Clean Water

Mining (Photo: Unsplash)

Coal ash contains cancer-causing chemicals. Why make its storage LESS safe? The Risk to Our Communities Coal ash is pretty nasty.It’s the waste that’s left behind when coal is burned — often at aging coal-fired power plants. It contains arsenic, lead, mercury and other heavy metals. These substances can seep into local groundwater, increasing community cancer risks and poisoning people, plants, and […]
Combine tractor in Nebraska (Photo: USDA)

Too many farms today rely on sprawling monocultures and toxic pesticides, methods with devastating impacts on the environment. This kind of agriculture drains the soil of nutrients and contributes to the proliferation of pests.We know viable sustainable alternatives exist, and the health of our food and environment depends on pursuing them. That’s why we’re joining our friends at U.S. PIRG […]
Great Lakes sunset (Photo: Pxhere.com)

By almost any measure, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a success. So why is the Trump administration working to undermine it?Over the President’s objection, we persuaded Congress to fully fund the Great Lakes cleanup effort. But the Administration has an insidious plan to not spend the money anyway. Help block the proposal and protect the Great Lakes.A Devious […]
Lake Superior (Photo: Pxhere.com)

We won Round 1, but President Trump still wants Congress to cut Great Lakes cleanup funding by 90%. Help convince Speaker Paul Ryan to support full funding again.Tell House Speaker Paul Ryan to hold firm in funding the cleanup of the Great Lakes.Great Lakes Cleanup Efforts at Risk The good news is that, with your help, Congress passed and the […]

Thank you to everyone who submitted comments and took environmental action to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. In 30 days, we gathered and submitted over 28,200 comments to the U.S. Forest Service. We asked them to prepare a full comprehensive study that examines the disastrous impacts of mining on the edge of America’s most visited wilderness.For […]

The U.S. Forest Service announced plans to significantly downgrade its study on risks posed by sulfide-ore copper mining to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The agency is downgrading the promised Environmental Impact Statement to a less rigorous Environment Assessment. We are working hard to gain permanent protection for the Boundary Waters. So we need your help in asking the U.S. […]
Environmental Action at Work: Cleaner water Photo: SuperStockShots/Shutterstock

Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of Environmental Action at Work. In this issue…Our Children Deserve Clean Water Together, We Can Protect Our Coasts Calling For Environmentally Friendly Business  Our Children Deserve Clean WaterClean water isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We should be doing all we can to keep pollution out of our waterways—so all of our water is […]

It’s #OurWater, and we need it clean. Check out Environmental Action’s new ad in support of cleaner water for 117 million Americans…Our New #OurWater Ad Today Environmental Action launches a new effort in our campaign to save the Clean Water Rule and protect drinking water for 117 million people. But we couldn’t have done it without the support of passionate people […]
Environmental Action Shares: hiking boots (Photo: Hannah Morgan via Unsplash)

Want to show your support for protecting nature and the environment? These Environmental Action shares are a great way to do it. Check out some of our most popular posts from this past week — and then share them on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word.Facebook Environmental Action SharesTwitter Environmental Action Shares.@reuters: “U.S. national monument review to test […]
Environmental Action shares help build support for the natural treasures we all love.

These Environmental Action shares are a great way to educate and mobilize people about the importance of protecting nature and the environment. Check out some of our most popular posts from this past week — and then share them to help spread the word.Facebook: Environmental Action SharesTwitter: Environmental Action SharesYour camera can help protect #OurWater. Find out how: https://t.co/0lNqwfeh5N pic.twitter.com/kEJVN7fsOI — […]