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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Two More Corporations Join General Motors in Rescinding Funding for the Heartland Institute PepsiCo and AT&T join General Motors in ending funding for the global-warming-denial think tank Heartland Institute.  According to leaked documents, AT&T gave at least $100,000 to the Heartland Institute, contradicting the company’s image as a leader on environmental sustainability and climate change. PepsiCo also […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environmentSenate Blocks Ending Tax Subsidies to Big OilThe Senate failed to end tax subsidies for big oil last week in a mostly partisan vote, with four Democrats joining 43 Republicans to filibuster the bill. The only two Republicans to break ranks were Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME).The bill, sponsored by Senator […]

Victory! GM Caves Under Pressure

Good news! General Motors announced they will no longer fund the Heartland Institute, a think tank that actively pushes propaganda in the media and schools that says global warming is an unproven theory.The announcement comes just weeks after GM CEO Dan Ackerson said he would "look into it," after he was confronted with the company's sponsorship of the Heartland Institute during […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Senate to Vote on Oil Tax subsidies Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scheduled a procedural vote on Monday for a bill that would eliminate billions of dollars in tax subsidies we give to big oil each year. The bill is sponsored by none-other than Senator Menendez of New Jersey, one of the pro-environment champs we met with […]

GM Takes Notice, But More Action Needed

GM is feeling the heat. We've gathered more than 15,000 petition signatures to the auto maker demanding it stop funding propaganda that disputes climate change science along along with our allies at Forecast the Facts. And GM's top boss has taken notice.When confronted with the company's sponsorship of the Heartland Institute — a conservative propaganda machine that pushes misinformation about global warming […]

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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 […]

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