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Call to Stop the Toxic TSCA bill

Enter Your Information Below:Senate negotiators and House Republicans have struck a deal to overhaul chemical safety laws, and a vote could happen this week — But there’s a toxic pill in the bill. Unless we speak up, Congress will approve an update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that makes it harder for states to regulate or ban dangerous chemicals in […]

UPDATE: In a climate BFD: Obama put another nail in fossil fuel’s coffin by blocking all new coal leases on federal lands. Read all about this new decision and sign our thank you card to tell the Obama team that we’re counting on them to do MORE to keep fossil fuels in the ground.Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his last State of the […]

Tune with us Tuesday January 12 at 9pm Eastern to watch President Obama’s last State Of The Union address with live commentary on climate change, clean water, fracking, wildlife and more!Live Blog Live! Obama’s last SOTU watch party  It seems like only recently that I watched President Obama’s first State of the Union (SOTU). But it has almost been eight years, […]
2015 in Review

Remember that time we stopped the pipeline, saved a species, shut down FERC or called out climate denial live on national TV? I do. But there’s no way I could fit all the amazing stuff you, me and everyone at Environmental Action did this year into one message. So check out our 2015 highlight reel – stuffed full of more […]
parisian climate kids

After two days of talks, negotiators aren’t making much progress at Le Bourget and the #COP21 talks. But the good news is that the Congressional climate stunts we reported on yesterday don’t seem to be having much of an impact either.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius basically waved off Congress’ attempts to COP-block climate progress saying, “My sense is that that wasn’t a great […]

Today, around 6:30 PM EST, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2576, “To Modernize the Toxic Substances and Control Act and For Other Purposes.”  The goal of the bill is to update the very outdated Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. On the one hand I totally agree that TSCA needs to be updated to best […]

In what can only be described as a Shakespearean tragedy of paradox, this week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee convened a hearing to consider an update to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill, S 697, was introduced by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA). You could say that the paradox, or at least […]

Yes, we’re serious. Mostly.In case you didn’t see it, last week Senator James Inhofe turned the Senate floor into an episode of the Marx Brothers. In his latest attempt to convince us that climate change is, in his words, “The Greatest Hoax” the senator tossed a snowball on the Senate floor. He thought it was a funny way to “prove” […]
KXL video

We’re all celebrating the Keystone XL veto. But as Anthony points out, the fight isn’t over yet. Since the video is a little windy, let me add three points:President Obama didn’t hesitate, he vetoed the KXL bill within hours of Congress (finally) sending it to him. That’s a show of resolve that would never have happened without our movement organizing. […]

Keystone XL is standing on the brink in the U.S. Senate. Republican Leaders have refused to send the bill to President Obama, who is expected to veto it, until after they get back from this week’s vacation. […]