News Release | Environment America

Statement of Megan DeSmedt, Environment America Clean Water Campaign Director, on the DRBC proposal to ban fracking in the Delaware River Watershed

“Good morning Commissioners, and thank you for the opportunity to speak. My name is Megan DeSmedt and I am the clean water campaign director with Environment America. We are a citizen based environmental advocacy group with a presence in states across the country. I am here today representing our 1.5 million members, supporters, and activists across the country including almost 300,000 here in the watershed from our state based organizations PennEnvironment, Environment New Jersey, and Environment New York. I also am here as a resident, I live in South Philadelphia, just a few miles away."

News Release | Environment America

Offshore drilling proposal threatens America’s coasts and marine wildlife

Bidding for offshore oil and gas leases could begin as early as 2019 in almost all federal waters under a new Trump administration proposal. Environment America denounced the plan, which would open vast new areas of the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling.    

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Environment America Praises Plan to Ban Fracking near Delaware River, Says Questions Remain on Toxic Wastewater Disposal

Late yesterday, regulators released a long-awaited proposal to ban fracking in the Delaware River watershed, which provides drinking water to 15 million people.  Environment America and its state affiliates hailed the proposed ban as a key step to protect the Delaware from the hazards of dirty drilling, even as the groups examine what further action is needed on issues like toxic wastewater disposal.

News Release | Environment America

Health Professionals launch new effort to fight fracking in advance of National Public Health Week

In advance of National Public Health week, 631 health professionals from 46 states and The District of Columbia are calling on President Trump to take action to protect families from the health impacts of fracking.

News Release | Environment America

Scott Pruitt won’t protect our air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

Congress’ vote to reject methane rule threatens our health and the climate

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congress voted to override the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule using the Congressional Review Act. The rule, adopted under the Obama Administration, would have limited harmful methane pollution from drilling wells on federal lands.

News Release | Environment America

Scott Pruitt won’t protect America’s air, water or families

“Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” -- Margie Alt, Environment America.

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee suspended their own rules to advance  President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

Final EPA study concludes that fracking operations can contaminate drinking water

Washington, D.C. – In a final report issued today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that fracking operations can impact drinking water “at each stage in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle”.   The report walks back from a misleading summary statement that fracking poses “no widespread, systemic risks” to drinking water.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Fighting Fracking: A Toolkit for Activists

Across the country, fracking is endangering our health, contaminating our drinking water, and worsening the climate crisis. From the chemicals used to the toxic wastewater produced to the methane emitted, every aspect of the fracking process is putting our families and our communities at risk.

Fracking: A community hazard

By | Michael Carter
Digital Campaigner, Stop Drilling Program

Many of fracking’s worst impacts — from air pollution and water contamination to health problems — are felt by nearby communities. That’s why municipalities across the country are taking a stand.

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