climate change

Urge Netflix to go green

 Scroll through Netflix long enough and you’re likely to come across a disaster flick. Watching one of these movies may help you escape the summer heat. Unfortunately, it could also be fueling a global climate crisis that is all too real. This is no time to chill. Forests are burning again this summer across the American West. 1 It’s an increasingly regular […]

For Immediate Release: Contact Anthony Rogers-Wright (631) 402-7855; anthony@environmental-action.orgWe are pleased but not satisfied with this important announcement. While there is much to celebrate with the protection of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, the Gulf of Mexico was, again, omitted from consideration for protection. The Gulf South continues to be a premier sacrifice zone for the United States of America. […]

For Immediate Release Contact Anthony Rogers-Wright: 631-402-7855; anthony@environmental-action.orgPresident-elect Trump continues to engender a foundation of concern for those in the climate, environmental and social justice movements with his appointments to imperative federal positions. The nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency would be like asking David Duke to head a Civil Rights Commission named after […]
Clean Energy March front age of Democratic Convention

The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) convention officially launches today, but climate activists wasted no time making their presence known in Philadelphia, or as we like to say the DNC in PHL: Last weekend we held a series of events and mobilizations. We joined friends from Food & Water Watch, Americans Against Fracking, Stop the Frack Attack and for the Summit […]
bomb trains share

Don’t panic, It wasn’t that kind of bang: After an amazing week of action all over the country, we won a big victory in Baltimore MD (your author’s home town) when Houston Big Oil pusher Targa Resources withdrew plans to ship volatile crude oil on so-called “Bomb Trains” through to the port.It was a great way to wrap up the #StopOilTrains week of action so […]
RNC platform fracking

It’s no secret that of the two major political parties, the Republicans are the less climate hawkish. All through the early part of the primary process, we pressured candidates from both parties — but especially the Republicans — to face up to the facts that climate change is real, caused by humans and that we need a massive national response at all levels of […]

Picture this: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are on their way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Each of them is leading a delegation of thousands of elected officials, volunteers and delegates. And they’re setting the agenda for our climate and energy economy when they meet.But before they can get in the door to the convention, they have to […]

Last week I had the opportunity to address the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform committee in Phoenix, Arizona. Tens of thousands of us have been petitioning the DNC and their Republican counterparts to include a ban on fracking, and a move to #KeepItInTheGround in this year’s platforms.Phoenix was the second city in two weeks to hear testimony from invited guests and […]
offshore drilling delivery at BOEM

Last week was a watershed moment in the fight to stop offshore drilling and convince President Obama’s team to keep fossil fuels in the ground.It started, as it always does, with concerned activists and members like YOU – who signed on to petitions telling the President’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to scrap all new offshore oil drilling in […]

We had a huge victory when coastal communities and nearly half a million Americans (including over 20,000 Environmental Action members) demanded President Obama protect the Atlantic Ocean from offshore drilling. He listened, and took all new Atlantic oil drilling off the table in his 5 year plan for drilling.1Now, we have another opportunity to stop dangerous drilling plans before they […]