News Release | Environment America

Senate Passes Farm Bill Clean of Anti-Environmental Riders

This afternoon, the U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill free of several anti-environmental provisions included in the House version by a vote of 86 to 11. Bart Johnsen-Harris, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement:

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Congress Should Reject Anti-Environmental Farm Bill

“Poisoning our water and land to grow our food makes no sense.  Congress should start over with a Farm Bill that promotes healthy food and clean water.” - John Rumpler, Environment America

News Release | Environment America

Congress Rejects Anti-Environmental Farm Bill

“Poisoning our water and land to grow our food makes no sense.  Congress should start over with a Farm Bill that promotes healthy food and clean water.” John Rumpler, Environment America.

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“The notion that we should poison our water and land to grow our food is unconscionable” - John Rumpler, Environment America

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives began debate on a Farm Bill (H.R. 2) loaded with anti-environmental provisions. John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement.

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As Presidential Task Force Convenes, Environment America Urges the Trump Administration to Get the Lead Out

As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today convenes the long-standing Presidential Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children to discuss lead contamination, John Rumpler, director of Environment America’s Clean Water for America campaign, made the following statement:

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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."

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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.

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Environmental Groups Reach Major Clean Water Settlement with Pilgrim's Pride

Environment America announced today the filing of a proposed consent decree in federal court to settle a lawsuit against Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act at the company’s poultry processing plant in Live Oak, Florida. 

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Health, Business, and Community Voices Urge EPA to Keep Clean Water Rule

Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule.  Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their comments in response to EPA’s proposal to dismantle the Rule, which restored federal protections to drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

News Release | Environment America

Health, Business, and Community Voices Urge EPA to Keep Clean Water Rule

Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule.  Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their comments in response to EPA’s proposal to dismantle the Rule, which restored federal protections to drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

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