In conjunction with our national federation, we helped convince the Environmental Protection Agency to set smart new limits on the amount of smog-forming carbon pollution that new coal-fired power plants can emit – an important victory for the thousands in Georgia who suffer from asthma, which is exacerbated by smog.
We’re restoring Clean Water Act protections.
More than 800,000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans.
We're protecting Georgia's rivers
Rivers like the Chattahoochee and the Savannah are only as clean as the small streams and wetlands that feed into them. That’s why we fought hard for protections that will make sure 66 percent of Georgia’s streams are off limits to polluters. At our urging, the EPA has made it clear that the Clean Water Act extends to all waters. Now, your support can help us stop legislation that would gut these hard-won protections.
Bringing transit to Atlanta
In October 2011, the Atlanta Regional Roundtable voted for a list of transportation projects that will spend over $3.2 billion on transit projects, once approved by voters.
At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.
Americans will consume less oil, create less smog and cut our global warming emissions, thanks to Clean Cars rules we helped implement in 14 states. Those state victories paved the way for President Obama to announce new nationwide clean car standards in 2011, which amount to the single biggest step this country has taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.
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