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Restoring the Katy Trail — and the rest of our state parks

From the Lake of the Ozarks to the Katy Trail, Missouri’s public lands are part of our natural heritage, but many are falling into disrepair. We mobilized hundreds of Missourians, local businesses and elected officials to call on President Obama to preserve our parks. And this past spring, our work paid off when the president fully funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund — America’s premier land conservation program. Together, we’ll make sure our special places are protected for generations to come.

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We're restoring the Current River

Whether we go there to canoe, hike or fish, the Current River is one of the places that makes living in Missouri great. But illegal and unauthorized ATV and SUV trails have ripped up the banks and degraded water quality. Now the Current River is one of the nation’s 10 most endangered rivers, and it needs protection. Last fall, at the urging of our staff and members, the National Park Service proposed a plan to guide the Current River for decades to come.

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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

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Bringing clean energy to Missouri

Nearly 80% of Missouri's electricity comes from coal. But we could produce up to nine times our current energy needs from wind power alone. In January, we won a huge victory for wind with the extension of key wind tax credits. With you on our side, we’ll get to work to see that Missouri creates the clean energy future that's right at our fingertips.

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Reducing global warming pollution

We’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the EPA proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution.

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