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News Release | Environment America

Great Lakes Supporters Unveil Bipartisan Restoration Bill

Today, Senators Carl Levin (MI), George Voinovich (OH) and several other members of Congress announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill to authorize several programs to protect and restore the Great Lakes and provide $650 million annually in funding. The Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010 will fund projects to remove contaminated sediments from the lakes, control invasive species, reduce pollution and restore fish and wildlife habitat.

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News Release | Environment America

Texas State Group Calls on Land Commissioner To Protect Christmas Mountains

Environment Texas called on Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to either provide adequate state resources to protect the Christmas Mountains of west Texas or finally allow for the transfer of the property to Big Bend National Park.

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Report | Environment America

Courting Disaster: How the Supreme Court Has Broken the Clean Water Act and Why Congress Must Fix It

For decades, the Clean Water Act protected the Nation’s surface water bodies from unregulated pollution and rescued them from the crisis status they were in during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now these vital protections are being lost. This report details the threat to our Nation’s waters by examining dozens of case studies, and highlights the urgent need for Congress to restore full Clean Water Act protections to our waters.

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Report | Environment America

Environment America 2009 Congressional Scorecard

Environment America and our federation of state environmental groups produce this regular report on key votes in Congress as one of our many tools to help citizens engage in and make an impact on environmental policy.

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Report | Environment America

America's Biggest Polluters: Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants in 2007

The United States relies heavily on outdated technology and limited resources for most of its electricity needs.  While the production of clean, renewable energy such as wind and solar power is growing, the vast majority of American electricity comes from burning fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—and from nuclear power. 

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