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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 […]

Did you hear the news? Last week, we declared a victory in the Detroit water crisis. Together, we took a huge step to prevent privatization and corporate destruction. Together, over 20,000 of us spoke out and together we've kept water a public trust and shown Detroit that environmentalists have their back! But the fight is still not over. Water shutoffs by […]

On July 29, Kevyn Orr, the city’s unelected emergency manager,returned control over the Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the mayor and city council. This means that the Water Board is in the hands of the public again and elected officials again, not an appointed manager. Our Accomplishments Our round-the-clock efforts, generated over 20,000 emails and signatures to Governor Snyder to ensure […]

In the last 48 hours, our movement showed up BIG TIME to stop fracked gas exports at Cove Point, and everywhere else fracking threatens. We rallied by the thousands on Sunday with Tim DeChristopher and our friends at CCAN and Berks Gas Truth to show the White House and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that we want to leave dirty gas […]

I was honored to stand with West Virginians as they took 50,000 petition signatures for clean water, including 20,000 from Environmental Action members to the Office of Surface mining this week. It was an amazing moment that brought home just how important it is never to forget the people impacted by environmental disasters. Johanna De Graffenreid, our partner in raising $2500 for […]

Philadelphia, PA – Dimock-area residents and activists personally harmed by the hazards of fracking gathered on Monday at the EPA Region 3 office in Philadelphia to call for the reopening of the investigation into drinking water contamination in Dimock, PA. A recent report in the Los Angeles Times revealed that EPA officials in Washington chose to close an […]

When thousands of us supported Gina McCarthy to head the EPA, it was because she was a proven and tough advocate for the planet. When confronted with members of Congress who denied global warming is real, or industry tycoons who claim they couldn't afford to protect the planet and make a profit, we've always been able to count on McCarthy […]