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We're restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 Americans called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

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Wild Areas In Largest National Forest Under Attack | Steve Blackledge

The concept of the Roadless Rule was simple: areas untouched by logging and road-building should stay that way, i.e. wild.

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News Release | Environment America

219,210 Americans call on EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

A coalition of food safety and environmental groups delivered 219,210 public comments to EPA today, urging the agency ban neonicotinoid pesticides a leading cause of pollinator decline. The agency closes its comment period the day before Earth Day for its preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for the neonicotinoids clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran, and a preliminary ecological risk assessment for the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.

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News Release | Environment America

Trump Administration lays groundwork for Arctic Refuge drilling plan

The Trump administration has started the process to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Tomorrow, the Department of Interior notice, detailing the Bureau of Land Management’s plan to implement an oil and gas leasing program, will be posted in the Federal Register, beginning a 60-day public comment period.

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These ‘Shining Cities’ will get you inspired about a sunny future | Ross Sherman

Cities and towns of all sizes are driving the transition to solar energy.

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News Release | Environment America

Virginians Show Robust Support for Strong Climate Action

Two crucial developments bode well for Virginia’s efforts to thwart global warming. Last night, the Commonwealth wrapped up its 90-day public comment period on a recently proposed climate rule. Environment Virginia delivered hundreds of public comments from its members and supporters, urging the Department of Environmental Quality to adopt the strongest possible plan to cut carbon pollution.

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