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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. 

News Release | Environment America

Boston University will meet 100% of electricity consumption with wind

Boston University will purchase wind energy to meet 100 percent of its electricity consumption, President Robert A. Brown announced today.

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Wrong Choice on Endangered Species

We’re losing species at alarming rates and we’re not sufficiently protecting their habitats. Yet despit this, Trump administration has proposed new rules to weaken the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. law aimed at preventing extinction and helping species recover.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress passes budget bill free of dirty water riders

Today, the U.S. House approved a finalized Energy and Water “minibus” spending package retaining protections for clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment. This was the first spending package that Congress has successfully negotiated and finalized for FY19.

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News Release | Environment America

Hurricane Florence data, resources and interview opportunities

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Southeastern U.S. coast, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRG, Environment America, Environment Georgia, Environment North Carolina and Frontier Group, among other organizations) is sharing information that will help your readers and viewers contextualize what's going on with regard to major environmental and health concerns.

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News Release | Environment America

Southeastern states stand out as shining examples of climate action

Against the backdrop of a stark, partisan divide on U.S. climate action at the federal level, state and local officials shared stories of commonsense action on climate change in the Southeast.

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