Current Actions

  • Stand Up for Our Public Lands

    As Trump moves forward with rolling back protections for our public lands, like the breathtaking Grand Staircase-Escalante, we have to keep fighting. Tell Trump what you think about this move.

  • Tell Amazon to PROMOTE GREEN SHIPPING

    It's a simple step that could have a huge impact: tell Amazon to promote green shipping by adding "Go Green" to their standard shipping option now.

  • Urge Wyoming's Governor to Stop the Wolf Hunt

    Governor Mead,

    As nature-loving people who treasure Wyoming's amazing natural beauty and abundant wildlife, we, the undersigned, call on you to end wolf hunting in the state.

    Wolves aren't just important icons of the American West. They are are an important part of healthy ecosystems.

    For example, ecosystems in Yellowstone that had be degraded by overgrazing recovered with the reintroduction of gray wolves to the area. The result: healthier riparian areas and important habitat for the birds, fish, and other wildlife near the area's rivers and streams.

    We do not believe that the state's current management plan accounts for these important ecological benefits. We also do not believe that the state's current management plan provides sufficient assurances that wolves will not be hunted past the point of viability.

    For all these reasons -- and because we want our travel, tourism, and tax dollars to support gray wolves -- we urge you to end wolf hunting in the state of Wyoming.

    Sincerely,

  • Say No To Grand Canyon Uranium Mining

    The Trump administration has just announced plans to mine more uranium -- and they want to do it right in the Grand Canyon watershed.

    Uranium mining is incredibly destructive, leaving a legacy of toxic waste, polluted waterways and displaced communities, all for the sake of incredibly dangerous nuclear weapons and power. And downstream from the proposed mining, the Colorado River supplies drinking water to tens of millions of people.

    Tell President Trump: The Grand Canyon is no place for dangerous uranium mining.

  • Tell Your Representative: Protect endangered right whales. Vote NO on SECURE American Energy Act

    North Atlantic right whales are among the thousands of marine animals that are at risk from seismic blasting -- the process of using immensely loud airguns to test for offshore drilling sites.

    The SECURE American Energy Act, currently in the House of Representatives, would expand seismic blasting.

    North Atlantic right whales are already at risk -- this legislation would make their survival significantly less likely.

    Tell your representatives to vote NO.

  • Tell Governor Brown: No More State-Funded Wolf Killing

    Four wolves from the Harl Butte pack of Oregon have already been killed this year. There are barely 100 wolves in the entire state, and ranchers have asked for the rest of the pack to be killed off.

    Governor Brown inherited this policy from her predecessor, but it isn't too late for her to stop it.

  • Tell Governor Brown: No More State-Funded Wolf Killing

    Four wolves from the Harl Butte pack of Oregon have already been killed this year. There are barely 100 wolves in the entire state, and ranchers have asked for the rest of the pack to be killed off.

    Governor Brown inherited this policy from her predecessor, but it isn't too late for her to stop it.

  • Take Action: Oppose Fee Hikes at Popular National Parks

    We all own our country's spectacular National Parks -- from the majestic geysers of Yellowstone, to the lush forests of Yosemite, the towering mountains of Denali, and the Grand Canyon's sweeping vistas.

    Unfortunately, the Trump administration has just proposed a big new fee hike for entering these and 13 other popular National Parks. Worse, we only have until November 23rd to stop them.

    Being able to get out and enjoy nature is a vital part of appreciating and protecting America's natural treasures. Doubling the entry price over such a short period is out of step with the idea that we should be encouraging more people to experience these wonders.

    Your signature today can stop these fee hikes and ensure more people can enjoy our national parks. The National Park Service is only accepting comments on its fee hike proposal until November 23, so please sign the petition now.

  • STOP NEW OFFSHORE DRILLING

    Interior Secretary Zinke just announced that 76 million acres of federal waters will be up for lease this spring, in the largest offshore drilling initiative in U.S. history.

    It's inevitable: More offshore drilling leads to more oil spills, more spills harm our coasts and the animals, from sea turtles to dolphins, that live in our oceans.

    Unless we stop it now.

  • Stop the Methane Delay

    Methane is 30 times more potent than C02 and is a major contributor to climate change. That’s why the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management issued the methane emissions rule last year to reduce these emissions that worsen climate change.

    But Ryan Zinke wants to delay this rule, and is even considering weakening or rescinding these important protections for our climate and planet.

    The comment period is ending on Nov. 6. The time to act is NOW: tell Zinke not to delay this important rule.

  • Tell Congress: No animal should be hunted to extinction so that someone can have a trophy on their wall.

    Both the House and Senate are poised to strip Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves around the Great Lakes. This would be a devastating step backwards, opening the door to trophy hunting, state-sponsored hunting to reduce wolf populations, and more. Tell your legislators: Wolves are treasures, not hunting trophies.

  • Will you be a messenger for monarchs?

    Monarch butterflies are disappearing from the American West -- but we can save them.

    From the products it sells to the care tips it offers to customers, your local garden store can play an important role in ensuring that these beautiful butterflies are around for future generations. That's why Environmental Action has put together a short series of questions you can your local store to encourage them to adopt monarch-friendly practices.

  • Tell Your Senators to Fully Fund the EPA

    The US House of Representatives just voted to slash more than a half a billion dollars from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget.

    If approved by the Senate, the cuts could leave the agency short on vital resources to protect our air, water, wildlife and wild places -- even as the EPA works to make sure Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have clean air, clean water and safe food in the wake of the recent hurricanes.

    So far, caring people like you have stopped even more significant EPA budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. Will you help stop these cuts too?

    Add your name to this petition and a message will be sent to your US senators urging them to fully fund the EPA and its vital work to protect our health and the environment.

  • Tell Gov. Brown: No more state-funded killing of wolves.

    Four wolves from the Harl Butte pack of Oregon have already been killed this year. There are barely 100 wolves in the entire state, and ranchers have asked for the rest of the pack to be killed off.

    Governor Brown inherited this policy from her predecessor, but it isn’t too late for her to stop it.

  • Tell Gov. Brown: No more state-funded killing of wolves.

    Four wolves from the Harl Butte pack of Oregon have already been killed this year. There are barely 100 wolves in the entire state, and ranchers have asked for the rest of the pack to be killed off.

    Governor Brown inherited this policy from her predecessor, but it isn’t too late for her to stop it.

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    For more than 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been the chief defender of clean air and water, wildlife and wild places. It has cleared the air of our cities. It has dramatically reduced acid rain that damages our forests and waters. And it has saved the bald eagle -- one of the most iconic animals in America -- from extinction.

    The good news is that Congress -- and not the President -- has the final say on federal spending. Your lawmakers were elected to represent you and your values in Washington, DC -- and that includes standing up for a healthy environment.

    Please take a stand for the clean air and water, wildlife and wild places that you love. Send a message to your Senators and Representative right now, and urge them to reject President Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA.

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  • Protect Public Lands & Communities from Fracking


    Fracking is a dangerous practice that contaminates our air and water, while contributing to global warming. Please do not put our federal lands at risk by weakening or repealing our first line of defense against groundwater contamination. Sign here to tell BLM to protect public lands, not polluters.

  • Saturday, September 30th is National Public Lands Day

    Get out on Saturday, September 30th and enjoy a fee free day at National Parks, Forests and America’s other great public lands. Over a quarter of our nation’s lands are held in public trust as a gift to every American -- whether rancher, hunter, hiker, mountain biker, or city dweller. Make your visit on the 30th a testament to your love for these sacred places.

    Our public lands are in the crosshairs of the new administration. National Monument reviews, plans for expanding coal mines into roadless areas, proposed copper mines in Wilderness watersheds -- every day there is something new we must fight for. But we also must renew our spirit.

    Is there a place that is sacred to you? Acadia National Park, White River National Forest or the Statue of Liberty National Monument? Whatever the place, take some time to enjoy it on September 30th -- and consider giving back by joining the largest single volunteer day for public lands.

    Over 200,000 nature lovers volunteered at last year’s 2,600 National Public Lands Day events, donating $18 million dollars in improvements to our public lands.

    Whether you choose to stroll down a trail or roll up your sleeves and volunteer -- be sure to visit one of America’s treasures on September 30th. Our public lands need you to fight for them, but save the 30th for enjoying them.

    Don’t forget to invite your friends and family and please share your experience on social media with the #NPLD hashtag!

  • Save Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

    Cascade-Siskiyou is is home to some of the last intact forests in America’s Pacific Northwest and a dazzling array of wildlife and natural beauty. Can you help save it?

    This stunning area along the Oregon-California border is also one of four national monuments that the Trump administration is planning to shrink following its unprecedented review of 27 national monuments and national marine monuments, according to several media reports. The administration’s stated goal for the review: to open more areas on our public lands to mining, oil and gas drilling, logging, and other destructive development.

    If Cascade-Siskiyou loses protections, the scent of wildflowers could give way to exhaust fumes from logging trucks. Oil and gas rigs could mar the area’s gorgeous views. Wildlife habitat could be sacrificed for new roads and other development. And mining waste could poison Cascade-Siskiyou’s unpolluted stream and creeks.

    Oregon’s governor, attorney general, US senators, and other leaders are opposing efforts to reduce protections for this special place, but they need our help.

    Add your name to Environmental Action’s letter of support for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument now and make sure these public lands champions can demonstrate the broad public support they will need to protect this special place.

  • Stop Seismic Blasts #SaveTheWhales

    Imagine for a moment if your home was assaulted with an insanely loud blast, louder than 10 jet engines, every 10 seconds. All day, all night, for days to months on end. This is actually a heartbreaking reality for whales and other marine life as Big Oil does its dirty business off our pristine coasts using seismic air blasts to search for oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor.

    Seismic testing for oil creates what biologists call an "acoustic smog" that drowns out whale chatter and interferes with the way marine mammals perceive the world. Over time, animals that rely on sonar and listening to 'see' can go blind and can't function properly. For animals like whales and dolphins that use sound to eat, hunt, find mates, navigate and communicate with their young families, these sonic booms could be a death sentence.

    The Interior Department announced it is planning on moving forward with seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean following President Donald Trump's executive order to expand offshore drilling in protected areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

    The noise of these blasts is so loud that it can be heard up to 2,500 miles from the source – to put in perspective, that is about the distance from Los Angeles, CA, to Washington, DC! And it's not just sealife upset about this, more than 120 East Coast municipalities that formally oppose offshore drilling and/or seismic airgun blasting. Sign the petition to press the mute button on seismic blasts before it's too late!

  • Tell Congress to Reject Cuts to the EPA!

    The President has called for dramatic cuts to budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency and other non-military programs. It’s a proposal that could compromise some of our most important environmental protections.

    a man walks through a beautiful forest

    For more than 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been the chief defender of clean air and water, wildlife and wild places. It has cleared the air of our cities. It has dramatically reduced acid rain that damages our forests and waters. And it has saved the bald eagle -- one of the most iconic animals in America -- from extinction.

    The good news is that Congress -- and not the President -- has the final say on federal spending. Your lawmakers were elected to represent you and your values in Washington, DC -- and that includes standing up for a healthy environment.

    Please take a stand for the clean air and water, wildlife and wild places that you love. Send a message to your Senators and Representative right now, and urge them to reject President Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA.

  • Stop Seismic Blasts #SaveTheWhales

    Imagine for a moment if your home was assaulted with an insanely loud blast, louder than 10 jet engines, every 10 seconds. All day, all night, for days to months on end. This is actually a heartbreaking reality for whales and other marine life as Big Oil does its dirty business off our pristine coasts using seismic air blasts to search for oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor.

    Seismic testing for oil creates what biologists call an "acoustic smog" that drowns out whale chatter and interferes with the way marine mammals perceive the world. Over time, animals that rely on sonar and listening to 'see' can go blind and can't function properly. For animals like whales and dolphins that use sound to eat, hunt, find mates, navigate and communicate with their young families, these sonic booms could be a death sentence.

    The Interior Department announced it is planning on moving forward with seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean following President Donald Trump's executive order to expand offshore drilling in protected areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

    The noise of these blasts is so loud that it can be heard up to 2,500 miles from the source – to put in perspective, that is about the distance from Los Angeles, CA, to Washington, DC! And it's not just sealife upset about this, more than 120 East Coast municipalities that formally oppose offshore drilling and/or seismic airgun blasting. Sign the petition to press the mute button on seismic blasts before it's too late!

  • Tell the Environmental Protection Agency: Ban Roundup Now

    Since their peak in the mid-90s, monarch populations have decreased by 90 percent, in part due to the widespread use of Roundup and other toxic pesticides. Tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban Roundup, so we can save this incredible insect before it’s too late.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Protect Monarch Butterflies

    Since their peak in the mid-90s, monarch populations have decreased by 90 percent, in part due to the widespread use of Roundup and other toxic pesticides. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the monarch as an endangered species, so we can save this incredible insect before it’s too late.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Protect Monarch Butterflies

    Since their peak in the mid-90s, monarch populations have decreased by 90 percent, in part due to the widespread use of Roundup and other toxic pesticides. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the monarch as an endangered species, so we can save this incredible insect before it’s too late.

  • Sign the Petition: We want cleaner water!

    President Trump’s administration is seeking to revoke vital clean water protections for millions of Americans -- and we only have until September 27 to stop them. (Updated Aug. 21, 2017)

    The Clean Water Rule was proposed by the Obama administration in 2015 in order to clarify which bodies of water are federally protected from pollution. The rule would expand federal protections for roughly one third of the US population.

    This is water that our children and grandchildren drink -- and it needs to be clean. We give it to our pets on hot summer days. It is water that fills some of our favorite swimming spots and fishing holes. It provides vital habitat for America’s treasured wildlife.

    Please add your name to our petition for clean water right now.









  • Tell Congress: Gray wolves are national treasures, not hunting trophies.

    Congress is considering a series of measures that would be catastrophic for wolves. From removing their protections under the Endangered Species Act to cutting any funding for their recovery, these attacks would be deadly for the 5500 wolves surviving in the lower 48 states. What’s worse, many of these proposed laws would block any legal review.

    Tell your representative and senators: Don’t delist gray wolves.

  • Stop the Green Investor Gag Rule

    Exxon and other big corporate polluters hate being told by their shareholders to clean up their act. So, they’re pushing the Green Investor Gag Rule, which is a part of the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10). It will make it impossible for all but multi-billion-dollar investors to sponsor shareholder resolutions, like the one that just forced Exxon to take climate change into account in its long-term planning.

    Send a message to Congress today to stop the Gag Rule and continue to let shareholders vote on environmental resolutions.

  • Stop Arch Coal’s Awful Colorado Mine Expansion

    The US Forest Service is now considering a proposal to allow the nation's second largest coal company, Arch Coal, to bulldoze roads and scrape methane vent pads into 1,700 acres of the pristine Sunset Roadless Area just forty miles west of Aspen, Colorado.

    Nestled along the flanks of the West Elk Wilderness, the protected Aspen and Engelmann spruce forests of the Sunset Roadless Area are home to elk, black bear, goshawk and the threatened lynx. That’s why it is so alarming that Arch Coal may be permitted to cut six miles of roads and 48 drill sites into the habitat of these animals.

    The mining expansion would open the door to mining more coal — but only at a heavy price to local wildlife and the area’s treasured natural beauty. The plan would destroy vital wildlife habitat and trade public access to this beautiful area for the sake of Arch Coal’s bottom line.

    Stand against coal mining in the Sunset Roadless Areas. Please sign our petition to the US forest service now.

  • Stop Seismic Blasts #SaveTheWhales

    Imagine for a moment if your home was assaulted with an insanely loud blast, louder than 10 jet engines, every 10 seconds. All day, all night, for days to months on end. This is actually a heartbreaking reality for whales and other marine life as Big Oil does its dirty business off our pristine coasts using seismic air blasts to search for oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor.

    Seismic testing for oil creates what biologists call an "acoustic smog" that drowns out whale chatter and interferes with the way marine mammals perceive the world. Over time, animals that rely on sonar and listening to 'see' can go blind and can't function properly. For animals like whales and dolphins that use sound to eat, hunt, find mates, navigate and communicate with their young families, these sonic booms could be a death sentence.

    The Interior Department announced it is planning on moving forward with seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean following President Donald Trump's executive order to expand offshore drilling in protected areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

    The noise of these blasts is so loud that it can be heard up to 2,500 miles from the source – to put in perspective, that is about the distance from Los Angeles, CA, to Washington, DC! And it's not just sealife upset about this, more than 120 East Coast municipalities that formally oppose offshore drilling and/or seismic airgun blasting. Sign the petition to press the mute button on seismic blasts before it's too late!

  • Tell Exxon’s CEO To Cease And Desist

    When it comes to paying a $20 million fine for polluting the habitat of red foxes, herons, and humans, Exxon’s CEO, Darren Woods, won’t take “we’re guilty” for an answer.

    He’s ordered his lawyers to appeal the already-seven-years-long case, to avoid setting a bad precedent for similar lawsuits at his other refineries around the country. But Woods also doesn’t want bad publicity to upset the tens of millions of customers who buy his gasoline.

    Join us in sending a Cease And Desist letter to Darren Woods, asking him to drop the appeal and take the lumps he and his company so richly deserve.


    Photo credit: Pixabay Public Domain
  • Add your name: Stand with wolves, grouse and lynx

    I oppose efforts in Congress to weaken the Endangered Species Act, including setting deadlines for endangered animals to recover, or approval from politicians for newly endangered animals to receive protection.

