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Fishing and swimming at risk in Great Lakes with budget cuts, new report says

Proposed cuts to EPA clean water programs would halt progress on restoring and protecting the Great Lakes, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.  With a deadline for Congress to approve a federal budget fast approaching, the group called for full funding of the EPA to protect the Great Lakes.

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Trump budget cuts would devastate Delaware River and Bay protection efforts, new report says

Proposed cuts to clean water programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Trump administration would dramatically halt progress on addressing many of the greatest problems facing the Delaware River Basin. These threats include dioxin and other industrial pollution, as well as stalled restoration efforts, according to a new report released today by Environment America.

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With New Water Pollution Data, Environment America Calls on Tyson to “Clean It Up”

With scientists tomorrow expected to confirm the largest dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico ever recorded, Environment America renewed its call for Tyson Foods, Inc. and other corporate agribusiness companies to curb the pollution flowing from their fields and factory farms.  The demand for Tyson to “clean it up” was today joined by Mighty Earth, which released a new research report on pollution from meat companies like Tyson.

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Lead found in water at half of school taps tested in Bergen County, New Jersey

A new analysis by Environment America shows lead in the water at 55 percent of schools’ faucets and fountains tested in Bergen County, New Jersey.  The group’s finding is based on data from all county school districts that made complete testing results publicly available by the state’s testing deadline, last Thursday.  Advocates and public health experts renewed their calls for swift action to “get the lead out” of schools drinking water in New Jersey and across the country.

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Dirty Water Appropriations Rider

Today, the House appropriations committee considered the energy and water appropriations bill that would allow the Trump administration to ignore several federal laws as it moves to undercut protections for clean water.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

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Repealing the Clean Water Rule turns the mission of the EPA on its head

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Clean Water Rule, which restored federal protections to half our nation’s streams and thousands of wetlands across the country. John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

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Pilgrim's Pride Rejects Groups' call to curb pollution

Today, Pilgrim’s Pride - second-largest chicken producer in the world - rejected a shareholder resolution (Proposal 6) calling on the company to curb water pollution from its operations and supply chain.  The company’s refusal to clean up comes even as it faces a citizens’ suit from Environment America and the local Sierra Club chapter for dumping toxic wastewater into Florida’s Suwannee River.

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Visit to Polluting Coal Mine Underscores How Scott Pruitt’s Agenda Puts Water and Climate in Peril

As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt visited a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of polluting local waterways today, Environment America’s clean water program director John Rumpler released this statement:

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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FILE CLEAN WATER ACT SUIT VS. PILGRIM’S PRIDE

Environment America today filed a citizens’ suit under the federal Clean Water Act against the second-largest chicken producer in the world, Pilgrim’s Pride, for dumping pollution into the Suwannee River from its poultry processing plant in Live Oak, Florida.

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Attack on Clean Water Rule

“President Trump's order turns the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency on its head: Instead of protecting the drinking water sources for 1 in 3 Americans, he is telling the EPA to stop protecting these waters from polluters. It defies common sense, sound science and the will of the American people,” John Rumpler, Environment America

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