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Environment America urges stronger EPA action to get lead out of drinking water

In public comments submitted today, Environment America and 62 other organizations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically strengthen its proposed update to the Lead and Copper Rule, which is the federal regulation that is supposed to keep lead out of our drinking water.

Making the Case for Investing in Clean Water

By | John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

What can be said in five minutes of Congressional testimony? John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America, testified at a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending February 6th, urging Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

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Testimony of John Rumpler, Environment America, to House Appropriations Committee -- February 6, 2020

Testimony of John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America at a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending February 6th, urging Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

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Testimony: Environment America calls for major federal funding to stop sewage overflows and get the lead out of drinking water

At a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending this afternoon, John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America, will urge Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule that leaves half the nation’s wetlands and thousands of streams -- which help provide millions of Americans with drinking water -- without the federal protection of the Clean Water Act.

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New House resolution looks to protect our rivers, other waterways by urging the EPA to stop rollbacks

Reps. Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Chris Pappas of New Hampshire introduced a congressional resolution today calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt its myriad efforts to weaken the Clean Water Act. Environment America is urging all members of Congress to join the 71 original co-sponsors in supporting the resolution.

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Statement: House passes suite of clean water safeguards on “forever chemicals”

The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign. The national nonpartisan organization successfully worked with Congress last year to phase out the military’s use of these chemicals in firefighting foams under the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. While that phaseout was a significant step, the PFAS Action Act takes further action to curtail continuing sources of pollution to water and air as well as establish new provisions to clean up existing contamination.

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Statement: Trump administration undermines key protections in bedrock environmental law

President Donald Trump announced today that his administration plans to make changes to one of America’s bedrock environmental laws, the National Environmental Policy Act.

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Year in review: Environmental victories in states highlight 2019

Advocates at the state and municipal levels made great strides this year in advancing renewable energy usage, decreasing plastic waste, creating cleaner transportation, and conserving land and wildlife. 

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Environment America joins public interest groups in suing EPA to curb slaughterhouse pollution

Twelve conservation and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for its decision to allow thousands of meat and poultry processing plants to continue using outdated pollution-control technology, leading to the contamination of waterways across the country.

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