News Release | Environment America

Congress passes new provisions to safeguard drinking water and curb sewage overflows

Today, in a 99-1 vote, the U.S. Senate passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), which includes provisions to protect drinking water and stop sewage overflows.

News Release | Environment America

As Senate holds first hearing on PFAS, groups demand action to protect drinking water

In the wake of widespread contamination of drinking water, today Environment America and its allies are urging the federal government to take strong action, as the U.S. Senate holds its first-ever hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS.

News Release | Environment America

Congress passes budget bill free of dirty water riders

Today, the U.S. House approved a finalized Energy and Water “minibus” spending package retaining protections for clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment. This was the first spending package that Congress has successfully negotiated and finalized for FY19.

News Release | Environment America

Congress holds new hearing on PFAS contamination

This morning, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will hold the first congressional hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been contaminating drinking water in communities across the country.

News Release | Environment America

Congress convenes for Farm Bill conference

This morning, U.S. senators and representatives will try to reconcile their respective versions of the Farm Bill. Bart Johnsen-Harris, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

Federal Court Rejects the Administration’s Suspension of the Clean Water Rule

Today, a federal court in South Carolina invalidated the Trump administration’s attempt to delay the effective date of the Clean Water Rule by two years.  The Clean Water Rule helps protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans, as well as thousands of wetlands. Today’s court decision means that the Clean Water Rule is once again law of the land in all 26 states where temporary injunctions from other litigation are not in effect.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New Interactive Map Reveals Threats to the Delaware River Watershed

Environment America Research & Policy Center today unveiled a first-of-its-kind interactive map of the Delaware River watershed.  The map allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to pinpoint pollution sources and consider common-sense solutions to address them.

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:

News Release | Environment America

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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