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We helped win the biggest step forward for clean water in a decade

Over half of the nation’s streams, which feed drinking water sources for one in three Americans, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed by the Obama administration. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly 10 years. Environment America and allies gathered more than 800,000 comments and held more than half a million face-to-face conversations about the need to close the loophole in the Clean Water Act. Learn about our Clean Water for America campaign here. 

News Release | Environment Maryland

Nearly 900 Community Leaders, Organizations, and MD Citizens Show Support for Cleaner Cars

Thousands of Americans voiced their support for new clean car standards in a public comment period that closed today.  Close to 900 community leaders and Maryland citizens submitted comments applauding the standards, including dozens of members of the Maryland General Assembly and State Senate showed their support as well.

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Jerry Brown hits the road for Tesla Motors' Model X | Dan Jacobson

Gov. Jerry Brown will be making an appearance tonight as electric-car maker Tesla Motors unveils a new vehicle in Los Angeles County -- its Model X.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Rallies Citizens to Deliver 17,000 Messages on the North Woods

Citizens concerned with the fate of Maine’s natural heritage gathered in Augusta today to urge their legislators to protect Maine’s North Woods and vote against legislation that would undermine Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC). Environment Maine, a statewide environmental advocacy organization, collected the 17,000 messages from every state legislative district and hosted the event at the State House for citizens to deliver the messages to their legislators in the Maine House of Representatives.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Federal Judge Rules Endangered Species Act Case Against Brookfield Power Can Go Forward

A federal judge in Maine ruled today that an Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit brought by conservation groups against Brookfield Power U.S. Asset Management, LLC (Brookfield) and an affiliate, Hydro Kennebec, LLC, can go forward.

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Santorum is right about gas prices, now what's his plan?

On Monday, presidential candidate Rick Santorum made the case that rising gas prices were among the causes of the 2008 financial collapse and resulting recession.  Since, various liberal commentators ranging from ThinkProgress to Ed Kilgore of the Washington Monthly have ridiculed Senator Santorum’s position. The critics are wrong.  

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