Current Actions

  • Tell Congress: The Arctic isn't for drilling

    Drilling interests are threatening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with a last-minute amendment to a must-pass budget bill. We need to act fast and defend this untouched northern wonder from drilling before it's too late.

    Tell your senators to vote to protect the Arctic Refuge today.

  • Tell the Senate to act now for a livable climate

    Global warming is already making extreme weather worse. In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need immediate and real reductions in carbon pollution now. We have the solutions: We need to increase our use of clean, renewable energy from the sun and wind; we need more public transit and for all our cars, trucks and buses to run on clean electricity; and we need to waste less energy.

    We need Congress to act now to implement commonsense climate solutions so that we can preserve a livable planet, clean air and clean water, right now and for generations to come.

    Tell your U.S. senators to act on climate by investing in clean energy and clean transportation.

  • Support federal investment in electric school buses

    Getting to school shouldn't include a daily dose of toxic pollution. But the vast majority of the school buses our kids ride every day run on diesel, which endangers the health of our children and releases climate-warming pollution.

    Transportation is currently the leading contributor to climate change in the U.S. We need to do all we can to cut transportation pollution and ensure our kids have a liveable future.

    There's a better option: electric school buses. These have zero tailpipe emissions, reducing exposure to toxic pollutants and cutting school buses' contributions to the climate crisis. Additionally, since they cost less to fuel and maintain, electric school buses actually save school districts money.

    Right now, a bipartisan group of senators are working on legislation to invest in America's infrastructure, including electric school buses. But some are instead suggesting spending federal funds on more dirty gas-powered buses that will pollute our health and climate for years.

    We shouldn't spend money on dirty buses instead of pollution-free, electric school buses. Tell your U.S. senators to oppose funding for dirty, diesel and gas-powered school buses in the infrastructure agreement.

  • Urge Interior Secretary Haaland to ban single-use plastics in our parks

    Help eliminate plastic pollution in our national parks by sending a message to Interior Secretary Haaland in support of a ban on the sale of single-use plastics in national parks.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

    Bristol Bay is an ecological wonder of global importance. It's the last place we should be digging an open-pit gold mine the size of a city.

    But this is exactly what the people behind the Pebble Mine project have been trying to do for more than a decade. When the Army Corps of Engineers rejected their application for a permit in 2020, that was the right call.

    Now, Pebble Limited Partnership is appealing the decision. If we want to permanently protect Bristol Bay, we need the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject Pebble Mine under the Clean Water Act.

    Tell the EPA: Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine.

  • Tell Congress: Support the Recovering America's Wildlife Act

    Decades ago, our fields, forests and waters used to be abundant with wildlife. Now, if we don't speak up, the last generation of manatees, monarchs and more could be just around the corner.

    The Recovering America's Wildlife Act would earmark $1.4 billion annually for conservation efforts in our nation's states. With more than 12,000 species in need of stronger conservation efforts, it's time to stand up for these critters. Tell your U.S. House representative to support this critical conservation legislation by co-sponsoring the act.

  • Stop fossil fuel subsidies -- support the Clean Energy for America Act

    Billions of taxpayer dollars are used to prop up the toxic fossil fuel industry every year. It's time we stop funding the industry that is killing our planet and end fossil fuel subsidies for good.

    Tell your senators to support the Clean Energy for America Act today.

  • Add your name: Our tax dollars shouldn't be fueling the climate crisis

    Our taxes are being used to fuel the climate crisis. Every year, the U.S. gives the fossil fuel industry $20 billion in tax breaks, incentives, and subsidies.

    Our tax dollars shouldn't be propping up an industry that's contributing to global warming. We're calling on Congress to end these subsidies -- but we need your help. Tell your U.S.House representative: End fossil fuel subsidies.

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  • Tell your representative: The Arctic Refuge needs permanent protection

    The Biden administration's suspension of drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a welcome first step. But it won't be enough to keep this place protected for good.

    In 2017, Congress passed a budget bill that requires two oil lease sales before 2024. One sale has already been held and we need Congress to act to prevent another from happening.

    Tell your representative to support efforts to restore protections for the Arctic Refuge.

  • Tell your senators: Save manatees from the pollution that starves them

    Water pollution is killing seagrass, which is the key food manatees need to survive. If we want to save manatees for future generations, we have to stop the pollution that's killing them.

    There's legislation on the table that could help curb this lethal pollution and save manatees. The House already voted to fund $40 billion in clean water investments -- and with your voice on our side, the Senate could too.

  • Tell your representative: The Arctic Refuge needs permanent protection

    The Biden administration's suspension of drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a welcome first step. But it won't be enough to keep this place protected for good.

    In 2017, Congress passed a budget bill that requires two oil lease sales before 2024. One sale has already been held and we need Congress to act to prevent another from happening.

    Tell your representative to support efforts to restore protections for the Arctic Refuge.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Give monarchs Endangered Species Act protections

    The Biden administration has restored protections in the Endangered Species Act, which had been weakened by the previous administration. But monarch butterflies are still waiting in the wings for a spot on the Endangered Species Act list.

    As monarch habitats and food sources disappear, monarch populations are plummeting. With a success rate of 99 percent, Endangered Species Act protections can help save the monarchs. Will you join us in telling the Biden administration to give this iconic butterfly Endangered Species Act protections?

  • Tell Secretary Deb Haaland: Protect Chaco Canyon

    Chaco Canyon is a cultural wonder and a haven for desert wildlife. If we allow oil and gas drilling near this national treasure, we run the risk of scarring this special place, damaging precious wildlife habitat, and snuffing out Chaco Canyon's unique light.

    I urge you to put an end to drilling near this irreplaceable park by withdrawing the federal minerals from future leasing within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

  • Tell Congress: Help heal -- not hurt -- our lynx

    With only a few hundred lynx remaining in the lower 48, the situation for these wild cats is dire. Now, as a bill in Congress threatens to destroy what little lynx habitat is left, we're not taking any chances.

    That's why we're calling on Congress and urging lawmakers to oppose the Forest Information Reform (FIR) Act, which would sell off lynx habitat for development. Will you join us?

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect grizzly habitat

    The remaining 2,000 grizzly bears in the Lower 48 need our help. For decades, they've seen development shrink their habitat and hunting dwindle their population.

    Right now, the U.S. Forest Service can make a difference by protecting their habitat. I urge you to help save grizzlies by amending land management plans to expand, protect and link together grizzly habitats.

  • Tell your senators: Save the Tongass

    The Trump administration stripped logging protections from one of America's most important forests, the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. The Biden administration is taking steps to reverse that rollback, but a future president could open it up again.

    Our last wild forests need permanent protections from logging and development. Tell your senators to pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act today.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Protect the Boundary Waters

    Dear USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack,

    To stop the degradation of the natural world, we need to not only conserve more of our public lands, but also protect existing wilderness -- like Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness -- against threats, like the proposed Twin Metals mine.

    Toxic runoff from the mine, entering the Boundary Waters' highly interconnected system of lakes and waterways at any point, would quickly spread throughout the ecosystem -- and the U.S. Forest Service's own research says that would inflict "irreparable damage" on this special place.

    I urge you to oppose the Twin Metals mine.

  • Stand up for the Okefenokee Swamp

    For centuries, the ecological treasure known as the Okefenokee Swamp has been home to hundreds of species and neighbor to creeks, forests and state parks -- but now a dangerous titanium mine could be moving in next door.

    If the Twin Pines titanium mine moves forward, it could inflict irreversible damage on the Okefenokee, lowering water levels and opening the door to increased drainage, pollution and risk of wildfires. We're telling the Georgia EPD to stop this plan. Will you join us?

  • Go Big On Offshore Wind

    To the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,

    America's offshore wind resources are vast and have the technical potential to meet our current electricity needs more than twice over. But as of 2021, there are only two offshore wind projects in the United States. One key obstacle is the federal permitting process for new projects, which is lengthy and subject to delays.

    In order to pick up the pace of offshore wind development, I urge BOEM to streamline the offshore wind permitting process to minimize delays and prioritize timely, responsible development of this abundant and reliable resource.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Let states lead the way on clean cars

    Dear EPA Administrator Michael Regan,

    I strongly support restoring California's waiver under the Clean Air Act for the Advanced Clean Cars Program. This program is one of the most important tools we have to reduce harmful pollution that threatens our health and warms our climate. Fourteen other states and Washington, D.C., have adopted the Advanced Clean Cars Program, bringing the benefits of clean air and clean cars to more than 1 in 3 Americans.

    The previous administration's decision to revoke California's waiver was unlawful, and put into question every state's ability to clean up tailpipe pollution. As the threats of climate change across the country continue to magnify, we need bold action at every level of government. I urge the EPA to restore state authority and California's waiver, reaffirming that states can and should lead the way for clean air and cleaner cars.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Fix our water infrastructure

    Our lakes, rivers, and beaches should be safe for swimming. Yet billions of gallons of sewage and runoff continue to pollute our waterways. As Congress debates a national infrastructure package, we have an unprecedented opportunity to fix our wastewater plants and deploy nature-based solutions that prevent runoff.

  • Support rooftop solar

    Every rooftop built without a solar panel is a missed opportunity to tap into a clean, renewable energy source that doesn't pollute our communities or threaten the future of our planet. Will you stand with us in support of rooftop solar across the nation?

  • Tell the EPA to protect the bees

    The science is clear. Neonicotinoids are a major contributor to bee die-offs, as well as health defects in fish, deer and birds. Yet these pesticides are still the most widely used class of pesticides in the world. If we want to protect our precious pollinators and the ecosystems and foods that rely on them, we have to use pesticides more responsibly. I urge the agency to ban the sale of neonics to consumers and to regulate neonic-coated seeds, just as you would any other pesticide.

  • Add your name: No drilling near Dinosaur National Monument

    There's a reason that Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado has been protected for over a century. It's a magical place where nature appears to stand frozen in time.

    Its sheer cliff faces are studded with dinosaur fossils; its millennia-old rock petroglyphs remain preserved in detail; its dark skies and hundreds of square miles of untouched wilderness can make you forget that the civilization you came from even exists.

    But now, human development could come crashing in: An oil and gas company is proposing to drill right outside the monument's boundary -- in sensitive wildlife habitat that's just a mile from a world-renowned fossil quarry.

    The Biden administration's Bureau of Land Management is only accepting public comments on the plan until June 23. Submit your comment today.

  • Tell Amazon: Don't sell products with bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon, the world's No. 1 online marketplace, has a chance to make a major difference in protecting our best pollinators by removing bee-killing pesticides from its site.

    Tell Amazon's incoming CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonicotinoids.

  • Tell Amazon: Don't sell products with bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon, the world's No. 1 online marketplace, has a chance to make a major difference in protecting our best pollinators by removing bee-killing pesticides from its site.

    Tell Amazon's incoming CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonicotinoids.

  • Milkweed for Monarchs

    I am committed to do my part to keep monarch butterflies afloat for generations to come. I pledge to plant milkweed in my yard for monarch caterpillars and will find milkweed that is native to my region. If native milkweed is unavailable, I pledge to plant native, nectar-rich flowers to help fuel adult monarchs' winter migration. We have to save the monarch.

  • Bring the sea otters back

    Sea otters are one of the most beloved animals on earth. Unfortunately, over a hundred years ago, people hunted sea otters to near-extinction off of the Oregon coast. We, along with our ocean, are still paying the price.

    Without otters around to keep them in check, purple sea urchin populations have exploded in recent years, mowing down critical kelp forests and creating a nearshore wasteland where few other species can survive. Without kelp, many fish and sea creatures are left without shelter, habitat, or their primary food source.

    I support efforts to reintroduce sea otters off the Oregon coast to help bolster the endangered species and restore the health of the kelp forest ecosystems.

  • Let New Yorkers fix their stuff

    We generate too much waste, and companies use their power in the marketplace to make things harder to repair. That increases the amount of waste going to landfills.

    We should give every consumer and small business access to the parts, tools and service information that they need to repair products by passing Right to Repair reforms in New York State.

  • Tell Whole Foods: It's time to do better on plastic packaging

    Plastic waste is devastating wildlife. Human beings have produced more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic since its invention, and most of it has ended up clogging landfills or polluting our oceans, where it can harm wildlife.

    We need companies like Whole Foods to take responsibility for the pollution their products create -- and that starts with getting rid of single-use plastic packaging.

    Send a message to Whole Foods today, telling it that it's time to do better on plastic packaging. And feel free to customize your message, especially if you're a Whole Foods customer!

  • Go Big on Offshore Wind

    To the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,

    America's offshore wind resources are vast and have the technical potential to meet our current electricity needs more than twice over. But as of 2021, there are only two offshore wind projects in the United States. One key obstacle is the federal permitting process for new projects, which is lengthy and subject to delays.

    In order to pick up the pace of offshore wind development, I urge BOEM to streamline the offshore wind permitting process to minimize delays and prioritize timely, responsible development of this abundant and reliable resource.

    Sincerely,

  • Urge President Biden to permanently protect the Arctic Refuge

    Earlier this year, the Biden administration took an important first step by temporarily halting oil and gas leasing activities in the Arctic Refuge. But since then, we've seen members of Congress and oil interests try to undo that progress and push ahead with drilling.

    The Arctic Refuge won't truly be safe until it's been granted permanent protection -- and neither will the hundreds of species that call it home. Tell President Biden: The Arctic Refuge needs permanent protections.

  • Tell your senators: Support a gillnet fishing ban

    A fishing gillnet is a dangerous tool used to trap fish by their gills -- but that's not all they're catching. Gillnets are nonselective in their catch, meaning from sea turtles to seagulls, these nets catch and even kill at least 60 marine species in addition to the fish they're meant to catch.

    Our precious marine ecosystems are already facing an ocean of threats -- we can't afford to lose any more senselessly to gillnets. Thankfully, there's a bipartisan bill in Congress that can ban these dangerous nets. So we're gathering support to convince our senators to take action.

  • Tell Amazon: Don't sell products with bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon, the world's No. 1 online marketplace, has a chance to make a major difference in protecting our best pollinators by removing bee-killing pesticides from its site.

    Tell Amazon's incoming CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonicotinoids.

  • Help reduce methane emissions by overturning one of Trump's most damaging environmental legacies

    Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is 28 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Tackling the climate crisis will require us to address every source of global warming pollution, and methane is no exception.

    But late last year, the Trump administration's EPA finalized a rule that allowed oil and gas companies to release methane at facilities across the country with little to no accountability. Help overturn this catastrophic rule. Call on your U.S. House representative to pass a bill reinstating strong methane emission standards.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Help save our species

    Even though several species qualified for Endangered Species Act protections, the Trump administration failed to grant them to monarch butterflies, spotted owls and more. Now, these animals are stuck waiting for the protections that have a 99 percent success rate in saving species.

    With Endangered Species Act protections, we can help protect the habitat where these species sleep, forage for food and grow their populations. Without them, the clock is counting down toward their extinction. Join us in calling on the Biden administration to help save these species.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Ban neonics in wildlife refuges

    One of the worst threats bees face is the use of a dangerous class of bee-killing pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics."

    Yet due to the Trump administration's rollback of a ban on neonics in wildlife refuges, our country allows these bee-killing pesticides in the very places designed to help wildlife thrive.

    We can't afford to lose more bees -- especially in areas designated to protect them. I urge you to give bees a chance and reinstate a ban on neonicotinoids in wildlife refuges.

  • Tell Amazon: Help save the bees

    To incoming Amazon CEO Andy Jassy:

    Bees are our best pollinators and play a critical role in our environment. But they're dying in alarming numbers, and neonicotinoids -- a dangerous class of pesticides -- play a significant role.

    Even though some retailers have taken important steps to phase out these bee-killing pesticides, Amazon still sells products that contain neonicotinoids. Please stop selling products with these chemicals on your site so that together we can help give bees a chance.

    Sincerely,

  • Help put electric vehicle chargers in national parks

    Tell your U.S. senators to support the Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act.

    Transportation is the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and cars account for 60% of our transportation emissions. Electric vehicles will help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, especially when partnered with clean, renewable energy. To reach our destination of clean transportation, we need it to be easy and convenient to charge across America so that EVs can drive anywhere and everywhere.

    The Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act would install charging stations at national parks across the U.S., helping to make it easy and convenient to reach our treasured national parks-- without the tailpipe pollution that fuels climate change. We need chargers to be available everywhere, but national parks are a great place to start.

  • We can't go backwards on solar in California

    A new bill here in California, AB 1139, would effectively stall the growth of rooftop solar and make it more difficult for consumers across the state to take advantage of this clean energy technology. Send a message to your state legislators today letting them know that you oppose this bill.

  • Tell Amazon: Stop selling products that contain bee-killing pesticides

    To Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon:

    Bees are our best pollinators and play a critical role in our environment. But they're dying in alarming numbers, and neonicotinoids--a dangerous class of pesticides--play a significant role in bee die-offs.

    Even though some retailers have taken important steps to phase out these bee-killing pesticides, Amazon still sells products that contain neonicotinoids. If you stop selling products with these chemicals on your site, we can help give bees a chance.

    Sincerely,

  • Submit your comment: Keep toxic "forever chemicals" out of our waterways

    Docket number: EPA-HQ-OW-2020-0582

    Dear EPA Administrator Regan,

    I am calling on you to stop companies from dumping all PFAS "forever chemicals" into our waterways.

    Cancers, low fertility, endocrine disruption, autoimmune diseases, birth defects; PFAS have been linked to all these health problems and more. And they're everywhere, used all over the country to make everything from firefighting foam, to raincoats, to nonstick pans and fast food takeout containers.

    As a result, these toxic chemicals have now contaminated the drinking water of millions of Americans. It has to stop.

    Ultimately, we should work to phase out the use of these dangerous chemicals wherever possible. Barring companies from dumping them directly into our waterways is an urgently needed first step.

  • Tell your representative: Electrify the USPS

    It's an obvious win for clean air and our climate: Switch out the USPS's outdated, gas-guzzling delivery vehicles with electric vehicles, slashing emissions and even saving money in the process. As the fleet ages, now is the time to do it.

