When we asked if you were down with the Global Frackdown, we had no idea how big this event could get. But having spent the last few days attending a few frackdown events and looking at hundreds of tweets, posts, pictures and stories online, I have to say: You people know how to get down!
We're helping the Yes on 92 Coalition make Oregon the second state in the country with mandatory GMO labels. Environmental Action members have already signed up for hundreds of phone bank shifts to reach out to voters in Oregon, and we're chipping in to help put ads likes these on television between now and November 4th.
Washington DC - Washington DC - Affected community members from Dimock, Pennsylvania, along with advocacy organizations, rallied outside of EPA Headquarters to demand that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy either re-open investigations into fracking’s impact on people and the environment, or drink frack water from Pennsylvania that her agency has told residents is safe.
Elephants are on the brink of extinction with approximately 30,000 African elephants killed each year for their tusks. Tell Congress to pass the TUSKER Act which would impose trade sanctions on countries involved in ivory trafficking.
More than 200 national and statewide progressive, health, environmental and community organizations called on Gov. Martin O’Malley to protect the public’s health, lead the nation and keep fracking out of Maryland, as the public comment period on the public health study on Marcellus shale drilling closes. In a letter to the governor, the groups, including MoveOn.org, Food & Water Watch, Democracy for America, National Nurses United, Progressive Democrats of America and Environment America, highlight findings in the state’s study conducted by the Maryland School of Public Health that show fracking could have harmful and irreversible effects in Maryland.
For the next 34 days, we're all hands on deck to help make Oregon the second state in the nation (thanks Vermont) to have mandatory Genetically Modifideild Organism (GMO) labels.
I am still flying from the success of the People’s Climate March. Nonetheless, I personally have not honored the success of the march by celebrating, for me the success has engendered a state of perpetual pontification. Simply put, what’s next and where do we go from here (or there might be more appropriate)?
You have to see it to believe it. A giant Carbon bubble, a polar bear and 1,000 people led by visionary writer Naomi Klein and inspired by her new book This Changes Everything, took over Wall Street for a day to demonstrate that unchecked Capitalism (at least the fossil-fueled kind) is destroying our climate.
But it wasn't just a protest. Flood Wall Street also demonstrated some important ways that we can build a new economy - just, fair, and without pollution - by working together.
It’s usually quite hard to render me speechless, to leave me in a state where I am of few words...yet I have only one word to describe what I experienced yesterday...WOW!!! When I interviewed Caroline Murray, Lead Organizer for the People’s Climate March, this past Thursday (Please check our website/Facebook page for extended footage of the interview soon), she indicated how happy she would be with an attendance of 100 to 150,000 marchers. How wrong she was; how wrong we all were....