Environmental Action

Environmental Action is a 501 non-profit environmental advocacy organization in the United States. Founded in 1970 by environmental activists at the first Earth Day, it operated until 1996 but was then rebooted in 2012 as part of the Public Interest Network, a family of non-profit organizations that includes the Public Interest Research Group, Environment America, Green Corps and others. Environmental Action developed the original "Dirty Dozen", a list of members of Congress with poor records on environmental issues. Begun in 1970, it has been run annually ever since in partnership with the League of Conservation Voters. The group also helped convince Richard Nixon to support the Clean Air Act of 1970, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.

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