    Human activities like mining, logging, and construction have driven more than a thousand species of animals, birds, fish, and plants to the brink of extinction. The planet is experiencing the worst extinction event in 65 million years. We know that Earth is a more fantastic place with wildlife like grizzly bears, gray wolves, and sage grouse – but if we want them to survive, they’ll need our help, and the Endangered Species Act does just that.

  • Stop Jordan Cove LNG

    Have you heard? Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is being considered AGAIN! After denying the project twice in 2016 under the Obama administration, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted Jordan Cove’s pre-filing application in February, placing it back on the table.

    FERC turned down Jordan Cove in March 2016, as well as the proposed 232-mile Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline that would link to it, and then rejected a request that the pipeline be reconsidered last December. But now the company feels like it has a shot under the Trump administration announcing plans to refile, and started that process February.

    The proposed pipeline would carry natural gas across four counties on its way to a plant in Coos Bay. From there, it would be liquefied and loaded on ships -- putting Oregon’s clean water and air in jeopardy, as well undermining the region’s investment in salmon restoration. We are running out of time the comment period ends July 10, so sign and share with friends and family now to STOP Jordan Cove.

  • Stop the Green Investor Gag Rule

    Exxon and other big corporate polluters hate being told by their shareholders to clean up their act. So, they’re pushing the Green Investor Gag Rule, which is a part of the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10). It will make it impossible for all but multi-billion-dollar investors to sponsor shareholder resolutions, like the one that just forced Exxon to take climate change into account in its long-term planning.

    Send a message to Congress today to stop the Gag Rule and continue to let shareholders vote on environmental resolutions.

  • Protect Sea Turtles, Whales and Other Wildlife: Stop Dangerous Oil and Gas Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast

    President Trump just signed an executive order reversing the Obama administration's ban on dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and ordering a review of possible new drilling sites off the Atlantic Coast. It’s a backwards-looking plan that could do major damage to the environment.

    Offshore drilling operations often use seismic testing to find drilling sites, emitting massive sound blasts that wreak havoc with already-imperiled whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and other marine life. More drilling would also increase the risk of deadly oil spills that can poison the water and hurt its wildlife.

    Speak out now for sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and other wildlife. Tell the US Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke that you OPPOSE new oil and gas drilling off our Atlantic Coast.

  • Stop Seismic Blasts #SaveTheWhales

    Imagine for a moment if your home was assaulted with an insanely loud blast, louder than 10 jet engines, every 10 seconds. All day, all night, for days to months on end. This is actually a heartbreaking reality for whales and other marine life as Big Oil does its dirty business off our pristine coasts using seismic air blasts to search for oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor.

    Seismic testing for oil creates what biologists call an "acoustic smog" that drowns out whale chatter and interferes with the way marine mammals perceive the world. Over time, animals that rely on sonar and listening to 'see' can go blind and can't function properly. For animals like whales and dolphins that use sound to eat, hunt, find mates, navigate and communicate with their young families, these sonic booms could be a death sentence.

    The Interior Department announced it is planning on moving forward with seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean following President Donald Trump’s executive order to expand offshore drilling in protected areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

    The noise of these blasts is so loud that it can be heard up to 2,500 miles from the source – to put in perspective, that is about the distance from Los Angeles, CA, to Washington, DC! And it’s not just sealife upset about this; more than 120 East Coast municipalities formally oppose offshore drilling and/or seismic airgun blasting. Sign to tell the Department of Interior to press the mute button on seismic blasts before it’s too late!

  • Make a Call for Our National Monuments

    We only have a short time 10 to safeguard more than two dozen of our national monuments from potentially devastating exploitation and harmful development.

    Some of America’s most beautiful places — home to amazing wildlife and wondrous natural beauty — could be opened to harmful drilling, logging, mining, and other destructive developments.

    Please call the US Department of the Interior now at (202) 208-3100 and deliver this simple message:


  • Protect Sea Turtles, Whales and Other Wildlife: Stop Dangerous Oil and Gas Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast

    President Trump just signed an executive order reversing the Obama administration's ban on dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and ordering a review of possible new drilling sites off the Atlantic Coast. It’s a backwards-looking plan that could do major damage to the environment.

    Offshore drilling operations often use seismic testing to find drilling sites, emitting massive sound blasts that wreak havoc with already-imperiled whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and other marine life. More drilling would also increase the risk of deadly oil spills that can poison the water and hurt its wildlife.

    Speak out now for sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and other wildlife. Tell the US Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke that you OPPOSE new oil and gas drilling off our Atlantic Coast.

  • Tell Netflix to Go Green

    Netflix uses massive amounts of energy to bring its services to people like you and me. Unfortunately, most of that energy now comes from dirty, pollution-creating power plants, according to a recent study by our colleagues at Greenpeace.

    Pollution from power plants that burn fossil fuels — such as those on which Netflix now relies — are a major threat to our environment. And scientists say that we need to quickly shift away from fossil fuels in order to protect human health and nature’s balance.

    Unless we do whatever we can now to eliminate new carbon pollution and stem the demand for fossil fuels, iconic species like the polar bear may disappear. More coastal communities will be flooded. And droughts may become more frequent and storms more severe.

    Urge Netflix to go green! Tell the streaming video service you want them to power its site with clean, renewable energy sources — not coal-fired power plants that can pollute the atmosphere and harm our environment.

  • Tell Target to Stop Trashing "Ugly" Food

    Target is one of the largest retail chains in the United States, but — unlike a growing number of other major retailers — the chain is still trashing perfectly edible, nutritious produce just because it isn't pretty.

    Ugly food can help the environment

    As much as 40 percent of the food the US produces is thrown away — with a whopping ten percent trashed by retailers like Target before it can be purchased.

    Producing food that is ultimately thrown out consumes around one third of America’s freshwater along with massive tracts of land. It also encourages the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer that can harm fish and other wildlife. Worse, most wasted food ends up in our landfills, where it releases nearly a quarter of the nation’s methane emissions. In the near term, methane emissions are 86 times more powerful than carbon emissions in warming our climate, leading to more severe weather, rising sea levels and other disruptions.

    With 1,800 stores in the US, Target could make a big difference by reducing its food waste, but the retail chain needs to hear from you if it is to change its policy on discarding “unattractive” produce.

    Please sign Environmental Action’s petition to the company CEO and encourage him to stop trashing perfectly good produce — and start reducing the impact of Target’s food waste on the environment.

  • Speak Out for the Mountain Lions, Bighorn Sheep and Other Wildlife of Bears Ears


    Photo courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    You can see a lot at Bears Ears National Monument. You can marvel at wide-open skies and the ancient beauty of stunning vistas. You can watch as nimble mountain lions and mighty bighorn sheep navigate the rocky terrain. You may even see a black bear.

    Unfortunately, the future of this — one of America’s newest national monuments — is far from certain. President Donald Trump has ordered the Interior Department to review last year’s designation of Bears Ears as a national monument in order to “free it up” for more oil and gas drilling and other harmful development that could rob wildlife of vital habitat and threaten the area’s stunning natural beauty..

    We only have until May 26 to speak out in defense of Bears Ears’ protected status. That’s why Environmental Action has launched this urgent new petition to ensure that the Interior Department hears from nature-loving people across the country. Can you add your voice?

    We don’t have much time to make a difference, so please add your name now.

  • Our National Monuments Are at Risk — Please Sign This Urgent Petition to Protect Them!

    In an unprecedented move, President Trump has ordered the US Secretary of the Interior to review two decades of national monument designations with an eye toward opening more of our public lands to destructive exploitation.

    Under the order, millions of acres of currently protected land could once again be open to destructive exploitation by oil and gas drillers, timber and mining companies, and real estate developers.

    Our national monuments are the rightful inheritance of future generations. Please add your name to this urgent petition right now and let the US Secretary of the Interior know that — while political and economic fortunes may shift in America — our national monuments should be forever.

  • Protect Sea Turtles, Whales and Other Wildlife: Stop Dangerous Oil and Gas Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast

    President Trump just signed an executive order reversing the Obama administration's ban on dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and ordering a review of possible new drilling sites off the Atlantic Coast. It’s a backwards-looking plan that could do major damage to the environment.

    Offshore drilling operations often use seismic testing to find drilling sites, emitting massive sound blasts that wreak havoc with already-imperiled whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and other marine life. More drilling would also increase the risk of deadly oil spills that can poison the water and hurt its wildlife.

    Speak out now for sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and other wildlife. Tell the US Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke that you OPPOSE new oil and gas drilling off our Atlantic Coast.

  • Tell Congress to Reject Cuts to the EPA!

    The President has called for dramatic cuts to budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency and other non-military programs. It’s a proposal that could compromise some of our most important environmental protections.

    a man walks through a beautiful forest

    For more than 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been the chief defender of clean air and water, wildlife and wild places. It has cleared the air of our cities. It has dramatically reduced acid rain that damages our forests and waters. And it has saved the bald eagle -- one of the most iconic animals in America -- from extinction.

    The good news is that Congress -- and not the President -- has the final say on federal spending. Your lawmakers were elected to represent you and your values in Washington, DC -- and that includes standing up for a healthy environment.

    Please take a stand for the clean air and water, wildlife and wild places that you love. Send a message to your Senators and Representative right now, and urge them to reject President Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA.

  • Take Action to Protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

    Take action to protect the boundary waters

    We still need your help! Strides were made last month to protect the Boundary Waters, but we still have work to do. Help by taking action today. Federal agencies have initiated an environmental review of the watershed surrounding the Boundary Waters Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park to determine whether this watershed is the wrong place for sulfide-ore copper mining.
    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most popular Wilderness Area. Covering over one million acres, with more than 1,000 pristine lakes and 1,200 miles of rivers and streams, the Boundary Waters offers unmatched fishing, hunting, and other wilderness recreational opportunities for all Americans to enjoy. The Boundary Waters is also an integral part of an $850 million per year outdoor recreation economy in Northeastern Minnesota. And it’s visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually. The Boundary Waters is priceless, irreplaceable and should not be put at risk of perpetual pollution from the most toxic industry in America.
    We only have one chance to save this beautiful wilderness area. Numerous scientific studies show the dramatic risk sulfide-ore copper mining would pose to the water-intensive, ecologically sensitive wilderness of the Boundary Waters.
    Take action now to add your voice during the comment period and say that this watershed is the wrong place for sulfide-ore copper mining.

  • Tell Target to Stop Trashing "Ugly" Food

    Target is one of the largest retail chains in the United States, but — unlike a growing number of other major retailers — the chain is still trashing perfectly edible, nutritious produce just because it isn't pretty.

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    As much as 40 percent of the food the US produces is thrown away — with a whopping ten percent trashed by retailers like Target before it can be purchased.

    With 1,800 stores in the US, Target could make a big difference by reducing its food waste, but the retail chain needs to hear from you if it is to change its policy on discarding “unattractive” produce.

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  • Tell Netflix to Go Green

    Netflix uses massive amounts of energy to bring its services to people like you and me. Unfortunately, most of that energy now comes from dirty, pollution-creating power plants, according to a recent study by our colleagues at Greenpeace.

    Pollution from power plants that burn fossil fuels — such as those on which Netflix now relies — are a major threat to our environment. And scientists say that we need to quickly shift away from fossil fuels in order to protect human health and nature’s balance.

    Unless we do whatever we can now to eliminate new carbon pollution and stem the demand for fossil fuels, iconic species like the polar bear may disappear. More coastal communities will be flooded. And droughts may become more frequent and storms more severe.

    Urge Netflix to go green! Tell the streaming video service you want them to power its site with clean, renewable energy sources — not coal-fired power plants that can pollute the atmosphere and harm our environment.

  • Wolves are natural treasures, not trophies.

    We want all wildlife to thrive, not just survive. It’s bad enough that an endangered species is hunted at all -- we can’t let this needless slaughter expand even further.

    Let’s do all we can to help the grey wolf survive.

    Tell your representative to vote against delisting the grey wolf from the Endangered Species Act.

  • Tell Congress to Reject Cuts to the EPA!

    The President has called for dramatic cuts to budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency and other non-military programs. It’s a proposal that could compromise some of our most important environmental protections.

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    For more than 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been the chief defender of clean air and water, wildlife, and wild places. It has cleared the air of our cities. It has dramatically reduced acid rain that damages our forests and waters. And it has saved the bald eagle — one of the most iconic animals in America — from extinction.

    The good news is that Congress — and not the President — has the final say on federal spending. Your lawmakers were elected to represent you and your values in Washington, DC — and that includes standing up for a healthy environment.

    Please take a stand for the clean air and water, wildlife, and wild places that you love. Send a message to your Senators and Representative right now, and urge them to reject President Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA.

  • Tell your senators: Don’t re-open the door to gassing wolf pups in dens or hunting grizzlies from planes,

    Congress is trying to roll back rules against unethical, inhumane hunting practices in wildlife refuges. That even includes killing wolf pups in their dens and hunting grizzlies from airplanes.

    Rep. Don Young (Alaska) even went so far as to brag about killing wolf pups, saying, “We used to den wolves. I've done it myself. I got paid fifty bucks for every wolf I got."

    Our best chance to stop this awful bill is in the Senate, and we need your help. Tell your senators: Wildlife refuges should be places where wildlife thrives, not the sites of inhumane hunting practices.

  • Tell Target to Stop Trashing "Ugly" Food

    Target is one of the largest retail chains in the United States, but — unlike a growing number of other major retailers — the chain is still trashing perfectly edible, nutritious produce just because it isn't pretty.

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    As much as 40 percent of the food the US produces is thrown away — with a whopping ten percent trashed by retailers like Target before it can be purchased.

    Producing food that is ultimately thrown out consumes around one third of America’s freshwater along with massive tracts of land. It also encourages the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer that can harm fish and other wildlife. Worse, most wasted food ends up in our landfills, where it releases nearly a quarter of the nation’s methane emissions. In the near term, methane emissions are 86 times more powerful than carbon emissions in warming our climate, leading to more severe weather, rising sea levels and other disruptions.

    With 1,800 stores in the US, Target could make a big difference by reducing its food waste, but the retail chain needs to hear from you if it is to change its policy on discarding “unattractive” produce.

    Please sign Environmental Action’s petition to the company CEO and encourage him to stop trashing perfectly good produce — and start reducing the impact of Target’s food waste on the environment.

  • Save the EPA

     We need the EPA to protect our natural treasures.

    Over its 46-year history, the Environmental Protection Agency has been a crucial shield against environmental destruction. Thanks to the agency, our air and water are cleaner, the products we use are safer, and iconic species like the bald eagle have been saved from extinction.

    Now, members of the House of Representatives led by Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz introduced have HR 861 — legislation that would close down the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the end of 2018.

    Eliminating the agency and its protections for our natural treasures would be an unforgivable crime against all Americans and our planet. Please sign our petition right now, and let your US Representative know that you want him/her to OPPOSE the bill to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • Wolves are natural treasures, not trophies.

    We want all wildlife to thrive, not just survive. It’s bad enough that an endangered species is hunted at all -- we can’t let this needless slaughter expand even further. Sign here to tell your representative to vote against delisting the grey wolf from the Endangered Species Act.

    Let’s do all we can to help the grey wolf survive.

  • Take Action to Protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness


    We still need your help! Strides were made last month to protect the Boundary Waters, but we still have work to do. Help by taking action today. Federal agencies have initiated an environmental review of the watershed surrounding the Boundary Waters Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park to determine whether this watershed is the wrong place for sulfide-ore copper mining.

    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most popular Wilderness Area. Covering over one million acres, with more than 1,000 pristine lakes and 1,200 miles of rivers and streams, the Boundary Waters offers unmatched fishing, hunting, and other public lands wilderness recreational opportunities for all Americans to enjoy. The Boundary Waters is also an integral part of an $850 million-dollar per year outdoor recreation economy in Northeastern Minnesota. And its visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually. The Boundary Waters is priceless, irreplaceable and should not be put at risk of perpetual pollution from the most toxic industry in America.

    We only have one chance to save this beautiful wilderness area. Numerous scientific studies show the dramatic risk sulfide-ore copper mining would pose to the water-intensive, ecologically sensitive wilderness of the Boundary Waters.

    Take action now to add your voice during the comment period and say that this watershed is the wrong place for sulfide-ore copper mining.

  • Protect the Planet from Scott Pruitt

    The environment should not be a partisan issue, and if we're serious about protecting our environment, we can't allow Scott Pruitt to become the next leader of the EPA. Sign here to tell your lawmakers to vote against Pruitt’s nomination.

    Scott Pruitt is against the very laws he will soon be in charge of enforcing. And yes, he has a history of opposing the EPA's ability to regulate carbon even though the Supreme Court ordered the EPA to regulate carbon under the Clean Air Act. And yes, he has demonstrated and anti-environmental agenda throughout his career and has sued the EPA five times to prevent regulations (and lost every time) -- which includes his lawsuit against the EPA's Regional Haze Rule, a law designed to foster cleaner air at national parks by reducing coal-fired power plant emissions. And he’s about to enjoy free rein to undermine environmental regulations, without Congress to stop him.

    His appointment would be disastrous for the environment and would have real consequences on human health across the country. Add your name to protect our planet from Scott Pruitt!

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  • Tell Your Elected Officials in Washington, DC to Stand with Americans for the Environment

    Our natural treasures are at risk.

    2017 could be a very bad year for our environment — or it could be the year in which Americans stand united for the values, practices and policies that make life on this planet not only possible but awesome.

