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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Congress Rejects Anti-Environmental Farm Bill

“Poisoning our water and land to grow our food makes no sense.  Congress should start over with a Farm Bill that promotes healthy food and clean water.” John Rumpler, Environment America.

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News Release | Environment America

“The notion that we should poison our water and land to grow our food is unconscionable” - John Rumpler, Environment America

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives began debate on a Farm Bill (H.R. 2) loaded with anti-environmental provisions. John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment America

Endangering human health and the planet: Environment America gives President Trump a citizen citation

Today, Americans are rallying at the White House to deliver a citizen citation to President Donald Trump for rolling back fuel economy standards that are working to protect human health and the environment. Despite the many dangers of rolling back these standards, from global warming to negative public health effects, the Trump administration is once again going the wrong way on clean cars.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California is now the first state to require solar power on new homes

Today, the California Energy Commission voted unanimously to approve new building codes requiring that solar panels be installed on all new homes, beginning in 2020. The new codes will apply to most single-family homes as well as apartments and condos of three stories or less. This historic decision makes California the first state in the country to mandate that all new home construction.

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News Release | Environment America

Pilgrim's Pride Investors Call on Company to Curb Water Pollution

On Thursday, Pilgrim’s Pride - second-largest chicken producer in the world – will face a shareholder resolution calling on the company to curb water pollution from its operations and supply chain.  The demand for action comes after the company settled a citizens’ suit from Environment America for $1.43 million for dumping toxic wastewater into Florida’s Suwannee River. 

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