A damning new report from the EPA's Inspector General has found that the agency in charge of monitoring air pollution doesn't have enough data to know WHAT pollution is being released by many sources. According to the report released Thursday, the EPA isn't measuring emissions from some sources at all — most especially from hydraulic fracturing, the dangerous and unnecessary drilling process […]

Your weekly news roundup on everything environmentObama Calls Tax breaks for Big Oil "Outrageous" and "Inexcusable" President Obama called on Congress to end all subsidies to the oil industry, claiming they were "outrageous" and "inexcusable." "They've been getting these subsidies for a hundred years. One hundred years. These are companies making more money than they've ever made before. And on top of […]

 "I was working at the Fukushima plant when the earthquake hit. I thought we'd seen the worst. Then came the tsunami." It's been one year since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, ravaged the northeast coast of Japan and caused a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Over 19,000 were reported missing or dead from that one […]

Over the last few weeks, thousands of Environmental Action members have signed on to our call to END $41 billion in tax breaks and subsidies to Big Oil and their friends. Today, the President made it official – he's in. In his big budget address today, the President specifically called for lowering the overall corporate tax rate and paying for it by (amongst […]

Congratulations! President Obama has listened to your call to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, which was planned to run from Canada’s oil sands all the way to refineries in Texas.The sticking point for the Obama administration was the route through Nebraska’s Sandhills, an ecologically sensitive region. On Wednesday, the president announced that in rejecting the pipeline application, he is leaving […]