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Working towards a clean power future

We need stronger climate action, not cuts to existing protections, so with your help, we asked the EPA to protect the Clean Power Plan! The Trump administration is trying to trash the Clean Power Plan. The plan aims to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s electricity sector 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. It’s also one of the strongest actions ever […]

Carrizo Plain National Monument (Photo: Bob Wick, BLM)

Carrizo Plain National Monument: Oil or wildflowers?

Last spring’s wildflower “super bloom” at California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument was pretty spectacular. Thousands of wildflowers burst across the plain, thrilling visitors with a gorgeous eruption of color.1 But now Carrizo’s natural beauty is at risk. The Trump administration has just approved a new oil well and pipeline on these protected public lands.2 It’s up to us to safeguard the […]

Gray whale, Provincetown. Photo: Thomas Kelley, Unsplash

Environmental Action Shares: Week of May 4, 2018

We all need clean air and water, wildlife and wild places — and social media is great way to make sure that environmental issues are front and center. Check out this week’s Environmental Action shares. Gray whale, Provincetown. Photo: Thomas Kelley, Unsplash Facebook Environmental Action Shares Twitter Environmental Action Shares Take a look at our ongoing work to protect the clean water, public […]

Sperm whale and calf (Photo: Gabriel Barathieu via WikiMedia CC 2.0)

Plastic Trash Threatens Whales

Whales and other wildlife should not have their lives put at risk from our garbage. Can you take action today to help? The Threat to Whales In early April, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of human-made trash in its digestive system. The whale died of inflammation of its abdominal lining — the amount […]

Lake Superior (Photo: Pxhere.com)

Tell Paul Ryan to protect the Great Lakes

We won Round 1, but President Trump still wants Congress to cut Great Lakes cleanup funding by 90%. Help convince Speaker Paul Ryan to support full funding again. Tell House Speaker Paul Ryan to hold firm in funding the cleanup of the Great Lakes. Great Lakes Cleanup Efforts at Risk The good news is that, with your help, Congress passed and the […]

African elephants in Tanzania (Photo: Matthew Spiteri, Unsplash)

Environmental Action Shares: Week of April 27, 2018

This week’s Environmental Action shares feature posts about elephants, butterflies, Earth Day and more. Please share any or all of the posts to help spread the word and get people talking about nature and the environment! Environmental Action Shares for Facebook Environmental Action Shares for Twitter It’s not too late to sign our petition asking the EPA to #SaveMonarchs & #BanRoundup — add […]

Leatherback sea turtles (Photo: Pxhere.com)

S.O.S. for Leatherback Sea Turtles

Commercial fishing interests want to eliminate protections for leatherback sea turtles — despite researchers’ concerns about the future of the species. Here’s how you can help. The Atlantic leatherback nesting season has just begun. And we need you to speak out before adult sea turtles and this season’s hatchlings make their way to the Atlantic’s open waters later this year. Fishing interests […]

birds on lines (Photo: Pxhere)

Tell drillers to stop “accidentally” killing birds

Oil and gas drilling kills millions of birds. The technology to save them exists. Let the drillers know it’s time to do the right thing. The Threat to Birds The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has estimated that 500,000 – 1,000,000 birds are killed annually in the United States after landing on fluid-filled waste pits at oil and gas production operations. […]

From a Silent Spring to a Raucous Summer

The following is a special, hopeful guest post from Rich Hannigan, Communications Director for The Public Interest Network… Forty eight years after the first Earth Day, here’s one person’s hopeful view of a greener, healthier, wilder future. The message of the first Earth Day was … apocalyptic. In a CBS News Special Report, news legend Walter Cronkite called the day “a nationwide outpouring of […]

Environmental Action Earth Day 2018

Founded on Earth Day, Action Today

At Environmental Action, we’ve always had a special relationship with Earth Day. We were founded on the very first Earth Day in 1970. And our work at the forefront of some of America’s most significant — and successful — efforts to protect the environment is built upon that legacy. Today we need your support to protect some of America’s most beloved […]

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