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New EPA Plan Creates Framework to Propel Action on Drinking Water

Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday released a new Drinking Water Action Plan. The move comes in the wake of alarming instances of water contamination across the country – from lead pipes, algal blooms, chemical spills and more. 

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Support for VP pick Sen. Tim Kaine

RICHMOND, VA . -- Today Sec. Hillary Clinton announced U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt and Environment Virginia State Director Sarah Bucci released a statement in support.

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U.S. House slashes environmental funding, blocks air & water protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Having rejected multiple amendments to strike its most damaging provisions, today the U.S. House adopted its controversial spending bill, H.R. 5538, which cuts funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies by $64 million from current levels.

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Court decision on wetlands shows need for Clean Water Rule

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the Obama administration today in a case that could make it easier to develop wetlands.

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President Obama travels to Flint to address water crisis

FLINT, MI -- This afternoon, President Obama went to Flint, Michigan, to address the drinking water contamination there in person.

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'Umpteenth' bid to block clean water protections fails in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 56-42, rejected a move by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to block the Obama administration's landmark Clean Water Rule.

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Survey: shoppers want food grown in ways that don't pollute the water

Washington, D.C.– Seventy-nine percent of supermarket shoppers surveyed across the country want food grown in ways that don’t cause water pollution, according to a new Environment America survey.

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President Obama's budget gets an A minus

WASHINGTON, DC -- Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A minus," said Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America. "It's fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted."

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As shareholders mull clean water resolution, new data shows Tyson one of nation's top water polluters

BOSTON, MA – As shareholders of Tyson Foods, Inc. prepare to vote on a resolution that would require the food giant to institute a “water stewardship” policy, new data show the company regularly dumps a higher volume of pollution into waterways than companies like ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical.

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Congress fails again to block clean water protections

WASHINGTON, DC – Congress again failed to block clean water protections for millions of Americans today, as Senate leaders fell short of the votes needed to override the president’s veto of a measure by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) dubbed the “Dirty Water Bill."

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