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News Release | Environment America

Praise for the creation of the largest marine preserve in the world

Washington, DC- Today President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to create the largest marine preserve in the world, expanding the Pacific Remote Islands National Monument to cover 490,000 square miles.

News Release | Environment America

Now is the time for action on climate

Washington, DC– Margie Alt, Executive Director of Environment America, issued this statement following the UN Climate Summit and Sunday’s march for climate action, which drew an historic crowd of 400,000 in New York City alone.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

206 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into America’s Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC – From the Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Puget Sound, industrial facilities dumped more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Environment America Research and Policy Center. The “Wasting Our Waterways” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to 2 million miles of critical waterways across the nation – a move bitterly opposed by the lobbyists for corporate agribusiness, including the American Farm Bureau.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

1,000+ Health Professionals Call on President Obama to Act on Fracking

Washington, D.C. – Today, Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates delivered letters from more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to President Obama and state decision-makers asserting that fracking should be stopped, given the overwhelming threats to public health. The letters come as public awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fracking is on the rise. For example, in a peer-reviewed study published last month, researchers found an increased rate of birth defects in babies born to mothers in Colorado who lived in close proximity to multiple oil and gas wells.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Shalefield Stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. —   Today Environment America Research & Policy Center joined residents living on the frontlines of fracking who recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations in a new booklet called Shalefield Stories.   The new booklet was released today even as President Obama touted natural gas development in his State of the Union speech and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz asserted last week that the impacts of fracking are “challenging but manageable.” 

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