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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.

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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.

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We're saving the AT — and all Georgia's trails

Georgia’s trails give hikers a glimpse of our most beautiful scenery, from our cool mountain streams to our breathtaking vistas. Unfortunately, some of these natural areas are privately owned and lack long-term protections. This year, at the urging of more than 3,000 Environment Georgia supporters, our leaders in Washington restored funds to a key preservation program that can now protect some of our most striking landscapes.

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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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We’re cleaning the air we breathe

Whether we’re hiking the AT or strolling through downtown Atlanta, Georgians will breathe cleaner air, thanks to new standards won by our staff and members that reduce carbon pollution from cars and trucks and mercury emissions from power plants.

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