environment

The winner of the September 2018 Thneed Trophy is the ever-so-humble one-time-use plastic straw.Yes, it’s darned convenient and it makes it easier to drive while drinking (soda). But, unless you have particular disabilities, is it really necessary? Ask the sea turtle with a straw crammed up his nose. Think about the tiny plastic beads swimming in your beer. And the […]

I think that I will never seeA poem as uglyAs a gas-powered jet ski. The winner of the July 2018 Thneed Trophy is the Burrasca personal watercraft (aka “jet ski”).Called by its advocates “a monster on the water”[1] but a “monster to the water” by its critics, the Burrasca is supposedly the fastest jet ski on the market today…and the most […]

Environmental Action supporters and other nature lovers across the country convinced Congress to reject President Trump’s devastating budget cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this year. This is an important victory, but we are just getting started.It’s clear: We need a strong Environmental Protection Agency to make sure that our wildlife and wild places are protected, and that our communities […]

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. […]