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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Rolling ad confronts DC politicians with the face of Wolf Killing Photos of dead and maimed wolves posted online in recent weeks, have started a firestorm of controversy over renewed hunting and trapping of the once federally protected animals. Environmental Action  – a national Environmental Group founded in 1970 that helped push for passage of the […]

Earth Day Every Day

TweetFounded on April 22, 1970, Earth Day and Environmental Action share a birthday. This year, we're launching a summer of actions to show a new vision for the environmental movement that moves beyond the beltway finger pointing and pollution cleanup to a new vision for our country and economy – one without pollution or waste, where there's enough clean […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Obama Creates Fracking Oversight Group  On Friday, President Obama issued an executive order creating a high-level task force to coordinate federal oversight of natural gas production.  The task force, to be chaired by White House energy advisor Heather Zichal, will be made up of members from the Defense Department, Energy Department, Interior Department, Commerce Department and […]

You’ll Need A Script For That

Good news! Well sort of… The FDA announced yesterday that farmers and ranchers will need to get a prescription from a veterinarian before using antibiotics in farm animals, ending a 35 year-old practice of using antibiotics to help animals grow larger.  In a statement, the FDA explained, “antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria or other microbes develop the ability to resist the effects […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Two More Corporations Join General Motors in Rescinding Funding for the Heartland Institute PepsiCo and AT&T join General Motors in ending funding for the global-warming-denial think tank Heartland Institute.  According to leaked documents, AT&T gave at least $100,000 to the Heartland Institute, contradicting the company’s image as a leader on environmental sustainability and climate change. PepsiCo also […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environmentSenate Blocks Ending Tax Subsidies to Big OilThe Senate failed to end tax subsidies for big oil last week in a mostly partisan vote, with four Democrats joining 43 Republicans to filibuster the bill. The only two Republicans to break ranks were Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME).The bill, sponsored by Senator […]

Victory! GM Caves Under Pressure

Good news! General Motors announced they will no longer fund the Heartland Institute, a think tank that actively pushes propaganda in the media and schools that says global warming is an unproven theory.The announcement comes just weeks after GM CEO Dan Ackerson said he would "look into it," after he was confronted with the company's sponsorship of the Heartland Institute during […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Senate to Vote on Oil Tax subsidies Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scheduled a procedural vote on Monday for a bill that would eliminate billions of dollars in tax subsidies we give to big oil each year. The bill is sponsored by none-other than Senator Menendez of New Jersey, one of the pro-environment champs we met with […]

GM Takes Notice, But More Action Needed

GM is feeling the heat. We've gathered more than 15,000 petition signatures to the auto maker demanding it stop funding propaganda that disputes climate change science along along with our allies at Forecast the Facts. And GM's top boss has taken notice.When confronted with the company's sponsorship of the Heartland Institute — a conservative propaganda machine that pushes misinformation about global warming […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environmentObama Calls Tax breaks for Big Oil "Outrageous" and "Inexcusable" President Obama called on Congress to end all subsidies to the oil industry, claiming they were "outrageous" and "inexcusable." "They've been getting these subsidies for a hundred years. One hundred years. These are companies making more money than they've ever made before. And on top of […]

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