10 Things I Hate About You, Fracking

The fracking fight has already come to my doorstep in a cozy corner of northwest Philadelphia. During election time, there were as many “No Fracking” signs as there were Obama campaign signs, which means a a lot. I even know an anti-fracktivist who walks her dogs on my street. Confronting fracking as a real issue at home in my community […]

Feds to BP: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Oil

Not that we should be surprised, but US Justice Department lawyers are negotiating a deal to settle its lawsuit against BP over the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The deal would have BP pay $16 billion in fines, a large chunk of which would be eligible for BP to claim as a tax break.Yes, that's correct. […]

Update: Fight for your right to frack?

When I heard the governor of Colorado — a Democrat — was threatening to sue over fracking, my hope was that he was suing to prevent it, or hold those who do it accountable to environmental laws. But I was wrong. John Hickenlooper is threatening to sue Colorado towns like Longmont, whose ban we were proud to help out on, for doing the right […]

Shell Abandons ship

I have great news — Shell Oil announced Wednesday it will not resume its oil drilling efforts in the Arctic until at least 2014.* While this is not a promise to drop its goal of putting oil platforms in the wild, remote Arctic, it is an admission by Shell that their plans are fraught with problems.  It […]

Road to Nowhere

"There's a city in my mind Come along and take that ride" "Road to Nowhere," Talking HeadsWe all know the Senate is out of control when it comes to (not) confirming nominees, but here's a great example — one of special interest to Environmental Action members. We've been eagerly waiting the arrival of a new Interior Secretary in the hopes that the Obama […]

Wake up and smell the fracking fluid says EPA Inspector

A damning new report from the EPA's Inspector General has found that the agency in charge of monitoring air pollution doesn't have enough data to know WHAT pollution is being released by many sources. According to the report released Thursday, the EPA isn't measuring emissions from some sources at all — most especially from hydraulic fracturing, the dangerous and unnecessary drilling process […]

Exxon pressures network into pulling ad from Fox

Nationwide Coalition Pushes Back as Thousands declare “Exxon Can’t Silence Us” Lashing out at their critics, ExxonMobil has threatened Comcast with a cease-and-desist demand to silence a cutting edge ad targeting fossil fuel subsidies. The ad was set to air on Fox News in Houston during Tuesday night’s State Of The Union coverage. The hard-hitting ad, “Exxon Hates Your Children,” which has been […]

Jewell Gives Us Another Chance to Save the Wolves

Jim and Jamie Dutcher are my new heroes. They've released a book through National Geographic detailing the six years they spent living in the wild among a pack of wolves, and their story clearly shows that wolves are an important species that absolutely needs protection.  Here at Environmental Action, we want to maker sure that President Obama and his nominee for […]

But do they really hate your children

We're excited to announce that our Exxon Hates Your Children advertisement, which has already been seen almost 150,000 times on YouTube as well as in DC, New York and Denver, will now be going straight to the “belly of the beast” during primetime coverage of tomorrow's State of the Union address on Fox News. The ad, which was called "genius" by Grist.org, is […]

Let’s Move Forward on Climate Now

On Presidents Day, will President Obama be listening? Americans already know that global warming is wreaking havoc with the climate. From families hit by monster storms and fires to drought-stricken farmers in the Midwest, millions of Americans have felt the disastrous effects of the climate crisis. Now we need bold and immediate leadership on climate change. That's why on Sunday, Feb. 17 […]