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BUSTED: Big Ag's Big Myths About the Clean Water Protection Rule

Posted July 24, 2014 by Jon Devine in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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One of my kids’ (and my) favorite TV shows is “Mythbusters.” It’s got a great combination of fact-based scrutiny of popularly held beliefs and a healthy dose of excellently infantile humor.  Given how fun they make it look, I expected...continued

Building Climate-Resilient Communities with State Revolving Funds

Posted July 23, 2014 by Ben Chou in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, U.S. Law and Policy

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Water and wastewater infrastructure systems play a vital role in our daily lives. Without these critical systems, life as we know it would not be possible. Yet much of this infrastructure is outdated, under-maintained, and in desperate need of repair....continued

Small Business Owners Want Clean Water Protections

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Hobbs in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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80 percent of small business owners favor restoring federal clean water protections to streams and wetlands, according to a new poll.  These are some of the very waterbodies that the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers propose...continued

Setting State Carbon Pollution Targets

Posted July 22, 2014 by Dave Hawkins in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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In June, EPA proposed  the first-ever carbon pollution standards for fossil-fuel power plants.  Since then, a bevy of pundits have been busy finding fault with various aspects of the proposal.  For the most part, these critiques are off-base, failing to...continued

Urge the EPA to Require Disclosure of Dangerous Fracking Chemicals!

Posted July 18, 2014 by Amanda Jahshan in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Finally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the ingredients in the chemical cocktails they use in their fracking operations.   In the face of increased oil and gas development across Montana --...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

NRECA: more fear mongering about EPA's Clean Power Plan

Posted July 18, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is running a deceptive ad campaign trying to undermine first-ever carbon pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under its Clean Power Plan (click here and here). The ad portrays a...continued

Obama Administration Poised to Rule on Gas Drilling in the George Washington National Forest

Posted July 17, 2014 by Matthew McFeeley in Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Any day now, the U.S. Forest Service will release what’s called a “management plan” for the George Washington National Forest.  The plan will include a crucial decision we’re watching very closely: will industrial gas drilling and fracking be allowed in...continued

Obama Administration Recognizes the Climate-Resiliency Benefits of Green Infrastructure

Posted July 16, 2014 by Ben Chou in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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As we‘ve seen play out repeatedly in communities across the U.S., the impacts of climate change are already here. Multiple wildfires are currently burning in Western states, California’s drought is only intensifying, and extreme storms have caused flooding and heavy...continued

House Republicans Wage War on Clean Water

Posted July 16, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Curbing Pollution, U.S. Law and Policy

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Back in 1972, Congress passed the Clean Water Act with overwhelmingly bipartisan support in both houses. Even today, this bedrock environmental safeguard enjoys the continued support of Americans, in poll after poll, regardless of political persuasion. Yet some members of...continued

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