on them from fracking, deferring to a patchwork of state rules and guidelines no matter how weak or inadequate they may be.

The bill would also delay EPA’s congressionally mandated study on fracking’s impacts on groundwater, keeping important data about water contamination from families living near fracking sites.

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Report | Environment America

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Burning fossil fuels to generate electricity pollutes our air, contributes to global warming, and consumes vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. In contrast, wind energy produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water. 

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News Release | Environment America

Wind Energy Slashes Climate and Air Pollution, Saves Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wind energy is on the rise in America and is providing huge environmental benefits for the country, according to a new report released today by Environment America. 

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Citizens, Scientists and Farmers Call on EPA to Follow Sound Science, Protect America’s Waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in an effort to increase protections for America’s waterways, Environment America staff and activists delivered comments from 29,000 Americans from across the country to the Environmental Protection Agency. The comments support the EPA’s report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters, which makes the scientific case for the EPA to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave more than half of America’s streams and 20 million acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution.

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