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the people v exxon

This weekend was a big turning point at the climate talks. For one thing, the international negotiating team met their deadline of creating a draft agreement to combat global warming. Granted, there are still A LOT of details to be worked out. Including critical questions about whether big economies the the U.S. will really commit to keeping fossil fuels in the ground […]
Methane delivery

Yesterday, along with friends like Sierra Club and Earthjustice, we delivered over 706,000 signature to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) telling them to plug the methane leaks from oil and gas drilling.These leaks are a huge problem. Methane leaks can cause sickness and disease, as in the case of the leak detected on Oct. 23 that has sickened nearby residents of Southern […]

There’s a great Peter Tosh song called, “You Can’t Blame The Youth” that goes, “you can’t blame the youth, when them get mad, you can’t fool the youth, you can’t blame the youth not at all, you can’t fool the youth.” Yesterday hundreds of young activists from all over the country came to Washington, D.C. to send our lawmakers a simple message…Our […]

We won, y’all!“This victory is no less sweet for the movement, or for our common home and climate because it was a long time coming.” Said Executive Director Drew Hudson, “There is much more work to do, much of it in Paris, as we work to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build a just, clean energy future for […]

Today, more than 15 advocacy groups gathered outside of the nation’s Capitol, with Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) to deliver more than 350,000 petitions urging Congressional support of the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902. The legislation is the strongest anti-fracking bill introduced in Congress to date and would ban fracking on public lands. It […]

What a weekend, what an Action, what an amazing event!Yesterday I stood in front of major fracking companies with native and tribal leaders, in front of the local EPA with families who’s water was poisoned by fracking, and on the steps of the Colorado statehouse with families from 31 states — all calling for an end to fracking.I was proud […]

Last night 17 Republicans took the stage in Ohio as part of two sessions of the first debate of the GOP Primary. For weeks, Environmental Action members have been calling out the entire Republican field of the troubling trend of climate denial.We had hoped, with the big news of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan dominating the news and several candidates […]
Carbon Bath

The United States (U.S.) currently has no rules for global warming pollution from power plants. This is significant given that power plants account for roughly 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions — the single largest source in the nation. Globally, U.S. power plants accounted for 6 percent of global warming emissions, second only to China. For these reasons, President Obama’s […]
stop oil trains weeks of action

Today is the last day of our Stop Oil Trains Week of Action – and it’s been extraordinary.We started last Saturday July 4 with a beautiful and somber march in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, to launch the week. That was followed on Monday by an event where four Bay Area activists were arrested attempting to hang a 2400sq ft “stop oil trains […]
Kick Koch off the board

Demonstrators braved the heat wave to send a clear message to the Smithsonian: cut all ties to fossil fuels. We delivered 430,000 petition signatures calling on the museum to kick oil mogul David Koch off its board, and to fire Willie Soon, a staff scientist who took $1.25 million from the Koch brothers, ExxonMobil Corporation and other fossil fuel interest […]