    It’s up to us.

    Key protections for clean air and water, wildlife and wild places are at risk. Please your elected officials to preserve vital progress for the environment.

  • Protect the Gulf - Stop the Dumping of Toxic Fracking Wastewater

    Right now, US policy allows offshore drilling operations to dump unlimited toxic wastewater from their platforms into America’s waters in the Gulf of Mexico — along with chemicals like arsenic, benzene, cadmium, lead, formaldehyde, chlorine, and mercury that have been associated with cancer, developmental disabilities and reproductive harms.

    These chemicals can contaminate Gulf seafood and poison the imperiled sea turtles, dolphins, and other marine wildlife that rely on Gulf waters for their survival. Environmental Action is committed to protecting these natural treasures, but we need your voice to win.

    Take a stand for the environment! Add your name to the petition today and urge the Obama Administration to call for an immediate ban on the dumping of fracking wastewater in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Speak Out for Our Oceans: Demand an End to the Dumping of Fracking Wastewater

    The Obama Administration has greenlighted the resumption of fracking off of California’s coasts -- a recommendation that could allow natural gas companies to dump as many as nine billion gallons of fracking wastewater into our precious oceans.

    It’s a dangerous decision.The toxic soup that the natural gas industry wants to dump in our oceans contains chemicals like benzene, chromium-6, lead, and arsenic. These chemicals can cause cancer and reproductive damage to humans and can poison marine wildlife like dolphins and sea turtles.

    Our oceans are gems of the natural world -- not toxic dumping grounds for fossil fuel companies to use as they please. Please sign now and demand a ban on the dumping of fracking wastewater in our oceans.

  • Urge Your Governor to Support a Plastic Bag Ban in Your State

    Plastic bag waste is no joke.

    Geese choke on plastic bags. Turtles become ensnared in them and can drown. Fish ingest obscene amounts of toxic plastics as bags drift into our streams, rivers, lakes and other waters.

    You can help save animals like these — and beautify your community by reducing a major source of garbage.
    Urge your governor to support a statewide ban on the use of single-use plastic bags.

  • Save the Rusty Patched Bumblebee

    Rusty patched bumblebees and other pollinators are vital to our food supply -- and they are fast disappearing.

    Pollinators like the rusty patched bumblebee contribute to more than a third of the world’s food production, with these bees pollinating tomatoes, squash, melons, and many of our favorite foods.

    Tragically, these amazing creatures may soon go extinct, threatening our food and our environment.


    Rusty patched bumblebees once ranged from the Upper Midwest to the Eastern seaboard, but scientists estimate that they have disappeared from more than three-quarters of the places they were once found. In fact, in recent years rusty patched bumblebee numbers have declined by an astonishing 95 percent.

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service is now considering an emergency proposal to protect these bees under the Endangered Species Act -- but officials need to hear from you before November 7th.

    Sign this petition today to urge US Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe to take action to save these bees from extinction.
    Your signature will help demonstrate the vital public support we need to secure species-saving protections for the rusty patched bumblebee.

  • Rick Scott's Dirty Pipe Dream

    The year 2016 could very well go down in history as, "The Year of Pipeline Resistance." All across the nation we are seeing concerned citizens stand up to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) program of rubber stamping fracked gas pipelines through their communities and key natural resource areas. In New York, our friends Sane Energy Project are among many leading the fight to stop Spectra Energy's Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline from poisoning the state and putting the safety of millions of New Yorkers at risk, in Massachusetts, we are witnessing amazing and valiant resistance to the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline and then there's the Native-led resistance against the North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that has received worldwide attention.

    As long as the FERC continues it's "Pipelines-A-Plenty" policy, there will always be more fracked gas infrastructure threatening our communities, land, water and climate. One such pipeline, the Sabal Trail Pipeline (Sabal), would travel through Florida after connecting with related pipelines in Alabama and Georgia. FERC already approved Sabal, which would traverse nearly 500 miles of Florida, carrying 1.1 billion cubic feet of fracked gas. They are also being sued by Sierra Club and others for failing to adequately analyze potential impacts to nearly 700 bodies of water, 1,958 wetland systems, drinking water supplies that serve nearly 10 million people and climate change impacts.

    This is particularly important for Florida as it's been identified as one of the most vulnerable locations in the world to the effects of global warming. But don't tell that to Rick Scott, he won't even allow state employees, like Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) who approved Sabal, to even use the term "climate change." And as this situation isn't crude enough, it's been reported that Gov. Scott actually owned stock in the two corporations who are building the pipeline. This is nothing more than a dirty pipe dream that will line Rick Scott's pockets while lining up a range of risks to Florida's water, land and climate. It's time to end the dream before it becomes a natural resource nightmare.

    Tell Rick Scott to pull the plug on this poisonous pipeline.

  • Manatees in Trouble

    An algae scourge in Florida is threatening manatees. The deaths have been part of a grim series of manatee deaths that has been happening in the area since 2012. More than 150 manatees have been found dead in a trend that began after a bloom of algae turned waters dark brown, killing off sea grass that manatees eat and depend on to survive.

    What is the cause of the algae scourge that has been killing these threatenend manatees? The levels of chemicals released by oil and gas drilling companies are causing the toxic algae blooms. And the worst part is the Rick Scott administration wants to allow even more toxic chemicals in Florida's water, lifting chemical dumping restrictions on oil and gas companies, increasing the number of regulated chemicals from 54 to 92.

    Florida's treasured Indian River Lagoon, stretching more than 150 miles along the states's east coast, is one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in the country, is also home to around 50 threatened and endangered species. Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed changing the classification of the West Indian Manatee from “endangered” to “threatened” even while manatee deaths are becoming more and more common.

    Dozens of chemicals are among those released by oil and gas drilling companies (including fracking operations) causing toxic algae blooms in South Florida are not only harming manatees, but also making people sick, hurting the economy and closing beaches. And the Rick Scott administration wants to legalize even more toxic chemicals in Florida's water dumped into rivers and lakes as part of the first update of the state’s water quality standards in 24 years

    Manatee deaths are becoming more common, coinciding with a new algae bloom in the region because of chemicals released into the water: PLEASE SIGN TO SAVE THE MANATEES!

  • The Resistance Will Not Be Intimidated



    Thanks to the excellent reporting of the LA Times and Inside Climate News, we know that Exxon knew as far back as the 1970s that their products and operations would lead to climate climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and society. What's worse is used that knowledge to fuel a culture of climate denial by funding known think tanks and spin doctors with influence over lawmakers and public opinion to deny the science and delay action. Attorneys General (AGs) like New York's Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts' Maura Healey, among others, have launched investigations into Exxon for blocking action on climate change and potentially misleading investors, regulators and the public.

    That's what makes Chairman Smith's witch hunt so despicable -- instead of calling a hearing of the Science committee into what Exxon and Big Oil knew about climate change, and when, they're investigating the investigators in a brazen attempt to delay justice and block climate action (again).

    Despite Rep. Smith and his band of rogue Republican's efforts, the response from our side has been nothing short of inspiring. AG Schneiderman responded to the subpoena by saying, "This Attorney General will not be intimidated or deterred from ensuring that every New Yorker receives the full protection of state laws." And UCS was just as direct when they said, "By attempting to interfere with Attorneys General investigations, Chairman Smith directly undermines efforts to hold ExxonMobil accountable for misrepresenting climate science."

    Our friends are standing fast against the attempt by Chairman Smith and his cronies to bully us. But Smith's actions (and the support from other politicians) shows that Exxon's profits are more important than science, our climate and justice to too many elected officials. It's up to us to show Chairman Smith, Exxon and other their Big Oil conspirators that we stand together and will continue to press for justice.

    Tell Lamar Smith: We stand with the #ExxonKnew crew and that our resistance will NOT be intimidated.

  • Ban the Bomb Trains!



    An aptly-named #BombTrain carrying volatile Bakken oil recently derailed in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. The accident ignited a huge fire that emergency crews were unable to put out for hours, prompting evacuations and road closures around the nearby town of Mosier, OR.

    About 100 people had to be evacuated after multiple cars caught fire. Elizabeth Sanchey, one of the first responders, told Oregon Public Broadcasting that the scene “looked like the apocalypse.” While no one was hurt or killed (this time) the state of Washington estimated that an accident like this one next to the Columbia River could cause more than $170 million in environmental damage and take decades to mitigate. A sheen of oil was spotted on the Columbia River near the derailment this weekend.

    Mosier city officials quickly passed an emergency motion calling on Union Pacific to remove all oil from the damaged cars before the line was reopened, but Union Pacific just pushed the disabled cars to the side of the track and restarted operations. As of this writing, the cars are still filled with oil.

    That's why we're once again teaming up with dozens of local communities and Stand (formerly Forest Ethics) to plan another week of action this July 6-12. Together, we want to plan 100 actions from coast to coast that call for a ban on the bomb trains and an end to dangerous fossil fuel extraction and transportation. Will you stand with us? Sign here to call for a ban on bomb trains and get connected to a local rally (or plan one) near you!

  • Nice Party, can we ditch the fossils?



    The facts are clear: fracking uses toxic chemicals that are harmful to our health. Fracking wells take up to 9.6 million gallons of water away from farmers and communities that need safe drinking water, especially during droughts, which are becoming more frequent and more intense due to climate change. And speaking of climate change, methane leakage from every part of the fracking system - from wells to pipelines and more - is 80 times more damaging to our climate than carbon dioxide, and is a major source of global warming pollution. Finally, we also know that fracking disproportionately impacts low-wealth/communites of color, inlcuding Indigenous communities, because fracking wells are more likely to be situated in their communities.

    There's only one way to stop this: A National Ban on Fracking. And we have an opportunity to make it an issue for both major parties and their respective nominees. We're teaming up with friends like 350.org, Climate Hawks Vote, Food and Water Watch and others to demand the DNC and RNC both include a national ban on fracking in their offcial party platforms.

    Sign here to tell the DNC and RNC: Don't Frack This Up

  • Support the march for a Clean Energy Revolution!



    This summer, all eyes will be on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention July 25-28. But before the press and delegates show up, there's something important the nation (and all those politicians) need to talk about: Fracking and fossil fuels. More specifically, the fact that America's boom in fracked gas and extreme energy is endangering our health, and slowing down our just transition to a 100% clean energy economy.

    That's why Environmental Action is proud to be one of the hundreds of organizations sponsoring the March for a Clean Energy Revolution. Together, our plan is to hold a massive series of teach ins and conferences (in partnership with the always awesome PowerShift) and then march through the streets of Philadelphia the day before the convention (July 24) and take our demands directly to elected leaders at the Democratic National Convention.

    Are you ready to join the Revolution? Sign here to endorse these goals and you'll get more info on how to RSVP, find a ride and more on the next page.

  • Tell Sally Jewel: Don't Let The Eagles Die, Let Em' Fly

    I know you agree with me when I say we need to invest more in clean, renewable energy sources that will allow us to realize a fossil free future. And I am sure that you would disagree that we have to choose between clean energy and protection of our wildlife. But this is exactly the choice that Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is putting before us, and it could result in the killing of two of our nation's most iconic species, the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle.

    Last week USFWS announced they were considering a proposal that would grant wind farms with a 30-year permit to kill 4,000 Bald Eagles and 2,000 Golden Eagles per year.While there are approximately 140,000 Bald Eagles nationwide, the Golden Eagle population stands at roughly 40,000, and is considered to be dwindling. Worse yet, under the proposed permit, industry rather than government agencies would be responsible for monitoring and reporting Eagle fatalities.

    Now I am not flat out saying the wind power industry would be dishonest in their reporting, but I do agree with the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) who stated, "A system that relies on industry rather than government regulators to monitor and report problems fails to protect a beloved bird of prey stamped on the great seal of the United States."USFWS is making a big mistake and it could cost us majestic widlife that serves as a symbol for the nation. We need to let Sally Jewel know plain and simple: Don't Let The Eagles Die, Let Em' Fly. 

    Let's make sure she gets the message.

  • Stop Seismic Blasting



    To find fossil fuels buried deep below the sea floor, the oil and gas industry trawls the ocean with powerful airguns. These cannons sound off every 10 to 12 seconds, recording the acoustic vibrations that bounce back as a way to map the sea bottom.

    But seismic testing for oil creates what biologists call an "acoustic smog" that drowns out whale chatter and interferes with the way marine mammals perceive the world. Over time, animals that rely on sonar and listening to 'see' can go blind and can't function properly. For animals like whales and dolphins that use sound to eat, hunt, find mates, navigate and communicate with their young families, these sonic booms are incredibly dangerous.

    Fortunately, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced the Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act, which would place a temporary ban on geological and geophysical activities related to oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic. He's since been joined by six co-sponsors, all East Coast Democrats.
    Sign here to ask yourhere to protect marine life, stop new oil exploration, and tell President Obama to stop off-shore seismic surveys -- and tell your friends too!

  • Tell the Army corps to reject coal exports!



    Coal is in a death spiral right now. Whether it's another Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicating a drop coal jobs, or coal companies filing for bankruptcy the writing is on the wall -- we're transitioning from coal and other fossil fuels by demanding a fossil fuel free future. But don't tell that to Big Coal corporation Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview (Longview). They're ignoring trying to defy the economics, the news and the climate by building a coal export-terminal along the Columbia River in Washington. But they don't just want to build any terminal, they want to build the biggest one in the United States.

    If the Longview project is approved, it could send 44 million tons of coal to Asia every year. That would be the equivalent of adding 600,000 new cars to the road each year. And when you account for operations and all the coal that would be burned in Asia, we're talking an increase of more than 2.5 million metric tons of global warming pollution per year.

    There's really only one way to characterize such a dirty proposal: Climate Killer. That's why scientists from the Washington Department of Ecology determined that this project would result in significant impacts to the environment. The scientists have spoken and it's time for our government to start listening. Sign here to tell the Army Corps of Engineers to reject this climate killing COALamity.

  • Tell Obama: Keep It In the Gulf!



    *UPDATE* The comment period closes this Thursday, June 16. Sign and share this action before the deadline to be counted and help us hit our goal (with coalition partners) of delivering over 1 million comments to #KeepItInTheGround.

    President Obama's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) just proposed to sell off 92.2 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling. Doing so would unleash a climate catastrophe by tapping the eighth-largest carbon reserve on Earth and increase the chances of another oil spill like the BP Horizon disaster.

    Thanks to a massive public outcry by Environmental Action members and millions of others, Obama already reversed course on plans to drill off the Atlantic Coast, and recently placed a moratorium on new coal mining on public lands. But we only have until June 16, 2016 to tell BOEM that we want a Keep It In the Ground hat-trick by blocking new oil and gas leases in the Gulf too.

    Sign here to tell Obama and his BOEM to Keep it In the GULF too, by halting all new oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico. 

  • Stop The Proposed Panther for Petroleum Program

    Right now the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) submitted by land development and Big Oil corporations, as well as a Florida Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Commissioner that would allow for the killing, trapping, harassing and pursuit of the imperiled cats. With only 100 to 180 Florida Panthers left in the world, this could be our last chance to save them from extinction.

    The group requesting a permit that would exempt the panthers from protection under the Endangered Species Act claim it's necessary to increase residential development. But the truth is, they are trying to clear as many cats out of their was as possible to make way for oil and gas extraction. It's nothing more than a Panther for Petroleum Program. You see, panther habitat lies directly above an area rich with oil and natural gas deposits, and the petitioners want to make sure nothing stands in their way to get to it. Another Big Oil corporation already has a proposal in place to begin seismic testing on and near panther habitat. The combination of this proposal and the HCP could easily spell the end for the Florida Panther.

    FWS has requested public input on the HCP, but we have to act fast as the deadline for comments is tomorrow at 5:00 PM EST. If we're going to get FWS, FWC and other proponents of this plan to see the light, we need to tell them directly and plain to stop the Panther for Petroleum program. Add your voice to the growing list of wildlife lovers who want to see this iconic species around for generations. With your help we can do all we can to make sure the Florida Panther doesn't have it's ninth life taken away for good.

  • Break Free 2016



    *Update* Check out the new documentary Disobedience above to get inspired, then sign your name to RSVP and locate an event near you on the next page.

    May 4-15, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy.

    Across the world, people are showing the courage to confront polluters where they are most powerful — from the halls of power to the wells and mines themselves.

    At the beginning of 2016, the fossil fuel industry faces an unprecedented crisis — from collapsing prices, a new global climate deal, and an ever-growing movement calling for change. We have never had a better chance in history to break free from fossil fuels and build a just transition to clean and renewable energy.

    Fighting climate change requires the courage to confront polluters where they think they are most powerful. For years, communities on the front lines have led that struggle, and this May we can join them. The world is becoming dangerously hotter by the day.

    Through peaceful direct action across the globe we can demonstrate to those in power that people everywhere are prepared to resist the fossil fuel industry’s plans to wreck the planet.

    This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Sign here to support and join us as we seize the moment

  • Join the Rubber Stamp Rebellion


    UPDATE: We've staged several interventions, interactions and interuptions at FERC - which even drew questions on Bloomberg news! Check out the latest coverage at the BXE blog.

    In 2014, 46 fossil fuel pipelines were proposed or approved at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC),1 sparking a wave of backlash as communities from coast to coast fought eminent domain for private gain, worried about spills and leaks and opposed construction of all this climate-killing infrastructure. But by 2015, FERC had approved or considered 84 additional pipelines for fracked gas and extreme energy.

