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If we want a greener, healthier world we need to protect our rivers, lakes and streams.

Clean water is vital to ecosystems, to our health, and our quality of life. But too many of our rivers, lakes and streams are vulnerable to pollution. This pollution, along with outdated infrastructure – like lead pipes in our schools – puts our health at risk. We need to work together to protect our waters.

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If we don't protect the environment then we can’t protect its natural services that are essential to our survival. Michael "Pic" Petelle, Member, Environment Georgia
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Environmental, public health groups to Senate: Act on toxic PFAS in drinking water

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Environmental, public health groups to Senate: Act on toxic PFAS in drinking water

Eighty-two organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, delivered a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee calling for comprehensive federal legislation to protect Americans’ drinking water from contamination by the toxic class of chemicals known as PFAS. The organizations, which hail from 30 states, asked the EPW Committee to designate all PFAS as hazardous substances, prohibit their use in firefighting foam, and direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue drinking water standards and stop the dumping of PFAS into our nation’s waterways.

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Over one hundred environmental and community groups urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold federal clean water protections

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Over one hundred environmental and community groups urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold federal clean water protections

Environmental and community organizations from across the nation Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the longstanding scope of the Clean Water Act and reject industry attempts to eliminate federal clean water protections that have kept families, communities, and rivers and lakes safe from pollution for decades. Environment America and several of its state affiliates are among the 113 groups signed onto the brief filed by Natural Resources Defense Council and the Southern Environmental Law Center, in support of the Environmental Protection Agency in the case, Sackett v. EPA.

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Environment Georgia’s clean water associate named a rising green leader in Atlanta

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Environment Georgia’s clean water associate named a rising green leader in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA–Environment Georgia is proud to recognize their Clean Water Associate, Jennifer Duenas who was featured as a next generation green leader in an article by Reporter Newspapers  and Atlanta Intown.The article highlights eight young professionals that are working to protect Atlanta’s environment and residents.

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Statement: Congress should pass legislation to protect drinking water from PFAS contamination

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Statement: Congress should pass legislation to protect drinking water from PFAS contamination

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire introduced the Clean Water Standards for PFAS 2.0 Act into the Senate and the House this week. The bill would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish limits on how much PFAS chemicals producers can dump into waterways and to set water quality criteria to protect human health. There are currently no federal regulations that address industrial releases of PFAS into America’s waterways. Already, millions of Americans’ drinking water is contaminated with PFAS.

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