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Another bomb train goes off in Illinois

Click here if you agree, it’s time to Ban the bomb trains for good! **UPDATE – Another bomb train went off the tracks 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. […]

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Throw a snowball at Sen. Inhofe to stop climate change

Yes, we’re serious. Mostly. In case you didn’t see it, last week Senator James Inhofe turned the Senate floor into an episode of the Marx Brothers. In his latest attempt to convince us that climate change is, in his words, “The Greatest Hoax” the senator tossed a snowball on the Senate floor. He thought it was a funny way to “prove” […]

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Running up the score for the Monarch Butterfly

Late last night, just before the deadline, I submitted over 44,000 letters from Environmental Action members supporting the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) petition to list the monarch butterfly as an endangered species. It was one of 628 online submissions, many of them just in the last few days. You can see all the comments here or search for ours […]

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Califracktivation: The Video

Two weeks ago I had the honor of representing Environmental Action at the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland, California. It was an amazing event attended by over 8,000 fracktivists, dressed in yellow and blue, who had a simple, but powerful message for Governor Jerry Brown: End Fracking in California Now! It’s a timely message because Jerry Brown has made […]

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#BlackBearsMatter

Yesterday I attended the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) hearing in Jacksonville, Florida, which was convened to discuss lifting a 20 year ban on black bear hunting throughout the State. The Florida Black Bear has made an impressive comeback during that time from a population of approximately 500 in the 1970s to approximately 3,000 today. During this same time […]

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BREAKING: Thrown out of FERC

Ted Glick was one of the leaders of last fall’s Beyond Extreme Energy protest. You might remember that we were there to shut down the offices of the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). For many, it was a last resort: A desperate attempt to do ANYTHING to get the attention of the agency that has been rubber-stamping fracking projects – […]

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Swipe Denial, 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? Check out this funny video for one possible explanation, and sign on to help us swipe […]

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What the Deniers Giveth, They Taketh Away

I am no longer shocked, amazed, dumbfounded or even surprised by how silly members of the United States Congress behave and “legislate.” Last week, however, the U.S. Senate proved how it can take a serious issue like climate change and turn it into a perverse version of an Abbot and Costello routine. I was surprised, then dumbfounded and finally chagrined […]