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Even for FERC, this is UnFracking believable

This is low, even for the secretive and “rogue agency” known as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): Late yesterday evening when they thought nobody would notice, they quietly rescheduled their May meeting, and specifically said they were trying to avoid our protest action for the same day. FERC claims that we’re a safety risk, and that they need help from […]

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Imagine no more Pipelines

Remember that time we blocked the expansion of dirty tar sands oil (so far) by uniting a big coalition of cowboys, Indians and environmental activists to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline? Well there’s another massive extreme energy expansion going on that you haven’t heard as much about: The Fracked Gas Circus. There’s a massive fracked gas drilling boom going on […]

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Senate Passes Budget Without Addressing Climate Change…Sort of

Early this week the Senate approved the same basic budget plan that passed the House last week. As we reported, this budget failed to include an amendment introduced by Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO)  to consider national security and economic risks associated with human-induced climate change. This amendment previously passed in the Senate and should have instructed the House to include climate risks in their budget.  But the […]

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Stop the Ferc-us, not one more permit

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” With climate change, we are at a moment when humanity cannot remain silent. We must hold accountable those who are causing the climate crisis. But a network of largely invisible and unaccountable federal agencies continue to permit, and profit from, […]

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Earth Day at Walmart, This Coal’s for you

Chip in to make more days of action like this one possible! Chip in to make more days of action like this one possible! Click here to call Walmart’s sustainability hotline, or watch the video and find out more below.   Green Groups, workers, push back on Walmart &  Biz Roundtable’s claim to “lead” on sustainability. For more Information contact: Drew Hudson, Environmental Action: 802-272-9764 Stacy Mitchel, […]

Calling on Cuomo

Yesterday the stars were aligned for an awesome rally at the midtown Manhattan offices of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Even the weather acted in protest to the forecast of low temperatures and rain, instead providing 100 fracktivists with clear blue skies and sunshine. This certainly contributed to the lifted spirits of the fracktivists who convened in front of the governor’s office […]

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Earth Day Blues: 45 Years Later, The Environmental Movement Still Whiter Than Green

Introduction It’s been 45 years since the very first Earth Day, the same day that Environmental Action was born. Since then, the environmental movement has grown in many positive ways. With new challenges, the movement has implemented myriad new tactics to improve and increase mobilization, fundraising, list growth and to inform the public about pressing environmental issues. However, there is one […]

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2 Outs, Bottom of The 9th For Florida Black Bear

Yesterday I addressed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) in a last ditch effort  to keep the 20 year hunting ban on hunting bears intact. It was an honor to represent the amazing membership of Environmental Action and present FWC with the $5,000 we donated towards non-lethal management tools like bear proof trash cans and public education. Thank you so […]

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Tax day and the fight for $15

Why is a big ol’ environmental group like us working with the employees of Walmart, McDonald’s and a lot of other companies to stand up for fair wages today? The simple answer is that it’s about solidarity, economics and most of all the climate. Click here to tell Walmart, America’s largest private employer, to get serious about protecting people and the […]