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Why the Trump administration’s latest high-profile environmental rollback is wrong

A Monumental Birthday for the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument

By | Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Associate

In the lifespan of the black coral, which can live for 500 years or more, two years is nothing. Yet, for the black coral that live 150 miles to the Southeast of Cape Cod, these last two years have been monumental--that is, they have marked the first years in which the black coral have enjoyed full protections from then-President Obama’s designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

Fracking: A community hazard

By | Michael Carter
Digital Campaigner, Stop Drilling Program

Many of fracking’s worst impacts — from air pollution and water contamination to health problems — are felt by nearby communities. That’s why municipalities across the country are taking a stand.

Why we need the Clean Water Rule

By | John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams? The answer is that, all too often, state officials fail to enforce their own laws or side with politically-powerful polluters.

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