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The Great Monarch Massacre (and What You Can Do to Stop It)

Growing up in south central Kansas in the 1980s, I used to marvel at the elegant beauty of the monarch butterflies each spring as they migrated north. Sometimes I’d sit motionless in the tallgrass prairie, quietly hoping one would choose to rest on my outstretched hand. More often, though, I’d race after these black and orange-winged butterflies, laughing as I tried […]

Obama blocks drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

For Immediate Release: Contact Anthony Rogers-Wright (631) 402-7855; anthony@environmental-action.org We are pleased but not satisfied with this important announcement. While there is much to celebrate with the protection of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, the Gulf of Mexico was, again, omitted from consideration for protection. The Gulf South continues to be a premier sacrifice zone for the United States of America. […]

Donald Trump Taps Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Head EPA

For Immediate Release  Contact Anthony Rogers-Wright: 631-402-7855; anthony@environmental-action.org President-elect Trump continues to engender a foundation of concern for those in the climate, environmental and social justice movements with his appointments to imperative federal positions. The nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency would be like asking David Duke to head a Civil Rights Commission named after […]

Boundary Waters hearing

Protect the Boundary Waters

Nearly 900 people packed a stuffy high school auditorium in northeastern Minnesota, Tuesday evening, to give emotional testimony both for and against the contentious issue of mining in and around the Boundary Waters. Polluter profiteers are pushing to conduct a toxic form of mineral extraction called sulfide mining next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Runoff from this kind […]

St. Louis Sum Up: Netroots Nation 16

Netroots Nation has become one of my favorite gathering of national progressives, activists and organizers. This work requires lots of travel and digital organizing, so one of the best parts of the Netroots conferences is the opportunity to meet people I’ve worked with online, in person. This year’s conference was particularly important as I was one of the keynote speakers, […]

RNC platform fracking

RNC platform goes off the deep end of Climate Denial

It’s no secret that of the two major political parties, the Republicans are the less climate hawkish. All through the early part of the primary process, we pressured candidates from both parties — but especially the Republicans — to face up to the facts that climate change is real, caused by humans and that we need a massive national response at all levels of […]

COALiton Faces Off With BLM in Seattle

Yesterday a coalition of climate activists that included concerned teachers and parents, representatives from the Yakima Nation and other Native Tribes and elected officials attended a hearing hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to discuss the future of the federal coal program. It was clear that the majority of the people in attendance advocated for the shut down […]

offshore drilling delivery at BOEM

BOEM goes the dynamite – 1 million comments opposing offshore drilling delivered!

Last week was a watershed moment in the fight to stop offshore drilling and convince President Obama’s team to keep fossil fuels in the ground. It started, as it always does, with concerned activists and members like YOU – who signed on to petitions telling the President’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to scrap all new offshore oil drilling in […]

Keep It In the Ground Obama!

We had a huge victory when coastal communities and nearly half a million Americans (including over 20,000 Environmental Action members) demanded President Obama protect the Atlantic Ocean from offshore drilling. He listened, and took all new Atlantic oil drilling off the table in his 5 year plan for drilling.1 Now, we have another opportunity to stop dangerous drilling plans before they […]

A Memorial for Climate Martyrs

The Forgotten, Ineffable Climate Martyrs I must commence by ensuring the readers that I mean no disrespect whatsoever to the brave women and men who have given themselves in military service to the United States. Nor do I wish to diminish the beliefs of anyone who contends that military service-people who died, did so to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this […]

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