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Get the Lead Out

Over the past two years, the tragedy of Flint, Michigan has stunned the nation. We watched the drinking water of an entire city become contaminated with lead. And now we know this toxic threat extends well beyond Flint to communities across the country. In fact, test results now show that lead is even contaminating drinking water in schools and pre-schools — flowing from thousands of fountains and faucets where our kids drink water every day.

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With New Water Pollution Data, Environment America Calls on Tyson to “Clean It Up”

With scientists tomorrow expected to confirm the largest dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico ever recorded, Environment America renewed its call for Tyson Foods, Inc. and other corporate agribusiness companies to curb the pollution flowing from their fields and factory farms.  The demand for Tyson to “clean it up” was today joined by Mighty Earth, which released a new research report on pollution from meat companies like Tyson.

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Clean Water Rule - Comment Period Begins but Loophole Could Make Irrelevant

Today, the House of Representatives is considering a “minibus” spending package that would allow the Trump administration to ignore the law as it rolls back clean water protections.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

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Analysis: Repealing the Clean Water Rule would be Devastating for the Delaware River Watershed

Philadelphia, PA – New analysis by Environment America shows 55% of all stream miles in the Delaware River Watershed will be left without federal protections by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule.

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Lead found in water at half of school taps tested in Bergen County, New Jersey

A new analysis by Environment America shows lead in the water at 55 percent of schools’ faucets and fountains tested in Bergen County, New Jersey.  The group’s finding is based on data from all county school districts that made complete testing results publicly available by the state’s testing deadline, last Thursday.  Advocates and public health experts renewed their calls for swift action to “get the lead out” of schools drinking water in New Jersey and across the country.

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Dirty Water Appropriations Rider

Today, the House appropriations committee considered the energy and water appropriations bill that would allow the Trump administration to ignore several federal laws as it moves to undercut protections for clean water.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

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Repealing the Clean Water Rule turns the mission of the EPA on its head

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Clean Water Rule, which restored federal protections to half our nation’s streams and thousands of wetlands across the country. John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

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EPA Can’t Protect Our Families and Environment Without Full Funding

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to testify today on the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 EPA budget, which slashes funding for the agency by 31%. Environment America urges Administrator Pruitt and the Appropriations Subcommittee to fully fund EPA.

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Pilgrim's Pride Rejects Groups' call to curb pollution

Today, Pilgrim’s Pride - second-largest chicken producer in the world - rejected a shareholder resolution (Proposal 6) calling on the company to curb water pollution from its operations and supply chain.  The company’s refusal to clean up comes even as it faces a citizens’ suit from Environment America and the local Sierra Club chapter for dumping toxic wastewater into Florida’s Suwannee River.

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Visit to Polluting Coal Mine Underscores How Scott Pruitt’s Agenda Puts Water and Climate in Peril

As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt visited a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of polluting local waterways today, Environment America’s clean water program director John Rumpler released this statement:

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