    But due to a clash with an existing contract and a widening hole in the Postal Service's budget, the opportunity to electrify the USPS could be passing us by.

    Tell your representative: Support the Postal Vehicle Modernization Act, which would fund and require this much-needed investment.

  • Support green roofs on schools

    Across the country, we can develop public school roofs into green spaces that would give urban birds and bees somewhere to land, cut back our carbon, and let the next generation of environmentalists plant their roots.

    Green roofs on public schools are a win-win-win. That's why we're telling representatives to support the Public School Green Rooftop Program. Will you join us?

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Go GREEN

    The Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act represents an opportunity to further the transition to 100% renewable energy. If passed, the legislation will create a set of clean energy tax incentives that will improve access to electric vehicles and other green technologies, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    There's no time to waste in creating a cleaner, greener future. Urge your U.S. representative to support the GREEN Act with extended clean energy tax incentives today.

  • Tell the Biden administration to protect the Arctic

    When the Trump administration opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, they opened the floodgates. Even though new leases in this precious place have been paused, we need to make sure the floodgates are fully shut.

    Across the windswept tundra of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the fate of hundreds of bird species, caribou, and polar bears hangs in the balance. As caribou mothers travel hundreds of miles across the Arctic Refuge to give birth to the next generation of Arctic caribou, we know now is the time to win permanent protections for the refuge once and for all. That's why I'm urging you to support legislation that closes the floodgates for drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

  • Tell Congress: Pass the REPLANT Act

    Across our country, thousands of acres in our nation's forests are missing their trees. And without trees, forests can't mitigate climate change, protect wildlife or clean our air.

    So this Arbor Day, we're working to reverse the damage of deforestation by calling on Congress to pass the REPLANT Act, which would ensure the planting of 1.2 billion trees across our national forests in the next decade. Will you urge your representative to vote yes on the act?

  • Tell Costco: Help save the Boreal

    Costco, a major seller of toilet paper, has a chance to make a major difference on preventing widespread deforestation in the boreal forest. Tell Costco CEO Craig Jelinek: Help save North America's biggest and most vital forest by committing your company to only sell products made sustainably.

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  • Tell Amazon: Stop selling bee-killing neonic pesticides

    Our bee populations are in rapid decline, and neonicotinoids -- a dangerous class of bee-killing pesticides -- aren't helping. Yet you can still find these pesticides for sale on the world's No. 1 online marketplace: Amazon.

    Right now, Amazon has a chance to make a major difference in protecting our best pollinators by removing bee-killing pesticides from its site. Tell incoming Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to help save our bees by ending the sale of products that contain neonicotinoids.

  • Tell Walmart to go solar

    To protect our communities and the future of our planet, we must move off of fossil fuels, and businesses have a big role to play in that transition. Walmart's goal to double the number of on-site solar projects on U.S. stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers by 2020 is a step in the right direction, yet given its tremendous potential and the benefits of on-site solar production, we are asking you to expand Walmart's commitment to on-site solar. That's why I'm calling on Walmart to continue its leadership among America's retailers by committing to put solar wherever viable, including rooftops and parking lots, on its over 5,000 United States locations by 2035.

  • More Nature: 30 Percent by 2030 Resolution

    The wild places we love and need are under siege from oil drilling, overfishing and other threats. That's why we want to set a national target of protecting 30 percent of our land and 30 percent of our ocean by 2030.

  • Create roadside habitat to save the bees

    Bees need healthy habitats with flowering vegetation to provide pollen and nectar. Tell your state Legislature to create healthy habitats for bees on roadsides.

  • Tell Amazon: Don't sell products with bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon, the world's No. 1 online marketplace, has a chance to make a major difference in protecting our best pollinators by removing bee-killing pesticides from its site.

    Tell Amazon's incoming CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonicotinoids.

  • Tell Amazon: Don't sell products with bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon, the world's No. 1 online marketplace, has a chance to make a major difference in protecting our best pollinators by removing bee-killing pesticides from its site.

    Tell Amazon's incoming CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonicotinoids.

  • Tell your Representative in Congress: Put a price on carbon

    U.S. policymakers must use every practical policy tool to make this zero-carbon transformation a reality. A central element in this strategy must be putting a price on carbon pollution to push polluters to cut emissions and switch to clean energy. Tell your representative in Congress to make polluters pay for the damage they cause; incentivize them to use energy more efficiently; and shift from oil, coal and natural gas to clean, renewable energy.

  • Sign our petition in support of going all-electric for our planet and public health

    All-electric buildings are the next step in reducing carbon emissions for a cleaner, greener planet. Using today's efficient, electric technology, we can meet all of our energy needs with renewable energy. But to fully harness the energy of the sun, the wind and the earth, we'll have to transition all of our buildings to run entirely on green electricity. I support the movement to electrify our homes and buildings for our planet and public health.

  • More Nature: 30 Percent by 2030 Resolution

    The wild places we love and need are under siege from oil drilling, overfishing and other threats. That's why we want to set a national target of protecting 30 percent of our land and 30 percent of our ocean by 2030.

  • Tell your senators: It's time to break free from plastic

    By 2030, 53 million metric tons of plastic will enter our waterways -- each year. And our trash isn't treasure to wildlife: Since 2009, 1,500 endangered marine mammals have choked on or been entangled by plastic pollution in U.S. waters.

    With the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, we can begin to remove some of these senseless threats by banning the worst single-use plastics. Now, we just need our senators to take action. Will you join us?

  • Tell your governor to save the bees

    Bees had their worst summer on record, with beekeepers losing 43 percent of their hives in 2019.

    They're dying off due to multiple threats, including climate change, habitat loss, disease -- as well as the use of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids.

    Tell your governor to ban the worst uses of bee-killing pesticides today.

  • Tell Costco: Help save the Boreal

    Costco, a major seller of toilet paper, has a chance to make a major difference on preventing widespread deforestation in the boreal forest. Tell Costco CEO Craig Jelinek: Help save North America's biggest and most vital forest by committing your company to only sell products made sustainably.

  • Tell your governor: Support habitat for bees

    Bee populations are dying, and habitat loss is among the leading causes. As native vegetation is replaced by buildings, parking lots and roads, bees lose the food and nesting sites critical to their survival.

    The great thing about habitat is that small spaces can do wonders. Call on your governor to plant native vegetation and wildflowers along public lands.

  • Tell the Army Corps of Engineers: Not this mine, not this place

    Bristol Bay is an ecological wonder of global importance. It's the last place we should be digging an open-pit gold mine the size of a city.

    But this is exactly what the people behind the Pebble Mine project have been trying to do for more than a decade. When the Army Corps of Engineers rejected their application for a permit in 2020, that was the right call.

    Now, Pebble Limited Partnership is appealing the decision. This mine almost got built under the Trump administration; we can't let our guard down and assume that they won't be successful now.

    Tell the Army Corps of Engineers: Reject this appeal.

  • Tell EPA: Stop Slaughterhouse Pollution

    Dear EPA Administrator Regan,

    Meat processing plants are dumping huge volumes of pollution into our nation's rivers, contributing to toxic algal outbreaks and threatening our drinking water sources.

    Please update the effluent limitation guidelines - and issue pretreatment standards - for the Meat and Poultry Products category of industrial dischargers to America's waterways, as required by the Clean Water Act. These actions are urgently needed to protect our water and our health.

    Sincerely,

  • Sign our petition in support of electrifying America's buildings

    All-electric buildings are the next step in reducing carbon emissions for a cleaner, greener planet. Using today's efficient, electric technology, we can meet all of our energy needs with renewable energy. But to fully harness the energy of the sun, the wind and the earth, we'll have to transition all of our buildings to run entirely on green electricity. I support the movement to electrify our homes and buildings for our planet and public health.

  • Stop oil drilling near Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park is home to some of our most threatened and endangered species -- including one of the most endangered mammals on Earth, the Florida panther.

    And even though the neighboring Big Cypress National Preserve plays a vital role in protecting the Everglades' health, one oil company is moving full steam ahead with its plan to drill the Big Cypress. So we're standing up against this dangerous plan and calling on U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to block Burnett Oil's permits. Will you join us?

  • Tell your senators: Stand with our lands

    In February, the U.S. House of Representatives did right by one of America's most beloved wild places, passing a bill to permanently take uranium mining off the table near the Grand Canyon.

    Now, it's time for the Senate to step up. We're on the verge of a critical win for this priceless natural treasure -- send a message to your senators to help make it happen.

  • Urge the Department of the Interior to permanently ban offshore drilling leasing.

    When we drill, we spill. From the Deepwater Horizon to the recent Chevron oil spill in California, offshore drilling has too often led to tragic consequences for our wildlife and our coastal communities. That's why I urge the Department of the Interior to permanently ban offshore drilling leasing in our nation's oceans.

    Offshore drilling is a dirty, dangerous process that risks the future of our climate and marine ecosystems. At a time when clean, renewable technologies are rapidly advancing, there's no reason to continue leasing along our coasts. I thank the Department of Interior for pausing leasing, and ask that the current moratorium on oil and gas leasing in our federal waters be made permanent.

  • Protect Chaco Canyon

    Chaco Culture National Historical Park got a reprieve late last year when Congress passed a one-year moratorium on new drilling outside the park. But the fact that fracking near Chaco has been considered at all is outrageous.

    It's time to secure permanent protections for Chaco Canyon. Send a message to your senators urging them to support legislation that would protect this place for good.

  • Bee-killing pesticides are harming more than just bees

    In 2019, bees had their worst summer on record. In a season in which bees are supposed to regenerate their numbers, beekeepers reported losing a third of their hives.

    Bee population declines have been linked to neonicotinoid pesticides -- a class of pesticides that recent studies have linked to defects and health problems in birds, fish and mammals, too. The implications are concerning: The most widely used class of pesticides could be wreaking havoc on the natural world.

    The EPA should follow the precautionary principle, and the lead of the European Union and multiple states, by banning the worst uses of neonicotinoid pesticides nationwide, including the consumer sale of neonics and the use of pre-treated seeds in agriculture. I urge you to take action today.

  • Tell Gov. Beshear to veto anti-clean energy bill

    All across the country, states are facing new legislation that would take away communities' power to fully transition off of fossil fuels. In Kentucky, House Bill (HB) 207 would take control away from our cities, counties and towns, blocking them from taking action to cut back on gas use and electrify our homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let Governor Beshear know that now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across our state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell NOAA: Save our right whales from ship strikes

    Dear NOAA Fisheries,

    Our critically endangered North Atlantic right whales have earned a place in our culture -- named the state marine mammal for both Massachusetts and Georgia -- and our hearts, seen through our celebrations of the 16 baby right whales this winter. Today, we urge you to use the information in your report on the Right Whale Vessel Speed Rule to write strong protections for the species. Updated policy should:

    • Create more areas where boats must travel slowly: We urge you to expand the size of existing Seasonal Management Areas, and to require speed limits in Dynamic Seasonal Management Areas.
    • Reduce risk of whale collision with boats smaller than 65 feet: These smaller boats are causing right whale deaths -- but measures to reduce risk of collision don't apply to them. Vessel speed rules should extend to boats smaller than 65 feet.

    We care deeply about our right whales and hope that you use the report's findings to formulate strong policy that will keep our right whales safe.

  • Tell President Biden: No oil and gas drilling on public lands

    While on the campaign trail, President Biden pledged to "ban new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters." Now, it's up to us to urge President Biden to turn this commitment into reality.

    Tell President Biden: Slow climate change and protect our special places by permanently banning fossil fuel extraction on public lands.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Take action on plastic pollution

    The U.S. generates more plastic trash than any other country, and our consumption of plastic is increasing -- but we have a chance to turn the tide on plastic waste.

    The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act requires plastic producers to fund the work needed to manage their waste and would begin a nationwide phase-out of the worst single-use plastics, which would dramatically reduce plastic pollution and save marine life in the process.

    Tell your U.S. senators: Co-sponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

  • We're thanking the Biden administration for pausing new offshore drilling

    When we drill off our coasts, we spill -- killing wildlife and destroying ecosystems.

    The previous administration wanted to open up all our waters to offshore drilling, but one of the Biden administration's first actions was to reverse that plan, freezing new drilling leases on public lands and waters.

    Let's thank the Biden administration and encourage it to keep standing up for the natural world.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Ban bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges

    Neonics -- a dangerous class of bee-killing pesticides -- are inflicting irreversible damage on our dwindling bee populations.

    And a wildlife refuge filled with neonics is no refuge at all. Join us in calling on the Biden administration to ban neonics in wildlife refuges.

  • Tell Walmart to go solar

    To protect our communities and the future of our planet, we must move off of fossil fuels, and businesses have a big role to play in that transition. Walmart's goal to double the number of on-site solar projects on U.S. stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers by 2020 is a step in the right direction, yet given its tremendous potential and the benefits of on-site solar production, we are asking you to expand Walmart's commitment to on-site solar. That's why I'm calling on Walmart to continue its leadership among America's retailers by committing to put solar wherever viable, including rooftops and parking lots, on its over 5,000 United States locations by 2035.

  • Support electric vehicle tax credits

    Transportation is the number one source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 28% of our total emissions. Greenhouse gases not only contribute to climate change, but also dramatically harm public health. Transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) is vital for reducing greenhouse gases, protecting our communities, and protecting our health.

    This is why we need the GREEN Act (H.R.848). The GREEN Act provides incentives that make buying an electric car or a charging station more affordable for all consumers.

  • Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate

    DOCKET ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0585

    FRL-10017-03

    Killing weeds with ease isn't worth the irreparable damage that glyphosate inflicts on America's wildlife, especially those species that are headed toward extinction.

    Research done by the EPA shows that glyphosate harms a staggering 93 percent of species on the endangered species list.

    I urge you to stand strong against any pesticide industry efforts to water down findings of harm caused by glyphosate. Please protect America's wildlife.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Chemical recycling is bad for our planet

    Converting plastic into waste fuel is bad for our planet and ineffective in creating new plastic products. Tell the EPA: Don't classify "chemical recycling" as recycling.

  • Clean up smog-forming pollution from Pennsylvania's power plants

    I am writing in support of cleaning up unhealthy, smog-forming nitrogen oxide pollution from coal fired power plants in Pennsylvania (docket # EPA-HQ-OAR-2020-0351). These facilities are the largest source of smog-forming pollution on the East Coast and jeopardize the health of millions of Americans who live downwind. Please approve Maryland's petition to require these facilities to run their pollution controls every day of the smog season.

  • Protect California's wildlife and water quality from suction dredge mining

    A practice called suction dredge mining vacuums the bottom of our rivers and can endanger wildlife in the process.

    Right now, state officials are considering rules on this mining practice. But we need to make sure those rules are truly strong enough to protect California's wildlife and the rivers on which they depend.

    Tell the California Water Board: California's waterways and wildlife deserve stronger protections from suction dredge mining. Make a public comment before March 8.

  • Add your name to ban chlorpyrifos nationwide

    Docket no. EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0850

    I urge you to reject the proposed re-registration of chlorpyrifos. As demonstrated by a large body of scientific evidence, chlorpyrifos is a toxic pesticide that negatively impacts public health and our environment.

    Long-term studies reveal that children exposed to chlorpyrifos in the womb are more likely to have memory problems, attention disorders and lowered IQ. Farmworkers exposed in the fields are at higher risk of lung cancer and other serious illnesses.

    It's also harmful to bees, birds and fish. Wild birds, such as ducks and robins, have trouble breeding and die from overexposure, and chlorpyrifos can build up in the tissue of fish.

    Previous EPA scientists have recommended the total ban of chlorpyrifos in recent years. Please follow their recommendation and begin the cancelation process of chlorpyrifos.

  • Tell your state leaders to vote no on this anti-clean energy bill

    States across the country are facing new legislation that would undercut communities trying to transition off of fossil fuels. These bills take control away from our communities, blocking them from taking action to cut back on fossil fuels and electrify homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let your legislators know now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across your state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell your state leaders to vote no on this anti-clean energy bill

    States across the country are facing new legislation that would undercut communities trying to transition off of fossil fuels. These bills take control away from our communities, blocking them from taking action to cut back on fossil fuels and electrify homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let your legislators know now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across your state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell your state leaders to vote no on this anti-clean energy bill

    States across the country are facing new legislation that would undercut communities trying to transition off of fossil fuels. These bills take control away from our communities, blocking them from taking action to cut back on fossil fuels and electrify homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let your legislators know now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across your state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell your state leaders to vote no on this anti-clean energy bill

    States across the country are facing new legislation that would undercut communities trying to transition off of fossil fuels. These bills take control away from our communities, blocking them from taking action to cut back on fossil fuels and electrify homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let your legislators know now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across your state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell your state leaders to vote no on this anti-clean energy bill

    States across the country are facing new legislation that would undercut communities trying to transition off of fossil fuels. These bills take control away from our communities, blocking them from taking action to cut back on fossil fuels and electrify homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let your legislators know now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across your state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell your state leaders to vote no on this anti-clean energy bill

    States across the country are facing new legislation that would undercut communities trying to transition off of fossil fuels. These bills take control away from our communities, blocking them from taking action to cut back on fossil fuels and electrify homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let your legislators know now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across your state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell your state leaders to vote no on this anti-clean energy bill

    States across the country are facing new legislation that would undercut communities trying to transition off of fossil fuels. These bills take control away from our communities, blocking them from taking action to cut back on fossil fuels and electrify homes and businesses for a cleaner, healthier future. Let your legislators know now is the time to embrace clean, renewable energy across your state -- not put up roadblocks to progress.

  • Tell Congress: Support wildlife corridors

    We're in the middle of an extinction crisis. Across the country, development is slicing wildlife habitats in half, blocking animals from the places where they eat and breed.

    In order to restore some of our most vulnerable animal populations, such as California mountain lions, we must stitch animals' homes back together and build wildlife corridors. Join us in urging our representatives to support and fund wildlife corridors.