    Maybe FERC thought they were just following orders, but what they got was a rebellion. Outraged that FERC is running roughshod over local property owners' rights and threatening our climate with all this extreme energy infrastructure, the Rubber Stamp Rebellion has begun. And this new American revolution has already seen some early victories:

    • The Blue Grass Pipeline - Stopped;
    • Port Ambrose - vetoed by Governor Cuomo;
    • The Palmetto Pipeline - 1 year moratorium;
    • The Penn East Pipeline - Delayed more than 8 months;
    • The Atlantic Sunrise project - Delayed more than 8 months.
    • Jordan Cove - Permit denied pending new information;
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    • Northeast Energy Direct - Abandoned by Kinder Morgan;
    • Atlantic Coast pipeline - delayed until summer 2017;
    • Constitution Pipeline - ALSO vetoed by Governor Cuomo.

    If you feel like Filmmaker Josh Fox, who said: “Everyone I know is fighting a pipeline or a compressor station or a power plant that is in front of FERC for approval. It is clear to me that FERC has to be the most destructive agency in the United States right now." Then sign here to support the Rubber Stamp Rebellion in D.C. from May 15-22.

  • Re-List The Florida Black Bear

    Last year we fought together to protect the beautiful and iconic Florida Black Bear from being hunted. But the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) defeated us, and allowed the hunt to go forward, robbing Florida of 300 Black Bears. The FWC allowed the hunt to go forward despite statewide opposition of 75% of Floridians, and despite not completing a population assessment. The hunt was so bloody that it was called off after just two days, even though the season was scheduled to be one week long -- and two bear management units exceeded their allotted quota, possibly resulting in irreparable harm.  

    I in Florida for the hunt to act as a civilian monitor at two of the check-in stations. It turns out that even with an army of bear activists across the state, the rules we're still broken as multiple reports came in of hunters killing cubs and nursing mothers and, in some cases, even baiting bears. This tragedy was the inevitable result of a hunt that was not based on sound science, using loosely developed and administered rules. The Black Bear Blood Bath of 2015 proves that FWC cannot be trusted to ensure the safety and survival of the Florida Black Bear.

    That's why, last week we joined our friends at Center for Biological Diversity, Speak Up Wekiva, League of Women Voters Florida and others to petition the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to put the Florida Black Bear back on the Endangered Species List. If we get the bear re-listed, it would immediately prevent FWC from having a hunt this year as they've indicated they're planning to do. But we need to get as many people supporting this effort to get USFWS' attention and President Obama's.

    Sign here to add your name the growing list of Black Bear activists calling for Federal protection.

  • Protect America's Wild Horses

    The ancestors of modern horses roamed North America over 10,000 years ago, but were wiped out in the last ice age along with Mammoths and Sabre toothed tigers. Their descendants, today's horses, were re-introduced by explorers and colonists hundreds of years ago, and have since become a natural part of the ecosystem like bison and elk.

    But over development and pollution were crowding out the horses by the middle of last century, and the number of wild horses roaming the West has decreased by 75 percent. So in 1971, America made a promise "that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West;" and that they would "be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands."

    The 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burros Act designates public lands for their protection. But since then, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has not been living up to our promise. Nearly 300,000 wild horses and burros have been removed from public lands -- mostly to make way for commercial cattle grazing, mining, drilling and other extreme energy extraction. More than half of them are stockpiled in government holding facilities. The rules for these exiled horses are disgustingly lax, and last year the BLM sold 1,794 federally protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter.

    That’s why we’re calling on Congress and the administration to reform the government’s wild horse management policies and restore protections to wild horses under federal law. Sign here to protect Americas Wild Horses and Burros.

    For a Protect the Wild Horses bumbersticker: http://bit.ly/29gZtlU

  • Tell Congress to Buck the Bottle

    Last year we defied Big Water when we successfully shelved an ill-advised amendment to a House spending bill that would have REQUIRED the NPS to sell bottled water. We knew that the bottled water lobby, led by the powerfuly International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) would be back with a vengance -- after all, they've dropped over $500,000 in the last four years to lobby memebrs of Congress and keep selling plastic bottles in our national parks.

    When National Park Service (NPS) Director John Jarvis testifies at the House Interior Subcommittee, it's widely expected that members of the committee will grill Jarvis on banning the sale of plastic bottled water in national parks. They'll most likely reference a report that claims banning the sale of bottled water puts people's health at risk, forces poorer families to purchase reusable water bottles "they can't afford" and that NPS has not complied with Congressional directives. There's only one small problem -- the report was funded and written by IBWA.

    We need to let Director Jarvis know that we have his back when he testifies tomorrow and, equally important, we have to let members of Congress know that we don't want our national parks trashed with plastic bottles just so IBWA's members can make a buck off our national park system.

    Tell members of the House Interior Subcommittee that when it comes to our national parks they must Buck the Bottle.

  • Help Prevent a Florida Fracking Flip-Flop

    Thanks to the hard work and dedication of members like you, last week we struck a hard blow to fracking in Florida. On Thursday the State Senate Appropriations Committee voted, in bi-partisan fashion, 10-9 against Senate Bill (SB) 318 that would expand the extreme practice throughout the state and prevent local communities from banning it. But it's not over yet, it's actually pretty far from over. Senators on the losing side used a parliamentary loophole that allows the bill to be reconsidered -- and it will be voted on again next Tuesday.

    Now that SB 318 is up for "reconsideration," Big Oil probably spent the whole weekend lobbying Senators and doing all they can to push through their fracked up agenda. That's why we're teaming up with our friends at ReThink Florida's Future, Environment Florida, Sierra Club and Floridians Against Fracking to reach out to select Senators with our own message: Stop The Potential SB 318 FrackFlop.

    Call any or all these State Senators and tell them to hold the line on SB 318

    Senator Tom Lee: 866-583-2908

    Senator Thad Altman: 877-796-1948

    Senator Rene Garcia: 888-793-4597

    Senator Joe Negron: 888-498-2945

    Senator Lizbeth Benacquito: 850 487 5030

  • Tell congress to vote on Obama's Climate Budget

    President Obama’s last budget, unveiled last week is a positive, $4.1 trillion plan that actually kicks ass and Acts On Climate.

    Specifically Obama’s #ActOnClimate budget:

    • Levies a $10/barrel tax on crude oil and invests $20 billion in alternative transportation options like high speed rail.
    • Eliminates $39 billion of special tax breaks for Big Oil companies.
    • Invests $750 million to help frontline communities around the world adapt to climate impacts.

    The bad news is that Congressional Republicans pronounced this budget “Dead on Arrival” before they’d even had a chance to read it. Speaking of the Oil tax in particular, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said “The president will try anything he can—even stretch the limits of his power—to keep American-made energy trapped in the ground. But we won’t let that happen.”

    Actually, leaving fossil fuels in the ground and investing in clean energy instead is EXACTLY the kind of action we need right now. Sign here to tell Congress: Inaction is not an option - give Obama’s #ActOnClimate budget a vote!

  • Tell Your AG To Prosecute Exxon Now

    Update: At their annual shareholders meeting, Exxon faced a firestorm of protest, but they refused to back down from their "burn it all" climate policy. The one thing they have responded to is investigations by our Attorneys General -- which they've responded to with threats, accusations, and lawsuits.

    It's understandable that Big Oil companies like Exxon and Shell want to discover, extract and burn all the fossil fuels, that's how they make money and satisfy their investors in order to collect billions of dollars every year. But leading scientists have told us that we must leave 80 percent of them in the ground to avert the worst effects of climate catastrophe. What's not understandable, or at least not forgivable, is that after knowing about the dangers of climate change for nearly 40 years, they funded a climate denying scheme designed to mislead the public and influence lawmakers to not act on climate.

    Turns out lying to the public, investors and Congress wasn't legal,  either. That's what Exxon and Big Oil did though, and thanks to the amazing to the amazing reporting of Inside Climate News and the LA Times, we caught them red handed -- holding the lighter that's burning and killing our climate. There's a description for lying to the public, withholding information from investors and misleading lawmakers -- it's called fraud and it's illegal.

    It's great that the top cops from several states have decided to hold Exxon and other Big Oil corporations accountable, but it's not enough. If we're going to get justice, we need as many AGs as possible, nationwide, piling it on Exxon. That's why we're teaming up with friends like 350 dot org, Oil Change International and others to demand every AG prosecute Exxon.

    Tell your AG to open an investigation and deliver justice to the people and the planet.

  • Tell FDEP To Present Facts not Fracks

    For months we have been telling lawmakers in Florida that constituents want their state to be Frack Free. Last month I joined hundreds of fracktivists at the state's capitol for a rally and meetings with State Assembly members. We talked to them about the dangers fracking poses to Florida's unique and vulnerable geology, to its drinking water and to its climate and economy.

    Our hard work paid off this week when some of the State Senators not only listened, but took our concerns to heart and acted on them. And the best part is Senators from both political parties are seeing the light and making their voices heard. In addition to Sen. Darren Soto (D-Orlando), who has been leading the fight against fracking for months, Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness) voted against the bill when it was considered in the Environmental Protection and Conservation Committee, which he chairs! And Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami) recently tweeted, "fracking isn't the way #BanFracking #FrackisWack."

    Now, one of the most powerful Senators in the state, Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon), Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, just announced he won't allow the bill to be heard until the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) provides on-the-record testimony. In demanding testimony from the strangely silent FDEP Lee even said, "we want credible scientific responses to questions, not special interest responses." That's why we need to tell FDEP to do it's job and provide the Florida Senate with objective information, not Fracked-up Facts from Big Oil. 

    Help send them the message by sigining a petition to FDEP Secretary Jon Steverson.

  • Tell Sen. Inhofe to Hold Hearings, Not Snowballs

    BI know you've heard about the climate cover-up scheme conducted by Exxon. What's new this week is that an oil industry lobby group called the American Petroleum Institute (API) also knew about climate change in the 1980s, and proceeded to launch a campaign of denial and doubt.

    This is significant because API testifies regularly before Congress, including to the Senate Environment Committee. When they do, they're required to present honest testimony much like they would in a court room -- willfully misleading Congress (for example, by telling them climate change isn't real when you know better) is against the law.

    That's where our old friend Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) comes in. As the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee he's heard testimony from API for years that climate change isn't a real, urgent threat -- when in fact we know their own scientists reported the seriousness of the problem in 1980. with the investigations by New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California's Kamala Harris, this is the perfect time for Congress to investigate Exxon for contempt of Congress.

    Sign here to tell James Inhofe he should be holding hearings on Exxon and climate change, not snowballs.

  • Stop Bad Energy From Generating In The Senate

    2016 is going to be a defining year for the path our country takes, or doesn't, to reduce keep 80 percent of fossil fuels in the ground and undertake a just transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. You know, that stuff we promised to do when we signed the global climate deal in Paris last year? A big factor that will decide which direction our nation takes is the "bi-partisan" Energy Policy Modernization Act co-sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA). This Senate Energy Bill was approved by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee last summer and it's filled with giveaways for Big Oil and King Coal.

    The full Senate is expected to begin debating the bill this week, and many are anticipating that all kinds of amendments to help the fossil fuel industry. Some senators, like John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have boasted about their plan to use the bill to repeal most of President Obama's environmental accomplishments -- including the Clean Power Plan and the recently announced moratorium on coal leases on federal lands.

    That's why need our climate champions in the Senate to introduce amendments that promote environmental protection, climate action and environmental justice. What about an amendment to keep fossil fuels in the ground, reinstates the crude oil export ban, or declare climate disruption is real and caused by humans.

    This will only happen if you contact your senators today and tell them when it comes to the energy bill: Clean it Up or Kill It. 

  • Thank Kamala Harris!

    Take bow, pat yourself on the back and give yourself a firm handshake -- you did it. Just hours after our latest action online this week, we got word that California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris will be launching an investigation into Exxon's climate cover-up. Harris follows New York AG, Eric Schneiderman, who launched an investigation last year to determine if Exxon has been misleading investors since the 1970s, when their own research revealed the reality and dangers of climate change. The research also revealed that the burning of fossil fuels is the primary cause of climate disruption.

    Instead of taking a leadership role in reducing global warming pollution and investing in renewable sources, Exxon funded both think tanks and politicians who deny climate science. But this week, they are feeling the heat from the two largest states in the country and the world's seventh largest economy. We joined an awesome coalition including friends from Climate Hawks Vote, Climate Truth, Oil Change International and the Union of Concerned Scientists to get AG Harris to do the right thing, and our hard work has paid off!

    Sign our Thank You card to Kamala for doing the right thing right here.

  • Flint, MI Needs Pipes and Justice, not Plastic Bottles



    Flint, Michigan, is finally getting the attention it deserves. President Obama just declared a State of Emergency and dispatched FEMA to, "save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in Genesee County."

    But given Flint's demographics (60 percent of residents are African American and more than 40 percent live in poverty), this situation represents a profound case of environmental racism and injustice. This is especially true since  it was the state's Governor, Rick Snyder, who appointed 'emergency managers' to override local elected officials, and his agencies that gave bad and at times misleading reports in a botched attempt to cover up the disaster. Yesterday during the a Democratic Presidential Debate, Secretary Clinton even remarked, "I'll tell you what: If the kids in a rich suburb of Detroit had been drinking contaminated water and being bathed in it, there would have been action."

    The combination of FEMA's involvement and the generosity of charity groups and celebrities is getting Flint clean but bottled water. But that's not the answer since the water pipes are now tainted with lead. It's time to replace the entire water system of the city so that people can drink and bathe in their homes without threatening their health. President Obama and Congress can prepare and pass a bill that does just that.

    Tell the President and Congress that Flint needs pipes and justice, not plastic bottles.

  • Thanks President Obama, & Keep it up!



    The White House just announced a halt to new coal mine leases on federal lands while they conduct a comprehensive review of how coal impacts our economy and climate. Since coal is in decline and a major source of global warming pollution, there's every reason to believe this another big step by the Obama team towards abandoning the "all of the above" energy policy in favor of a keeping fossil fuels in the ground and funding a rapid, just transition to 100% clean power.

    It's already being called a "nail in the coffin" of the rapidly dying coal industry because 40 percent of coal produced in the U.S. comes off federal lands. And it begs the question: "who's next"? If Keystone XL was too damaging to our climate to build, as the President has already said; And if Coal mining on federal lands is too dirty for the energy future we need to build -- will an end to leases of offshore oil reserves be next? What about a ban on fracking for gas on public lands?

    There's no denying, this is a big win for our movement to end fossil fuels, everywhere. But it's only a step -- one we hope to see the President take more of before his last year in office is up.

    Edit the message on this page to send your thanks and encouragement to the President's team right now.

  • Show Your Love For The Delta 5



    On September 2, 2014, five concerned citizens decided to take a stand and defend their community, families and loved ones from the climate chaos in general and bomb trains specifically. Mike LaPointe, Patrick Mazza, Jackie Minchew, Liz Spoerri and Abby Brockway, known as the Delta 5, blocked a "bomb train" shipment of volatile bakken crude from departing a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail yard in Everett, Washington, just north of Seattle.

    When it was all said and done, they successfully blocked the bomb train that would have traversed their communities and many others, putting them at risk of a fiery disaster and fueling climate change for sure, for eight hours. And, while eight hours may not seem that long, their act of defiance is timeless as a symbol for civil disobedience against the dig, dump, burn economy that threatens us all.

    The Delta 5 are currently on trial facing charges of trespassing and blocking a train -- if found guilty, they could face hefty fines as well as jail time. No matter the outcome of the trial, I think we should show our love, support and appreciation for these knights and defenders of the climate. Sign here to show your love and sign our thank you card to the Delta 5.

  • Tell Your Senators To Return Dirty Denier Donations

     

    If you're a politician who accepts their dirty denier cash, risk being painted as a climate killer. Reports indicate that even though Exxon knew about the real dangers of climate change for nearly 40 years, and could have acted to protect the lives and livelihoods of millions, they chose to embark on a climate denial scheme including funding climate denying politicians and think tanks to the tune of $30 million.

    So the question you have to ask yourself is why would any politician want to be affiliated with a corporation who is under investigation for lying to the American people and putting our planet in peril? And yet, the fact is that the top Senate recipients of Exxon's dirty denier cash have not said anything about bringing climate deniers to justice -- not even the ones who received top marks from our friends at League of Conservation Voters.

    All senators should distance themselves from Exxon's dangerous dishonesty. But six Democrats, who we're calling "The Exxon Bunch," particularly need to prove their leadership on climate and justice by doing one thing -- this holiday season they can Thanks-Give-It-Back to Exxon and show once and for all that climate denying cash has no place in our politics. Sign here and we'll deliver your message to every Senator, starting with the "Exxon Bunch."

  • Join the Virtual Climate March



    In the wake of the recent terror attacks, French authorities have banned big public marches and rallies due to security concerns. So there won’t be a French repeat of the people's Climate March in New York last yaer.

    But that doesnt mean our voices wont be heard. In fact it makes it even more important that the whole world join together and take action right now. As Bill McKibben jsut said, "The problem is global warming, we have a global movement, and now we need to show it."

    Here's a quick way you can show your support: Sign on to our "Virtual Climate March" support, and we'll stream your name along with thousands of others as part of an online show of solidarity calling on President Obama and other world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

  • Stand with Walmart workers on Black Friday fasting for $15, full-time & a safe climate.

