Fossil Fuels

We need a clean power plan (Photo composite ft. image by Pixabay user BenitaS)

Help save hundreds of lives a year. Speak out to stop the Trump administration’s dirty power plan.   1. Lisa Friedman, “Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year,” The New York Times, August 21, 2018. 2. Ephrat Livni, “Florida’s red tide crisis shows how climate change will make the world an ugly place,” Quartz, August 22, 2018. 3. […]
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 […]
Dolphins at Play (Photo NOAA)

The Interior Department is right now considering the use of seismic testing to find offshore drilling sites in the Atlantic ocean — a move that threatens ocean wildlife and could pave the way for more reckless fossil fuel extraction.1 Expanded seismic testing would be a disaster for marine wildlife.The government’s own estimates show that seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic could […]
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 — […]

This has been a hard message to write. We’ve all watched in horror as the Flint water crisis played out. We’ve been horrified, outraged, and demanded action. Now we’re faced with a really gut-wrenching choice: Whether or not to back an amendment to a truly dirty Senate Energy bill that does a truly virtuous thing by fixing Flint’s Pipes. I’m forced […]