News Release | Environment America

Environment Rhode Island Announces Filing of Landmark Settlement to Keep Sewage out of Newport Beaches and Harbor

Environment Rhode Island declared a critical victory for Newport beaches and harbor today, announcing that the City of Newport has agreed to take steps to end its illegal sewage and stormwater pollution.

News Release | Environment America

More Than 170,000 Americans Urge EPA to Protect our Waterways

On July 28, thousands of public comments were delivered to the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters calling for strong clean water protections.

News Release | Environment America

Pennsylvania Environmental Groups Win Record Penalty Against PA Water Polluter

After more than four years of litigation, PennEnvironment, the Sierra Club, and several of their local members have succeeded in imposing the largest penalty in Pennsylvania history against a water polluter under the federal Clean Water Act’s citizen enforcement provision.

News Release | Environment America

As Memorial Day Approaches, New Jersey Group Calls on Gov. Christie to Clean Up Shore Pollution

Environment New Jersey launched a major public education and grassroots mobilization effort today to build support for a plan to clean up water pollution at the Shore and Barnegat Bay. Pollution from overdevelopment threatens all the state’s coastal waters.

News Release | Environment America

National Research Council Faults States for Water Protection Failures

Today the National Research Council of the National Academies issued a new report covering states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: “Achieving Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Goals in the Chesapeake Bay: An Evaluation of Program Strategies and Implementation.” The report analyzes the tracking and verification of water cleanup actions. The report notes that many current measures are “low-hanging fruit,” like cover crops and sewage treatment plant upgrades. Very soon, states will need to start implementing more innovative approaches.

News Release | Environment America

Landmark Clean Water Announcement

Environment America hailed the Obama administration for releasing a proposed guidance that, if adopted, would restore Clean Water Act protections to vital streams across the country and protect American’s drinking water. In response to the announcement, Environment America is launching a major initiative to build support for clean water protections.

News Release | Environment America

Groups call on Governor Walker to protect Wisconsin’s lakes

On Tuesday, area fishermen, farmers and environmentalists held a press conference at Lake Waubesa, to call on Governor Walker and his administration to move ahead with protections for Wisconsin’s waterways.

Report | Environment America

Agribusiness Lobby Fights Against Clean Water

The agribusiness lobby is well known as one of the most powerful in Washington, D.C., and many states. Less well known is the fact that big agribusiness interests are among the biggest roadblocks to cleaner water for the American people.

News Release | Environment America

Agribusiness Lobby Fights Against Clean Water

Big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to clean water in the United States, according to a new report by Environment America. The report, “Growing Influence: The Political Power of Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways,” released today, comes days after the U.S. House voted to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with measures to protect America’s waterways from unlimited pollution. 

News Release | Environment America

Maryland Environmental Group Responds to Revised Bay Cleanup Plan

Today Maryland agencies submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revised plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The plan is publicly available at this website and is part of the bay-wide "pollution diet," a collaborative effort between federal and state partners aimed at restoring the bay and its source waters. After an initial review of the plan, Environment Maryland Policy Advocate Tommy Landers issued this statement.

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