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Free Trade, Superfluous Acronyms and The Environment

Today was a dizzying day in the House of Representatives as they voted on a package of bills associated with trade legislation. The package included the so-called “Fast Track” authority, which would give President Obama authority to negotiate free trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) without Congressional input. Sensing how close the vote would be, the president made […]

Bears are calling on Rick Scott

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is only weeks away from authorizing a bear hunt. And our best chance to stunt the hunt and save the bears is to convince Gov. Rick Scot that it’s a bad idea for Florida’s tourism industry to allow the senseless and cruel killing of these shy forest dwellers. But we need your help getting Gov. Scott’s attention. Can you to […]

Senate Passes Budget Without Addressing Climate Change…Sort of

Early this week the Senate approved the same basic budget plan that passed the House last week. As we reported, this budget failed to include an amendment introduced by Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO)  to consider national security and economic risks associated with human-induced climate change. This amendment previously passed in the Senate and should have instructed the House to include climate risks in their budget.  But the […]

Calling on Cuomo

Yesterday the stars were aligned for an awesome rally at the midtown Manhattan offices of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Even the weather acted in protest to the forecast of low temperatures and rain, instead providing 100 fracktivists with clear blue skies and sunshine. This certainly contributed to the lifted spirits of the fracktivists who convened in front of the governor’s office […]

Earth Day Blues: 45 Years Later, The Environmental Movement Still Whiter Than Green

Introduction It’s been 45 years since the very first Earth Day, the same day that Environmental Action was born. Since then, the environmental movement has grown in many positive ways. With new challenges, the movement has implemented myriad new tactics to improve and increase mobilization, fundraising, list growth and to inform the public about pressing environmental issues. However, there is one […]

2 Outs, Bottom of The 9th For Florida Black Bear

Yesterday I addressed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) in a last ditch effort  to keep the 20 year hunting ban on hunting bears intact. It was an honor to represent the amazing membership of Environmental Action and present FWC with the $5,000 we donated towards non-lethal management tools like bear proof trash cans and public education. Thank you so […]

Are Virginian’s Property Rights Totally Fracked?

Yesterday I visited Richmond, Virginia, with a coalition of local activists representing citizens and property owners asking Governor Terry McAuliffe to withdraw his support for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and other projects that eviscerate property rights and put communities at unnecessary risk. The ACP, which is being proposed by Dominion, LLC (the same fracked gas barons that brought us […]

Live chat to save Florida Bears

Check out the recording of our live chat on Florida bears with special guests from the Florida Humane Society.  We discussed the history of Black Bears in the state, why and how the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has proposed to open a hunting season on them, and why non-lethal alternatives like better trash cans and public education are a […]

No Fooling Around at City Hall

Spring is still negotiating it’s first actual appearance in New York City. And while it’s still a bit chilly here, that did not stop over 50 fracktivists from descending on City Hall to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo issue a veto for the proposed Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import facility. The facility, which would be located off the coast […]

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