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Policy and Legislation

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July 20, 2015 | Blog Post

Dumping Toxic Coal Ash Threatens the Great Lakes

Irresponsible and unregulated coal ash dumping is robbing current and future generations of their main source of fresh water and their ability to enjoy the outdoors, while also causing devastating health effects.

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.

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