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News Release | Environment America

House Leadership Seeks to Hijack Spending Bill to Block Energy Saving Light Bulbs

The House of Representatives is reportedly pushing a rollback of energy saving standards for light bulbs in the omnibus spending bill being debated in Congress.   If successful, they will repeal energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that were originally passed with industry support and a large bipartisan majority in 2007.  According to a study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy the standards could lead to $11.9 billion per year in energy savings when fully instituted.  

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News Release | Environment America

President Obama Ramps up Effort to Upgrade Buildings to Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

President Obama, joined by former President Clinton and business leaders, today announced the next steps in the Better Buildings Initiative to unleash private sector investments in energy efficiency improvements for our nation’s buildings.

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News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Votes to Gut Public Health and Environmental Protections

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a bill that makes it virtually impossible for federal agencies – like the Environmental Protection Agency - to protect public health and the environment. The bill favors special interests over the public by prioritizing industries’ profits over the health and safety of Americans.

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News Release | Environment America

Senators Try To Bulldoze Environmental Review of Keystone

Today Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced a new bill that would bulldoze environmental concerns and force an expedited review of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline project is an effort by oil companies to deepen America’s dependence on ecologically devastating oil from Canada’s tar sands. 

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Report | Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center

Toxics on Tap: How Natural Gas Drilling Threatens Drinking Water

Humans need very few things to survive: air, shelter, food, and water. Fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas) pollute the air with smog, soot and global warming pollution, but their effect on water is often overlooked. Natural gas, which the industry touts as the “cleanest of all fossil fuels,” threatens to dirty drinking water with toxic chemicals used in drilling.1 Rivers, lakes and groundwater already face threats from industrial pollution, agricultural runoff, and overdevelopment. Adding an unnecessary threat to one of the most valuable resources is dangerous.

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