stop oil trains weeks of action

Today is the last day of our Stop Oil Trains Week of Action – and it’s been extraordinary.We started last Saturday July 4 with a beautiful and somber march in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, to launch the week. That was followed on Monday by an event where four Bay Area activists were arrested attempting to hang a 2400sq ft “stop oil trains […]
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Every day a bomb is rolling through America. It shudders past schools. It clatters by parks and wildlife. It’s a bomb on rails, and we’ve seen what happens when it explodes: Two years ago a bomb train killed 47 people in a small town in Canada.Only luck has prevented the same thing from happening here in America – where bomb […]
EPA-approved-flaming-water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finally released their study on how fracking impacts drinking water. You’ll doubtless see headlines repeating the study’s main finding that fracking poses no “widespread” risk to drinking water.  But even that summary is a lie, or at least a very misleading falsehood, and we’ll tell you why: The first, and most important reason not to trust this study on fracking’s […]

RSVP here to join us on Wednesday Night, April 1 (no kidding!), at 8pm ET/5pm PT for a live video chat and Q&A session with allies from Environment North Carolina, Oceana, Oil Change and YOU!We’ll discuss:The big delivery at the Department of Interior of over 400,000 messages opposing Atlantic Drilling. Local opposition in states like North Carolina, which could be devastated […]

Good news: Senate Democrats have heard our call for action to ban the bomb trains! Yesterday, four champions for the planet and public safety sharply criticized the lack of White House and Department of Transportation action to ban shipments of crude oil by rail as they introduced their own plan to improve safety and prevent bomb trains from exploding or […]

Click here if you agree, it’s time to Ban the bomb trains for good!**UPDATE – Another bomb train went off the tracks and burned into the night in Illinois. No injuries were reported, but six families had to be evacuated and the spill occurred near the Mississippi River and may have major impacts on water quality and local wildlife. […]
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. […]

Washington, D.C. – On the public comment deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed power plant rules, Americans Against Fracking, a national coalition to ban fracking, delivered a letter from over 250 environmental, health, labor and consumer protection groups, along with over 200,000 comments criticizing the rules for incentivizing fracked natural gas.You can view the joint letter here. The EPA’s […]

13 of the 14 hottest years in U.S. history have been in the 21st century. More than 80% of California is in extreme drought, and this summer, wildfires burned more than 9.3 million U.S. acres.Scientists predict that by 2010, Boston's climate will feel closer to Miami Beach, FL and Phoenix, AZ, will be like Kuwait City (HOT). Fill in your city […]

We can't make this stuff up. Exxon has just announced plans to partner with Rosneft, a massive Russian oil company that's been the target of U.S. sanctions, on a $700 million oil well in the Arctic. It's not enough that Exxon and friends are wrecking our climate, polluting our oceans, and taking $20 billion of our tax dollars to do it […]