News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

News Release | Environment Florida

Map: 99% of Floridians live in counties affected by storms, floods or other weather disasters

Ninety-nine percent of Floridians live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including storms, floods and other weather disasters, according to new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

News Release | Environment Florida

Pres. Obama rejects Keystone XL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States. Climate activists had fought for years against the project, which State Department officials estimated would produce 26 million metric tons of carbon pollution each year – the equivalent of 5.7 million cars.

News Release | Environment Florida

Congress carried polluters' dirty water today, but ultimately clean water will win

One day after failing to adopt a similar measure, the U.S. Senate voted this afternoon to reverse the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule, which restores protections to streams that help provide drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans.

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