  • Protect Wild Salmon

    Wild salmon are under threat all along the west coast. The best way to protect salmon is to keep wild as wild - to limit development and resource extraction in the places that they swim and spawn. One of our best tools to protect wild places is the Roadless Rule, an agency ruling that prohibits road building in heretofore untouched areas of our national forests.

    Yet the Trump administration removed this protection from the Tongass National Forest. Under the direction of the Biden administration, the Forest Service is reconsidering the Roadless Rule. By signing your name and telling the Forest Service to reinstate the Roadless Rule, we can help protect the places that are crucial for salmon to thrive.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Protect clean water

    Americans need clean water, yet every year billions of gallons of sewage and stormwater runoff pollute our waterways with sickening pathogens. We can keep these contaminants from reaching our waterways by investing in water infrastructure that cuts pollution off at the source by preventing stormwater runoff and sewage overflows.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our public lands

    From the Grand Canyon to the Olympic National Forest, our nation is home to striking and diverse wild places. Now, we have the opportunity to ensure that these iconic landscapes, among others, are safeguarded from drilling, mining and other dangerous activity for generations to come.

    As early as next week, the U.S. House of Representatives may vote on a package of public lands bills, which would permanently protect more than 1 million acres of public lands and wilderness areas. Call on your representative to support the Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act today.

  • Tell Amazon: Don't sell products with bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon, the world's No. 1 online marketplace, has a chance to make a major difference in protecting our best pollinators by removing bee-killing pesticides from its site.

    Tell Amazon's incoming CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonicotinoids.

  • New York needs a "polluter pays" model for plastic waste

    Companies are using cheap single-use materials to cut back on costs -- and beaches and marine life are paying the price.

    It doesn't have to be this way. A New York state bill aims to address the plastic waste crisis by incentivizing companies to use less wasteful materials, and redirecting money from polluters to underfunded recycling programs.

    Environment America supports the "polluter pays" model behind this legislation -- but we're advocating for a few changes that would make this bill stronger. Call on your state legislators: Support an amended version of this legislation.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Restore spotted owl protections

    Spotted owl populations are dropping at an alarming rate -- we lose 4 percent of Northern spotted owls each year.

    As you know, the new administration already announced its plan to review the Trump administration rule that will remove protections from 3.4 million acres of the owls' habitat, but if we want the restored protections to make the greatest impact, we have to act fast.

    I urge you to swiftly reverse the rule and restore protections for spotted owls.

  • Tell President Biden to restore protections for wolves

    One of the Trump administration's final actions was to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List -- a premature move, given that these creatures number fewer than 6,000 in the lower 48 states.

    Decades of difficult conservation work brought wolves in the lower 48 back from the brink of elimination. But without endangered species protections, they could face extinction all over again.

    Let's make sure that doesn't happen. Tell President Biden: Restore endangered species protections for gray wolves.

  • Don't give oil and gas companies the green light to drill public lands

    We know that oil and gas drilling irreversibly damages our nation's beautiful wildlife and wild places. The Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands and oceans takes our country a step in the right direction.

    But when representatives in the U.S. House introduced legislation that would allow oil and gas drilling to continue on public lands, they moved us in the wrong direction on our path toward a clean energy future. In 2021, we know that we can power our lives with clean, renewable energy -- so we're urging our representatives to stand up in support of moratoriums and to put these bad bills to rest.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Restore spotted owl protections

    Northern spotted owls deserve Endangered Species Act protections, but instead of giving them the protections they need for survival, the Trump administration finalized a rule that strips the owls of 3.4 million acres of protected habitat.

    Spotted owls have already lost 70 percent of their habitat, and scientists estimate that in 10 to 30 years, they could lose all of their unprotected habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the power and the backing to overturn this rule, but we need the agency to act fast.

  • Tell Costco: Help save the boreal

    Costco, a major seller of toilet paper, has a chance to make a major difference in preventing widespread deforestation in the boreal forest. Tell Costco CEO Craig Jelinek: Help save North America's biggest and most vital forest by committing your company to only sell products made sustainably.

  • Protect America’s waterways

    From America's mighty rivers to its majestic lakes and bays, our waterways depend on wetlands and streams to keep them healthy and clean. Yet the Dirty Water Rule left more than half of our nation's wetlands -- as well as streams that help provide drinking water to millions of people -- without Clean Water Act protections. Add your name to call on the Biden administration to repeal the Dirty Water Rule and restore protections to all of America's waterways.

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  • Clean Water for America

    From America's mighty rivers to its majestic lakes and bays, our waterways depend on wetlands and streams to keep them healthy and clean. Yet the Trump administration's Dirty Water Rule stripped away Clean Water Act protections from more than half of our nation's wetlands -- as well as streams that help provide drinking water to millions of people.

    I urge you to repeal the Dirty Water Rule and restore protections to all of America's waterways.

  • Make our waters safe for swimming

    All of America's waterways should be safe for swimming and other recreation. Yet every year, billions of gallons of sewage and runoff pollution flow into our rivers, bays and beaches, putting our health and wildlife at risk. We can prevent this pollution by restoring nature's ability to absorb stormwater and by fixing failing treatment plants.

    We're urging Congress to dramatically increase water infrastructure funding so we can end sewage overflows and make all our waterways safe for swimming. Add your name.

  • Go Big on Offshore Wind

    To the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,

    America's offshore wind resources are vast and have the technical potential to meet our current electricity needs more than twice over. But as of 2021, there are only two offshore wind projects in the United States. One key obstacle is the federal permitting process for new projects, which is lengthy and subject to delays.

    In order to pick up the pace of offshore wind development, I urge BOEM to streamline the offshore wind permitting process to minimize delays and prioritize timely, responsible development of this abundant and reliable resource.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress to update and extend clean energy tax credits

    Our goal is a future powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and the sooner we get there, the sooner we'll reap the benefits of cleaner air, cleaner water and a more stable climate. Federal tax credits have been one of our best mechanisms for supporting renewable energy, but many of these credits will expire in the next year or two.

    We're calling on Congress to update and extend a suite of clean energy tax incentives through 2030 to keep renewable energy growing in America. Add your name today.

  • Protect our national monuments

    President Biden,

    From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, 15 American presidents have protected some of our most special places as national monuments. But the Trump administration shrank the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments and allowed commercial fishing within the boundaries of the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument.

    I urge you to reestablish the boundaries and protections for all three monuments.

    Sincerely,

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  • More Nature: 30 Percent by 2030

    The wild places we love and need are under siege from oil drilling, overfishing and other threats. That's why we want to set a national target of protecting 30 percent of our land and 30 percent of our ocean by 2030.

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Home to denning polar bears, caribou and migratory birds from all 50 states, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is one of the last truly wild places left on Earth. In 2017, the Trump administration opened the Arctic Refuge up to oil and gas drilling, which would harm the wildlife and further threaten our climate.

    We're urging Congress to undo the mandate that requires oil lease sales in the refuge and to give this rugged landscape the permanent protection it deserves. Add your name today.

  • Tell President Biden: Restore the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

    To slow the biodiversity crisis and mitigate climate change, we need to protect our country's oceans and marine life. The Obama administration's creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument represented an important step toward that goal.

    The Trump administration's decision to gut protections for this special place was a disastrous step backward for our country's conservation efforts. Opening this region to commercial fishing will harm endangered species, including whales, sea turtles and more.

    I urge you to restore protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the U.S. -- but its coastal plain is at risk of being destroyed by oil and gas projects.

    With a new Congress in session, environmental advocates like you have an opportunity to protect this special place from destruction. Tell your senators to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by closing it to all oil and gas projects.

  • Tell NOAA: Protect North Atlantic right whales

    Docket No. 201221-0351

    Right whales are majestic, important and too much at risk. This proposed rule does not do enough to protect right whales from fishing entanglements, which are a top threat for the critically endangered species.

    The proposed seasonal closures are too small and too short in duration. Additionally, weak rope -- another major tool used in the rule -- is not a proven, effective solution to preventing fatal or seriously-damaging entanglement events.

    NOAA should require larger and longer seasonal closures. The agency should also continue to research, test, develop and provide incentives for the fishing industry to adopt ropeless fishing technology.

    Right whales could go extinct if we do not protect the species now. I urge NOAA to do everything it can to protect these magnificent creatures.

  • Tell NOAA: Support the strongest proposed protections for "America's Great Barrier Reef"

    The Florida Reef -- one of the biggest in the world, and the only living barrier reef in the continental U.S. -- is in serious trouble. Scientists report that the once-vibrant reef has lost up to 90 percent of its original coral cover.

    Right now, officials are trying to decide what kind of protections the Florida Reef should enjoy for the next few years. As they choose from a range of options, we need to let them know: America is more beautiful and healthy with a vibrant, intact Florida Reef.

    Tell the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Recommend the strongest possible protections for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

  • Tell President Biden: Restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

    As an environmental advocate, I urge President Biden to swiftly restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which were splintered under the former administration. Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante are national treasures, home to stunning red-rock landscapes and 200 species of birds.

    These special places should not be jeopardized by mining. President Biden ought to return national monument status to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, prohibiting destructive development on 2 million acres surrounding the sites.

  • Tell Congress to keep bee-killing pesticides out of wildlife refuges

    Right now, bees can be poisoned in their safe havens: wildlife refuges. But there's legislation that can help. Tell your U.S. House representative to support the Protect Our Refuges Act and keep bee-killing pesticides out of wildlife refuges.

  • Tell Whole Foods Market: Planet Over Plastic

    In 2019, The Ocean Conservancy found that plastic food wrappers were the number one item of trash picked up on beaches worldwide. Single-use plastic packaging is a glaring example of a culture that prioritizes a moment's convenience over the long-term health of our oceans. We don't need it and, to protect wildlife and our ecosystems, we need to move beyond it.

    That's why we're calling on Whole Foods to make a bold, time-bound commitment to reduce its plastic footprint. Help us tell Whole Foods Market that it must put the "planet over plastic" by eliminating all single-use plastic packaging from its stores.

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support permanent protection for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge today.

  • Tell your governor: Support habitat for bees

    Bee populations are dying, and habitat loss is among the leading causes. As native vegetation is replaced by buildings, parking lots and roads, bees lose the food and nesting sites critical to their survival.

    The great thing about habitat is that small spaces can do wonders. Call on your governor to plant native vegetation and wildflowers along public lands.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give monarchs the protections they deserve

    With monarch populations falling between 80 and 99 percent over the past 40 years, these butterflies more than qualify for endangered species protections.

    The twin threats of climate change and habitat loss that are killing off monarchs aren't improving on their own. That's why it's critical that the species receive all the resources and protections that come with an endangered species listing.

    I urge you to protect monarchs with endangered species protections under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Tell Georgia's governor: Protect the Okefenokee Swamp

    The Okefenokee Swamp isn't just home to the largest wildlife refuge in the eastern United States. It's also home to hundreds of plant, reptile, bird and mammal species. And it needs our protection.

    The plan to build the dangerous Twin Pines Minerals titanium mine could yield catastrophic effects for the fragile ecosystem in the Okefenokee Swamp -- not to mention the threatened and endangered species that need the swamp to survive.

    Even though the federal government failed to protect these wetlands, you can and should step up and take action. I'm urging you to block the mine's development and protect the Okefenokee Swamp.

  • Call on your member of Congress to protect the Tongass

    The Tongass National Forest is one of the most unique and sacred forests in North America -- and it's under threat. Contact your representative today to support the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

  • No seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Docket No. FWS-R7-ES-2020-0129

    FXES111607MRG01-212-FF07CAMM00

    I oppose the proposal to perform seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is one of the last pristine wildernesses left on Earth, and the coastal plain is a vital habitat for endangered polar bears. Seismic surveys of the refuge have a 1 in 5 chance of injuring or killing denning polar bears -- an unacceptable risk for an endangered species that is already suffering from the effects of climate change.

    I strongly urge you to reject any plan to perform seismic surveys in the Arctic, for the sake of this amazing ecosystem and all the wildlife that depend on it.

  • First Things to Fix: Tell President-elect Biden to restore environmental protections on day one

    President-elect Biden,

    Over the past four years, many of the Trump administration's actions have put our public lands and waterways at risk, increased greenhouse gas emissions and worsened air quality. To begin to repair the damage, please take the following day one actions in five critical areas in order to restore important environmental and public health protections:

    1. Climate: Rejoin the Paris Agreement

    2. Clean Water: Set in motion a repeal of the Dirty Water Rule

    3. Clean Air: Strengthen federal fuel economy and emissions standards for vehicles and reaffirm California's authority to set stronger vehicle emissions standards

    4. Conservation: Withdraw the Trump administration's draft 5-year plan on offshore drilling

    5. Clean Energy: Restore smart energy efficiency policy by reinstating strong efficiency standards for consumer appliances and industrial equipment.

  • Protect our victory in the Arctic

    Docket ID: OCC-2020-0042

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is as beautiful as it is vast -- and it deserves our protection. I know that drilling in the refuge isn't worth endangering the hundreds of species -- caribou, polar bears, wolves, migratory birds and more -- that rely on this pristine place.

    And the six largest banks in the country agree. The refuge shouldn't be drilled, and our nation's banks shouldn't be forced to finance drilling there -- or anywhere -- if they refuse to do so. I urge you to withdraw the proposed rule forcing banks to finance dirty fossil fuels.

  • Protect our victory in the Arctic

    Docket ID: OCC-2020-0042

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is as beautiful as it is vast -- and it deserves our protection. I know that drilling in the refuge isn't worth endangering the hundreds of species -- caribou, polar bears, wolves, migratory birds and more -- that rely on this pristine place.

    And the six largest banks in the country agree. The refuge shouldn't be drilled, and our nation's banks shouldn't be forced to finance drilling there -- or anywhere -- if they refuse to do so. I urge you to withdraw the proposed rule forcing banks to finance dirty fossil fuels.

  • Tell your governor: Save the bees

    Our bees are in the midst of a crisis -- their populations are collapsing, and we need to take action.

    A bee-friendly future will require us to rethink our relationship with the natural world. And a great first step toward that future is banning the worst uses of bee-killing pesticides statewide.

    Tell your governor to take action.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Don't let companies freely kill birds

    Since 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act has provided critical protections for some of our nation’s most vulnerable birds. The act has even saved some birds from the brink of extinction.

    Businesses have long faced consequences when their practices kill scores of birds, and with 3 billions fewer birds in North American skies, it makes no sense to weaken this law. I strongly oppose the proposal to allow companies to “incidentally” kill birds with no consequences.

  • It's the Paris Agreement's fifth anniversary, and it's time for Congress to act

    This month is the fifth anniversary of the international Paris Agreement on climate. Governors and mayors have worked to meet our country's promise to cut planet-warming pollution, and President-elect Biden has promised we will rejoin. Now it's time for Congress to step and make sure we meet our goals.

  • Protect the Arctic from drilling

    Agency/Docket Number: 19X.LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain is 1.6 million acres, home to denning polar bears, caribou, wolves, muskox, migratory birds from all over the country, and countless other wildlife. Causing irreparable damage to this unique landscape just to drill a little more oil would be a national tragedy.

    There is no way to do massive, industrial-level oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Refuge without damaging vital habitat. Building roads and bringing in heavy equipment disfigures the landscape before the drilling even begins. Once ruined, the refuge cannot be restored. I urge you to protect the Arctic from drilling.

  • Save our oceans

    Ocean ecosystems are buckling under the strain of climate change: Scientists estimate that our oceans have absorbed 93 percent of the excess heat from global warming.

    The result: Oceans today are warmer, more acidic and less oxygen-rich. Critical habitats like reefs, mangroves and seagrass meadows are being devastated. Fish and wildlife populations are plummeting. And all of this has worsened the impact of the other stresses we're putting on our seas, like plastic pollution.

    There are two things we need to do to save our seas: act on climate change and protect ocean ecosystems from other harms. A new bill would do both, conserving vast swathes of ocean and promoting "blue carbon" habitats like kelp forests to absorb more global warming pollution.

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act today.

  • Act on Climate: Show Your Support for Rejoining the Paris Agreement

    President-elect Biden,

    On January 20, 2021, you have an opportunity to show the world that the U.S. is all in on tackling the climate crisis. We urge you to follow through on your pledge to rejoin the Paris Agreement on the first day of your administration.

    In 2015, the U.S. played a critical role in developing the landmark accord to tackle climate change, signed by nearly every nation. But in the last four years, the Trump administration abandoned it's duty to act on climate and in November 2020, fulfilled his campaign promise to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

    It is time that the U.S. establishes itself as a global leader on climate.

    There will be a lot of work to do moving forward, but rejoining the Paris Agreement will commit the U.S. to significant emissions reductions and would signal that the U.S. is serious about addressing climate change again.

  • Tell Exxon to Act on Climate

    Dear CEO Darren Woods,

    Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation. If we want to have any chance of avoiding the worst impacts of global warming, we need all hands on deck. That means the federal government, state governments and companies large and small in every industry need to take action.

    Other major oil companies, like Shell and BP, have joined the effort to tackle climate change by pledging to reduce their emissions to net-zero by 2050. These actions will have a major impact on global warming pollution.

    The science is clear: we have to reduce emissions. We urge Exxon to join the others and pledge to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: No clear-cutting in the boreal forest

    Shareholders of Procter & Gamble voted for a proposal asking the company to report on its efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in its supply chains, an amazing first step to protect the ancient boreal forest in Canada from clear-cutting. Now we need to make sure leadership follows through. Join us in urging Procter & Gamble to stop using virgin wood to create tissue products.

  • Tell Congress: Invest in clean water

    Each year, billions of gallons of sewage and stormwater runoff pollute our waterways with sickening pathogens. This pollution has worsened in recent years -- causing millions to become sick when exposed to this dirty water.

    Right now, the U.S. Senate has its best chance in a long time to fix our outdated, decaying water systems with an $11 billion investment. Join us in calling on them to take it.

