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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Lead contamination in schools’ drinking water: worse than previously thought

Lead contamination in our schools is more pervasive than previously thought, according to water testing data from 20 states published in a national interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG today. As schools begin summer break, the groups urge public officials to take swift action to Get the Lead Out of schools’ drinking water.

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News Release | Environment America

Clean energy high on the agenda as nation’s mayors meet

This weekend at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Boston, local leaders from across the country will have a chance to show their support for a future powered by clean, renewable energy, as well as other measures to tackle climate change.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Trump Administration Urged to Abandon Plans for Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

"Uranium mining is one of the riskiest industrial activities, and the Grand Canyon is one of America’s most beloved national parks,” said Steve Blackledge, conservation program director for Environment America Research & Policy Center. “These two things don’t go together."

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Grand Canyon at Risk

The Grand Canyon is at risk again. In March 2017, President Trump issued an executive order directing federal agencies to review all actions that could potentially interfere with developing or using domestic energy resources. On November 1, 2017, the U.S. Forest Service released its official report in response to this order and recommended revising the 2012 Public Land Order to reopen lands near the Grand Canyon to new uranium exploration and mining.

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