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Your weekly news roundup on everything environmentObama Calls Tax breaks for Big Oil "Outrageous" and "Inexcusable" President Obama called on Congress to end all subsidies to the oil industry, claiming they were "outrageous" and "inexcusable." "They've been getting these subsidies for a hundred years. One hundred years. These are companies making more money than they've ever made before. And on top of […]

Dan Akerson responds to our work on GM

Have you seen this? When we started a campaign asking GM to stop funding the Heartland institute with friends at the Heartland Institute, we expected it would take a while to get the attention of the multi-billion dollar auto maker. But just last week, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has publicly responded that he is going to review the company’s funding of […]

Fukushima–A First Hand Account

 "I was working at the Fukushima plant when the earthquake hit. I thought we'd seen the worst. Then came the tsunami." It's been one year since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, ravaged the northeast coast of Japan and caused a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Over 19,000 were reported missing or dead from that one […]

We did it! Keystone XL fails in Senate

UPDATE: Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline. The final vote was held in the Senate yesterday —  and we did it. We won!  While the vote came down to the wire with 11 Democrats crossing party lines to vote for the measure, it fell short of the 60 needed by four votes, two of which were Republicans who were absent for the vote.  The 11 […]

URGENT: Senate to vote on Keystone XL as early as this week

The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is down to the wire, with Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicating that he would allow a vote on a Republican amendment to the transportation bill, to be voted on as early as this week. The amendment was successfully stalled for three weeks after Environmental Action, along with 30 other groups, helped collect […]

Houston, You Have a Problem

Environmental Action is on a mission to get America off oil. We've already been to D.C., where we delivered petitions to both Congress and Big Oil's main lobbying firm. Now we're going to take the fight right to Big Oil's home town: Houston, Texas, where every major oil company on the planet has an office.This action is going to be […]

Big Oil tries to revive Keystone XL

Big Oil is at it again. Despite President Obama's denial of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and the massive show of public opposition to the Senate's recent attempt to circumvent that denial, the company behind the pipeline is trying to move forward anyway.On Monday, TransCanada announced it will build the southern leg of the pipeline — from Cushing, Oklahoma, […]

Big win on Oil Subsidies

Over the last few weeks, thousands of Environmental Action members have signed on to our call to END $41 billion in tax breaks and subsidies to Big Oil and their friends. Today, the President made it official – he's in. In his big budget address today, the President specifically called for lowering the overall corporate tax rate and paying for it by (amongst […]

What’s Up with Keystone?

Just when you though it was dead – the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is back. Like an evil necro-mancer intent on destroying us all, Big Oil has teamed up with Republicans in Congress to push a bill that would allow the Senate to resurrect the project.  So Environmental Action is teaming up with the rest of the movement for a united […]

VIDEO: Taking the fight to Big Oil in Washington, D.C.

Last week, Environmental Action staffers from across the country came to Washington D.C. deliver your signatures on issues like fracking, drilling in the Arctic and subsidies to the oil industry. We also delivered some fracked up water to the American Petroleum Institute, which is pushing fracking, and tinfoil hats to Rep. John Boehner, one of Congress' most notorious deniers of […]

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