    The crisis Walmart workers face is urgent. Venanzi Luna worked in a Walmart deli for eight years - often struggling to put food on the table as the sole breadwinner for her and her parents. But she still found time to help others by putting cancelled deli orders in the break room, for everyone to share. A member of management told Venanzi, “I don’t want associates to get used to free meals.”  After that conversation, management directed her to throw everything away. Shortly thereafter, Venanzi and all the workers in her store were laid off on a few hours notice because of alleged “plumbing problems” at the store. Now she's leading a hunger strike with us to demand Walmart do right by employees and the planet.

    Environmental leaders are supporting the fast because Walmart's is also a huge contributor to climate change. But just like they claim to treat workers like Venanzi right, they're claiming to be a leader on climate. Walmart even been celebrated at the White House as a leader on clean energy. But in fact, Walmart is one of the biggest consumers of coal power in America. They get less than 1% of their electricity from renewable sources while their competitors like Kohls and Whole foods get 100% of their power from renewable energy. It's outrageuos to say one thing and do another. But Walmart is even more offensive because they made a promise to get 100% of their power from clean sources over a decade ago -- and have done nothing to honor that commitment or deserve the praise they receive.

    When we allow big corporations like Walmart to collect environmental laurels while doing almost nothing to address the climate crisis and paying their employees poverty wages, it undermines our whole movement's support of climate justice.

    Sign here to support the #Fastfor$15 & a safe #climate.

  • Calling on Kamala To Prosecute Exxon

    UPDATE: The Democratic pary of Los Angeles -- representing 2.4 million people and a third of California Democratic voters -- urged the state Attoney General to investigate Exxon's climate duplicity. Sign now to call on Kamala Harris to Act!

    California already suffering some of the worst impacts of climate change — including a massive drought, epic wildfire season and massive die-offs of forests and species. Those damages have cost lives and livelihoods that could have been avoided if we'd taken action decades ago to leave fossil fuels in the ground, switch to clean energy and invest in at-risk communities. As such, the call to investigate what #ExxonKnew is coming loudest and clearest from the Golden State.

    Kamala Harris, as the AG of California, has a unique opportunity to demand answers, and action, from the world’s biggest polluters. Harris has already proven she can take on big corporations and win by investigating the mortgage crisis. And now, local reports in the Los Angeles Times are firing up California's Congressional delegation and even state Democratic activists to demand action in California.

    Sign here to tell AG Kamala Harris to throw the book at Exxon, and make them toast from coast to coast for lying about climate change.

  • Tell the Department of Justice to prosecute Exxon



    Some Bombshell investigative reports just revealed that Exxon knew as early as 1978 that our climate was changing, and that their product (dirty fossil fuels) was responsible. But instead of taking action that could have saved lives and protected our planet, Exxon spent two decades and millions of dollars lying about what they knew in an effort to slow action and protect their profits.

    It's outrageous that Exxon not only lied to the public, but did after funding cutting edge science to identify the causes and impacts of climate change. It's a lot like how the tobacco industry knew the facts about smoking's addictive effects and destructive impact on public health, but lied about it to Congress, the public and the courts. And when the Department of Justice learned about the tobacco industry's misdeeds, they prosecuted them under The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

    If you agree that it's time President Obama and his top cop, Attorney General Loretta Lynch go after Big Oil just like previous administrations went after Big Tobacco, sign here to tell them it's time to prosecute ExxonMobil.

  • Stop Seismic Surveys



    To find fossil fuels buried deep below the sea floor, the oil and gas industry trawls the ocean with powerful airguns. These cannons sound off every 10 to 12 seconds, recording the acoustic vibrations that bounce back as a way to map the sea bottom.

    But seismic testing for oil creates what biologists call an "acoustic smog" that drowns out whale chatter and interferes with the way marine mammals perceive the world. Over time, animals that rely on sonar and listening to 'see' can go blind and can't function properly. For animals like whales and dolphins that use sound to eat, hunt, find mates, navigate and communicate with their young families, these sonic booms are incredibly dangerous.

    Fortunately, the Department of the Interior can do something about it. By banning seismic testing in and around known marine mammal habitats, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell can reduce acoustic smog and protect our wild oceans. Sign here to protect marine life, stop new oil exploration and prevent another oil spill: Tell Sec. Sally Jewell to stop off-shore seismic surveys.

  • Stop The Senate Climate Saboteurs



    In three weeks the entire world will look to Paris where world leaders and thousands of global activists will arrive to fight for a global plan to address climate change. The so-called COP21 Climate Summit could be our best chance in a decade to tackle humanity's greatest challenge. That's why President Obama recently announced he plans on attending the first day of the summit, to show the world that the U.S. is ready to lead. And the good news is that he's headed to Paris fresh off a bunch of climate-wins -- blocking the Keystone Pipeline, conservative Governors and Republican Senators signing on to the Clean Power Plan, and more!

    But back home, a coalition of Senators led by Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Climate-Denier-In Chief, James Inhofe (R-OK) are planning a vote to block the President's Clean Power Plan (CPP). They know their proposal won't become a law, but they want to do it anyway to embarrass the president and send a signal to the world that congress won't honor any deals made in Paris - I'm telling all of y'all this is climate sabotage. Leading climate in-activists plan to use a tool called the Congressional Resolution Act (CRA), which is filibuster proof and only requires a simple majority. A key house committee just voted to approve the bills, and Senate leader McConnell has announced his plans to hold the vote just days before COP21 begins.

    Even though President Obama has can veto any bill to repeal the CPP, a victory by the Senate Saboteurs on the eve of these important negotiations would send the wrong message to world leaders about our commitment to fight climate disruption. We can't let that happen. Sign here to contact your senators and tell them to stop the COP21 blocking.

  • Plug the Fracking Leaks EPA!


    A fracked gas storage container in Aliso Canyon California has been leaking for months. It's already released more than 77,000 tons of fracked gas, making it the biggest climate polluter in California. It's also making people sick: nearby residents have complained of headaches, nosebleeds and nausea, and the fracked gas is making smog and ozone pollution worse.

    Hundreds of people have been evacuated, thousands are suing the company. The Governor has declared a state of Emergency, and California members of Congress are demanding action.

    But back in Washington, D.C., President Obama and the EPA already have a solution: The EPA is already finalizing rules to limit methane leaks. But the rules don't go far enough, and they don't yet apply to existing storage sites like Aliso Canyon. Tell the EPA and President Obama to quit dragging their feet, and to toughen up the EPA's proposed rules to plug ALL the fracking leaks.

  • Tell the Department of Justice to prosecute Exxon



    Update: The FBI has opened an investigation into Exxon's climate crimes, but the Department of Justice is keeping it's distance. Sharon Eubanks, a former DOJ attorney who won a similar case against the tobacco industry in 2006, said "It would have been much more powerful had the Justice Department said it was asking for an investigation." Sign and share to ask Attorney General Loretta Lynch to take over and bring Exxon to Justice.

    Bombshell investigative reports have revealed that Exxon knew as early as 1978 that our climate was changing, and that their product (dirty fossil fuels) was responsible. But instead of taking action that could have saved lives and protected our planet, Exxon spent two decades and millions of dollars lying about what they knew in an effort to slow action and protect their profits.

    It's outrageous that Exxon not only lied to the public, but did after funding cutting edge science to identify the causes and impacts of climate change. It's a lot like how the tobacco industry knew the facts about smoking's addictive effects and destructive impact on public health, but lied about it to Congress, the public and the courts. And when the Department of Justice learned about the tobacco industry's misdeeds, they prosecuted them under The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

    If you agree that it's time President Obama and his top cop, Attorney General Loretta Lynch go after Big Oil just like previous administrations went after Big Tobacco, sign here to tell them it's time to prosecute ExxonMobil.

  • Holy Climate Change Mr Speaker



    History was made in the United States when Pope Francis became the first Pontiff to address a joint session of Congress. In a powerful speech, His Holiness referred to stewardship of our planet as the "common good." Pope Francis also issued a challenge to our Congress when he said, "I call for a courageous and responsible effort to redirect our steps, and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental detrioration caused by human activity. I have no doubt that the United States -- and this Congress -- have an important role to play, now is the time for courageous actions and strategies."

    The Pontiff's call to action desrves a response: How will our lawmakers respond? Sign here to demand your lawmaker publically address how they plan to respond to the Pope's call to act on climate.

  • Tell President Obama To Put KXL Away for Good

    Recently in Iowa, Secretary Clinton announced her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline because it's, "a distraction from the important work we have to do on climate change." But Clinton can't stop KXL because she isn't currently in office -- only President Obama can deny this dirty and dangerous pipeline right now.

    Pope Francis, while visiting the White House, also praised the president for taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions and said, "climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation." While papal recognition must be nice, only President Obama can reverse the "all of the above" energy policy that includes Arctic drilling and tar sand pipelines.

    It's time for the President to demonstrate that he's a true climate leader. Because while Clean Power Plans and incentives to bring solar power to low-wealth/communities of color are great steps, they'll be a drop in the bucket if Keystone, arctic drilling and other climate-killing projects are approved. Obama must understand that climate leaders need to do more than laud the Pope's climate encyclical: They need to take action to keep two-thirds of proven fossil fuel reserves underground.

    Sign here to let POTUS know: The ball is now in your court, and it's time to kill KXL for good. 

  • Save the Florida Panther!



    There are fewer than 200 panthers alive in Florida today -- all that is left of a magnificent species that once roamed the Southern U.S. from the Carolinas to Texas. Despite federal protection, a dozen or more are illegally killed every year by cars, frightened ranchers and angry hunters.

    But now even the few dozen panthers we have are threatened by corporate interests in Florida, and their champion on the FFWC, Liese Priddy. Florida profiteers have spent more than a decade trying to develop 177,000 acres of land adjacent to the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Thier anti-wilderness plan calls for a new town in the heart of the panther's habitat, along with mining, fracking wells, oil rigs, and more.

    To clear the way for the development and protect corporate profits from wildlife, Priddy has proposed a rash and unscientific plan to the FFWC that would make it legal to shoot endangered Panthers on sight. The plan has been ridiculed in the press, attacked by scientists and lmbasted in public meetings. But that may not be enough to stop it from ending of all nine of the panther's lives at once. 

    Sign here to save the Panthers and stop the FFWC's plan, because extinction is forever
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  • Remove Commissioner Liesa Priddy From Florida Panther Decisions

    This summer FWC released a proposal calling for drastic cuts to the protections Florida Panther population. The proposal was prepared by FWC Commissioner Liesa Priddy who owns a 9,300 acre ranch in panther habitat where developers are chomping at the bit to build an entire new city. Priddy also claims to have lost cattle to panthers, which has cost her close to $10,000.

    Now Priddy plans on asking the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for an exemption to kill off the panthers to make room for her developer friends. With less than 200 of these cats left, it would pretty much mean the expiration of all nine of the panther's lives at once. But when Priddy wrote here new panther killing policy she didn't even consult with FWC biologists. In her propsal, Priddy claims there are actually too many panthers for the habitat to sustain them.  But when FWC biologists finally saw the proposal, one remarked, "I am unaware of any analysis...that reached that conclusion...it's an opinion, not a fact."

    Conflict of interest is defined as a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests (financial, emotional or otherwise) one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation of the individual or organization. Priddy views the panthers as an obstacle to her and her developer friends from cashing in -- and she's resorted to making things up to get her way. This is no way for a wildlife commissioner to behave and we need to make sure Priddy is removed from making any decisions that affect the survival of this species

    That's why I need you to tell Rick Scott and Brian Yoblonski cat killers with a conflict of interest cant be counted on. Let's make sure they get the message.

  • Tell FERC to drive a stake through the heart of zombie fossil fuel


    Have you seen this? In a recent editorial in the LA Times, Bill McKibben says:

    The only way to short-circuit this zombie process is to fight like hell, raising the price, both political and economic, of new fossil fuel infrastructure to the point where politicians begin to balk. That's what happened with Keystone and it's happening elsewhere, too.

    Nowhere is the neect to block new fossil fuel infrastructure more apparent than at FERC, the 'rogue agency' approving new fracked gas pipelines, compressor stations, export and import terminals from coast to coast. This week, FERC put out a new report about how local states should work with President Obama's Clean Power Plan -- our nation's first rules to limit global warming pollution from power plants. But they forgot an important point: that to stop global warming, you have to leave fossil fuels in the ground. And that means saying NO to new pipelines, new power plants, and all the other infrastructure with a long life span that FERC has only ever said YES to.

    Sign here to tell FERC that it's time to say NO to new pipelines and infrastucute and drive a stake through the heart of zombie fossil fuels.

  • No more spills, shut down toxic mines!



    The recent disaster on the Animas River reminds us that, for far too long, the mining industry has polluted our rivers. In fact, 40 percent of the West’s headwaters are now contaminated with pollution from mines.

    President Obama has the authority to put a moratorium on all new mines on public lands - and protect our water.

    Don't let the mining industry build a new generation of polluting mines in and around our cherished waterways. Make them clean up past disasters first. Sign here to send your message to president Obama.

  • Operation Climate Conversation



    While we weren't expecting any groundbreaking climate policy proposals at the first GOP Debate, since the candidates mostly deny it's real, we had hoped to at least hear something. Turns out there was not one single question in prime time about the greatest threat to humanity -- only a shot from Jeb Bush regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline. But we can't only blame the candidates since they weren't even asked about climate change by the debate moderators.

    You might expect this type of behavior from Fox News moderators like Megan Kelly, who once interrupted a Presidential speech on climate change to interviewing a climate denier with ties to the Koch Brothers; Or from Brett Baier, who broadcast a special report that aimed to debunk the science of global warming. But there are also four other networks moderating Republican Presidential debates.

    The American people deserve to know where all the candidates stand on this issue, and what they're going to do about it. That's why we're launching Operation Climate Conversation to demand that every news network moderating debates make climate change and the environment a key topic.

    Sign here to demand news networks stop climate censorship in future debates.

  • Tell Your Lawmakers: The Oil Export Ban Must Stand

     

    The U.S. Senate could become even more crude in the coming weeks. That's because Oil Baroness Lisa Murkowski's bill to lift the ban on oil exports is inching towards the finish line. She promises that the bill will be voted on in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next week. And, if this bill crosses the finish line, it could end the race to protect our climate, environment and economy.

    Climate champion Elizabeth Warren pointed out that lifting the ban would increase global carbon emissions by more than 22 million metric tons annually. It's among the many reasons that she characterized the bill as "very dangerous" for our environment. Our friends at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) note that since Murkowski's bill requires drilling, public input and environmental due process would be eliminated. Murkowski's bill is the exact opposite of what we need to fight climate change, as we've been told by many scientists we must keep 80 percent of proven fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avert the worst effects of climate catastrophe.

    Murkowski's bill now has 13 co-sponsors including Climate-Denier-in-Chief Senator James Inhofe. A recent count put her only five votes shy of attaining a senate super majority -- all but assuring passage. If we are going to stop this bill from unleashing its hydrocarbon havoc, we're going to have to take high octant action. Sign here to tell your Representative and Senators: The Ban Must Stand!

  • Seditious 6: Don't Defy Obama's Clean Power Plan

    Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Gov. Greg Abbot (R-TX), Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) and Gov. Earl Ray Tomlin (D-WV) say they will not comply with President Obama's signature climate policy. Each has questioned the existence of human-induced global warming, and instead wants to lead a rebellion against President Obama's Clean Power Plan, an effort to cut global warming pollution and slow climate change.

    The newly-final Clean Power Plan sets our nation's first targets for reducing global warming pollution from power plants. It is the centerpiece of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, and the cornerstone of his pledge to the United Nations that the United States will lead the world in fighting global warming. It was even endorsed by dozens of Fortune 500 businesses who embraced the call to move from dirty, polluting power not just for the sake of our planet, but to create jobs and opportunity as well

    States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change, but these six governors are trying to incite a rebellion on behalf of the fossil fuel industry. The Clean Power Plan is the first rule in U.S. history to fight global warming pollution from power plants -- It's not perfect, but it's a good step toward the climate resilient future we need. Additionally, reducing carbon pollution from power plants will have significant benefits to public health. Who wouldn't want to lead the world in climate action, and save the lives and health of their constituents? These six Governors, that's who. And that's why we're calling them the Seditious Six.

    In March, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, urged governors to disregard the Obama team's requirement that states draw up and submit their own paths for achieving their emissions targets. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence became the latest to join their ranks in late June, declaring in a letter to President Barack Obama that he would not abide by the plan "if the final rule has not demonstrably and significantly improved." As a congressman in 2009, Pence falsely accused prominent climate scientists of falsifying data. So, it will take a lot of messages to convince him.

    Gov. Abbott has set Texas up to fail, and the lone star state will be left in the dust while the rest of the country addresses climate change and growing their economies with clean energy and technology. Sign here to tell Abbot this is no "remember the Alamo" moment and to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

  • Tell Gov. Wolf To Choose Health Over Fracking

    Last year, news broke that Pennsylvania's Department of Health (DOH) utilized a series of "buzzwords" to ignore health complaints related to fracking. These buzzwords included phrases like "Marcellus," "hair falling out,"  "skin rash" and other symptoms residents complained of since the fracking boom began.

    Our friends at Food and Water Watch recently obtained documents proving that DOH displayed a pattern of inadequacy, negligence and disregard for fracking-related health complaints. In some cases DOH actually told Penn. residents to refer their complaints to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) or pay out of pocket for independent lab tests on air and water near their homes. Basically, the state agency charged with protecting your health told citizens, "We Could Give Two Fracks About Your Health."

