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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment America

Secretary Sally Jewell Makes Commitment to Conservation

Today, Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a speech on conservation at the National Press Club. The following is statement from Mary Rafferty, Environment America’s conservation program coordinator:

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News Release | Environment America

Global Frackdown Unites Thousands Calling for a Stop to Fracking

Thousands of concerned citizens, students, and residents living on the frontlines of fracking are standing up together today to say “No” to the dirty form of oil and gas drilling affecting communities across the country. Environment America and its state affiliates are participating in events across the country, including a rally in Pittsburgh at the annual Powershift student conference. The events are centered around the second annual Global Frackdown, a worldwide day of action with more than 250 actions on six continents. 

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News Release | Environment America

Fracking by the Numbers

Washington, D.C. — As federal policy makers decide on rules for fracking on public lands, a new report calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment, including 280 billion gallons of toxic wastewater generated by fracking in 2012 -- enough to flood all of Washington, D.C., in a 22-foot deep toxic lagoon. The Environment America Research & Policy Center report, "Fracking by the Numbers," is the first to measure the damaging footprint of fracking to date.

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Report | Environment America

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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News Release | Environment America

Sorry We're Closed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on a budget before the midnight deadline, Aaron Weil, Environment America’s conservation advocate released the following statement on the environmental impacts of the government shutdown. 

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