  • Tell your governor to commit to all-electric public and school buses

    Dirty air is making us sick -- and diesel exhaust is partially to blame. Multiple studies suggest exposure to diesel exhaust can worsen asthma and cause cancer. To mitigate air pollution caused by diesel exhaust, we have to transition public buses and school buses to electric vehicles.

  • It's time to act on climate

    Congress is getting back to work this month to pass a budget and a COVID-19 relief bill -- and there's a chance that an extension of clean energy tax credits could come up for a vote.

    Those tax incentives would make a big difference by giving people and businesses who want to invest in wind and solar power greater certainty in 2021 and beyond. But it's far more likely to happen if your U.S. senators and representative hear from you.

    Tell your U.S. senators and representative to act on climate.

  • Add your name to support appliance efficiency standards and cutting energy waste in D.C.

    One of the easiest ways to reduce energy and water waste is to set higher efficiency standards for the appliances and plumbing fixtures in our households and businesses. Now, Washington D.C. has a chance to embrace this commonsense solution to climate change with Bill 23-0204.

    By 2025, the appliance standards proposed in Bill 23-0204 will:

    1. Save enough electricity annually to power 7,000 D.C. homes for a year

    2. Save enough water to meet the annual needs of 15,000 D.C. homes

    3. Reduce emissions equal to taking 5,400 cars off of the road for a year

    4. Save D.C. consumers and businesses $19 million annually

    I support updated appliance efficiency standards because they can be a key part of the puzzle in addressing climate change. I urge D.C. council members to do everything in their power to ensure that Bill 23-0204 is passed during this legislative session. We have the technology to create appliances without needlessly wasting water, energy and money, and we should use it.

  • Ask UPS to go the extra mile on EVs

    Earlier this year, UPS committed to purchasing 10,000 electric vehicles. Now imagine if all 125,000 iconic brown trucks were electric. Thank UPS for the commitment, and ask them to go the extra mile and make a plan to electrify the entire fleet.

  • Support stronger energy efficiency standards

    If we're going to build a cleaner, more sustainable society, we need to tap into the cleanest form of energy: The energy we don't use in the first place. I support standards that require appliances and other commonly used products and machinery to be more energy efficient, for the good of our communities and our planet.

  • Tell Chevron: Don't drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Chevron CEO Michael Wirth:

    There are some places too special, too ecologically important, too sacred to drill in. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of them.

    The coastal plain of the refuge is home to vulnerable denning polar bears, North America's largest caribou herd, and millions of migratory birds from all 50 states and 6 continents.

    Any drilling in this American jewel would be a national tragedy. I ask that you pledge not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    Sincerely,

  • Help put an end to offshore drilling

    The Oceans-Based Climate Solutions Act is comprehensive and ambitious legislation that seeks to leverage the ocean's potential in the fight against climate change, including by prohibiting the expansion of offshore oil drilling and exploration. Send a message to your Representative today and ask them to support the bill.

  • Tell Costco: Help save the Boreal

    Costco, a major seller of toilet paper, has a chance to make a major difference on preventing widespread deforestation in the boreal forest. Tell Costco CEO Craig Jelinek: Help save North America's biggest and most vital forest by committing your company to only sell products made sustainably.

  • Join One Million for 100% Renewable Energy

    With 100 percent renewable energy, we could power our society reliably without polluting our communities or leaving environmental devastation in our wake. But to make that vision a reality, we need to demonstrate the broad nationwide support for transitioning to a sustainable society. Add your voice and become one of One Million for 100% Renewable Energy to join a growing community of changemakers and take coordinated and strategic action to move our country and our planet to 100 percent.

  • Tell Bank of America: Don't fund drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Every major bank in the country has pledged not to invest in oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge -- except for Bank of America.

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last truly wild places we have left. We can't afford to lose this place to drilling, and neither can the more than 200 species of wildlife that call it home. That's why I'm urging you to join the ranks of every other major bank in the country and pledge not to invest in drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Tell Whole Foods Market: Planet Over Plastic

    In 2019, The Ocean Conservancy found that plastic food wrappers were the number one item of trash picked up on beaches worldwide. Single-use plastic packaging is a glaring example of a culture that prioritizes a moment's convenience over the long-term health of our oceans. We don't need it and, to protect wildlife and our ecosystems, we need to move beyond it.

    That's why we're calling on Whole Foods to make a bold, time-bound commitment to reduce its plastic footprint. Help us tell Whole Foods Market that it must put the 'planet over plastic' by eliminating all single-use plastic packaging from its stores.

  • Defend the Arctic from seismic exploration

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of our nation's treasures. It's our country's largest, most remote wildlife refuge and home to caribou, walrus, arctic wolves, foxes and birds from all 50 states. The Arctic Refuge also has the densest population of denning mother polar bears, and experts worry that human activity could drive mothers to abandon their dens and cubs. Seismic exploration could also injure, crush or kill denning polar bears who are hibernating under the surface.

    There are some places too special, too ecologically important, too sacred to drill in. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of them. I urge you not to allow seismic exploration in the Arctic Refuge to protect this unique place and its wildlife for generations to come.

  • Tell your governor: Invest in clean, electric school buses

    Electric school buses are ready to roll and they are cleaner, healthier, and cheaper for school districts to operate in the long-run. We shouldn't be sending our kids to school on buses that give them a daily dose of toxic pollution and make the climate crisis worse. Tell your governor to invest in electric school buses.

  • Tell NOAA: It's time to start restoring the Florida Keys

    The coral reefs, mangroves and marine life in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are experiencing unsustainable die-offs. There's plenty of threats -- climate change, disease, pollution and overfishing -- but there are only a few agencies with the power to make a difference.

    That's why we're calling on NOAA to act now. Help us tell NOAA that it must establish more marine zones and strengthen protections for the marine life that call the Keys home.

  • Show your support for phasing out super greenhouse gases

    Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are extraordinarily potent climate pollutants. Even small concentrations of HFCs in the atmosphere can significantly harm the planet. The good news is that there are less harmful alternatives. Curbing HFCs can bring climate relief quickly. Phasing down HFC use now can avoid an additional quarter to half degree Celsius of warming by 2100. That's huge. The U.S. Senate is considering phasing them out. Send a message to your Senators to show your support today.

  • More Nature: 30 Percent by 2030 Resolution

    The wild places we love and need are under siege from oil drilling, overfishing and other threats. That's why we want to set a national target of protecting 30 percent of our land and 30 percent of our ocean by 2030.

  • Tell your representative: Support "solar strong" legislation

    "Solar strong" legislation would support first responders and increase renewable energy by putting solar panels and battery backup systems on every fire station across the country. Tell your representative to support solar strong legislation today.

  • Tell your senators: Permanently ban offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic

    The president now favors a 10-year moratorium on offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. But 10 years isn't enough -- especially when there's two permanent bans on the table.

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed two bills that would permanently ban offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the entire Atlantic coastline. Now, it's up to us to urge our U.S. senators to support this ban to save marine life from the dangers of oil spills.

  • Tell your senators: Support a ban on bee-killing pesticides

    Bees are vital pollinators: They play an indispensable role in the health of ecosystems and our food supply. Losing them would have a devastating effect on the natural world and the health of some of our most important crops.

    But here in the U.S., pesticides are already wiping out bee colonies from coast to coast. Specifically, the widespread use of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics, for short) has been one of the key drivers of colony collapse in recent years.

    A new bill, the Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2020, would follow the lead of Canada and the European Union by banning neonics, along with other pesticides shown to threaten the health of kids and farmworkers. Tell your senators to support it today.

  • Tell the EPA: Weaker toxic wastewater standards put our drinking water at risk

    The Trump administration's latest rollback will make it easier for coal power plants to dump wastewater filled with heavy metal contaminants into our rivers and streams. This pollution can contaminate our drinking water, putting us at greater risk of health problems such as cancer and heart disease.

    Tell the EPA: Protect our drinking water for the sake of our health and our environment.

  • Don't remove gray wolves from the endangered species list

    Gray wolves were once nearly driven to extinction -- with only a few hundred left in the lower 48 states by the time they received endangered species protections in 1973.

    Right now, gray wolves only occupy 10 to 15 percent of their historical range. This critical species requires a national plan, if not a continental one, if we are to make sure its numbers continue to rise.

    I urge you to keep gray wolves protected under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Take the pledge for Energy Efficiency Day 2020

    The fastest and easiest way to protect the planet is to reduce the amount of energy we need by being more energy efficient. This means using less energy in our homes, building smarter and more efficiently, and improving appliance efficiency standards. It's a commonsense way to save energy, reduce water use and lower greenhouse gas emissions. I pledge to join the movement towards clean energy by reducing energy waste in my life.

  • Defend the Endangered Species Act

    We don't just want our most precious endangered species to survive. We want them to thrive. When it comes to protecting our nation's unique creatures, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the most successful conservation law in the books. From the bald eagle to the grizzly bear, we've seen time and time again that recovery for endangered species is entirely possible -- but only if we give them the protection they need.

    The proposal by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to change "critical habitat" classifications under the ESA would make it more difficult for these incredible species to recover and thrive. We must protect these creatures before they vanish from our world forever.

  • Help save the bees

    Dear California Department of Pesticide Regulation,

    Thank you for taking an important first step in limiting the dangers of neonicotinoids to pollinators. By taking action on neonics, the CDPR is contributing to protecting California's vital bee populations.

    I urge you to take additional measures to reaffirm California's position as a national leader on protecting bees from the impacts of deadly pesticides. I ask you to extend these regulations to include:

    1. Banning the consumer sale of neonicotinoids. Private citizens aren't typically aware of the impacts of neonicotinoids, and consequently over-apply the pesticides.

    2. Banning the pretreatment of seeds with neonicotinoids. Neonic coatings dissipate into soil and water, accumulating in our environment and posing a continual threat to nesting and foraging pollinators.

    Incorporating these additional measures to limit harmful pesticides will have a meaningful impact on bee survival.

    Sincerely,

  • Help put electric vehicle chargers in national parks

    Cars account for 60 percent of our transportation pollution. A zero-carbon transportation system means that every car on the road will need to run on clean, renewable energy by 2050. To get there, we need to build a nationwide network of charging stations so that charging across America is as convenient as finding a gas station is today.

    The Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act would install charging stations at national parks across the U.S., so road tripping in an electric car can bring you to amazing natural wonders without the tailpipe pollution that fuels climate change.

  • Help save the Tongass National Forest

    The Tongass National Forest is an ancient wonder. Its old-growth trees have stood for 800 years, and provided critical habitat for wildlife. But the Trump administration has now overturned federal protections for the wildest parts of the forest, opening it to logging and roadbuilding.

    We can still prevent the destruction of the Tongass. Send a message to your U.S. senators today in support of the Roadless Area Conservation Act, which will permanently protect 58.5 million acres of wilderness, including more than half of the Tongass National Forest, from logging.

  • Tell Chevron: Don't drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Dear Chevron,

    There are some places too special, too ecologically important, too sacred to drill in. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of them.

    The coastal plain of the refuge is home to vulnerable denning polar bears, North America's largest caribou herd and millions of migratory birds from all 50 states and 6 continents.

    Any drilling in this American jewel would be a national tragedy, and a risk to your reputation.

    I ask that you pledge not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Tell your governor to take bold climate action today

    Governors have extensive power to reduce greenhouse gases and put their states on a path to clean energy -- often with just a stroke of the pen. Call on your governor to use that power to implement climate solutions today.

  • Tell your governor to save the bees

    Baby bees are being poisoned by dangerous pesticides that cause irreversible brain damage.

    As adults, this impairs bees' ability to forage for food and defend their hives, which contributes to declines in bee populations.

    Tell your governor to ban the worst uses of bee-killing neonics.

  • Tell your senators: We need climate-conscious transportation solutions

    The climate crisis is here. And right now, when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, transportation is the biggest culprit.

    We need Congress to support policies that prioritize fixing and maintaining existing infrastructure before funding new projects, expand access to clean and efficient transit options, and put more electric vehicles on the road by building up charging stations.

    That's why we're calling on the Senate to include these policies in its transportation spending bill, currently under consideration.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect our air and our respiratory health from ozone pollution

    Subject: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0279

    I urge you to heed the recommendations of health experts and strengthen the existing protections on ozone pollution. Ozone exposure at current levels can cause inflammation of the airways, and a decrease in overall lung function. Air pollution, including ozone, is linked to health problems including respiratory illness, heart attack, stroke, cancer and mental health problems.

    We need stronger standards so that we can save lives and breathe clean, healthy air. That's why I'm calling on the EPA to strengthen ozone standards.

    Sincerely,

  • Let's a put solar panels on all new homes

    Every roof built without a solar panel is a missed opportunity. I support a solar homes policy in my state to install all new homes with solar panels, for healthier communities, cleaner air and a liveable planet for generations to come.

  • Tell Congress: Protect our oceans

    Rising ocean temperatures and other human impacts could doom entire marine ecosystems. The science is clear: Setting aside a certain percentage of our oceans as a sanctuary from drilling, fishing and other activities is a critical step towards addressing the extinction and biodiversity crises that threaten our oceans.

    The Thirty by Thirty Resolution to Save Nature would establish a nationwide goal of conserving 30 percent of the United States' land and oceans by 2030 to keep nature, and the climate, from its tipping point. Tell your U.S. representative to support the resolution today.

  • Call on your representative to ensure our drinking water is lead-free

    Lead is still getting in the drinking water of thousands of communities across America. That's why we need Congress to pass the Get the Lead Out Act, which sets a 10-year deadline for replacing lead service lines.

  • Help give bees a chance

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell your state legislators to restrict bee-killing pesticides.

  • We must block the Trump administration's methane rule

    The Trump administration just implemented a rule that lets oil and gas companies freely leak methane without reporting or repairing the leaks. What's worse: Methane leaks are one of the biggest contributors to global warming.

    We're calling on senators to block this dangerous rule before it can inflict irreversible harm to our climate. Will you join us?

  • Tell your representative: Support "solar strong" legislation

    "Solar strong" legislation would support first responders and boost renewable energy by requiring solar and battery backup systems on every fire station across the country. Tell your representative to support it.

  • Submit your comment: Protect endangered species from a dangerous new rule

    Docket No. NOAA_FRDOC_0001-5578

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

    The Trump administration's proposed change to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would narrow the very meaning of "habitat" and have a disastrous effect on the very species the Act was created to protect.

    The new definition would make it harder to save vulnerable wildlife under the ESA through the restoration of historical habitat. At a time when species are dying off at an unprecedented rate, it simply makes no sense to weaken a law that has a 99 percent success rate in preventing the extinction of listed wildlife.

    I urge you to reject this proposed rule, and to let the ESA continue protecting the natural world.

    Sincerely,

  • Submit your comment to the Department of Energy: Don't go backwards on water and energy-saving standards for showerheads

    Now is not the time to go backwards on standards that reduce emissions and cut back on needless water and energy waste. I urge you to protect consumers and our planet by maintaining showerhead efficiency standards.

  • Tell Congress: Block oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico

    Right now, Congress has a chance to block new offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and protect a huge swath of our coast from disruptive exploration and the threat of a catastrophic spill.

    Take action to protect our oceans: Tell your senators to support a moratorium on new offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf.

  • Tell the U.S. Senate: Support the Moving Forward Act

    The Moving Forward Act will help us combat climate change by taking on our country's largest contributor of global warming pollution emissions: the transportation sector.

    We can't solve global warming without changing how Americans get around. Tell the Senate to support the Moving Forward Act.

  • Protect our biggest ocean monument

    Hawaii's Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is a national treasure. Established under the Bush administration and expanded by President Obama, it's one of the largest marine protected areas in the world, a priceless sanctuary to 7,000 species of marine creatures. A quarter of the wildlife it protects are unique to the Hawaiian Islands.

    But industry wants to open it to large-scale fishing, which would be disastrous for the monument's rich biodiversity and the sensitive species recovering in its critical habitat.

    Send a message to your senators telling them to protect this incredible place.

  • Tell the EPA: Incorporate climate science into flood planning at toxic Superfund sites

    More than 800 toxic Superfund sites in the U.S. could flood due to rising sea levels over the next 20 years and expose local communities to chemical contamination. But under the leadership of the Trump administration, the EPA isn't considering climate science when assessing and planning for flood risks in these hazardous areas. This means we're dangerously unprepared for floods and the havoc they could wreak on our communities.

    It is the EPA's responsibility to keep these hazardous sites from putting our health at risk. Tell EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler: Incorporate climate science into flood planning for toxic Superfund sites.

  • Save Our Orcas

    The population of Southern Resident orcas, a species of whales that lives off the West Coast, has dwindled to about 70 whales. A lack of Chinook salmon -- their food source -- is a primary factor in their decline. If we don't act now, our orcas could go extinct. That's why we're calling on our elected officials to develop a comprehensive plan to restore salmon and save our orcas.

  • Tell the U.S. Senate: Support the Moving Forward Act

    The Moving Forward Act will help us combat climate change by taking on our country's largest contributor of global warming pollution emissions: the transportation sector.

    We can't solve global warming without changing how Americans get around. Tell the Senate to support the Moving Forward Act.

  • Stop Arctic drilling to save polar bears

    The polar bears of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are facing threats from all directions. Global warming is melting the sea ice they need to hunt -- and now, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is planning devastating oil and gas exploration on land where they den.

    Call on the Department of the Interior (DOI) to abandon its harmful and short-sighted plan to drill for oil in the priceless Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Share your experiences taking action for 100 percent renewable energy!

    Have you taken action with your community to lead the transition to a renewable energy society? Whatever actions you've taken -- big or small -- we want to hear about them. Share your experience with us in the form below.

    We may choose to share these experiences with other members or on social media, but we won't share any of your contact information.

  • Tell your representative to support the SAVE Right Whales Act

    The first North Atlantic right whale calf of the 2019/2020 calving season is already dead -- a terrible blow to the 400 remaining right whales.

    The SAVE Right Whales Act is critical legislation drafted to protect this critically endangered species from fatal vessel strikes and fishing line entanglement.