    To be fair, many of these profound and culpable examples of a disregard for public health were carried out under former Gov. Tom Corbett. But there is only one way for current Gov. Tom Wolf to turn the page and demonstrate that he takes public health seriously: Place A Statewide Moratorium On Fracking.

    Will you take action now and tell Gov. Wolf to stop fracking around with your health?

  • Operation Climate Conversation



    We've been pushing hard to get the moderators of the presidential primary debates to ask tough questions about climate change. The first two republican debates were a bust -- with moderators at Fox and CNN refusing to take the issue seriously, and candidates mostly ignoring the most pressing threat to our planet.

    But at their first televised debate, Democrats spent some serious time talking about climate change and how to fix it. That puts some onus on Republicans, and the debate moderators to get into climate change next week. Also since the last G.O.P. debate, candidates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have come out with energy plans that give moderators and other candidates something real ont the issue to talk about (not just Trump's hair).

    This is sounding interesting, but the next debate is moderated by CNBC, and is supposed to focus on financial issues. We need to make sure these moderators get the message that climate change is a top issue for voters, and has a LOT to do with the economy, before the stage is set for next week's debate.

    Sign here to demand news networks get in on operation climate conversation.

  • Shut Down The Senate's Dirty Energy Bill

    With all the dysfunction in our current Senate, it was encouraging to hear that there would soon be a bi-partisan agreement on a new bill to determine how our country will extract and utilize energy. Last week Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced a new energy reform bill, but once the details of the bill were revealed it was clear that our climate and environment are still at risk.

    While the bill has been heralded by some as a good compromise, the only thing really compromised is our planet. The package is so bad, that 11 environmental groups including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth sent a letter to Murkowoski and Cantwell outlining its major failings. Among other things, there is little to no mention of renewable energy and it would repeal a plan to make all new and renovated federal buildings fossil fuel free by 2030.

    But you had to know that with Oil Baroness Murkowski in the mix, there's even more bad news attached to this bill. She included a provision to fast track approval of natural gas exports -- including to countries we don't have trade agreements with. This provision is nothing more than a green light to frack, frack, frack, bringing our water and climate closer to the brink.

    That's why we need to send a message to Murkowski and Cantwell to clean up their acts and this dirty bill.

    Will you help shut down the Senate's bad energy?

  • Seditious 6: Don't Defy Obama's Clean Power Plan

    Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Gov. Greg Abbot (R-TX), Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) say they will not comply with President Obama's signature climate policy. Each has questioned the existence of human-induced global warming, and instead wants to lead a rebellion against President Obama's Clean Power Plan, an effort to cut global warming pollution and slow climate change.

    The newly-final Clean Power Plan sets our nation's first targets for reducing global warming pollution from power plants. It is the centerpiece of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, and the cornerstone of his pledge to the United Nations that the United States will lead the world in fighting global warming. It was even endorsed by dozens of Fortune 500 businesses who embraced the call to move from dirty, polluting power not just for the sake of our planet, but to create jobs and opportunity as well

    States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change, but these six governors are trying to incite a rebellion on behalf of the fossil fuel industry. The Clean Power Plan is the first rule in U.S. history to fight global warming pollution from power plants -- It's not perfect, but it's a good step toward the climate resilient future we need. Additionally, reducing carbon pollution from power plants will have significant benefits to public health. Who wouldn't want to lead the world in climate action, and save the lives and health of their constituents? These six Governors, that's who. And that's why we're calling them the Seditious Six.

    In March, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, urged governors to disregard the Obama team's requirement that states draw up and submit their own paths for achieving their emissions targets. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence became the latest to join their ranks in late June, declaring in a letter to President Barack Obama that he would not abide by the plan "if the final rule has not demonstrably and significantly improved." As a congressman in 2009, Pence falsely accused prominent climate scientists of falsifying data. So, it will take a lot of messages to convince him.

    Gov. Abbott has set Texas up to fail, and the lone star state will be left in the dust while the rest of the country addresses climate change and growing their economies with clean energy and technology. Sign here to tell Abbot this is no "remember the Alamo" moment and to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

  • Local Radio Should be Frack-Free Radio


    NPR is still taking money from frackers, running pro-fracking ads and reporting stories with a pro-fracked gas bias. Other big media companies like the Guardian have already divested from fossil fuels and changed how they report on climate change. So why are the national reporters and ombuds at NPR refusing to listen to our concerns, and drop their association with America's biggest fracking conglomerate?

    NPR gets more money from local stations (like WGBH in Boston, WNYC in New York and KQED in San Francisco) than they do from corporate sponsors like the Natural Gas Alliance - almost twice as much funding comes from local stations as from the frackers and other corporations, in fact! Those local stations, in turn, get most of their funding from local listeners like us.

    So rather than going back to the glitzy DC offices, this time, we want to direct our comments and actions to the local stations we all know and love. Our demands are simple: Stop taking fracking money, and stop telling fracking lies. If you're willing, please also tell us the approximate value you give to public media. We won't share your answer, but by adding up all the pledges from divestment-minded, anti-fracking activists we can show NPR that it's in their own interest to we need to turn NPR back into national PUBLIC radio, not national FRACKING radio.

    If enough of us take action -- by speaking out, showing up at local stations, and talking to our local community radio during pledge drives, and even warning that we'll abandon pro-fracking radio for clean local alternatives -- we can create the conversation, and the change NPR needs.

    Aproximately:

    $655,175.00 in pledges from over 37,000 listeners so far.

  • Tell Governor Christie to hold Exxon accountable

    Presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is setting a horrible example for the country by letting one of his state’s worst water polluters, Exxon, off the hook for staggering and unprecedented damages to the state’s natural resources.

    Tell Governor Christie to hold Exxon fully accountable.

  • Retract The Fracked Report

     

    Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study that was quoted in many headlines as finding that fracking poses no “widespread” risk to drinking water. But even that summary is a lie and Now the EPA's own Science Advisory Board (SAB) says so.

    EPA can't prove fracking is safe (or dirty) -- because their study is based on limited information shared by the fracking industry. Now their own SAB has criticized the flawed headline of that report, that fracking is unlikely to lead "to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."

    The SAB meets next week to consider public comments. Let's show them that all this report really shows is the ongoing, systemic connection between the fracking industry and EPA -- and a troubling trail of evidence linking fracking to pollution and public health impacts.

    Sign here to add your name to the growing chorus of concerned citizens who are calling on the EPA to retract the fracked report!

  • Stop the GOP's planet-busting budget

     

    Congress is at it again, doing whatever they can to block President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from fighting climate change. Both the House and Senate introduced appropriations bills to slash the budgets we need to fight climate change. Worse yet, these bills also include policy riders that would block the president's clean power plan and reduce states' ability to monitor air quality.

    Congress won't listen to research, like the EPA report that shows action on climate change saves lives and billions of dollars. They won't listen to His Holiness, Pope Francis, whose recent climate change encyclical makes a moral plea to combat global warming. And we know they won't listen to 97 percent of scientists, who confirm that human-induced climate change is real and demands immediate action.

    But we know who they will listen to -- YOU. Use this page to contact your Representative and Senators and tell them to vote "No" on any appropriations bill that weakens our ability to fight climate change.

  • Tell President Obama: "thanks for the clean water rule!"

    Late last month President Obama and the EPA took a big step for America's waterways by closing loopholes that in the Clean Water Act that had allowed polluters to get away with messing up our drinking water for over a decade. If allowed to become law, Obama's new "Waters of the U.S." rule will protect 60 percent of America's water -- including small streams and wetlands that haven't been protected. And while the rule isn't perfect, yet, it took guts for President Obama to use his executive authority and stand up to the Republican-controlled, mostly anti-environment Congress.

    That's why we're taking a moment to say "Thanks Mr. President" for taking action to protect clean water. Sign here to send the president and EPA a thank you message by clicking here.

  • Tell Walmart to stand up for solar

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    Walmart is hiding a dirty secret: A few years ago, they promised to get serious about fighitng global warming & to get 100% of their power from clean, green sources. But today Walmart is one of America's largest users of dirty coal, which pumps nearly 8 million metric tons of carbon pollution into the air each year.

    Walmart is the nation's largest private employer, and the world's largest company. Their U.S. stores use nearly six times as much electricity as the entire U.S. auto industry. And those operations use more than 4.2 million tons of coal each year.

    Sign here to tell Walmart to clean up their act!

  • Stop The ESA Triple Threat

    It seems like every week another lawmaker proposes a plan to weaken or repeal the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Last month we told you about the relentless attacks on one of the most successful conservation laws in our nation's history from all three branches of government: The Senate is considering several bills to prevent us from protecting threatened species, including one requiring the Department of the Interior to value Big Oil profits over wildlife. The House has announced plans to weaken ithe ESA even more and even President Obama announced plans to "seriously overhaul the law.

    Now America's favorite fillibuster-er, Senator Rand Paul, has gotten into the mix by introducing yet another critter-killing bill that would remove 94 percent of endangered species like grizzly bears, wolves and sea otters from protection. Paul's bill would also automatically remove protections for any species after five years, whether it has recovered or not. Worse yet, it would give governers the authority to overrule federal protections for species located in their states. Rand's bill is so extreme it's being referred to as the "Extinction Acceleration Act."

    Contact the President and your Senators and tell them straight up, "Don't Endanger The Endangered Species Act!" 

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  • Tell Your Lawmakers: The Oil Export Ban Must Stand

     

    UPDATE: The House just voted 261-159 to lift the ban on Crude oil Exports for the first time in over 40 years. This is a disastrously bad bill that could increase drilling, flood our shores with spilled oil and push our climate past the tipping point. In fact, the bill is so bad that President Obama has already promised to veto it, setting up a showdown in the Senate that's eerily reminiscent of the Keystone XL veto override we just won a few months ago.

    Big Oil doesn't think we're ready to fend off oil exports, like we were with Keystone. As one lobbyist said, "There is not a nationally organized effort to keep the export ban in place for environmental reasons like you had on Keystone XL.”

    Sign here to prove them wrong, save the climate, protect our coasts by telling your Senators "The Ban Must Stand!"


    The U.S. Senate could become even more crude in the coming weeks. That's because Oil Baroness Lisa Murkowski's bill to lift the ban on oil exports is inching towards the finish line. And, if this bill crosses the finish line, it could end the race to protect our climate, environment and economy.

    Climate champion Elizabeth Warren pointed out that lifting the ban would increase global carbon emissions by more than 22 million metric tons annually. It's among the many reasons that she characterized the bill as "very dangerous" for our environment. Our friends at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) note that since Murkowski's bill requires drilling, public input and environmental due process would be eliminated. Murkowski's bill is the exact opposite of what we need to fight climate change, as we've been told by many scientists we must keep 80 percent of proven fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avert the worst effects of climate catastrophe.

    Murkowski's bill now has 13 co-sponsors including Climate-Denier-in-Chief Senator James Inhofe. A recent count put her only five votes shy of attaining a senate super majority -- all but assuring passage. If we are going to stop this bill from unleashing its hydrocarbon havoc, we're going to have to take high octane action. Sign here to tell your Representative and Senators: The Ban Must Stand!

  • Florida bears: We wont back down

    Last month the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) voted to move ahead with a bear hunt as early as this October. Environmental Action members have sent thousands of signatures of support and even presented the FWC with $5,000 to support non-lethal management tools like bear proof trash cans and public education. But the FWC is still  moving ahead.

    But that does not mean that the fight is over to protect the Florida Black Bears. We’re not giving up on the Florida Bears, and neither should you.

    There is still one more vote to go this June in Sarasota, FL, and we will be there to stand up for the bears. Our coalition, which includes allies like the Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Recovery Mission, are working with us to plan the next steps to save the Florida Black Bear. We're convinced that the next step is to convince Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Assembly members that hunting is bad for the bears, and bad for Florida's tourism industry. Take action here to send them a message: Hunting the Florida Black Bears would be bad news (bears) for the state.

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  • Florida bears wont back down

    Last month the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) voted to move ahead with a bear hunt as early as this October. Environmental Action members have sent thousands of signatures of support and even presented the FWC with $5,000 to support non-lethal management tools like bear proof trash cans and public education. But the FWC is still  moving ahead.

    But that does not mean that the fight is over to protect the Florida Black Bears. We’re not giving up on the Florida Bears, and neither should you.

    There is still one more vote to go this June in Sarasota, FL, and we will be there to stand up for the bears. Our coalition, which includes allies like the Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Recovery Mission, are working with us to plan the next steps to save the Florida Black Bear. We're convinced that the next step is to convince Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Assembly members that hunting is bad for the bears, and bad for Florida's tourism industry. Take action here to send them a message: Hunting the Florida Black Bears would be bad news (bears) for the state.

  • Tell Your Senators: Don't Diss Pope Francis

     

    Earlier this year, Pope Francis held a climate change summit at Vatican City where he said "Human induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity...If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us."

    That's why we're so encouraged that Pope Francis plans to release a Papal Edict on the dangers of global warming and our moral obligation to solve it right before he visits the U.S. later this year. And in anticipation of his visit, he has sent bishops to meet with Congress to discuss environmental stewardship and climate change.

    You would think with nearly a third of the House of Representatives and more than a quarter of the Senate describing themselves as Catholic, the Pope's message would hold sway. But instead, some members are indicating that their, "schedules may not permit them to attend."

    Please contact your Senators today and tell them plain and simple: Don't Diss The Pope.

  • Climate Deniers Are Not Fit For The White House

    Presidential politics are increasingly getting swamped by the reality of the impacts of climate change. But whoever is the Republican nominee for president in 2016, it’s a safe bet that he will oppose taking any action on climate change. Chances are that he won’t even admit it exists.

    Even as the evidence of climate change grows stronger, though, the Republican Party steadfastly refuses to discuss it. On Capitol Hill, the number of GOP climate skeptics in Congress has grown from 169 last year to at least 180 now, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress. On the GOP campaign trail, the issue is basically invisible. Republican candidates have faced questions about the Islamic State, Supreme Court vacancies and hand sizes, but figuring out how to deal with the fate of a rapidly warming planet has gotten short shrift.

    And little wonder. GOP's ront-runner Donald Trump famously dismissed climate change as a hoax dreamed up by China to steal jobs. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the chairman of a Senate subcommittee on science, calls climate change a “pseudo-scientific theory” and a “religion.”  And Gov. John Kasich falls under the “do-nothing” category of politicians who will accept at least some of the science but want to, well, do nothing about it.

     Sign our petition to tell GOP presidential primary climate deniers they can't dismiss the reality of climate change, they need to #ActOnClimate!

  • Tell Your Senators No Climate Change, No Deal

    Whether it's Senator Inhoffe throwing a snowball on the Senate floor, or Senator McConnell telling all 50 governors and world leaders to ignore President Obama's Clean Power Plan, we've seen more than our share of climate denial stunts. But for all of these antics, I always held on to a smidgen of hope because despite the theatrics, the Senate voted twice to admit climate change is real, and caused by humans.

    But that all changed when the House GOP approved a budget last week that does not include a promised, bi-partisan amendment admitting the economic and national security risks associated with human-induced climate change.

    When it comes to climate change, there is no room for compromise. Tell your Senators right away: No Climate Change, No Deal.

  • Beyond Extreme Energy



    UPDATE: FERC is so afraid of our feedback that they've asked Federal Protective Services to reschedule their meeting "to better ensure the safety of its staff and the public." But our peaceful protest isn't a risk, FERC's climate-destroying policy is.

    Sign here or donate to show FERC that climate change is a moment when as humanity we cannot remain silent. We must hold those accountable who are causing and furthering our climate crisis.

    This is why we're going back to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) May 21-29 in Washington, D.C. with a coalition of frontline groups and activists called Beyond Extreme Energy.

    Why FERC? Robert Kennedy, Jr. has called them “a rogue agency, a captive agency.” FERC is the federal agency which, among other duties, has to approve proposed interstate natural gas pipelines, compressor stations, export terminals and other gas infrastructure. And approve is what they do; they are a rubber stamp for the fracking industry.

    At this time of crisis, we need a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that does what is right, not a weak body whose funding comes from fees paid by the gas industry and other fossil fuel companies they “regulate.” And that means all of us need to take action to stop disastrous fossil fuel expansion -– more fracking, more gas pipelines, export terminals and other extreme energy projects.  Together we will promote a pathway for FERC to transform into a leading institution that can support the shift from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and other renewables.

    We must transform FERC and other government agencies from rubber stamp agencies that permit our doom, into drivers of the solutions we need to stop climate change. Stopping FERC in an important front in the struggle to end corporate control of our government.

    Sign on here to support us.

  • Mum's the word on climate change in Wisconsin



    The Climate Change language police have struck again. Last month state employees in Florida alleged that Gov. Rick Scott had instituted a ban on using terms like "climate change" and “global warming."

    Now climate censorship has spread to Wisconsin. Last week, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), a three-member panel overseeing public land sales that benefit schools and communities in Wisconsin, voted to ban staff from talking about climate change. The panel voted 2-1 to block public employees "from engaging in global warming or climate change work while on BCPL time."

    Sign here to tell Wisconsin Governor and Presidential hopeful Scott Walker that this is unacceptable, and demand that he act swiftly to reverse the board's decision.

  • Fair wages, Safe planet: Tell Walmart to lead.



    Walmart is America's largest private employer, and the world's largest company. But they're falling woefully behind their promise to get 100 percent of their power from clean, renewable sources. In fact, their U.S. stores use nearly six times as much dirty energy as the entire U.S. auto industry, including more than 4.2 million tons of coal each year.

