News Release | Environment America

Environment America, allies challenge dirty water rule in court

Environment America and several conservation groups filed in federal court on Wednesday to overturn the Trump administration’s Dirty Water Rule. That recently enacted rule revoked clean water protections for wetlands and streams that help provide drinking water for millions of Americans. The groups’ legal challenge, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, opens a major court battle against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ drastic weakening of the Clean Water Act.

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Fast Company chooses Environment America’s 100% Renewable Campaign as a finalist for 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

The national business magazine Fast Company named Environment America’s campaign for 100 percent renewable energy as a finalist for the media outlet’s World Changing Ideas Awards. The “10 states, 50 cities, 50 colleges, 100% renewable” campaign was one of nine finalists in the Politics & Policy category. 

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New legal brief outlines how America’s historic places are at risk from climate change

Environment America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, a new set of regulations created by the Trump administration. Unless defeated in court, this plan will sharply increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions driving global warming, which, among other impacts, will spur a tremendous rise in sea levels.

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Statement: DOE push for expanded uranium mining threatens the Grand Canyon and other public lands

Uranium mining is dirty and dangerous, and the Grand Canyon and other public lands are too beautiful and too hallowed to ruin. Why risk America's public lands for dirty energy that we simply don't need, especially with the remarkable rise in clean renewables?

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Dirty Water Rule puts America’s drinking water and rivers at risk

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have now revoked federal protection for thousands of waterways across the country, as published today in the Federal Register.  With our ecosystems and drinking water at stake, Environment America will challenge this Dirty Water Rule in court.

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