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Thunder over New Orleans Lightning strikes our movement

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans. It was a super storm powered by warming oceans, extreme weather and climate change. Nearly half of the city was forced to evacuate, but not everyone was impacted equally. Like most climate disasters, low-wealth communities and communities of color were hit the hardest — and many of them simply […]

Climate Debate

A Grand Old Climate Denial Party

Last night 17 Republicans took the stage in Ohio as part of two sessions of the first debate of the GOP Primary. For weeks, Environmental Action members have been calling out the entire Republican field of the troubling trend of climate denial. We had hoped, with the big news of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan dominating the news and several candidates […]

CNE Report Back

Jerry Brown Best Listen Up

Last weekend California Fracktivists came together in 18 cities from Eureka, all the way down to San Diego, to deliver a collective message to Gov. Jerry Brown: End Fracking Now! The Clean Not Extreme events were held in response to a new California study that revealed the many dangers of fracking and the fact that fracked waste water is currently […]

Carbon Bath

The Clean Power Plan Cannot Exist In a Vacuum

The United States (U.S.) currently has no rules for global warming pollution from power plants. This is significant given that power plants account for roughly 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions — the single largest source in the nation. Globally, U.S. power plants accounted for 6 percent of global warming emissions, second only to China. For these reasons, President Obama’s […]

Frack Free Local Radio

Frack free local NPR!

NPR is still taking money from frackers, running pro-fracking ads and reporting stories with a pro-fracked gas bias. So far, we’ve had trouble getting the national reporters and ombuds people to listen to our concerns, so we’re trying a new angle to turn up the volume and get them to drop the frackers: NPR gets more money from local stations (like […]

save the bobcats

Illinois hunters target bobcats

Bobcats will not be protected in Illinois, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Tuesday. Illinois hunters will target bobcats beginning next year. This is over the express objections of tens of thousands of Illinoisans and wildlife lovers who wrote the governor asking him to veto the bill. It’s a slap in the face to the 75% of Illinois voters who […]

stop oil trains weeks of action

What it looks like to stop a Bomb Train

Today is the last day of our Stop Oil Trains Week of Action – and it’s been extraordinary. We started last Saturday July 4 with a beautiful and somber march in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, to launch the week. That was followed on Monday by an event where four Bay Area activists were arrested attempting to hang a 2400sq ft “stop oil trains […]

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Scalia Chooses Industry Costs Over Public Health

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a 5-4 decision against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA’s first-ever limits on mercury, arsenic and acid gases emitted by coal-fired power plants, known as mercury and air toxics (MATS).  SCOTUS determined that the EPA did not properly consider the costs of complying with their  MATS rule. In his majority […]

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An Un BEAR able Decision In Florida

Yesterday the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) in a 5-1 decision, voted to lift the 40 year Florida Black Bear hunting ban. They did this despite the fact that a majority of Floridians (75 percent) oppose the hunt after a massive public education campaign by Environmental Action members and our allies — including running ads like the on on the right […]

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Taking TSCA To Task

Today, around 6:30 PM EST, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2576, “To Modernize the Toxic Substances and Control Act and For Other Purposes.”  The goal of the bill is to update the very outdated Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. On the one hand I totally agree that TSCA needs to be updated to best […]