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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. 

Report | Environment America

Too Much Pollution: State and National Trends in Global Warming Emissions from 1990 to 2007

Global warming pollution declined in one-third of the states since 2004, the year in which pollution levels began to peak in many states, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment America. States are reducing pollution in part by using cleaner energy that keeps money and jobs in the local economy. Pollution levels, however, rose in the majority of states (33) between 2004 and 2007.

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News Release | Environment America

Senate Votes to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters, today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid, in a vote of 56 to 41, to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants (SJ Res 27). Sen. Paul’s legislation would have put up to 34,000 American lives at risk every year.

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama Slows the Rush for Dirty Tar Sands Oil

The Obama administration will reassess the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would import dirty oil from the tar sands of Alberta.  

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News Release | Environment America

Administration’s Drilling Plan Protects Virginia, Creates other Concerns

Today, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar unveiled the Department of Interior’s offshore leasing plan for years 2012 through 2017. The plan reaffirmed the Obama administration’s December 2010 announcement to protect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as to limit expansion of drilling leases in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The plan additionally removed an area off the coast of Virginia from consideration for drilling. 

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Environment America Announces Online Tracking of Congressional Votes | Anna Aurilio

At a time when Congress is undertaking an all out assault on our environment and public health protections it is more important than ever that the public understands who are the real champions and who are the natural disasters when it comes to environmental protection.

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