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The Senate is moving (to stop the Bomb Trains)

Good news: Senate Democrats have heard our call for action to ban the bomb trains! Yesterday, four champions for the planet and public safety sharply criticized the lack of White House and Department of Transportation action to ban shipments of crude oil by rail as they introduced their own plan to improve safety and prevent bomb trains from exploding or […]

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Tisk, Tisk TSCA: A Toxic Paradox

In what can only be described as a Shakespearean tragedy of paradox, this week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee convened a hearing to consider an update to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill, S 697, was introduced by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA). You could say that the paradox, or at least […]

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FERC meeting disrupted over Cove Point, again

More than a dozen of our allies from Cove Point Maryland and other frontline communities disrupted the monthly Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners’ meeting on Thursday. They were there to deliver more than 20,000 messages from Environmental Action members and other allies calling on FERC to shut down the construction of a massive fracked gas export terminal at Cove […]

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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 – […]