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 […]

We need stronger climate action, not cuts to existing protections, so with your help, we asked the EPA to protect the Clean Power Plan!The Trump administration is trying to trash the Clean Power Plan. The plan aims to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s electricity sector 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. It’s also one of the strongest actions ever […]
birds on lines (Photo: Pxhere)

Oil and gas drilling kills millions of birds. The technology to save them exists. Let the drillers know it’s time to do the right thing.The Threat to Birds The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has estimated that 500,000 – 1,000,000 birds are killed annually in the United States after landing on fluid-filled waste pits at oil and gas production operations. […]

Solar panels and washing machines are an odd couple.But they were the first targets of what the Trump Administration calls its attempt to protect America from other countries’ unfair trade practices.For the sake of argument, let’s assume that the Administration is factually correct in saying that China, Korea, and other countries are violating agreed-upon trade rules by excessively subsidizing companies […]
An oiled turtles, following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster

Do you love our oceans and marine wildlife like sea turtles, whales, and dolphins? If so, you need to know about the Trump Administration’s plan 1 to dramatically expand drilling off America’s coasts.The plan is a backwards-looking proposal that could spell disaster for thousands of our most beloved and imperiled animals off our Atlantic Coast 2 — to say nothing of […]