    Walmart says it wants to treat people and the planet fairly. And it's within the power of their shareholders and the Walton family to keep that promise. That's why this Wednesday, April 15, millions of workers and allies around the world will rally and strike to demand that Walmart and other big companies live up to their promises, stand up for people and protect the planet.

    As environmentalists, it's essential we stand with our working allies to show big businesses like Walmart that they must earn our business by supporting a safe climate and fair wages. Sign here to endorse the actions of workers, shareholders and concerned shoppers everywhere who are calling on Walmart to clean up their act on climate and wages NOW.

  • Tell Your Governor: Say No To Mitch McConnell, yes to climate action

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Loves Coal! He loves it so much that he sent a letter to all 50 governors urging them not to comply with President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which will reduce global warming pollution from power plants and protect public health. More recently, McConnell urged world leaders to ignore a U.N. pact on climate change and President Obama's plan to cut U.S. emissions of the same. 

    Senator McConnell claims that the EPA is acting above the law and that the Clean Power Plan will increase our electricty costs. But his scare tactics conveniently omit the fact that coal-fired plants actually cost U.S. citizens $345-$523 billion in health care costs, and account for nearly 13,000 American deaths every year. Not to mention the havok wreaked by climate-fueled intense storms, floods and droughts.

    Mcconnell is also trying to convince us that the Clean Power Plan would result in huge job losses. However, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics the coal industry employs only 0.06% of U.S. private sector workers, and only 0.64% of Kenucky's workforce.

    For a man who consistently campaigns for states' rights, McConnell sure looks like someone who does not trust our state to make decisions that would best protect their citizens from climate chaos. Sign here and tell your governor to comply with the Clean Power Plan and kindly ask Mitch McConnell to butt our of your state's business.

  • Tell Your Governor: Say No To Mitch McConnell, yes to climate action

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Loves Coal! He loves it so much that he sent a letter to all 50 governors urging them not to comply with President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which will reduce global warming pollution from power plants and protect public health. More recently, McConnell urged world leaders to ignore a U.N. pact on climate change and President Obama's plan to cut U.S. emissions of the same. 

    Senator McConnell claims that the EPA is acting above the law and that the Clean Power Plan will increase our electricty costs. But his scare tactics conveniently omit the fact that coal-fired plants actually cost U.S. citizens $345-$523 billion in health care costs, and account for nearly 13,000 American deaths every year. Not to mention the havok wreaked by climate-fueled intense storms, floods and droughts.

    Mcconnell is also trying to convince us that the Clean Power Plan would result in huge job losses. However, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics the coal industry employs only 0.06% of U.S. private sector workers, and only 0.64% of Kenucky's workforce.

    For a man who consistently campaigns for states' rights, McConnell sure looks like someone who does not trust our state to make decisions that would best protect their citizens from climate chaos. Sign here and tell your governor to comply with the Clean Power Plan and kindly ask Mitch McConnell to butt our of your state's business.

  • A Toxic Turn In The Senate

     

    If you listen closely, you will hear the sound of champagne bottles opening up in the offices of lobbyists for the chemical industry. That's because chemical industry executives  in town to lobby your Senators and Congressperson were just told that, "prospects are good for passage of TSCA." That's no surprise since the original TSCA reform was actually written by the chemical industry. But even the Republican chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works (SEPW) committee said that was too craven, and sent TSCA back to the drawing board

    Unfortunately, the new version of the bill does about as much to protect public health as a Monsanto product and still preempts states' rights to protect us from toxic chemicals. But the cosmetic changes to TSCA were enough to pick up the support of three Democratic Senators who helped it pass the SEPW -- the bill will now head to the full Senate for a vote any day. The Senate should not be dancing around the issue of public health and safety.

    Sign here to tell your Senators to stop the Toxic Waltz and vote "No" on the TSCA Bill. 

  • Ban the Bomb Trains



    During February in West Virginia, a train carrying crude oil from the "tar sands of America" crashed into a house and sent a fireball hundreds of feet into the air. The owner of the house managed to run outside just before he was crushed; nobody was hurt, this time.

    Then another bomb train went off the tracks last week and burned into the night in Illinois. No injuries were reported, but six families had to be evacuated and the spill occurred near the Mississippi River and may have major impacts on water quality and local wildlife. This is the third derailment in the last few weeks involving trains hauling crude oil.

    Instead of banning bomb trains or demanding safety improvements, senior Obama staff sat down with Big Oil and railroad CEOs for a chat about why better breaks and slower speeds are a bad idea -- because they'd cost Big Oil too much money. Enough is enough.

    Oil trains are carving a fiery pattern of disaster across our countryside. We have already seen more oil spilled from these trains in the past few months than in the previous 40 years combined, earning trains carrying crude oil a dirty nickname -- Bomb Trains. There's only one real solution that works for the planet: Leave the tar sands and other extreme oil in the ground. So just like we're working to shut down Keystone XL, we need to shut down the bomb trains to stop the dirtiest oil from threatening the safety of our communities

    But President Obama and his Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, have been dragging their feet on regulations on Bomb Trains -- bowing to industry pressure that says it's "too expensive" to protect people and planet. With final regulations due in just a few weeks, we're running out of time to convince the president's team to take action. Sign here to add your voice, and ban the Bomb Trains for good.

  • Say No to Atlantic Drilling!



    Early this year, President Obama’s team unveiled a disastrous plan to permit oil drilling off the U.S. Atlantic coast for the first time since the 1980s.

    If approved, the plan would put communities and ecosystems from Miami to Maine at risk of an oil spill. Just as important, it would open up a huge new patch of fossil fuels to be dug up and burned, at exactly the moment scientists are warning us that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to leave ¾ of proven oil, gas and coal reserves in the ground. This makes no sense when we can use alternative sources, like wind and solar, to meet our nation's energy needs - and create more jobs at the same time we cut pollution.

    But it's not too late to take action. Comments on the proposed Atlantic drilling plan are due on March 30. That makes today the perfect time to speak out.

    Sign here to send your comment to Secretary Jewell and President Obama telling them we can't afford to drill the Atlantic.

  • Bad News (For The) Bears?

    In the next few weeks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) will hold a hearing to determine whether allow black bears to be hunted for the first time in 40 years. The FWC claims that a recent increase in bear attacks has left them no other choice than to kill the bears and protect public safety. But even FFWS admits that hunting would not reduce the number of bear incidents in suburban neighborhoods.

    Make no mistake, the proposed lift has more to do with trophies than safety. Just recently the biggest bear in Florida's history was euthanized rather than trapped and released back into the wild.

    A few years ago, barely 500 Florida bears were teetering on the brink of extinction - and it was the FWC that petitioned the federal government for help protecting them. Just because a few bears have had problems with people is no reason to open hunting season on all of them. We have only a few weeks to tell FWC to "stunt the hunt."

  • Say No to Atlantic Drilling!



    Early this year, President Obama’s team unveiled a disastrous plan to permit oil drilling off the U.S. Atlantic coast for the first time since the 1980s.

    If approved, the plan would put communities and ecosystems from Miami to Maine at risk of an oil spill. Just as important, it would open up a huge new patch of fossil fuels to be dug up and burned, at exactly the moment scientists are warning us that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to leave ¾ of proven oil, gas and coal reserves in the ground. This makes no sense when we can use alternative sources, like wind and solar, to meet our nation's energy needs - and create more jobs at the same time we cut pollution.

    But it's not too late to take action. Comments on the proposed Atlantic drilling plan are due on March 30. That makes today the perfect time to speak out.

    Sign here to send your comment to Secretary Jewell and President Obama telling them we can't afford to drill the Atlantic.

  • Dominion lied. time to revoke the Cove Point permit.



    Last Fall, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) made a huge mistake and permitted the construction of a massive fracked-gas export facility in Cove Point, Maryland.

    Within days, local allies had appealed FERC's decision in the courts and with federal regulators. But Dominion resources, the company behind Cove Point and other local fracked gas pipelines, has begun construction anyway.

    Our allies in Maryland are desperate to stop their homes, community and our collective environment from being destroyed by this project. They've done all the 'right' things: appealed to FERC's own rules, asked the courts to intercede, ANYTHING to get the project stopped or put on hold.

    FERC promised to listen, and is required to consider an appeal. But while they dither Dominion just keeps building and building. And every day brings our climate and the community of Cove Point closer to a disaster. So our friends from Cove Point are going back again to occupy the FERC Commissioners' meeting, demanding that they respond to the appeal and stop construction. Sign here to support them, and send FERC a message that it's time to un-plug their ears and respond to the public's concern about fracked gas exports.

  • Investigate Rick Scott's Climate Censorship

    Last week reports emerged that the governor issued orders banning the FDEP and other state departments from using phrases like "climate change" and "global warming" in public documents and other communications.

    Climate denying lawmakers are bad enough. But, Rick Scott has gone too far this time with his climate censorship. That's why we are teaming up with our friends Forecast The Facts to demand that the Inspector General of FDEP launch an investigation into the governor's take on newspeak. Please add your name to the chorus of concerned citizens demanding answers for Rick Scott's climate censorship.

  • Stop the Port Ambrose Fracked Gas import/export Terminal

    You may have already heard about Port Ambrose, the fracked gas facility proposed just off the coast of Long Island, New York. In fact, supporters like you have already helped raise nearly $5,000 to help stop this climate killer, and all of us in New York could not be more thankful. Now we're asking you to do what you do best: Sound Off. Use this page to submit a comment on why the Port Ambrose environmental review doesn't hold water. Here are some points you may want to copy and paste into your letter:

    • Port Ambrose would poison endangered fish species, and decimate the local fishing industry. 
    • It would create a safety hazard next to major populated areas. 
    • The environmental review does not consider Latinos to be people of color. 
    • This fracked gas project would be constructed in place of a proposed wind farm.
    • That Port Ambrose is proposed to be an LNG import facility on paper, but the numbers just don't add up. And the company proposing the terminal is fighting for faster exports of LNG, especially to the UK where it sells at a higher price. That makes Port Ambrose look more like an export-project-in-waiting.
    • Wherever the gas goes, it will come from the Marcellus shale fields, and increase the dangerous practice of fracking in states like Maryland and Pennsylvania. 
    • Leaky fracking, transportation and liquefaction will result in a dramatic surge in global warming pollution - especially Methane - which is in direct conflict with the President's stated goals of fighting climate change.

  • Science and the $nowball

    James Inhoffe thinks he can use a single snowball to deny that climate change is really happening, and really a threat. But we're on to him. Inhoffe is no fool, he's just a highly paid politician who will say or do anything to delay, defer or deny climate action.

    To show him (and everyone) that we're on to the truth behind his denial, we'll deliver dozens of snowblls to Sen Inhoffe's office. Here's how it will work: You sign this petition, and include a message for Senator Inhoffe. Our team in D.C. will make hundreds of snowballs and hand write as many messages as we can fit onto the snowballs with organic food coloring. Then we'll grab a camera and some friends and go deliver the snowballs with your messages to Inhoffe's office.

    Tips:

    • Keep your message short, and your language PG.
    • Think about explaining weather and climate change, since the Senator can't seem to tell the difference.
    • Be funny, be creative and have fun! We'll take pictures of the best snowballs to share online.
    • Remember that we're working with snow here, so messages that work while melting are extra-good.
  • Activism is Sexy

    Here at Environmental Action, we’ve been always thought that activism is pretty sexy. And there’s no greater love than the love our collective mother earth.

    So before you roll your eyes at another lame Valentine’s day ad, sign on here if you agree that nothing is more sexy that activism and nothing is more loving than speaking up for the planet - then upload a photo to our gallery and show us what it looks like.


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  • Don't Frack Maryland



    In one of his last acts as Governor, Martin O'Malley opened the door to allow fracking in the Maryland. O’Malley said he wanted fracking to be done safely, but that’s just not possible. And our new Governor, Larry Hogan, has made it clear he intends to ignore most of those rules to protect the environment and public health any way.

    If we’re going to stop fracking in Maryland, we need the Assembly to act, and act fast. Sign here to call on the Maryland Assembly to pass a ban on fracking.

  • High Speed LNG, Let's Not Go There



    The House just approved a bill that will speed up the approval process for fracked gas, also knows as liqufied natural gas (LNG), export facilities. The Senate is considering the same bill right now in committee, which would increase fracking and minimize the power of the people to stand up against these facilities.

    When it comes to stopping climate-killing fracked gas export facilities, we can't afford to allow the Senate and their fracking friends to cut us out of the process. Sign here to tell your Senators to derail the fast track for approving LNG facilities.

  • Swipe deniers, act on climate

    Some members of Congress think they can get away with denying climate change by claiming to know a scientist who agrees. But 97% of scientists already say that climate change is happening, and we're the cause. So why can’t Washington get it together to act?

    Let’s swipe climate change denial from the halls of Congress. Sign here if you agree and then share this video with your friends.

  • Save the Monarchs

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    The Monarch butterfly is an iconic species that migrates up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing the middle of the U.S. each year. But Monarch populations have declined 90 percent since the 1990s, and could go extinct in the next few years if action isn’t taken.

    Although illegal deforestation and severe weather have contributed to their decline, research suggests that the wide-spread use of herbicides that destroy milkweed - the main food source for Monarchs - is overwhelmingly responsible. That pesticide is made by the Monsanto corporation, a global chemical company with sales of $15 billion.

    Fortunately, the Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a docket to consider listing the Monarch as an Endangered Species. This could give Monarchs, and milkweed, the protections they need to survive. But we have less than 60 days to respond or millions of Monarchs could die on their next migration.

  • Bad News (For The) Bears?

    In the next few weeks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) will hold a hearing to determine whether allow black bears to be hunted for the first time in 40 years. The FWC claims that a recent increase in bear attacks has left them no other choice than to kill the bears and protect public safety. But even FFWS admits that hunting would not reduce the number of bear incidents in suburban neighborhoods.

    Make no mistake, the proposed lift has more to do with trophies than safety. Just recently the biggest bear in Florida's history was euthanized rather than trapped and released back into the wild.

    A few years ago, barely 500 Florida bears were teetering on the brink of extinction - and it was the FWC that petitioned the federal government for help protecting them. Just because a few bears have had problems with people is no reason to open hunting season on all of them. We have only a few weeks to tell FWC to "stunt the hunt."

  • Save the Monarchs

    Monarch butterfly

    The Monarch butterfly is an iconic species that migrates up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing the middle of the U.S. each year. But Monarch populations have declined 90 percent since the 1990s, and could go extinct in the next few years if action isn’t taken.

    Although illegal deforestation and severe weather have contributed to their decline, research suggests that the wide-spread use of herbicides that destroy milkweed - the main food source for Monarchs - is overwhelmingly responsible. That pesticide is made by the Monsanto corporation, a global chemical company with sales of $15 billion.

    Fortunately, the Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a docket to consider listing the Monarch as an Endangered Species. This could give Monarchs, and milkweed, the protections they need to survive. But we have less than 60 days to respond or millions of Monarchs could die on their next migration.

  • Example action for training

    President Obama has promised to veto the Keystone Pipeline bill if the Senate passes it this week. But that may not stop the new Republican Congress.

    Right now, the Senate bill has 60 co-sponsors; which means they need just six more Senators to override the President's veto. When it comes to stopping this climate-killing pipeline, we can't afford to take any chances. Sign here to tell your Senators to sustain the veto and stop Keystone XL pipeline for good.

  • C'est La Veto



    President Obama has promised to veto the Keystone Pipeline bill if the Senate passes it this week. But that may not stop the new Republican Congress.

    Right now, the Senate needs only four more votes to override the President's veto. When it comes to stopping this climate-killing pipeline, we can't afford to take any chances. Sign here to tell your Senators to sustain the veto and stop Keystone XL pipeline for good.

  • C'est La Veto



    President Obama has promised to veto the Keystone Pipeline bill if the Senate passes it this week. But that may not stop the new Republican Congress.

    Right now, the Senate needs only four more votes to override the President's veto. When it comes to stopping this climate-killing pipeline, we can't afford to take any chances. Sign here to tell your Senators to sustain the veto and stop Keystone XL pipeline for good.

  • Science Says, Save the wolves

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    As part of the ongoing review of their deeply flawed plan to allow virtually unlimited wolf hunting in the lower 48 states, the Fish and Wildlife Service commissioned a report from U.C. Santa Barbara.

    These independent scientists unanimously agreed that there is no justification for stripping gray wolves of Endangered Species Act Protection, and that FWS's own research is filled with numerous omissions and errors. The FWS has opened the study to public comments for a few more days as it considers this damning new evidence.

    This is our best chance in months to save the wolves. Sign here to tell Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell and her staff to listen to the public and the science by saving the wolves

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  • Reject the Cove Point Fracked Gas Terminal

    The oil and gas industry desperately wants to open an export facility on the Chesapeake Bay to export dirty fracked gas.

    But exporting gas makes no sense for our planet.

    It will  increase the demand for fracking — a dangerous drilling method for extracting natural gas that has contaminated water, polluted the air and contributed to climate change, all while increasing energy prices.

    Please take action now to stop this massive fracked gas terminal being built in Cove Point, Maryland. Leave your public comment by March 27, and we will see it gets submitted by folks fighting this terminal on the ground.

    You need not be a Maryland resident to submit your comment, but please indicate if you are. You should also feel free to personalize your comment with a natural area or community you care about that is threatened by fracking.

