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Spending a Day with Walmart Workers

Last Thursday, I got to spend the day with Walmart workers, activists and leaders in the fight for racial, gender and economic justice.We had gathered to be part of the re-launch of Our Walmart, a diverse coalition of activist groups (including Environmental Action) who are working to make America’s largest private employer, and one of the biggest corporations in the world, into […]

Jake “The Flake” Tapper Continues Climate Near-Silence During GOP Debate

California could be characterized as Climate Change Ground Zero. Fires are raging in the northern and central parts of the state, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is lower than expected due to a historic drought, and carbon emissions are spewing relatively unchecked due to an increasing population and extreme energy extraction like fracking and drilling. Not to mention the unequal distribution of climate […]

CNN Debate Night LIVE!

Join us LIVE, September 16th at 8 Eastern/ 5 Pacific with special co-hosts Climate Truth and friends! Scroll down in the window below to see live feed and recent updates.  Live Blog CNN Debate night LIVE!  Tapper asked us to submit questions that show the differences between candidates, and get at their core views on how to lead this country. That’s exactly why we started […]

Florida Wildlife Commission Offers BEAR Minimum

Yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) proved what we have long suspected – It is a runaway agency with no regard for public input, public opinion and little regard for the wildlife it’s name implies it is pledged to conserve.During yesterday’s hearing the ratio of those who oppose the hunt to those who support it was at least […]

What’s Next for NOLA?: Katrina 10 Recap

Last week was quite a week for the climate/environmental justice movement during the week long 10th commemoration of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). There’s so much that I could say about the various activities Environmental Action took part in from the Gulf South Rising Convergence, to the Climate Summit at Dillard University and certainly the Second Line March from […]

EPA’s Fracking Study Draws Criticism from the Public

Washington, D.C. – Today is the deadline to submit public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to their highly controversial study about fracking’s impact on drinking water. Food & Water Watch, Environmental Action, Breast Cancer Action and other advocacy groups delivered nearly 100,000 comments asking the EPA to redo their study with a higher level of scrutiny and […]

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Climate Justice Convergence

Katrina 10We wanted to tell you why we’re in new Orleans this week with Gulf South Rising and TODAY: Gulf South Climate Justice Convergence. So I made this short video to explain. Check it out and then click here to see live updates and reports: http://environmental-action.org/action/climate-justice-convergence/Posted by Environmental Action on Friday, August 28, 2015Click here to donate Live Updates on Katrina […]

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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 […]

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What’s your NPR fracking horror story?

Loading…If you’re an avid NPR listener, you’ve probably heard one or two “fracking horror stories.” I’m talking about the ones that tell you fracked gas is clean-er, safe-er or spurring the economic development of some little town that’s just SO GRATEFUL, and then ends with an ad from the American Natural Gas Association (ANGA) that tells you to “think about […]

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 […]

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