    By calling on our representatives to support the SAVE Right Whales Act, we can take steps toward saving North Atlantic right whales from extinction.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: List monarch butterflies as endangered

    Monarch butterflies are important pollinators, but their population and habitat are being destroyed as a result of human activity and climate change. In the past year alone, the eastern monarch population has declined by a whopping 53 percent.

    If we act now, we can save these beautiful creatures by giving them the federal protection they need. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the monarch butterfly as endangered under the Endangered Species Act today.

  • Join One Million for 100% Renewable Energy

    With 100 percent renewable energy, we could power our society reliably without polluting our communities or leaving environmental devastation in our wake. But to make that vision a reality, we need to demonstrate the broad nationwide support for transitioning to a sustainable society.

    Add your voice and become one of One Million for 100% Renewable Energy to join a growing community of changemakers and take coordinated and strategic action to move our country and our planet to 100 percent.

  • Tell your representative to save the bees

    Bees had their worst summer on record, with beekeepers losing 43 percent of their hives in 2019.

    They're dying off due to multiple threats, including climate change, habitat loss, disease -- as well as the use of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids.

    Tell your state representative to ban the worst uses of bee-killing pesticides today.

  • Tell the Senate: Get the lead out

    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a major funding measure to get lead -- a known neurotoxin -- out of drinking water. Now, we need the Senate to pass the measure too.

  • Our beaches should be safe for swimming

    Each year, swimmers in the U.S. suffer from an estimated 57 million cases of waterborne illness. Stormwater runoff and sewage overflows are contaminating our beaches and putting swimmers' health at risk.

    We're calling on your senators to take action to fix outdated sewage systems and to prevent water pollution by investing in natural, green water infrastructure. Will you join us?

  • Our beaches should be safe for swimming

    Each year, swimmers in the U.S. suffer from an estimated 57 million cases of waterborne illness. Stormwater runoff and sewage overflows are contaminating our beaches and putting swimmers' health at risk.

    We're calling on our senators to take action to fix outdated sewage systems and to prevent water pollution by investing in natural, green water infrastructure. Will you join us?

  • It's time to repeal one of our nation's worst energy laws

    HB6 has been called one of the worst energy policies in the country -- and now it's subject to corruption charges too. Let your representatives know that Ohioans care about clean energy, and it's time to repeal HB6.

  • Tell the Congress: No rocket fuel chemicals in drinking water

    A chemical that is commonly used in matches, fireworks, rocket propellants and signal flares has no business being in the water our children drink.

  • Tell Congress: Stop this reckless attempt to fast-track mining, pipelines and other destructive projects

    The Trump administration has moved to allow pipelines, mines and other destructive projects to skip environmental review and public input. Join us in calling on Congress to block this reckless order.

  • Call on President Trump to sign the Great American Outdoors Act

    Congress just passed the Great American Outdoors Act, which would permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Now, the bill is in President Trump's hands.

    Join Environment America and thousands of supporters like you in calling on President Trump to sign the Great American Outdoors Act into law. By raising our voices, we can demonstrate to the White House widespread support for our nation's best conservation tool.

  • Tell Congress: Protect our air from soot pollution

    As early as this week, Congress will be voting on measures that could improve our air quality. To make dirty air a thing of the past, join Environment America in calling on your representatives to support strengthening soot protections.

  • Protect our beaches

    Across the country, pollution is closing beaches and putting swimmers at risk of getting sick -- due in large part to stormwater runoff and sewage overflows. Tell Congress to protect our beaches by investing in water infrastructure that prevents this pollution.

  • Take action: No drilling near Chaco Canyon

    Docket number: 2020-04111

    Chaco Canyon is one of the most important cultural sites in the National Park System. It's also an International Dark Sky Park -- beloved by stargazers for its pristine dark skies full of constellations -- and a sanctuary for elk, bobcats, badgers, bats, lizards and other desert wildlife that thrive in the dark and away from development.

    More than 91 percent of the federal land around Chaco is already leased to oil and gas operations. And the development has already taken a toll on the health of the land and surrounding communities. So much methane has been released as a result of these operations that a methane cloud the size of Delaware looms overhead.

    We can't allow even more drilling on the doorstep of this priceless place. I oppose plans to expand drilling closer to Chaco Canyon, and urge the Bureau of Land Management to adopt a moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal land within 10 miles of the park.

  • Tell Congress: Stop this reckless attempt to fast track mining, pipelines and other destructive projects

    The Trump administration has signed an executive order that will allow pipelines, mines and other destructive projects to skip environmental review and public input. Join us in calling on Congress to block this reckless order.

  • It's time to ban polystyrene foam in your state

    Polystyrene foam -- what most of us call styrofoam -- is a particularly destructive form of plastic pollution. It's time to put wildlife over waste and ban this harmful product. Send a message to your governor urging them to support a ban on polystyrene foam in your state.

  • Choose wildlife over waste

    Each year, Americans throw away millions of foam cups and take-out containers. Too often, this pollution ends up in our waterways, and eventually the ocean, where it can harm or even kill birds and marine animals such as turtles and whales.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years. Tell your legislators to support a ban on one of the worst types of plastic pollution: polystyrene foam cups and containers.

  • Tell your senators: Pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

    The U.S. Senate has a chance to permanently protect more than 1 million acres of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon from toxic uranium mining.

  • Tell Congress: Support America's public lands

    The U.S. Senate just passed the Great American Outdoors Act to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which helps to preserve public lands and protect recreation areas. Now, it's the U.S. House of Representatives' turn. Call on your representative to support the Great American Outdoors Act today.

  • Tell Congress: Support America's public lands

    The U.S. Senate just passed the Great American Outdoors Act. This bill fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which preserves public lands and enhances recreation areas. Now, it's the U.S. House's turn. Call on your representative to support the Great American Outdoors Act today.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Keep the Tongass wild

    The Tongass National Forest is the world's largest remaining intact temperate rainforest, and it's home to more bears than people, as well as the largest concentration of nesting bald eagles in the world. All of this is at risk if roadbuilding, logging and mining invade the forest.

    Tell Congress to support the Roadless Area Conservation Act to keep the Tongass wild.

  • More Nature: 30 Percent by 2030 Resolution

    The wild places we love and need are under siege from oil drilling, overfishing and other threats. That's why we want to set a national target of protecting 30 percent of our land and 30 percent of our ocean by 2030.

  • Call on your U.S. representatives to take action on plastic pollution

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our lakes, rivers and oceans for hundreds of years. Urge your federal representatives to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, which would ban the worst single-use plastics and place a moratorium on new plastic-producing facilities.

  • Tell Congress to support these vital clean energy programs

    Renewable energy is at a critical moment. To build a sustainable society and leave dirty, dangerous fossil fuels in the past, we need to expand and update clean energy tax incentives. Join us in asking Congress to go big on clean energy for a brighter, healthier future.

  • Tell Congress: Protect the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

    President Trump is rolling back protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. We need to stand up to protect this ocean treasure.

  • Protect the Chumash ocean sanctuary

    Docket Number: NOAA-NOS-2020-0063

    The coastal waters included in the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) are a priceless ocean wonder. There's so much in this area that must be protected for generations to come. The proposed sanctuary is home to rich cultural and historical sites. It also protects rare and endangered wildlife, like sea otters. And it features lovely stretches of beach that families can enjoy together. I strongly urge you to extend the Chumash sanctuary nomination for another five years.

  • Tell the U.S. Senate: Support the Great American Outdoors Act

    Our best program to help create and maintain so many of our beloved outdoor spaces is consistently underfunded. That's why we're calling for the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act.

  • Add your voice to defend solar rights

    Over 2.2 million families and 100,000 businesses have already invested tens of billions of their own dollars in energy independence. The petition recently filed by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) would allow a federal takeover of my solar rights. For almost forty years, states have appropriately had jurisdiction over solar rights. I urge you not to take up this petition and let states make their own energy choices.

    Local solar helps everyone save by reducing transmission costs, providing local peak energy resources, bolstering grid resilience, and more. We cannot afford to lose those savings now, during a global financial crisis, or in the future. I support my state's right to implement local clean energy policies, and I urge you not to take up the New England Ratepayers Association's petition to hand over this right and endanger important energy policies across the country.

  • Support stronger energy efficiency standards

    If we're going to build a cleaner, more sustainable society, we need to tap into the cleanest form of energy: The energy we don't use in the first place. I support standards that require appliances and other commonly used products and machinery to be more energy efficient, for the good of our communities and our planet.

  • Tell Congress: No bailout for plastic polluters

    Every year, we produce more than 300 million tons of plastic waste -- roughly 80 percent of which accumulates in landfills and our environment. Our taxpayer dollars shouldn't go toward encouraging the production of plastic waste. Call on Congress to oppose a bailout for the plastics industry.

  • Tell your governor: Enforce environmental protections

    Under a new Trump administration policy, the Environmental Protection Agency is no longer enforcing key environmental protections -- which is bad news for our air, water and health. Tell your governor to enforce these protections in your state.

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: Protect the Boreal Forest

    Dear CEO David Taylor,

    The Canadian boreal forest stores tons of carbon to help prevent climate change, and provides a home to irreplaceable wildlife -- but tree harvest for tissue production is contributing to the destruction of this precious ecosystem.

    The boreal is too important to destroy, especially since less damaging alternatives to virgin wood fiber are available. I strongly urge you to use forest-free materials such as post-consumer recycled paper, bamboo, and wheat straw in your tissue products, and to ensure that 50% of your tissue materials are forest-free.

  • Tell Congress: Repeal the Dirty Water Rule

    The Dirty Water Rule wipes out protections for wetlands, streams and headwaters that provide drinking water for millions of Americans -- and it's even opposed by the EPA's own science advisers.

    Tell Congress to repeal the Dirty Water Rule.

  • Tell the Bureau of Land Management: Protect our lands from drilling

    At a time when we need more nature, more beauty in our lives, the Interior Department is considering more than 230 nominations for oil and gas leases -- covering more than 150,000 acres in southern Utah -- that would bring drilling operations within mere miles of some of the nation's most precious protected areas.

    If oil and gas drilling is permitted here, industrial lighting and methane flaring would interrupt the expansive, star-filled night sky that the parks are known for. The pristine air quality and hundred-mile views would be disrupted. The stillness of the landscape would forever vanish.

    We can't let them trade these precious lands for a little more oil. Tell the BLM to protect these lands from drilling and reject the proposals for nominations of lease sales on parcels just outside of our national parks.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect our air and our respiratory health from deadly soot pollution

    Days after a Harvard study found that soot pollution increases the risk of death from COVID-19, the Trump administration ignored its own experts and decided not to rein in this deadly pollutant. Submit a public comment today calling on the EPA to protect our air.

  • Tell the EPA: Ban the worst uses of bee-killing pesticides

    Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844-1608

    Bumblebees are in trouble. In a new study, scientists found that baby bumblebees' brain functions are impaired by food contaminated with neonicotinoids.

    This is just the latest research documenting a link between neonicotinoids and colony collapse. To protect our most important pollinators, I urge you to ban the worst uses of all neonicotinoids, including all yard, garden and landscaping uses of neonicotinoids and the use of neonicotinoid-coated seeds in any setting.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: The EPA must enforce key environmental protections

    President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is no longer going to enforce key environmental protections. Congress must exercise its oversight authority to ensure the EPA resumes protecting our air and water.

  • Make our country safe for monarch butterflies

    Monarch butterflies, easily recognized by their orange and black wings, are a keystone species known for their remarkable migration up and down North America. But since 1990, about 970 million monarchs have vanished from the skies they once majestically traveled from Mexico to the United States and Canada each spring.

    Planting milkweed on public lands -- along highways, in wildlife refuges, on public campuses and more -- is a concrete action we can take right now to support monarch butterflies.

    Tell the governor to make our state monarch-friendly by planting milkweed and nectar plants on state lands.

  • Tell Interior Secretary David Bernhardt: Don't bail out the oil and gas industry

    So far, the Interior Department has said it will not reward blanket royalty releases to the entire oil and gas industry, but individual companies are able to apply for royalty relief on a case-by-case basis. We need to make sure the Interior Department holds strong and opposes all royalty relief.

    We shouldn't be bailing out the fossil fuel industry to drill on public lands -- we should be turning to clean, green renewable energy. Tell Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to continue to oppose oil and gas royalty cuts.

  • Tell the Bureau of Land Management: Protect our lands from drilling

    At a time when we need more nature, more beauty in our lives, the Interior Department is considering more than 230 nominations for oil and gas leases -- covering more than 150,000 acres in southern Utah -- that would bring drilling operations within mere miles of some of the nation's most precious protected areas.

    If oil and gas drilling is permitted here, industrial lighting and methane flaring would interrupt the expansive, star-filled night sky that the parks are known for. The pristine air quality and hundred-mile views would be disrupted. The stillness of the landscape would forever vanish.

    We can't let them trade these precious lands for a little more oil. Tell the BLM to protect these lands from drilling and reject the proposals for nominations of lease sales on parcels just outside of our national parks.

  • Support our public lands

    Whether it's our local parks, hiking trails, state parks, national forests or national parks, America's public lands are beautiful and make our lives richer.

    Sheltering in place has reminded so many of us that these places are irreplaceable and that we need to invest in them.

    Please urge Congress to do all it can to support America's outdoor landscape.

  • Stand up for science

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    The EPA's proposed rule would require the agency to look only at studies where the underlying data is publicly available, effectively blocking the use of long-standing, landmark studies on the harmful effects of air pollution and pesticide exposure -- which often involve confidential personal or medical histories or proprietary information. These restrictions would make it harder for the EPA to protect Americans from toxic chemicals, air pollution, drinking water pollution, and other health risks. I strongly urge you to reject this rule.

  • Tell the EPA: Ban the worst uses of bee-killing pesticides

    Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844-1608

    Bumblebees are in trouble. In a new study, scientists found that baby bumblebees' brain functions are impaired by food contaminated with neonicotinoids.

    This is just the latest research documenting a link between neonicotinoids and colony collapse. To protect our most important pollinators, I urge you to ban the worst uses of all neonicotinoids, including all yard, garden and landscaping uses of neonicotinoids and the use of neonicotinoid-coated seeds in any setting.

    Sincerely,

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  • Tell Congress: The EPA must enforce key environmental protections

    President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is no longer going to enforce our nation's key environmental protections. Congress must exercise its oversight authority to ensure the EPA resumes protecting our air and water.

  • Tell BlackRock: Stand up for climate action

    BlackRock CEO Larry Fink,

    I applaud your calls for investor action to combat climate change, but I urge you to make sure that sentiment translates to action. In 2019, BlackRock only supported 11.5 percent of shareholder resolutions on climate change, lagging behind its peers and falling short of your stated commitment to confronting the climate crisis. As the nation's largest investment management company, BlackRock can help lead a shift toward business practices that don't harm the climate. I urge you to use that power.

  • Participate in our Nifty 50 Activities

    We hope you enjoyed our guide for 50 environmental activities kids can do at home, and we'd love to hear your stories! Share your stories and pictures of what your family did below, along with any more ideas for fun environmental activities:

  • Help give bees a chance

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell your state Legislature to restrict bee-killing pesticides.

  • Fund our nation's best conservation and recreation program

    This would reverse the Trump administration's recent proposal to wipe out almost all funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) -- but the president has since tweeted his support, and there's growing momentum in Congress.

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) funds thousands of amazing places across the country, from national treasures like the Grand Canyon to beloved local ballfields and parks. We need to tell Congress to fully fund this vital conservation program now.

  • Take a stand against strip mining in the Cumberland Plateau

    We can't open thousands of acres of unique mountaintops to coal strip mining -- especially when we should be shifting toward clean, renewable energy instead. Take a stand against destructive coal mining practices along the protected ridgelines of the Cumberland Plateau.

  • Stop this bailout of dirty fracking companies

    Fracking is dirty and dangerous -- but the Trump administration is preparing to deliver fracking companies a massive taxpayer bailout, and use the coronavirus as its excuse. Our taxpayer dollars shouldn't fuel fracking that harms our communities. Call on Congress to block this bailout.

  • Save the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act has been the cornerstone of bird conservation in our country for a century. It is the strongest tool we have to protect birds at a time when bird populations are plummeting across North America. I support a strong Migratory Bird Treaty Act that holds companies accountable for incidental take of birds.

  • Put wildlife over waste in our country

    Each year, Americans throw away millions of foam cups and take-out containers. Too often, this pollution ends up in our waterways, and eventually the ocean, where it can harm or even kill birds and marine animals such as turtles and whales.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years. Tell your legislators to support a ban on one of the worst types of plastic pollution: polystyrene foam cups and containers.

  • Submit your comment to support the Transportation and Climate Initiative

    The Transportation and Climate Initiative is an opportunity for our state to reduce fossil fuel emissions and invest in clean transportation, like electric cars and buses, charging infrastructure, sidewalks/bike lanes, and regional rail.

    I urge you to move forward with TCI and require that the revenue generated by the program is used to expand clean transportation. There are simply too many cars on the road contributing to our warming climate, not to mention our asthma rates and traffic congestion problems.

    In particular, I'd like TCI funds to go towards zero-emission electric buses, EV charging infrastructure, expanded and improved bike lanes and regional rail, as well as tax rebates toward private EV ownership.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your governor to support electric bus funding

    Transitioning to electric buses is a concrete step we can take toward tackling the largest source of climate-changing pollution: transportation. Cities around the country are replacing their dirty diesel fleets with electric buses -- it's time for our state to do the same.

  • Send a message to save the Boundary Waters

    Minnesota's Boundary Waters is a pristine forest paradise -- but toxic mining pollution could destroy it forever. Luckily, this legislation will permanently ban destructive copper sulfide ore mining in the Boundary Waters ecosystem. Tell your U.S. representative to support the Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act.

  • Tell Congress: Pass the Extinction Prevention Act

    Dear Representative and Senators,

    We're losing species at an alarming rate, and scientists warn we're nearing another mass extinction. But President Trump has rolled back vital protections for threatened species -- and weakened the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

    The ESA has a 99 percent success rate saving species from extinction. I urge you to pass the Extinction Prevention Act to restore the ESA.

