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July 16, 2015 | Blog Post

New House Bill Blames Historic California Drought on Endangered Fish

A bill being considered in the House of Representatives places blame for the lack of water in California on protections for salmon and other imperiled species, such as the delta smelt. The reality is that an historic drought—not environmental protections—is causing water shortages in the West.

July 7, 2015 | Report

Polling Memo: Poll Finds Overwhelming, Broad-Based Support for the Endangered Species Act Among Voters Nationwide

Tulchin Research conducted a scientific survey among a representative sample of 600 registered voters across the United States on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice in order to assess attitudes about the Endangered Species Act. Our research finds a broad-based national consensus on the Endangered Species Act, with nine in ten voters backing the law and with support extending across the country, across all demographic groups, and across the political spectrum.

June 29, 2015 | Feature

Solar Ambitions

All of Maryland benefits from one man’s quest to bring solar power into his own community.

June 15, 2015 | Blog Post

Clean Power Plan Affects Black Quality of Life

Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans disproportionately suffer the effects of air pollution caused by outdated methods of energy production like coal power plants.

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