Climate

As with so many other issues, Congressional Republicans are fighting Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency by using committee rules to slow down the process. Essentially unable to stop action that would protect the planet but hurt their Big Oil and King Coal pay-masters, GOP senators have staged a boycott of, well, governing — rather than allow proven […]

If you want to save the planet, it pays to care about the budget. That's the message you helped send to Congress in the last two weeks.Together, more than 100,000 of us have signed, emailed and called on our elected leaders to the Billion Dollar Big Oil Bonanza. And it has made a huge difference. Check out the video report-back we put together […]

President Obama sent mixed signals on his commitment to environmental protection when he announced his nominations to lead the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.  His EPA nominee, Gina McCarthy, is a tried and true environmental advocate with a proven track record on regulating pollution that causes global warming. But Obama's nominee to run the energy department, Ernest Moniz, […]

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 […]

UPDATE: The last debate is tonight. Share this image about why global warming is an international issue too and help us get the attention of tonight's moderator, Bob Schieffer, who is running a debate on foreign affairs and international issues. Then, join us at 9 p.m. tonight to watch the last debate LIVE.After the Second Presidential debate the moderator, Candy Crowley of CNN, […]

Subsidies to Big Oil: $41 Billion Finding a boss who also doesn't believe in global warming either: priceless.Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, is making a lot of headlines for his boyish charm and conservative budget ideas.  But here's the thing – Paul Ryan's budget ideas aren't just conservative, they're a give-away to the biggest and most profitable oil companies in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]