  • Tell Congress: It's time to move our country beyond plastic

    New legislation contains sweeping measures to protect waterways and wildlife from plastic waste -- including banning the worst single-use plastics and placing a moratorium on new plastic-producing facilities. Urge your federal representatives to support this bill today.

  • Urge Costco to help stop the destruction of Canada's boreal forest

    Canada's boreal forest is the world's largest intact forest ecosystem -- but it's shrinking fast as we chop down a million acres of ancient trees per year to make throwaway tissue products such as toilet paper and paper towels. Costco can help stop the destruction by only selling tissue products made from recycled materials. I urge Costco to 1) make its Kirkland Signature tissue products from at least 50 percent recycled materials, and 2) refuse to sell other brands of tissue products until they implement the same change.

  • Fund our nation's best conservation and recreation program

    The Trump administration's proposed budget just wiped out almost all of the funding for our country's greatest conservation and recreation program.

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) funds thousands of amazing places across the country, from national treasures like the Grand Canyon to beloved local ballfields and parks. We need to tell Congress to fully fund this vital conservation program now.

  • Your voice can make waves for clean water

    A resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning rollbacks to the Clean Water Act that make our water less safe. Call on your representative to support this resolution and protect U.S. waterways.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Protect our oceans

    Marine life is suffering, ocean temperatures are rising, we're losing entire marine ecosystems: Our oceans need help.

    A new resolution that emphasizes the importance of conservation is the start to saving our oceans.

    The Thirty by Thirty Resolution to Save Nature would establish a nationwide goal of conserving 30 percent of the United States' land and oceans by 2030, to keep nature, and the climate, from its tipping point. Tell your U.S. senators to support the resolution today.

  • Call on your U.S. representative to stand up for clean water by supporting a moratorium on factory farms

    Huge volumes of manure from factory farms are winding up in our waterways, leading to fish kills, dead zones and toxic algae. With our waterways and wildlife at risk, it's critical that Congress halt the expansion of these polluting facilities.

  • Protect Communities from Explosive Gas Trains

    Re: Docket Number PHMSA-2018-0025 (HM-264)

    As a concerned citizen, I'm writing to oppose your proposal to open the door and allow the transportation of dangerous liquified natural gas (LNG) by rail. Shipping explosive gas through our neighborhoods and densely populated communities is a disaster waiting to happen. This proposal is reckless and exposes people and the environment to a greater potential for harm.

    Instead, America needs to get off of dangerous and dirty fossil fuels as soon as possible to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S senators: speak up for the clean car standards

    Transportation is the largest source of global warming pollution in America. Reducing emissions from cars and trucks is critical, but President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler are weakening the federal Clean Car Standards. It's a dangerous plan that goes against the will and well-being of the American people, increases air pollution in our communities and will lead to even more dire impacts from climate change.

    Tell your senators to stand up to the Trump administration and support strong clean car standards.

  • Stand up for our country's land

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of our country's greatest conservation programs, yet until it was put at risk, most Americans had never heard of it. LWCF has protected 2.37 million acres of land across the country, but it won't be effective if it's underfunded. Tell your governor to call for LWCF to be fully funded.

  • Tell the White House Council on Environmental Quality: Don't weaken NEPA

    Docket ID No. CEQ-2019-0003

    I oppose this update to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These protections serve as a key tool for assuring the federal government acts as a responsible trustee for future generations. Without them, our environment will be at risk of lasting damage because our government will no longer have to look before it leaps. NEPA is good policy, and it's wrong to weaken it.

  • Tell Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to stop seismic blasting from harming marine wildlife

    Seismic blasting will have detrimental effects on thousands of dolphins, whales, turtles and more off of the Atlantic Coast -- particularly the North Atlantic right whales, one of the world's most endangered species. Tell Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to prevent this disruptive practice from invading the Atlantic.

  • Tell the EPA: Get the lead out of drinking water

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    I am writing to urge the EPA to require the replacement of all lead service lines in the next 10 years or less, as part of the agency's update to the Lead and Copper Rule.

    Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can have permanent, lifelong negative health impacts, especially in children. And yet, we have an estimated 6 to 10 million pipes made of lead that bring water into our homes. These lead service lines are a huge source of contamination of our drinking water.

    That is why experts have been calling for the full replacement of these toxic pipes as soon as possible.

    After decades of delay, this update of the Lead and Copper Rule is the EPA's historic opportunity to "get the lead out" and keep our drinking water safe. Please order the replacement of all lead service lines as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,

  • Join One Million for 100% Renewable Energy

    With 100 percent renewable energy, we could power our society reliably without polluting our communities or leaving environmental devastation in our wake. But to make that vision a reality, we need to demonstrate the broad nationwide support for transitioning to a sustainable society. Add your voice and become one of One Million for 100% Renewable Energy to join a growing community of changemakers and take coordinated and strategic action to move our country and our planet to 100 percent.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals

    A bipartisan bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals has passed the House. Now it's the Senate's turn to act.

  • Tell your state attorney general to protect Arctic wildlife

    Dear Attorney General,

    If there's anywhere in the world that should be safe for wildlife, you'd expect it to be our wildlife refuges.

    But in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the wildlife that rely on it are in danger as the Trump administration moves to open the land to oil drilling. Wildlife refuges should be just that -- areas where animals can roam free, protected from human threats. If the Trump administration is successful in opening the coastal plain to oil drilling, there could be irreversible damage for the populations of birds, bears and caribou that depend on the refuge.

    I urge you to sue the Trump administration if it moves forward with it's reckless, slapdash proposal to open the entirety of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain to drilling.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Clean up Superfund sites

    The Trump administration has caused the biggest backlog of unfunded Superfund projects in the last 15 years -- almost three times as many that were stalled during the previous administration.

    Projects to clean up sites such as abandoned mines discharging heavy metals and arsenic, and a defunct dry cleaner spewing toxic solvents are ready to go, except for their funding.

    Tell EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler: Clean up toxic Superfund sites.

  • Thank your U.S. House representative for acting on climate

    The 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 sets a nationwide goal of reaching net zero climate pollution by 2050, and directs all federal agencies to make a plan to reach that target. That means replacing dirty energy with clean sources like solar and wind in all parts of our economy, including manufacturing, transportation, and power plants.

    The 165 representatives who signed on to this bill have demonstrated that they understand the gravity and urgency of climate change. Thank your U.S. House representative for standing up for clean energy and a stable climate.

  • Tell your legislators: Put wildlife over waste

    Each year, Americans throw away millions of foam cups and take-out boxes. Too often, this pollution ends up in the ocean, where it can harm or even kill birds and marine animals such as turtles and whales.

    Keeping our drinks hot or cold isn't worth polluting our environment for hundreds of years. Tell your legislators to support a ban on foam cups and boxes made of polystyrene to reduce pollution in our oceans and protect wildlife.

  • Add your name: Ask NOAA to protect the Florida Keys

    Re: Docket Number NOAA-NOS-2019-0094

    The Florida Keys are home to amazing marine life. From coral gardens and seagrass meadows to mangroves and sandbars, the unique habitats protected by the Sanctuary are home to some of our most treasured and endangered marine animals. Restoring these habitats to health will be crucial to helping dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and other animals survive and thrive in an ocean threatened by climate change.

    That's why I urge you to take action to protect the largest number of habitats in the Florida Keys and the largest amount of our ocean and ocean life. By creating more marine zones in the Sanctuary and taking the most protective measures necessary, we can ensure the long-lasting survival of these amazing habitats and their marine life.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action to stop PFAS from poisoning our water

    Nobody should have to drink water contaminated with toxic chemicals. Tell the EPA to ban further use of PFAS chemicals until and unless any specific one is proven safe.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell your U.S. representative: Protect our drinking water from poisonous PFAS chemicals

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals.

  • Tell the Bureau of Land Management: No highways through conservation land

    We have until Jan. 6 to oppose a highway proposal that would pave over protected land and threaten the vulnerable Mojave desert tortoise. Submit your public comment today.

  • Help give bees a chance

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell your state Legislature to restrict bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell your congressperson: Oppose pipeline through Appalachian Trail

    Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based power giant, wants to build a pipeline across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The pipeline would carry more than a billion cubic feet of fracked gas every day.

    In order to move forward with construction, Dominion Energy needs Congress to change federal law that has prohibited pipelines from crossing national park land for almost 50 years.

    Email your member of Congress today and ask them to oppose this effort.

  • Join the call for state-level climate action

    President Trump has begun the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. Tell your governor we need their climate leadership now more than ever.

  • Tell the U.S. Senate: Pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to protect the Grand Canyon, and now it's the Senate's turn. The Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act would permanently protect more than 1 million acres of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon from toxic uranium mining.

  • Tell the EPA: Get the lead out of drinking water

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    I am writing to urge the EPA to require the replacement of all lead service lines in the next 10 years or less, as part of the agency's update to the Lead and Copper Rule.

    Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can have permanent, lifelong negative health impacts, especially in children. And yet, we have an estimated 6 to 10 million pipes made of lead that bring water into our homes. These lead service lines are a huge source of contamination of our drinking water.

    That is why experts have been calling for the full replacement of these toxic pipes as soon as possible.

    After decades of delay, this update of the Lead and Copper Rule is the EPA's historic opportunity to "get the lead out" and keep our drinking water safe. Please order the replacement of all lead service lines as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Act on plastic pollution

    Every day, people are throwing away tons of single-use cups, containers and other plastic "stuff." All this waste clogs our landfills, trashes our parks, and washes into our rivers and oceans, where it can harm wildlife.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. Send a message to your federal legislators urging them to address our plastic pollution crisis.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass wild

    The Trump administration has released its plan to open the Tongass National Forest up to logging, road building and other destructive development, and we have until Dec. 16 to submit public comments on the plan. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to keep the Tongass wild.

  • Tell Congress: Pass the Protect America's Wildlife and Fish in Need of Conservation Act of 2019

    Dear Representative and Senators,

    We're losing species at an alarming rate, and scientists warn we're nearing another mass extinction. But President Trump has rolled back vital protections for threatened species -- and weakened the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

    The ESA has a 99 percent success rate saving species from extinction. I urge you to pass the Protect America's Wildlife and Fish in Need of Conservation Act of 2019 to restore the ESA.

  • Tell your senators: Save Chaco Canyon

    Chaco Canyon is one of the most important cultural sites in the National Park System. Oil and gas operations would ruin everything that makes the park so special. The U.S. House just passed the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, which would permanently protect lands within a 10-mile radius around the park from oil and gas extraction. Now, we need the Senate to do the same.

    Tell the Senate to protect Chaco Canyon.

  • Healthier Farming can Build a Healthier Planet

    The damage from the volatile pesticide dicamba was worse this year than ever before. Meanwhile, neonicotinoid pesticides are a major culprit behind bird and bee population declines. It's time to rethink the way we farm and build a healthier future. Call on your legislators to fund programs that help farmers diversify their crops and reduce chemical use.

  • Tell Congress to support clean energy incentives

    By building on recent clean energy progress and taking it to the next level, we can stop polluting our communities and planet with dirty energy sources and make real strides in tackling the climate crisis. Tell your representatives and senators to expand their support for clean energy incentives.

  • Protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS

    We should be able to put out fires safely and effectively without putting our lives and our environment at risk from toxic PFAS chemicals -- especially when PFAS-free alternatives already exist. Tell Congress to require the U.S. military to stop using PFAS foams by 2023.

  • Tell the U.S. House of Representatives: Protect Chaco Canyon from oil and gas drilling

    As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act. Urge your representative to permanently protect this special park from oil and gas drilling.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass wild

    The Trump administration has released its plan to open the Tongass National Forest up to logging, road building and other destructive development, and we have until Dec. 17 to submit public comments on the plan. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to keep the Tongass wild.

  • Tell Congress: Support the SAVE Right Whales Act

    The death toll of North Atlantic right whales has risen to 10 this year alone, leaving just about 400 right whales surviving in the wild. And they're not dying of natural causes, but at the hands of humans.

    Tell Congress to take action to protect these whales and support the SAVE Right Whales Act.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Protect the monarch butterfly

    I'm writing to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list monarch butterflies as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We've lost 970 million monarch butterflies since their peak in the 1990s, and researchers have estimated that the North American monarch population stands a 72 percent chance of going extinct in the next 20 years if the current trend isn't reversed. It's time to list the monarch as threatened, granting the species critical protections under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Tell the U.S. House of Representatives: Support the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

    The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on a bill, which, if passed, would permanently protect more than 1 million acres of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon from toxic uranium mining.

  • Tell your representative: Stand up for clean cars

    The Trump administration finalized a plan to rescind California's authority to set stronger car pollution standards than the federal government.

    Thirteen other states have already adopted the California auto emissions standards, and several leading automakers have agreed to follow them as well. We should be setting stronger national emissions standards, not taking away states' rights to set their own. Tell your representative to speak out in defense of the Clean Car standards.

  • Healthier Farming can Build a Healthier Planet

    The damage from the volatile pesticide dicamba was worse this year than ever before. Meanwhile, neonicotinoid pesticides are a major culprit behind bird and bee population declines. It's time to rethink the way we farm and build a healthier future. Call on your legislators to fund programs that help farmers diversify their crops and reduce chemical use.

  • Tell the EPA: Stop the deadly tide of plastic pollution

    Every year, over 250,000 tons of plastic pellets spill into the environment. The Clean Water Act is meant to protect our waterways from this kind of harmful pollution -- but the current regulations governing plastic are decades old. I strongly urge you to set new restrictions on plastic pollution from industrial plants to protect our environment and wildlife.

    Sincerely,

  • CALL ON YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT THE TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES

    Over 25 million American children, as well as thousands of school bus drivers, breathe polluted air on traditional diesel yellow school buses every day. Diesel pollution stunts the growth of kids' lungs and worsens asthma symptoms, and has also been linked to poorer academic performance.

    Fortunately, there is a better solution: electric school buses. Electric buses don't emit any tailpipe pollution, eliminating exhaust that is linked to asthma attacks, respiratory illness,cancer, and climate change. While electric school buses are available, school districts often need help financing the switch away from diesel. The Clean School Bus Act will help school districts get the resources they need to ensure that every child has healthy air to breathe and a safe ride to school.

    Tell your senator to co-sponsor the Clean School Bus Act to help bring electric school buses to your community.

  • Tell the U.S. Senate: Support a ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    A bill to ban new offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf coast just passed the U.S. House. This legislation is critical to defending marine ecosystems and coastal communities from oil and gas drilling. Urge your U.S. senators to support the ban today.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Stop offshore drilling

    Offshore drilling means oil spills, and oil spills can mean death or serious harm for marine wildlife. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would block drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts for good, and now it's the Senate's turn. Tell your senators to stand up for sea otters, harbor seals, whales and other ocean wildlife and end the threat of offshore drilling.

  • Tell your governor to help offshore wind power get over the final big hurdle.

    The Interior Department is slowing down offshore wind energy that's key to dealing with climate change. You can help speed things up.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Bernhardt to get offshore wind power over the final big hurdle

    The Interior Department is slowing down offshore wind energy that's key to dealing with climate change. You can help speed things up.

  • Tell your senators: Stand up for Arctic wildlife

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the polar bears, caribou and migratory birds that call it home are under threat. Unless the U.S. Senate follows the lead of the House and protects this area, our nation's largest wildlife refuge will soon be opened to oil and gas drilling. Urge your senators to take action to protect the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain.

  • Tell your representative: Stand up for clean cars

    The Trump administration is announcing a plan to rescind California's authority to impose stronger car pollution regulations than the federal government.

    Thirteen other states have already adopted the California's auto emissions standards and several leading automakers have agreed to follow California's standards. We should be setting stronger national emission standards, not taking away states' rights to set their own. Tell your representative to speak out in defense of the Clean Car standards.

  • No Bees, No Food

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Ask your governor to restrict bee-killing pesticides.

  • Let's get the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act over the finish line

    There's just one step left before the historic Plastic Pollution Reduction Act becomes law in California. Let's let Governor Newsom know that the whole state is behind him on this bill.

  • Tell Congress: Permanently fund land and water conservation

    Give our parks and other public lands the funding they deserve. Tell your U.S. House representative to permanently fund land and water conservation.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act

    The Trump administration just announced plans to open up more than half of Alaska's pristine Tongass National Forest to destructive mining and logging. The Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2019 would protect the Tongass and all 58.5 million acres of roadless national forest in 39 states -- permanently. Tell your senators: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

  • Tell the House of Representatives to Restore Protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the polar bears, caribou and migratory birds that call it home are under threat. Unless Congress passes the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, the largest wildlife refuge will soon be opened to oil and gas drilling. Urge your U.S. representative to support this legislation and conserve the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain for generations to come.

  • Tell your governor: Make our state monarch-friendly

    Monarch butterflies are in steep decline. The population that overwinters in the U.S. hit a record low in 2018. Tell the governor to make your state monarch-friendly by planting milkweed and nectar plants on public lands.

  • Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Stand up for bee research

    Secretary Sonny Perdue,

    I urge you to resume data collection for the annual Honey Bee Colonies report. Bees are dying off at unsustainable rates -- with dire consequences for our environment and food supply. We should be doing more, not less, to study bee populations so we can solve this crisis. Please direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue its honey bee research.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Act on plastic pollution

    Every day, Americans throw away tons of single-use plastic bags, cups, containers and other "stuff." Among the worst forms of plastic pollution is polystyrene foam, which never degrades and far too often ends up in our waterways and oceans where it can harm wildlife.

    It's time to put wildlife over waste and end our reliance on single-use plastics.

  • Add Your Name: Oppose the Trump Administration's Plan to Weaken Methane Regulations

    I strongly urge you not to finalize proposed rollbacks to the federal regulation of methane leaks from the oil and gas sector.

    The current rule that fossil fuel companies install technology to inspect for and fix methane leaks is critical to preventing increased emissions. The increased emissions that will result from weakened regulations will accelerate global warming and permanently damage our environment. It is crucial that we limit methane emissions, not leak hundreds of thousands of tons into the atmosphere.

