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#BlackBearsMatter

Yesterday I attended the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) hearing in Jacksonville, Florida, which was convened to discuss lifting a 20 year ban on black bear hunting throughout the State. The Florida Black Bear has made an impressive comeback during that time from a population of approximately 500 in the 1970s to approximately 3,000 today. During this same time […]

BREAKING: Thrown out of FERC

Ted Glick was one of the leaders of last fall’s Beyond Extreme Energy protest. You might remember that we were there to shut down the offices of the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). For many, it was a last resort: A desperate attempt to do ANYTHING to get the attention of the agency that has been rubber-stamping fracking projects – […]

Swipe Denial, Act On climate

Some members of Congress think they can get away with denying climate change by claiming to know a scientist who agrees. But 97% of scientists already say that climate change is happening, and we’re the cause. So why can’t Washington get it together to act?Check out this funny video for one possible explanation, and sign on to help us swipe […]

You can’t always get what you want

Last week, as millions of people tuned in to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress, we asked you to weigh in on the state of Environmental Action. Over 1,000 of you took the time to share your thoughts, ideas and vision for our work – and over a third of the entries included a personal note […]

What the Deniers Giveth, They Taketh Away

I am no longer shocked, amazed, dumbfounded or even surprised by how silly members of the United States Congress behave and “legislate.” Last week, however, the U.S. Senate proved how it can take a serious issue like climate change and turn it into a perverse version of an Abbot and Costello routine. I was surprised, then dumbfounded and finally chagrined […]

FERC didn’t work today

Our friends from Beyond Xtreme Energy shut down the monthly meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today. This is part of an on-going series of actions to draw attention to the fact that FERC doesn’t work.FERC, you’ll remember, is the federal agency that approves not gas drilling or fracking, but all the pipelines, compressor stations, storage facilities and export […]

Monarchs in Royal Trouble

Monarch butterflies are an iconic, beautiful species that migrate up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing most of the middle of the U.S. each year. But Monarch populations have declined 90 percent since the 1990s, and could go extinct in the next few years if action isn’t taken.Fortunately, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has opened a docket […]

Our Latest “Royal” Addition: Meet Sally King

Bonjour! Hola! Hello! My name is Sally King and I am the new social associate for Environmental Action. I am so pumped to be working with such an amazing team of environmentalists fighting to protect our planet. Born and raised in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes, also birth place of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Prince, and the tater tot hot-dish. Growing up […]

Fracking: Beneath The Ground, Above The Law

We can now add a new item to the list of dangers posed by the poisonous practice of fracking: imposing on the Bill of Rights. Dominion Resources (Dominion), the same company that brought us the Cove Point LNG export facility in Maryland, has filed suit against a number of residents in Virginia who refuse to allow them on their property to […]

2015 State of the (environmental) Union

Welcome to our State of the Union Watch party! Click the play icon below to start the live stream of the speech and see the feed just below for running comments, feedback and ideas from Environmental Action staff, members and friends. Share your comments too in the box just below the YouTube feed.Live Blog 2015 State of the Union- Environmental […]

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