Environmental Justice

Polar Bears say no to Statoil in Arctic

For Immediate Release: Contact Anthony Rogers-Wright (631) 402-7855; anthony@environmental-action.org We 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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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Last week I delivered 100,000 petition signatures to the Democratic National Committee with friends from Color of Change, Daily Kos, Climate Hawks Vote, Friends of the Earth, Honor the Earth and the HBCU Climate Change Initiative. I must admit that I was skeptical. Even after we spoke with the DNC’s Deputy Communications Manager, who gave us assurances that Flint was not […]
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Yesterday I had the honor and pleasure of delivering nearly 100,000 signatures to the National Headquarters of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Our demand was simple, but powerful: Focus the Flint Debate this Sunday on Racial and Environmental Injustice.  The coalition, made up of a diverse group of organizations including Color of Change, Daily Kos, Presente Friends of the Earth, 350.org, Historically […]
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Hillary Clinton has a new plan for fracked gas in America entitled, “Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Ensuring Safe and Responsible Natural Gas Production,” and it isn’t good. Increased extraction and use of a fossil fuel that’s known for it’s epic, months-long leaks and is 80 times more potent a global warming pollutant than Carbon Dioxide isn’t leadership, it’s a climate catastrophe. And it highlights the […]
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The election to succeed President Barack Obama officially commenced in Iowa last night, but the results of the Iowa Democratic Caucus had to wait until the morning. The Democratic side, in particular, showed us two things: 1. Secretary Hillary Clinton demonstrated once again that she is a veteran, professional campaigner; adroit at building and unleashing a well-oiled machine that includes an undeniable […]
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Last week was quite a week for the climate/environmental justice movement during the week long 10th commemoration of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). There’s so much that I could say about the various activities Environmental Action took part in from the Gulf South Rising Convergence, to the Climate Summit at Dillard University and certainly the Second Line March from […]
Whiter Than Green

Introduction It’s been 45 years since the very first Earth Day, the same day that Environmental Action was born. Since then, the environmental movement has grown in many positive ways. With new challenges, the movement has implemented myriad new tactics to improve and increase mobilization, fundraising, list growth and to inform the public about pressing environmental issues. However, there is one […]