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We helped mobilize 800,000 Americans to stand up for clean water

Polluting industries have put our nation's waters in jeopardy by carving loopholes in the Clean Water Act, leaving 2 million miles of America's streams open to pollution. Environment America took our case to the Obama administration, urging the EPA to restore Clean Water Act protection to all of our waters. We helped mobilize more than 800,000 Americans, including more than 400 mayors and other local officials, to join our call for action. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Sides with Polluters and Endangers 32,500 Lives

In a move supported by major polluters, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for two bills that block critical public health protections for mercury and other dangerous air toxics. Blocking these protections could result in 32,500 premature deaths and more than 200,000 asthma attacks nationwide.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Applauds Progress on America’s Great Outdoors

Today the Obama administration released a progress report on the America’s Great Outdoors initiative.  Through this campaign, the administration has worked to promote outdoor recreation and preserve America’s great lands.

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. Progress on Climate Need Not Be Stymied By Inaction in Congress

Despite gridlock in Congress and the political dominance of fossil fuel interests on energy and climate policy in Washington, DC, the United States can dramatically reduce global warming emissions, according to a new study released today by environmental groups, national opinion leaders and labor and business organizations.

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Report | Environment America

The Way Forward on Global Warming

Humanity is running out of time to stop the most dangerous impacts of global warming. Signs of global warming are appearing around the world – including in the United States – and the latest science suggests that future impacts are likely to occur sooner and be more severe than previously thought.

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News Release | Environment America

California Passes Bill to Ban Shark Finning

Governor Brown announced that he signed into law AB 376. AB 376 prohibits the possession, sale, or distribution of shark fins in California.

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