Philly right to breathe #breakfree2013

Fighting for our Right to Breathe and Break Free in Philly

It’s begun. A massive wave of actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground and Break Free from climate change and dirty energy is sweeping the globe. Already, there have been marches in the Philippines, Coal mines protested in the U.K., anti-fossil-fuel flotillas off the shore of Australia and last weekend in Philadelphia, a massive action outside an oil refinery.I was there, […]

Under New Senate Bill, Flint Funding Watered Down

The Michigan primary has been over for weeks now, and with it, so is the focus on Flint, Michigan by the press, by the larger public and even by candidates running to be President. Previously showcased as the issue du jour by Secretary Clinton, which included appearances with embattled Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, local news outlets now accuse Mrs. Clinton of […]

Earth Day 50 Challenge at Earth Day Texas

Bringing the Earth Day 50 chalenge to Earth Day Texas

Environmental Action traveled to Dallas, TX, to team up with allies at Earth Day Texas who have a bold plan to call on the 50 biggest companies on earth and make specific, systemic commitments to our oceans, forests and climate.As you can see at the start, Earth Day Texas is a HUGE affair, with hundreds of booths and exhibitors showing off […]

Activists Issue Florida FWC Direct Warning: No 2016 Bear Hunt

Yesterday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission held the second of their annual public meetings in Jupiter, Florida, just north of Fort Lauderdale. The primary reason FWC held the meeting was to discuss rules associated with aquatic life and fishing rules — but wildlife activists had something else in mind and flocked to the meeting to address rumors that the […]

The Next Generation of Fracktivists Are Ready to Lead

Fracking is a bigger issue in Florida right now than just about any other place in America. That’s why I traveled to the State Capitol in Tallahassee earlier this year and worked with friends from ReThink Energy Florida, Speak Up Wekiva and Environment Florida to fight the pro-fracking Senate Bill (SB) 318. The bill would expand fracking throughout the state […]

Obama's climate legacy

100,000+ urge President to end fossil fuel leasing from public lands and waters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 30, 2016Contact: Drew Hudson, drew@environmental-action.org, 802-272-9763 David Turnbull, david@priceofoil.org, 202-316-3499 John Sellers, john@other98.com, 510-390-6416 Rodrigo Estrada, rodrigo.estrada@greenpeace.org, 202-478-6632 Keep it in the Ground” petition meets goal, response from White House required A petition calling for an end to fossil fuel leasing on public lands and waters has garnered more than 100,000 signatures on the White House’s “We the People” online platform, surpassing the […]

New Lease On life Gulf action

A New Lease on Life for the Gulf

Yesterday was a turning point in our movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground. For the first time ever, we shut down a BOEM event related to the auction of fossil fuels on public lands – in this case under the Gulf of Mexico – and sent a powerful message to the Obama administration and Big Oil companies everywhere that to stop […]

Flint Hearing Sparks Congressional Combustion

Yesterday marked a moment that many in Michigan and across the country were waiting for, a Congressional Hearing on the Flint water crisis where Governor Rick Snyder would face questions while under oath. It was so important that nearly 150 citizens and activists from Flint travelled 12 hours by bus to observe the hearings themselves. They wanted answers and an explanation from […]

A Tale of Two Debates: Climate Change Makes an Appearance

It could be said of the last three Presidential debates (for both parties) that “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The good news is that climate change made appearances at all three most recent debates — on both sides of the aisle. As I previously reported, the Flint debate included great questions on climate change, due largely to the […]

Anthony’s Seminole County Commission Testimony

Good Afternoon Commissioners. My name is Anthony Rogers­Wright, I am the policy director for Environmental Action, a national non­profit with nearly 1,000,000 members. I am here on behalf of our members to urge you to adopt a resolution that would ban the hunting of Black Bears in Seminole County.Commissioners, I have been fighting this issue with a coalition of animal […]