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Environment America joins lawsuit challenging NEPA rollback

Environment America joined a nationwide coalition of environmental organizations Wednesday, led by Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, in filing a suit to strike down the federal government’s recent rule gutting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Statement: Ohio must repeal state’s House Bill 6

Based on charges related to Ohio’s House Bill (HB) 6, Ohio Speaker of the House of Representatives Larry Householder was arrested Tuesday along with four associates in connection with a $60 million federal racketeering case. 

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Statement: House votes to stop harmful EPA soot rule

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to stop funding the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to institute a new rule regulating soot. Technically known as particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5), this air pollution is harmful to human health at the levels being considered by the EPA. Peer-reviewed studies clearly show that a stronger standard is justified and would save many lives. The EPA’s data estimates that even if the air quality around the country met the existing PM 2.5 standard that 50,000 lives would still be prematurely lost. 

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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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House makes historic commitment to clean water

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the “minibus #1” package of spending bills Friday afternoon. It included more than $11 billion in additional water infrastructure funding beyond the amount in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regular budget.  The package would dramatically improve efforts to prevent sewage overflows and contamination of drinking water by lead and other sources.

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