  • Tell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to produce less polluting vehicles.

    The Trump administration is finalizing rollbacks to fuel efficiency and emissions standards. Under this proposal, annual pollution will reach the equivalent of 43 coal-fired power plants by 2040. That's why we're calling on automakers to take action.

    Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW of North America have reached a deal with the California Air Resources Board to produce fleets with improved fuel efficiency -- despite rollbacks. Tell Fiat Chrysler to join this agreement and commit to protecting our environment.

  • Tell ADM to stop deforestation and save tropical forests

    Tropical forests are often destroyed to make way for soybeans traded and sold by the world's largest agricultural companies. To save forests, we need agricultural companies to commit to sustainability.

    With the Amazon on fire, and 40 football fields worth of tropical forests being lost to deforestation every single minute worldwide, there's not a moment to lose. Call on ADM -- a large, U.S.-based agricultural firm -- to commit to zero deforestation in all of its supply chains by 2020.

  • Tell your governor to support 100 percent renewable energy in your state

    Renewables are on the rise, and this progress should give us the confidence that we can take it to the next level -- because we can and should be doing so much more as a nation to reach a 100 percent renewable energy future. Send a note to your governor supporting 100 percent renewable energy today.

  • Speak up for Bristol Bay

    The Trump administration is fast-tracking a mining project that would cause a "complete loss" of habitat in Alaska's Bristol Bay. Join us in calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold the administration accountable.

  • Tell your senator: Protect species, support the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act

    In September of 2020 the UN Convention on Biodiversity issued a dire report, warning that "Biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate." But it's not too late for endangered species. Call on Congress to save wildlife by supporting the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act.

  • Stand up for the North Atlantic right whale

    North Atlantic right whales are one of the world's most endangered species -- and human activity is the biggest threat to their survival. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to update protections aimed at keeping right whales safe from human threats, and it is requesting comments from the public. Tell NOAA: Act immediately to help save the North Atlantic right whale.

  • Tell your governor: Help save our Clean Car Standards

    The Trump administration's Clean Car Standards rollback puts our climate at risk. Across the country, 24 governors are standing up for clean cars and lower emissions. Call on your governor to do everything possible to protect the Clean Car Standards.

  • Tell Congress: Protect America's beaches

    Across the country, more than 2,500 coastal and Great Lakes beach sites had unsafe levels of bacterial pollution last year -- due in part to stormwater runoff and sewage overflows. But water utilities are lobbying Congress right now to allow sewage plants to keep polluting at the same level for years to come. We can't let that happen. Tell your representative to protect our beaches.

  • Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Stand up for bee research

    Secretary Sonny Perdue,

    I urge you to resume data collection for the annual Honey Bee Colonies report. Bees are dying off at unsustainable rates -- with dire consequences for our environment and food supply. We should be doing more, not less, to study bee populations so we can solve this crisis. Please direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue its honey bee research.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your governor to stand up for conservation in your state

    We're calling on America's governors to stand up for a program that makes our country beautiful: the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

  • Tell Congress to support clean energy incentives

    By going big on renewable energy, we can stop polluting our communities and planet with dirty energy sources and make real strides in tackling the climate crisis. Tell your representatives to expand their support for clean energy incentives.

  • Tell the House of Representatives to Restore Protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is one of the most pristine and wild public lands in the United State. Unfortunately, the 2017 Tax bill opened the Arctic Refuge for oil and gas development, reversing decades of keeping the area protected. Drilling for oil and gas in the Refuge would devastate the habitats of dozens of species, including caribou, musk oxen, polar bears, snowy owls, and many more, and ruin a spectacular wilderness area. The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (HR 1146) would restore the protections the coastal plain used to have, once again prohibiting oil and gas development, and protecting this irreplaceable wilderness area.

  • Tell Congress: Protect America's beaches

    Across the country, bacterial pollution at our beaches is putting swimmers at risk of getting sick -- due in large part to stormwater runoff and sewage overflows. Tell your representative to protect our beaches - by investing in water infrastructure that prevents this pollution.

  • Tell your governor: Be a climate leader

    The Trump administration's Dirty Power Plan takes us in the wrong direction. Join the call for climate action in your state.

  • Join the call for renewable electricity

    The Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act of 2019 would put the U.S. on track for at least 50 percent renewable electricity by 2035. Tell your senators to pass the RES Act.

  • Tell Congress: Vote YES to protect drinking water

    Congress is considering a bill to protect our drinking water from a set of toxic chemicals called PFAS. Tell your representative to vote YES to protect safe drinking water.

  • Stand up for climate science

    Dear United States Geological Survey Director James Reilly,

    I oppose the decision to restrict USGS climate studies to models that only project through 2040. Because the most serious impacts of climate change will occur after that year, failing to project through the end of the century will cripple our ability to deal with the effects of climate change as they occur and to avert a full-on climate crisis. I urge you to follow sound science at USGS and use projections that study the full century.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell our senators: It's time for America to go renewable

    New legislation calls for increasing renewable energy in every state. This bill is an essential step to ensure that renewable energy grows in every part of the country. Tell our senators to support the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019.

  • Tell your representative: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

    The Trump administration is chipping away at the Roadless Rule, which protects some of our most valuable wild places. The Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2019 would protect all 58.5 million acres of roadless national forest in 39 states -- permanently. Tell your U.S. House representative: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

  • Tell Congress to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    The Trump administration is rushing forward with plans to auction off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies for drilling. Sometime during the week of June 17, Congress will be voting on legislation to fund the entire Department of the Interior, and there is a provision in that bill that could help keep the Arctic Refuge protected. The oil industry will try to have this provision removed. We need to tell Congress to please support the Arctic Refuge in the Interior Appropriation bill.

  • Tell Your U.S. senators: Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling

    Offshore drilling is a bad idea anywhere, but it would be especially unwise in the Arctic Ocean. According to the Coast Guard, the U.S. is not ready to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic. Tell your senators to pass the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2019.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative to oppose space billboards

    In just two years, companies expect to put billboards where no ads have gone before: In orbit above our heads, for the whole world to see, whether we want it or not. Space should remain a final frontier, free from corporate logos.

  • Tell Your Representative: No Bee-Killing Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges

    A new bill in Congress would ban bee-killing pesticides in our wildlife refuges -- the one place bees should be the safest. Tell your U.S. House representative: Protect bees by passing H.R. 2854.

  • Let us fix our stuff

    We generate too much waste, and companies use their power in the marketplace to make things harder to repair. That adds to the amount going to landfills.

    We should give every consumer and every small business access to the parts, tools, and service information they need to repair products by passing Right to Repair reforms in New York.

  • Tell your senators: Vote for Climate Action Now

    The U.S. House has voted to take some long overdue action to confront the climate crisis. The Senate should do the same. Tell your senators: Vote for Climate Action Now.

  • Put wildlife over waste

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our oceans, lakes and rivers and threaten our wildlife for centuries. Ask your governor to take the lead on plastic pollution by supporting a ban on polystyrene foam cups and containers.

  • Tell your governor to protect our waterways from plastic pollution

    Plastic pollution is everywhere. Now it's even in the lowest part of the planet, the Mariana Trench. Tell your governor to ban polystyrene, one of the worst forms of plastic pollution.

  • Tell Congress to save the bees

    Bees are dying off at unbelievable rates, threatening our food supply and our way of life. Some beekeepers recently suffered losses of 90 percent of their hives.

    We know one of the biggest causes of bee die-offs is neonicotinoid pesticides, otherwise known as neonics.

    Take action for bees: Tell your U.S. House representative to keep our pollinators safe.

  • I support 100 percent clean energy in my state

    Four states, along with Puerto Rico, have now made bold commitments to using 100 percent clean energy. We should be next. For the health of communities here in our state, and for the future of our planet, I support my state becoming a climate action leader and making the switch to 100 percent clean energy.

  • Tell the Trump administration: No fracking near our national parks

    Docket Number: DOI-BLM-CA-C060-2018-0082-EIS

    Dear BLM Acting State Director Stout:

    I oppose the plan to open up federal land in California for oil development. At a time when clean and inexhaustible alternatives such as wind and solar power are rapidly rising, and electric vehicle sales are quickly ramping up, it makes no sense to risk the surrounding national parks and wildlife refuges simply to extract the last few drops of oil from the ground. I urge you to withdraw this plan.

  • Tell the EPA: Keep toxic PFAS chemicals out of our drinking water.

    Dear Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    I urge you to set strong, health-based standards that keep toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) out of our drinking water. Even at low levels, PFAS chemicals are highly toxic, and they have already contaminated the drinking water of millions of Americans. Please protect our health by setting a limit of 1 part per trillion in drinking water for the entire class of PFAS chemicals.

    Sincerely,

  • Every state can do more to put us on a path to 100% clean, renewable energy

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee just signed the 100% Clean Electricity Bill into law, making Washington the fourth state -- following Hawaii, California and New Mexico -- to commit to 100% clean energy.

    We need more leaders to take bold action so more of our energy comes from solar, wind and other clean, renewable sources.

  • Give bees a chance

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. Yet bee-killing pesticides are being sprayed in the one place bees should be safe, wildlife refuges.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell Congress to support a ban on the use of bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges.

  • Tell your senators: Permanently fund land and water conservation

    Give our parks and other public lands the funding they deserve. Tell your senators to permanently fund land and water conservation.

  • Tell your representative: Ban offshore drilling

    Oil spills are the greatest human-caused threat to sea otters, but the Trump administration will move to open more of our oceans up to offshore drilling as soon as possible. And we know that when we drill, we spill.

    Tell your representatives to ban offshore drilling off all of America's coasts.

  • Give bees a chance

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. Yet bee-killing pesticides are being sprayed in the one place bees should be safe, wildlife refuges.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell your state legislators to support a statewide ban on the use of bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges.

  • Thank Your U.S. House Rep for Climate Action Now

    Dear Representative,

    Thank you for voting for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9). The science of global warming is clear -- we have no time to spare, and the stakes could not be higher. Thank you for supporting this critical first step in addressing the climate crisis.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representative: Ban offshore drilling

    Oil spills are a terrible threat to wildlife like sea otters and risk the livelihood of coastal communities, but the Trump administration just announced a rollback of offshore drilling regulations put in place after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. We know that when we drill, we spill -- especially if fewer safety regulations are in place.

    Tell your representatives to ban offshore drilling off all of America's coasts.

  • Thank Rep Cunningham for Climate Action Now

    Dear Representative Cunningham,

    Thank you for voting for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9). The science of global warming is clear -- we have no time to spare, and the stakes could not be higher. Thank you for supporting this critical first step in addressing the climate crisis.

    Sincerely,

  • Maine Can Make History

    Maine could become the first state to ban polystyrene foam, one of the worst forms of plastic pollution. Send a message to Gov. Mills today urging her to protect our state and make history by passing the first statewide polystyrene ban in the country into law.

  • Maryland Can Make History

    A polystyrene ban is on the governor's desk, and if he signs it, Maryland will become the first state to ban this harmful plastic statewide. Send a message to Gov. Hogan today urging him to protect our state and make history by passing the first statewide polystyrene ban in the country into law.

  • Tell Congress: Vote for Climate Action Now

    The science of global warming is clear -- we must ratchet down carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels as soon as possible. Tell your representative: Vote for Climate Action Now.

  • Tell Your Representative: Support the Antiquities Act of 2019

    The Antiquities Act of 2019 would protect our national monuments from attacks by ensuring that only Congress will have the authority to modify an existing national monument. Tell your representatives to support the Antiquities Act of 2019.

  • Tell Congress: Stand Up For Our Ocean

    Our ocean is vast, awe-inspiring and increasingly under threat. This Earth Day, we need our leaders to do more to protect it -- and that means standing up for our most unique ocean places.

  • Tell Congress to save the bees

    Bees are dying off at unbelievable rates, threatening our food supply and our way of life. Some beekeepers recently suffered losses of 90% of their hives.

    We know one of the biggest causes of bee die-offs is neonicotinoid pesticides, otherwise known as neonics.

    Take action for bees: Tell your U.S. House representative to keep our pollinators safe.

  • No Bees, No Food

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell your governor to support a statewide ban on the most common and problematic uses of bee-killing pesticides.

  • No Bees, No Food

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell Mayor Bowser to support a ban on the most common and problematic uses of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell Congress: Don't defund the fight against climate change

    The Trump administration's proposed budget would gut climate research and clean energy investment. Tell your representative: Don't defund the fight against climate change.

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: Protect the Boreal Forest

    Dear CEO David Taylor,

    The Canadian boreal forest is vast, ancient and of indescribable value. Covering over a billion acres, the forest absorbs and stores tons of carbon to help prevent climate change, and provides a home to irreplaceable wildlife.

    Tree harvest for tissue products is causing the boreal forest to shrink alarmingly fast. The boreal is too important to destroy, especially since less damaging alternatives to virgin wood fiber are available. I strongly urge you to use recycled paper in your Charmin, Bounty and other tissue brands in order to protect the boreal forest.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Keep toxic PFAS chemicals out of our drinking water

    Dear Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    I urge you to set strong, health-based standards that keep toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) out of our drinking water. Even at low levels, PFAS chemicals are highly toxic, and they have already contaminated the drinking water of millions of Americans. Please protect our health by setting a limit of 1 part per trillion in drinking water for the entire class of PFAS chemicals.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to stop seismic blasting from harming marine wildlife

    Seismic blasting will have detrimental effects on thousands of dolphins, whales, turtles and more off of the Atlantic coast, especially the North Atlantic right whales, one of the world's most endangered species. Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to prevent this disruptive practice from invading the Atlantic.

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your senators: Don't hit the brakes on electric cars

    A new bill in the U.S. Senate would make it more expensive for consumers to switch to clean, electric vehicles. Tell your senators to stand up for electric cars.

  • Tell Congress: Help save the North Atlantic right whale

    Human activity has pushed the North Atlantic right whale to the brink of extinction, but there's still hope. Tell your US House representative to support the SAVE Right Whales Act.

  • Tell the EPA: Keep toxic PFAS chemicals out of our drinking water.

    Dear Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    I urge you to set strong, health-based standards that keep toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) out of our drinking water. Even at low levels, PFAS chemicals are highly toxic, and they have already contaminated the drinking water of millions of Americans. Please protect our health by setting a limit of 1 part per trillion in drinking water for the entire class of PFAS chemicals.

    Sincerely,

  • No offshore drilling in the Atlantic

    Acting Interior Secretary Bernhardt,

    Love of our coast and the urge to protect the Atlantic is an issue that crosses even the bitterest political divides. The facts have shown time and time again that offshore drilling leads to dangerous spills that do irreparable harm to ocean ecosystems. The Atlantic is simply too precious to risk for the sake of a little more oil. I strongly urge you not to expand oil development off our coasts.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representative to support the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

    The Grand Canyon is one of our country's most iconic natural places. Yet uranium mining is only temporarily banned from the 1 million acres of public lands surrounding the canyon. Tell your US House representative to support the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act and permanently protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining.

  • Stand up for energy efficiency

    Docket EERE-2018-BT-STD-0010

    I oppose any revisions to the definitions of general service lamp and general service incandescent lamp. Undoing the January 19, 2017 standards will cost consumers money and waste energy. By 2025, the additional energy waste would increase CO2 emissions by 34 million metric tons -- the equivalent of the annual CO2 emissions of more than 7 million cars.

    If allowed to take effect as scheduled in January 2020, the new standards will save twice as much energy as any other efficiency regulation in history
    .

    I urge you to keep the 2017 standards in place.

  • Call on your legislators to codify the Roadless Rule

    The state of Alaska has asked the Trump administration to exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule -- and despite thousands of public comments arguing to keep Tongass wild and roadless, the Forest Service is still moving full steam ahead with a possible exemption.

    One clear way to stop this? Making the Roadless Rule the law, so the U.S. Forest Service can't grant an exemption for the Tongass or any special wild place. Call on your legislators to protect the wild places in the Tongass and all our national forests.

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the wildlife that inhabit it from oil development

    The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act is the strong step we need to protect the crown jewel of our wildlife refuge system from dirty and dangerous drilling.

    In order to pass this legislation, we need to act quickly and raise our voices together. Send a message to your representative to pass the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act today.

  • Stand up for energy efficiency

    The Trump administration's latest rollback could result in inefficient, energy-draining light bulbs in half the light sockets in the country -- at a time when we need to be using less energy, not more. Tell the Department of Energy: Don't roll back energy efficiency standards.

  • Add your name to protect gray wolves:

    So many of our nation's natural treasures have been damaged or destroyed in the name of economic progress or ecological shortsightedness. We need to help our wildlife and wild places recover and thrive, not consign them to extinction. Today, only 5,500 wolves roam the Lower 48 states -- down from hundreds of thousands at their peak. The job of wolf recovery isn't done yet, and wolves need the protection of the Endangered Species Act to survive.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your senators: Don't let the Trump administration pull the plug on electric cars.

    Dear Senator,

    I urge you not to end tax credits for electric vehicles. To protect our air and our climate, we need to transition as fast as possible to clean, electric cars. The Trump administration's plan to end tax credits for electric vehicles would slow our progress.

    We should make it easier, not harder, for people to buy electric cars. Please support the electric vehicle tax credits.

    Sincerely,

  • Pledge to skip the straw

    Single use plastic products, like straws, pose a serious threat to the environment and to wildlife when they are discarded. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our rivers and oceans for hundreds of years--especially when we don't really need it.

    I pledge to say "no" to plastic straws on this National Skip the Straw Day, February 22, 2019, and beyond.

  • Will you pledge to Skip the Straw?

    Nothing we use for only a couple of minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years. When we discard single-use plastic products -- like plastic drinking straws -- they can make their way into the environment, threatening wildlife and polluting our communities. It's time to say "no" to plastic pollution.

    I pledge to "skip the straw" for National Skip the Straw Day this February.

  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation and save the jaguar's home.

