pollution

Girl in field of wildflowers (Photo: Pixabay user Jill111)

Stop the Trump Administration from weakening federal rules that limit mercury emissions, and discourage power plants from burning more fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.   A Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal We don’t think kids need more pollution in the air. Do you?Unfortunately, the Trump administration has proposed weakening federal rules designed to reduce dangerous mercury emissions and fight climate change — […]
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. […]
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In 2017, Monsanto’s herbicide dicamba cut a path of destruction across millions of acres of farmland and habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Researchers expect that twice as much will be sprayed in 2018.1,2 Dicamba Risks Biodiversity Dicamba harms or kills any plant not specifically treated to resist it. But the problem is, the herbicide doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed. The […]
Ban Dicamba (Photo of cropduster, illustrating herbicide dispersal)

Monsanto’s weed-killer dicamba was designed to kill unwanted plants but spare the special, genetically modified soybeans that were designed to resist it. There’s just one problem: Dicamba doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed.Dicamba gets into the air and spreads, devastating plants that the herbicide wasn’t intended for, risking our planet’s biodiversity.Whether it’s crops on adjacent farms and orchards, or flowers and trees […]
Urge McDonald's to stop pushing plastic straws. | Erin Simmons, Unsplash

McDonald’s is one of the largest distributors of plastic straws in the world — straws that wind up polluting our ocean and environment and harming sea turtles, whales and other wildlife. The fast food chain is already phasing out straws in their UK restaurants. Help us convince McDonald’s to do the same in the US.Plastic Straws Threaten the Environment We’re going […]
Plastic pollution in the ocean (Photo WikiMedia user MichaelisScientists CC 4.0)

Environmental Action has launched a 50-state campaign to ban foam cups and take-out containers across the country. With your help, we can reduce plastic pollution in the ocean and protect the lives of whales and other wildlife threatened by this trash.Plastic Pollution’s Growing Threat In a new study, scientists have discovered a record amount of plastic particles trapped in Arctic […]
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 […]
Sperm whale and calf (Photo: Gabriel Barathieu via WikiMedia CC 2.0)

Whales and other wildlife should not have their lives put at risk from our garbage. Can you take action today to help?The Threat to Whales In early April, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of human-made trash in its digestive system. The whale died of inflammation of its abdominal lining — the amount […]
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 […]

We need action to limit pollution from oil and gas drilling. Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep limits on methane pollution in place on public lands!The Trump administration is once again making moves to repeal the rule restricting methane emissions that accelerate climate change.The rule would require oil and gas companies to capture methane leaks, which would reduce 180,000 tons […]