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Many Thanksgiving favorites wouldn’t be the same without bees

U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act with Arctic protections intact

Twenty-three species were declared extinct in the United States in September, underscoring the urgency with which we must act to stave off further losses. A new report from our research partners, “Reconnecting Nature: How wildlife corridors can help save species,” outlines seven different examples of species-saving wildlife corridors. 

Congress just passed one of the largest infrastructure investments in U.S. history on November 5, 2021. 

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Morgan Folger
Director, Destination: Zero Carbon

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act just passed by Congress provides $2.5 billion in funding specifically for zero-emission electric school buses.

Congress is providing more funding for infrastructure to help keep our waters clean.

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

After 26 years of citizens footing the bill for polluters’ messes, polluting industries will finally be held accountable for the cost of cleaning up toxic pollution their industries create. 

The new infrastructure bill would fund new habitat for pollinators — and help people and wildlife in the process.

The infrastructure bill passed by Congress allocates real money to stop collisions between cars and wildlife, and that’s a very good thing.

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

The bipartisan infrastructure bill provides unprecedented funding to replace toxic lead pipes that are contaminating our drinking water.