     

     

  • Beyonce: Tell Pepsi to stop blocking GMO labels

    Pepsi Co. spent 2.3 million dollars last year blocking GMO labels.  At the same time, many of Pepsi's brands, like Naked Juice and Tropicana are packaged as environmentally and health conscious. As Pepsi Co.'s top celebrity sponsor, Beyonce Knowles has an enormous level of influence on Pepsi.

    Beyonce cares deeply about what is in her food, frequently showing off her vegan diet on the popular social media site Instagram. In addition, Beyonce is a major philanthropist, who donates to many charities involved in providing children access to healthy foods.

    The vast majority of Americans support GMO labels, however,  giant food companies like Pepsi, Smucker's and others have spent millions of dollars to successfully scuttle major GMO labeling initiatives. 

    With enough public support we can convince Beyonce who is most likely already very supportive of GMO labels to tell Pepsi Co. to stop blocking GMO labeling.

     

  • Britney, tell Pepsi to stop blocking GMO labels

    Pepsi Co. spent 2.3 million dollars last year blocking GMO labels.  At the same time, many of Pepsi's brands, like Naked Juice and Tropicana are packaged as environmentally and health conscious. As one of Pepsi Co.'s top celebrity sponsors, Britney Spears has an enormous level of influence on Pepsi.

    Britney cares deeply about what is in her food, frequently publicizing her most recent diets in women's health and fitness magazines. In addition, Britney is a major philanthropist, who donates to many charities involved in children's health and disaster relief.

    The vast majority of Americans support GMO labels, however,  giant food companies like Pepsi, Smucker's and others have spent millions of dollars to successfully scuttle major GMO labeling initiatives. 

    With enough public support we can convince Britney to tell Pepsi Co. to stop blocking GMO labeling.

  • Walmart: the high climate-cost of low prices

    Walmart talks a big game about its planet-friendliness. The truth is much dirtier.

    • Walmart supports climate deniers, Keystone XL supporters, and politicians who protect Big Oil.
    • Walmart lies about the true climate impact of its operations.
    • Walmart uses less green energy that its competitors, despite bragging about it more.

    Sign the petition here to get a free copy of our friends The Green Life's report that names and shames Walmart as the "Worst Greenwasher of 2014."

     

  • Just Label it, Smuckers

    Smucker's and other giant food companies spent tens of millions of dollars opposing GMO labeling in 2013.

    We’re showing companies like Smucker's that opposing GMO labeling is bad for business. GMO labeling bills are taking off in New York, Vermont, Illinois, Oregon and other states. When they come up for a vote, lets make sure Smuckers doesn't spend a bushel of cash on misleading TV ads.

  • Tell Congress there's no excuse for exporting fracked gas

    The oil and gas industry and some of their best friends in Congress are using escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia to push President Obama to "fast-track" the approval of more U.S. exports of natural gas. Exporting gas would mean:

        More fracking in the U.S., putting our drinking water, air, climate and health further at risk
        Proof that oil and gas industry claims that fracking creates energy independence are a lie
        Bigger oil and gas industry profits as they sell gas to the highest abroad.

    Instead, Congress should work to transition the U.S. off fossil fuels through proven clean energy solutions like wind and solar.

    Please take action below, urging your Members of Congress to stop the export of oil and gas and invest in renewables. We'll deliver your signature and message directly to President Obama, your U.S. Senators, your Representative and Secretary of State John Kerry.

     

     

  • Tell President Obama don't buy Walmart's greenwashing

    President Obama showed up at Walmart on Friday, May 9 to talk a big game about its planet-friendliness. Make sure Obama knows the dirty truth about Walmart's real record by signing our petition. 

    • Walmart supports climate deniers, Keystone XL supporters, and politicians who protect Big Oil.
    • Walmart lies about the true climate impact of its operations.
    • Walmart uses less green energy than its competitors, despite bragging about it more.
  • Beyonce, Tell Pepsi to stop blocking GMO labels

    Pepsi Co. spent 2.3 million dollars last year blocking GMO labels.  At the same time, many of Pepsi's brands, like Naked Juice and Tropicana are packaged as environmentally and health conscious. As Pepsi Co.'s top celebrity sponsor, Beyonce Knowles has an enormous level of influence on Pepsi.

    Beyonce cares deeply about what is in her food, frequently showing off her vegan diet on the popular social media site Instagram. In addition, Beyonce is a major philanthropist, who donates to many charities involved in providing children access to healthy foods.

    The vast majority of Americans support GMO labels, however,  giant food companies like Pepsi, Smucker's and others have spent millions of dollars to successfully scuttle major GMO labeling initiatives. 

    With enough public support we can convince Beyonce who is most likely already very supportive of GMO labels to tell Pepsi Co. to stop blocking GMO labeling.

     

  • Tell Pat Sajak & ABC to spin for climate truth

    Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak recently tweeted "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends."

    If you agree there's nothing funny about a TV host with access to millions of viewers on OUR public airwaves spouting climate denial, sign here to tell Pat Sajak to admit that global warming is real on his nationally syndicated TV show.

  • Save The Sage Grouse

    The Greater Sage Grouse (Grouse) is on the brink of extinction. One hundred years ago there were 18 million Grouse in North America, today that number is as low as 200,000. The Grouse habitat is being destroyed by grazing, fracking, wildfires and other climate change events.

    It's numbers decline even more because USFWS has largely left the fate of this species to the states and voluntary conservation measures by oil and gas developers and frackers.  Additionally, the BLM facilitate the species' decline by granting permit after permit for livestock grazing and fracking. It's time for the USFWS to list the Grouse on the Endangered Species List before we lose this species forever.

    Sign here and tell Secretary Jewell to include the Grouse on the Endangered Species List right now.

  • Tell Smucker's to Stop Blocking GMO labeling

    Smucker's and other giant food companies spent tens of millions of dollars opposing GMO labeling in 2013.

    We’re showing companies like Smucker's that opposing GMO labeling is bad for business. GMO labeling bills are taking off in New York, Vermont, Illinois, Oregon and other states. When they come up for a vote, lets make sure Smuckers doesn't spend a bushel of cash on misleading TV ads.

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  • Stop Serving Shark Fins

    Most sharks are killed for their fins, which are used to make soup. You’ll be surprised to know that the United States has a booming market for shark fins, with hundreds of restaurants throughout the country serving shark fin soup. Even in states where the purchasing, trading and selling of shark fins is illegal, many restaurants still serve this dish.

    While U.S. demand is smaller than other countries, higher prices in U.S. restaurants drive up demand for shark fins and encourage more shark hunting. If we can pressure these restaurants to stop selling shark fin soup, we can make a significant dent in the global shark fin market and save the sharks.

    Sign here and we’ll pass on your message to these restaurants that we demand they stop serving shark fin soup.

  • Fired up and ready to go for the new climate rule


    President Obama and his EPA chief, Gina McCarthy, just announced sweeping new rules to regulate global warming pollution from power plants. As crazy as it sounds, no American President has ever taken this action.
     
    That makes this power plant rule the biggest action any American President has ever taken to stop climate change. If it is allowed to work the rule could have a dramatic effect and reduce our power-sector emissions of global warming pollution by over 30% from the peak levels in 2005. But powerful special interests are lining up to kill the new rule before it even goes into effect.

    Sign here to support these powerful new climate rules: We only have a few weeks to make sure your official comment gets to the EPA.

  • Petition to Oppose Privatizing Water in Detroit

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    Water is the lifeblood of our planet. Because of global warming and widespread climate disruptions, we need a radical rethinking of how we protect, access, and share our water resources on earth. We must build powerful climate and water justice movements.And right now, there's no better illustration of the problems, and the need for us to stand up in solidarity than the ongoing water crisis in Detroit.

    According to the United Nations, water is the primary link between climate, human society, environment, food, and job creation. And yet, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder and his Emergency Manger Kevin Orr have sold Detroit's water to greedy financial institutions. Privatizing earth's most precious resource won't help address climate change, and it sure isn't helping my home-towns poor and undeserved populations.

    Sign this petition now to tell Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevin Orr that water is a public trust that belongs to the earth and must not be privatized.

  • People's Climate March

    May was the hottest month. Ever.

    In September, heads of state will be in New York City for a historic United Nations summit on climate change. This is our opportunity to change America's climate future, and use the media fallout to change the world.

    Tell President Obama, his U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, and other world leaders to fight for a bold climate treaty. We'll hand deliver your name at the People's Climate March right before the U.N. meetings.

     

  • Tell EPA to protect and conserve our water!

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    Nearly half a million people in Toledo, Ohio, and Southeastern Michigan were without clean drinking water after deadly toxins produced by harmful algae blooms were found in Lake Erie. These type of algal blooms are triggered when excessive amount of fertilizers, livestock manure, run-off from towns, and raw sewage are allowed to pour into our waterways.

    These chemicals act as fertilizer for growths of algae, which suck oxygen from the lower depths causing fish kills, and rise to the surface as stinky poisonous green scum.

    But even after the tragedy in Toledo, there are no limits on how much fertilizer pollution can be poured into Lake Erie. With Ohio Gov. Kasich failing to act, it's up to the EPA to implement a clean up plan that protects the environment, and public health.

    Let’s tell the EPA to implement an Emergency Plan to protect our access to clean water. 

  • I'm in to reject KXL and protect the planet

    You've stood with 2 million people against Keystone XL, but never with a group like this.

    This Earth Day, the Cowboy Indian Alliance is arriving on horseback at the White House. Thirty tipis and dozens of tents will go up on the National Mall, an encampment of members of communities in the path of Keystone XL pipeline.

    From April 22-27 we'll turn President Obama's back yard into a big, beautiful demonstration  of why all Americans — native, immigrant, of all creeds and walks of life — are asking President Obama to say "NO" to Keystone XL. We'll say it in many languages, with all kinds of memorable actions. We'll make it absolutely clear that as diverse as we are, the people united will never be defeated by a pipeline.

    But we're only as powerful as the number of people who support us. Sign here to support this one-of-a-kind action and we'll send you updates all this month about how you can help.

  • Tell FERC to Stop Gas Exports

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    The proposed Cove Point Gas Export facility, would cost upwards of $3.8 billion dollars, require the construction of an energy-intensive plant on-site to liquefy and cool the gas, draw a surge of tanker traffic into Chesapeake  Bay, and enable the export of over one billion cubic feet of carbon-emitting fracked natural gas per day.  In addition to dangerous impacts to the environment, thousands of Calvert County citizens would be in the blast radius of explosion risks and pollution from hazardous processes and chemicals sited at the facility, which is located in the middle of a residential area.

    FERC prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) instead of a more detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cove Point Gas Export facility in Calvert County. The EA concludes that no significant impacts would result from operating the facility. What the frack? Fortunately, a coalition of environmental activists are demanding FERC provide evidence showing how the fracked gas export facility would be environmentally harmful and downright dangerous.

    Sign here to tell FERC to stop cutting corners when people’s lives and the life of our planet are at stake. We'll deliver your signature to FERC's offices on September 18th and show them what true fractivation looks like.

     

  • Exxon Hates American Sanctions

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    UPDATE: President Obama targeted Exxon's plan to work with sanctioned Russian oil companies to drill the Arctic. But we're  still giving Exxon and friends over $20 billion a year in taxpayer subsidies.

    Let's see, they trash our climate, our oceans and our communities, and defy our laws. But Exxon and friends still want us to give them billions of our hard earned money. Sounds like a toxic friend to us.

    Next week, Obama's team heads to the U.N. for a showdown on climate, oil and more. Sign here to tell the President and Congress it's time to break up with Big Oil companies.


  • Save the Elephants

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    Elephants are the victims of an illegal wildlife trafficking enterprise that is more organized, militarized, and lucrative than ever before.

    On September 11, 2014, legislation was introduced in the U.S. Congress to impose trade sanctions on countries involved in ivory trafficking.

    While the trade of ivory has been illegal since 1989, consumer  demand and the resulting surge in ivory commerce has made a mockery of the international ban.

    100 elephants per day are slaughtered in Africa for their tusks. We must end the ivory trade, or it will be the end of elephants. We must petition the United State House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee to pass the TUSKER Act to stop the illegal ivory trade and save elephants from extinction.

  • Ban bear hunting in Maine

    Maine has some of the best habitat in the country for black bears. But these intelligent, wild creatures are extremely shy and are rarely seen. So rather than respect nature, vicious sport hunters resort to killing bears with dogs, cruel traps, and piles of food to lure them from safety.

    Fortunately, Mainers who love wildlife have put forward a ballot initiative to fight bear hunting. The “Maine’s Bear Hunt Ban” initiative will eliminate the most egregious forms of bear baiting and trapping, paving the way for us to push for an outright ban on bear hunting later.

    Republican Governor Paul LePage opposes the initiative - claiming that cruel forms of bear hunting are good for Maine’s tourism!

    Sign here to support the bears, and ban cruel forms of bear hunting like trapping and baiting. We’ll send your signature directly to news stations in Maine who are covering the issue to show that Mainers and tourists alike support the bears!

  • Tell the EPA to stop blocking fracking investigations

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    Fracking pollutes our drinking water with cancer-causing chemicals. And then the fracking companies lie about it, and sponsor pink-painted drill bits for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    It would be funny, except that the EPA, who is supposed to stop and clean up this kind of pollution, has be covering up research that proves fracking pollutes ground water for over a year.

    ENOUGH - Sign on here and we'll deliver your message to the EPAs door as part of the Global Frackdown.

    Help us hit 50,000 signers by Friday!

  • Louisiana is Sinking!

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    Louisiana is sinking, in as little as 50 years New Orleans will need to be evacuated permanently. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Agency-East (SLFPAE) is trying to sue polluters in order to restore wetlands and build up LA’s natural defenses against flooding.

    We need the SLFPAE to be free to act boldly and with full legal authority to save new Orleans and other cities from sinking into the sea.

    But Governor Bobby Jindal has already signed one law and is poised to sign five others, that would strip the the SLFPAE of the ability to sue polluters effectively. To add insult to injury, Jindal even recently accused President Obama of being a “science denier” for acknowledging the damage oil and gas drilling has done to our planet. Get real Governor

    Sign here to tell Gov. Jindal to stop being an idiot, and to give the the SLFPAE all the authority it needs to save New Orleans and other Louisiana communities before it’s too late.

  • Ban the Bomb Trains



    July 6 marks the second anniversary of the bomb-train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Canada. The train set an entire town on fire and killed 47 people, but two years later our communities and planet are still at risk.

    After a spring filled with fiery derailments, explosive accidents and major articles in the New York and Los Angeles Times, we know that there's NO safe way exists to transport extreme oil such as the tar sands and Bakken crude. Yet rail shipments of volatile crude oil have increased by 4,000 percent since 2008. And the only response from President Obama and the Department of Transportation has been a weak set of rules requiring slightly better brakes and thicker tank cars YEARS from now. This action is fails to protect our communities, and it completely ignores the point that we must leave extreme fossil fuels in the ground if we're going to stop climate change and protect our planet.

    That’s why we’re joining the Stop Oil Trains week of action, July 6-12, to call attention to the growing threat of shipping oil by rail across North America. Sign here to tell the Obama team we need a ban on bomb trains NOW. We'll deliver your signature as part of the week of action and send you updates on how to plan or participate in an event next month.

  • No fracking on Public Radio

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    Have you heard the pro-fracking ads on NPR? They're the special messages about how great fracked natural gas is that end in "think about it."

    NPR says the spots aren't ads, and that they don't influence coverage. But there's no denying that NPR hosts are doing the fracking industry's work for them when they read these misleading statements on air.

    It's bad enough that fracking is destroying our communities, public health and climate. Now they're fracking the media: Injecting their money and propaganda into our public news outlets to fracture the civic dialog.

    Don't just sit there listening - DO SOMETHING. Sign on here and tell us which NPR station you listen to - we'll deliver your name at a live pirate radio broadcast from NPR's front steps this fall.

  • Clean Power Rules

    The proposed clean power rules are the biggest action any American President has ever taken to curb climate change. If implemented, they could have a dramatic effect on how we produce energy and reduce our power-sector's emissions of global warming pollution by over 30% from the 2005 peak levels.

    Sign here to support these powerful new climate rules: We only have a few weeks to make sure your official comment gets to the EPA before the December 1st deadline.

  • Tell Amazon and other sellers that Senator Inhofe's book should be shelved as science fiction.

    Soothsayer Inhofe
    Senator James Inhofe of  Oklahoma is about to become the next Chairman of the powerful Environment  and Public Works  Committee.

    This committee is the first line in setting the Senate's legislative agenda for the environment, and it's about to be chaired by a man who refers to climate change as a hoax and wrote a science fiction book, "The Greatest Hoax" to support his wild claims.

    Senator Inhofe's book should not be considered non-fiction, where it will placed next to books that tell the true story about climate disruption like Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything" and Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." It should be called what it is, Science Fiction, and shelved accordingly.

    Sign here to send Amazon and other book sellers the message that they are misleading their customers by classifying his fantastical book as non-fiction.

  • Tell Walmart to dump dirty coal

    walmart football field of coal

    Walmart is hiding a dirty secret: A few years ago, they promised to get serious about fighitng global warming & to get 100% of their power from clean, green sources. But today Walmart is one of America's largest users of dirty coal, which pumps nearly 8 million metric tons of carbon pollution into the air each year.

    Walmart is the nation's largest private employer, and the world's largest company. Their U.S. stores use nearly six times as much electricity as the entire U.S. auto industry. And those operations use more than 4.2 million tons of coal each year.

    Sign here to tell Walmart to clean up their act!