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100,000 strong against fracking in Pennyslvania

The way state capitol buildings are designed to make people feel small. The high ceilings, the classical architecture, the cold stone all are made to shrink the voice. But on Tuesday, April 30th, when I visited my own state Capitol building in Harrisburg, PA,for the first time, that was not the case, because I was not a single person. I […]

Keystone XL: It’s not over

"But I thought it was a done deal." So wrote a member in response to our amazingly successful campaign to collect public comments against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. I wrote back to encourage her, and it got me thinking of how any time corporate power wants somethiing, companies declare that it has already happened and is inevitable. If something […]

New York City Council welcomes anti-styrofoam activists!

  Click here to see more photos!Doing environmental work, it's easy to feel like the planet has no political party. This is good in that environmental issues affect all of us, regardless of affiliation, but it is also bad because it often feels like no political party has our back. So it's nice, once in a while, to get a warm welcome […]

I got your public comment, Keystone XL

All that oil money and they still only claim 35 jobs? It has been one week since the public comment period opened on the State Department report on Keystone XL. Mother Nature has already delivered her public comment, what follows is mine, and you can log yours by clicking here. This report was paid for by oil companies. Apparently our State Department […]

10 Things I Hate About You, Fracking

The fracking fight has already come to my doorstep in a cozy corner of northwest Philadelphia. During election time, there were as many “No Fracking” signs as there were Obama campaign signs, which means a a lot. I even know an anti-fracktivist who walks her dogs on my street. Confronting fracking as a real issue at home in my community […]

Update: Fight for your right to frack?

When I heard the governor of Colorado — a Democrat — was threatening to sue over fracking, my hope was that he was suing to prevent it, or hold those who do it accountable to environmental laws. But I was wrong. John Hickenlooper is threatening to sue Colorado towns like Longmont, whose ban we were proud to help out on, for doing the right […]

Road to Nowhere

"There's a city in my mind Come along and take that ride" "Road to Nowhere," Talking HeadsWe all know the Senate is out of control when it comes to (not) confirming nominees, but here's a great example — one of special interest to Environmental Action members. We've been eagerly waiting the arrival of a new Interior Secretary in the hopes that the Obama […]

Tell GM to Stop Funding Climate Change Denial

UPDATE: We win!Scientists worldwide agree that global warming is real and that a big part of the problem is man-made pollution from our cars. That might explain why big automakers like General Motors are funding a “think tank” that actively pushes propaganda in the media and schools that says global warming is an unproven theory. But it doesn’t excuse GM […]

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