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Investment in Infrastructure is Investment in Public Health | Dive Into Democracy

We all need clean and safe drinking water and public waterways free from sewage and other pollutants. While we do not often think about them, complex systems of pipes, storage systems, and treatment facilities are needed to bring safe drinking water to our homes, properly remove and dispose of sewage, and keep stormwater from overwhelming ...


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Don’t Give Pipeline Companies A Free Pass | Dive Into Democracy

A month ago, we discussed how oil and gas pipeline construction can be devastating to the environment and communities and can lead to long-lasting damage and the continued risk of spills. We also explained how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency in charge of approving interstate natural gas pipelines, unfairly prioritizes fossil ...


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Stop the Fast-Tracking of Dams! | Dive Into Democracy

Threats from the hydropower industry have increased in recent years and right now there are more than 30 bills in Congress that impact how dams are built and regulated on our rivers. While dam owners would like us to believe that hydropower is a “clean” technology, the truth is that dams hurt rivers and the ...


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Congress Doubles Down on Fossil Fuel Addiction | Dive Into Democracy

Emboldened by a President who denies climate change and appointed an ExxonMobil executive as our Secretary of State, Congressional leadership is planning to fast-track a massive and dangerous energy bill: S.1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. While the United States needs a visionary overhaul of its energy infrastructure, this bill doubles down ...


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The Largest Source of Toxic Water Pollution | Dive Into Democracy

Every year, over 2 billion pounds of pollutants are dumped into our waterways by power plants – the largest source of toxic water pollution in our country. This wastewater contains heavy metals and chemicals known to harm human health, like lead, mercury and arsenic. Approximately 23,000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States ...


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Fight for a Fairer FERC! | Dive Into Democracy

Increased oil and gas production in the United States and Canada over recent years has lead to demand for new pipelines. Pipeline construction can be devastating to the environment and communities. Companies often use questionable eminent domain practices to seize land from property owners, and building pipelines can involve cutting down extensive areas of forest ...


Protestors Standing up for Climate at the People's Climate March 2017

Time to fight for local climate action! | Dive Into Democracy

Last week, President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. This decision threatens to dismantle the modest progress that has been made towards global climate action and threatens our climate, our rights, and our future. Although international and federal action on climate change may be stalled, lawmakers and ...


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Pesticides Poisoning our Waterways | Dive Into Democracy

Right ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, when so many families are heading to their favorite waterbody to kick off the summer, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would make it easier for companies to dump pesticides into our waterways. Pesticides, which are poisons meant to kill certain organisms, are often toxic ...


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Our Oceans, Our Future | Dive Into Democracy

Our coasts are under grave threat from the Trump administration catering to fossil fuel companies. The land under the ocean off of our coasts is considered public lands, which means the federal government is in charge of deciding how they are used. Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the federal government decides what offshore ...


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URGENT: Don’t let Industry Hijack our Regulatory Process!

5/26/2017: This post has been updated to reflect the advancement of the RAA. Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed EPA’s important role in creating environmental safeguards in the form of federal regulations, and how the Trump Administration’s effort to “cut the red tape” caters to industry’s desire to increase profits at our expense. Unfortunately, ...