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Deforestation is on the rise in areas of Brazil that jaguars call home -- and where Cargill sources commodities like soy, which has been linked to deforestation.

    To save jaguars and other rare or threatened species, we need to protect their home -- the world's tropical forests.

    I urge you to strengthen Cargill's commitment to eliminate deforestation in all of its supply chains by 2020.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your senators: Don't let the Trump administration pull the plug on electric cars.

    The Trump administration wants to end an important tax credit for electric vehicles, slowing down our transition to clean transportation at a time when we need to be doing everything we can to stop burning fossil fuels. Tell your senators: We should make it easier, not harder, for people to buy clean, electric cars.

  • Tell your governor: Make your state monarch-friendly

    Monarch butterflies are in steep decline. The population that overwinters in the U.S. hit a record low in 2018. Tell your governor to make your state monarch-friendly by planting milkweed and nectar plants on public lands.

  • Tell your governor: Support solar homes

    Our country can be a renewable energy leader by making sure solar panels come standard with all new homes. Nationwide, if we require solar panels on new homes beginning in 2020, we'll add as much solar energy capacity as the entire country currently has installed by 2026. By 2045, we'll more than triple it.

  • Tell your governor to protect the bees.

    Ninety percent of the world's food comes from just 100 crops, and bees pollinate 71 of them. Without bees, we would have less chocolate and fewer strawberries, let alone the bright and colorful flowers that we give our loved ones on Valentine's Day. Without bees, this holiday wouldn't be the same, and neither would our ecosystem.

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Add your name in support of energy efficiency standards

    By using our energy more wisely and efficiently, we can combat climate change and clean up our air. I support standards that require appliances and other commonly used products and machinery to be more energy efficient, for the good of our communities and our planet.

  • Tell campuses to go 100% renewable

    As hotspots of innovation and expertise, colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to help accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Add your name in support of a 100% renewable energy future on college campuses.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't weaken protections from mercury pollution

    I'm writing to oppose any changes that weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Mercury poisoning is linked to health issues including neurological disorders and brain damage, and exposure can even be fatal. The MATS rules protect the public by limiting emissions of mercury, arsenic, and other toxicants, Even the power industry, which has already invested more than $18 billion dollars in cleaning up dangerous and deadly pollutants, opposes these changes. Please keep the MATS rules in place.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representative to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

    Protect our public lands

  • Tell your governor to protect our waterways from plastic pollution

    Plastic pollution is everywhere. Now it's even in the lowest part of the planet, the Mariana Trench. Tell your governor to ban polystyrene, one of the worst forms of plastic pollution, in your state.

  • SalsaStaff 269990: Too many governors

    Lead is a known health threat, especially to children, that can result in permanent brain damage. Yet across the country, lead is still being found in our drinking water. Ask your governor to get the lead out of schools' water.

  • Stand up for North Atlantic right whales

    At most, only 411 North Atlantic right whales remain on our planet. Human activity has pushed this species to the brink of extinction, but right now, we have a chance to save them. Tell your senators to protect the North Atlantic right whales.

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling

    Bureau of Land Management,

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on the planet. Its coastal plain is essential to the polar bears, migratory birds and Porcupine caribou that depend on the plain throughout the year. Oil drilling would do irreversible damage to the wildlife populations and the land. Drilling doesn't belong in a wildlife refuge, especially the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    I urge you to adopt a "No action" alternative to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Tell your senators: Don't let the Trump administration pull the plug on electric cars.

    The Trump administration wants to end an important tax credit for electric vehicles, slowing down our transition to clean transportation at a time when we need to be doing everything we can to stop burning fossil fuels. Tell your senators: We should make it easier, not harder, for people to buy clean, electric cars.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't weaken protections from mercury pollution

    I'm writing to oppose any changes that weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Mercury poisoning is linked to health issues including neurological disorders and brain damage, and exposure can even be fatal. The MATS rules protect the public by limiting emissions of mercury, arsenic, and other toxicants. Even the power industry, which has already invested more than $18 billion dollars in cleaning up dangerous and deadly pollutants, opposes these changes. Please keep the MATS rules in place.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to stop seismic blasting from harming marine wildlife

    Seismic blasting will have detrimental effects on thousands of dolphins, whales, turtles and more off of the Atlantic coast, especially the North Atlantic right whales, one of the world's most endangered species. Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to prevent this disruptive practice from invading the Atlantic.

  • No bees, no food

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell the governor to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • Keep our national forests protected

    U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen,

    Utah's national forests showcase the state's unique terrain, connecting mountain peaks and high-elevation lakes with canyons and valleys. Altering Utah's protection under the Roadless Rule will put 4 million acres of forested land at risk of logging.

    We can't risk the protection of these treasured spaces. I urge you to keep our national forests protected.

    Sincerely,

  • Stand Up For Energy Efficiency

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  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Make wildlife refuges safe for bees once again

    I'm writing in support of the Saving America's Pollinators Act. Bees are dying off at unsustainable rates, putting our food supply at risk. A big cause of these die-offs is bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides -- but these neonics are still widely used, even in wildlife refuges that should be the safest place for bees. I urge you to pass this critical legislation to halt the use of neonics.

    Sincerely,

  • Gray wolves need federal protection

    Gray wolves roamed America from coast to coast until hunting and trapping nearly eliminated them entirely. Today, wolf numbers are increasing -- but even this much recovery would have been impossible without the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We know wolves need protection if they are to survive. Call on your U.S. senators to vote "no" on any legislation that removes ESA protections for wolves.

  • Urge campuses to go 100% renewable

    As hotspots of innovation and expertise, college and universities are uniquely positioned to help accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Campuses are also bigtime energy users, serving more than 20 million students nationwide and spending more than $14 billion per year on energy. Add your name in support of a 100% renewable energy future on college campuses.

  • Tell the EPA to uphold strong protections against methane leaks

    EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, and approximately one-third of all methane pollution is generated by the production of oil and gas. The newly proposed rollback would produce an additional 350,000 metric tons over the next six years and have detrimental effects on our air quality and health.

    I urge you to uphold the EPA's mission of protecting the environment and our health -- not polluters.

    Sincerely,

  • Speak up to get lead out of your water

    Lead is a known health threat, especially to children, that can result in permanent brain damage. Yet across the country, lead is still being found in our drinking water. Ask your governor to get the lead out of schools' water.

  • Tell the EPA to protect our climate against methane leaks

    EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, and approximately one-third of all methane pollution is generated by the production of oil and gas. The newly proposed rollback would produce an additional 350,000 metric tons of this intense, global warming pollution over the next six years and have detrimental effects on our climate, air quality and health.

    I urge you to uphold the EPA's mission of protecting the environment and our health -- not polluters.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your senators to protect our national forests

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest intact temperate rainforest and one of America's most cherished wild spaces. But it's all at risk of being clear-cut by the logging industry. We have a unique chance to save the Tongass and protect all of our other national forests by asking our senators to support the Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2018.

  • Stand and Be Counted

    According to a recent Opinion in The New York Times, "Congress doesn't know what policies Americans support.... On climate change, the average aide thought only a minority of his or her district wanted action, when in truth a majority supported regulating carbon."[1] Let's stand and be counted -- please tell your representative and senators to take action on climate change.

    [1] Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Matto Mildenberger and Leah C. Stokes, "Congress has no clue what Americans want," The New York Times, October 21, 2018.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to get with the program and save the Land & Water Conservation Fund!

    Dear Secretary Zinke,

    Please do all you can to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund. As a Congressman, you were an outspoken champion for the program, yet as Secretary of the Interior, you publicly defended a budget that drastically slashed funding for LWCF. We need you to be a champion again so that America's most successful conservation and recreation program is renewed and funded. Please don't let the Land and Water Conservation fund perish on your watch.

  • Tell Congress: Renew the Land & Water Conservation Fund

    America's most successful conservation and recreation fund has gone away. Congress let the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expire in September.

    This program has funded everything from stunning national parks and monuments to local parks, hiking trails, and even Little League fields.

    Please tell Congress to renew the Land & Water Conservation Fund before it's too late.

  • Tell Secretary Zinke: Our oceans deserve protection

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,

    Our oceans are vital to the lives and livelihoods of coastal communities, small businesses and marine wildlife, all of which are threatened by the proposal to open our coastal waters to offshore drilling.

    I urge you to listen to the communities, small businesses, governors and the millions of Americans from Florida to Alaska who have voiced their opposition to offshore drilling.

    Our oceans deserve to be protected. I urge you to withdraw your plan to expand offshore oil drilling.

  • No mining on Boundary Waters' doorstep

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue,

    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most-visited wilderness area: beautiful, nearly pristine, and irreplaceable. It is also uniquely vulnerable to the potential impacts of mining on its doorstep. The cancelled study of the potential impacts of copper-nickel mining on the Boundary Waters must be allowed to be completed. When the future of one of America's most special places is at stake, decisions that could impact its health forever must be made with all possible data at hand.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your senators: Support the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

    The Trump administration is chipping away at the Roadless Rule, which protects some of our most valuable wild places. The Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2018 would protect all 58.5 million acres of roadless national forest in 39 states -- permanently. Tell your senators: Support the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

  • Gray Wolves Need Federal Protection

    Gray wolves roamed America from coast to coast until hunting and trapping nearly eliminated them entirely. Today, wolf numbers are increasing -- but even this much recovery would have been impossible without the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We know wolves need protection if they are to survive. Call on your Representative to vote "no" on any legislation that removes ESA protections for wolves.

  • Tell Cargill to commit to zero deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Tropical forests are crucial to protecting endangered species and slowing climate change, and given the findings of the latest report on the state of our climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we simply can't afford to wait until 2030 to take action.

    Cargill can be a leader when it comes to ending deforestation and protecting our climate. I urge you to strengthen Cargill's forest policies to commit to eliminate all deforestation in all of its supply chains by 2023.

  • DEADLINE Oct. 31: Say no to the Dirty Power Plan

    Add your name now to tell the Trump administration you won't stand for its Dirty Power Plan.

  • Don't let the EPA put the brakes on clean cars

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

    I oppose any efforts to weaken national fuel efficiency and emission standards for cars.

    If kept intact, these standards would cut carbon pollution nationwide by 6 billion metric tons, protecting the environment and public health. In addition, the average American household will save $2,800 under these standards.

    You should be strengthening clean car standards, not putting the nation in reverse.

    Sincerely,

    *This comment will also be submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

    Dear Acting Deputy Chief of the Forest Service Christopher B. French,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild places. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects wild areas in the Tongass and other national forests, would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets, bald eagles and many other species that call the 17 million-acre forest home.

    I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

    Dear Acting Deputy Chief of the Forest Service Christopher B. French,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild places. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects wild areas in the Tongass and other national forests, would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets, bald eagles and many other species that call the 17 million-acre forest home.

    I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your governor to protect our waterways from plastic waste

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our oceans, lakes and rivers and threaten our wildlife for centuries. Ask your governor to take the lead on plastic pollution by supporting a ban on polystyrene foam cups and containers.

  • Tell the EPA to uphold strong protections against methane leaks

    EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, and approximately one-third of all methane pollution is generated by the production of oil and gas. The newly proposed rollback would produce an additional 350,000 metric tons over the next six years and have detrimental effects on our air quality and health.

    I urge you to uphold the EPA's mission of protecting the environment and our health -- not polluters.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No More HFC Pollution

    Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are, in the EPA's own words, "the most potent and longest lasting type of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities." In a world already experiencing historic storms, raging wildfires and dire drought -- the impacts of climate change -- we simply can't afford to release any more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. I strongly urge you not to rescind protective regulations surrounding potent climate-changing refrigerants.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

    Dear Acting Deputy Chief of the Forest Service Christopher B. French,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild places. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects wild areas in the Tongass and other national forests, would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets, bald eagles and many other species that call the 17 million-acre forest home.

    I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

  • No bee-killing pesticides in national wildlife refuges

    I urge you to keep bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides out of our national wildlife refuges. Bees need a safe habitat now more than ever: They're dying off at dangerous rates, and last year, a study found that there's "almost no safe place for a bee to exist." Our national wildlife refuges are the last place we should be spraying pesticides that are poisonous for bees.

  • Protect the Endangered Species Act

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross:

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has formed the bedrock of American conservation for over 40 years, and has been 99 percent effective at preventing extinction. The proposed regulatory changes would make it easier to take protected status away from vulnerable species, and harder to protect the habitat they depend on to survive.

    To protect our nation's rich biodiversity and the health of ecosystems on which we all depend, I urge you to withdraw the proposed changes to the ESA, specifically those contained in Dockets No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0006, No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0007, and No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0009.

    Sincerely,

  • Don't let the EPA put the brakes on clean cars

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

    I oppose any efforts to weaken national fuel efficiency and emission standards for cars.

    If kept intact, these standards would cut carbon pollution nationwide by 6 billion metric tons, protecting the environment and public health. In addition, the average American household will save $2,800 under these standards.

    You should be strengthening clean car standards, not putting the nation in reverse.

    Sincerely,

    *This comment will also be submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

  • Protect Grand Staircase-Escalante

    I urge you not to finalize any plan that would allow mining or drilling on the land formerly protected under Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Its iconic rock formations, 30 million years of fossils, and prehistoric ruins are more valuable than any resource we could extract. It would be a tragedy to see this beautiful place crawling with bulldozers and dotted with oil wells.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Ruby Mountains

    I urge you not to open up any land in the Ruby Mountains for drilling and fracking. This is a special, iconic place that deserves to be protected -- for the people who hike its hundreds of miles of trails, and for the animals that call it home.

    Sincerely,

  • Speak up to keep lead out of your water

    Lead is a known health threat, especially to children, that can result in permanent brain damage. Yet across the country, lead is still being found in our drinking water. Ask your governor to to get the lead out of schools' water.

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  • Submit your comment: No mining at Bears Ears

    Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management released a draft plan that opens the lands that used to be part of Bears Ears up for mineral development such as uranium mining. Submit your public comment today to say no to mining at Bears Ears.

  • No seismic blasting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    I urge you not to allow seismic blasting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It's destructive, and it will harm the very wildlife that ANWR is supposed to be a refuge for -- disrupting birds' migration patterns, driving caribou off their calving grounds and leaving endangered polar bears with fewer places to shelter for the winter. It has no place in a wildlife refuge.

  • Thank you for going 100% renewable

    Dear California legislative leadership,

    Thank you for passing the landmark clean energy bill SB 100. When a place as big as California makes a commitment to deploy more renewable energy, everyone feels the impact -- technologies improve, prices drop across the country, and our national contribution to global warming is reduced. This is a win for everyone, bringing the world closer to a future where we no longer rely on burning fossil fuels to power our lives. Thank you.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Continue to protect wild, roadless areas in the Tongass

    The Tongass National Forest is a truly special place. It has a diverse ecosystem filled with thriving salmon populations, tens of thousands of grizzly bears and the world's largest grouping of bald eagles, and it is one of the largest intact wild places in the United States.

    But the U.S. Forest Service is considering a plan to open up the Tongass up to commercial logging and the road building that accompanies it. Join us in urging the U.S. Forest Service to continue to protect wild, roadless areas in the Tongass.

  • Speak up for a cleaner, healthier future

    The Obama-era Clean Power Plan was set to stave off the worst impacts of global warming by cutting carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030. With the dire impacts of climate change becoming more visible by the day, neither our health nor our environment can afford an increase in carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. I strongly urge you to implement a power plan that dramatically cuts carbon emissions and ensures a healthy, sustainable future for us all.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Secretary Perdue: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    Dear Secretary Perdue,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild spaces. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Conservation Rule would threaten the ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars and thriving wildlife like the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets and bald eagles that call the 17 million acre forest home. I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

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  • Tell your senators: Support the CLEARR Act

    We've known for decades that lead contamination is a threat to our health.

    The Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act would provide federal funds for communities to get the lead out of their drinking water when they can't afford to do it themselves. It will also direct the Environmental Protection Agency to require electronic reporting of lead testing results and put in place stronger requirements for repeat offenders.

    Tell your senators: Support the CLEARR Act.

  • Protect Clean Car Standards

    Transportation is the single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the United States. Freezing car emissions standards at 2020 levels for the next six years will allow billions of tons of dangerous pollution to continue to enter our atmosphere. For the sake of the air we all breathe, I strongly urge you not to roll back the national clean car standards that protect our health and environment, and to maintain states' abilities to set higher standards.

  • Protect the Endangered Species Act

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross:

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has formed the bedrock of American conservation for over 40 years, and has been 99 percent effective at preventing extinction. The proposed regulatory changes would make it easier to take protected status away from vulnerable species, and harder to protect the habitat they depend on to survive. To protect our nation's rich biodiversity and the health of ecosystems on which we all depend, I urge you to withdraw the proposed changes to the ESA, specifically those contained in Dockets No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0006, No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0007, and No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0009.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Keep dangerous glider trucks off the road.

    Acting Administrator Wheeler,

    The EPA's own data shows that diesel glider trucks release more than fifty times the amount of certain dangerous pollutants compared to vehicles with modern engines. Diesel exhaust has been linked to many dangerous health and environmental effects, including respiratory illnesses, smog, and acid rain. It is irresponsible to allow more of these dangerous trucks to hit the road. I strongly urge you to close the loophole left by your predecessor and enforce the 300 glider-per-manufacturer limit that was imposed to help keep our health and environment safe.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your senators: Vote no on dangerous anti-environment riders

    A spending bill just passed the House with many anti-environment riders in tow, including a repeal of the landmark Clean Water Rule that helps keep drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans safe. Other harmful riders threaten the health of our land, air and wildlife.

    It's not too late to stop these dangerous anti-environment riders in the Senate, but only if your senators hear from you. Your senators need to know that you won't stand for a spending bill that puts our environment at risk.

  • Join our call on leaders to do all they can to move us towards clean, renewable energy.

  • Don't let the EPA put the brakes on clean cars

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

    I oppose any efforts to weaken national fuel efficiency and emission standards for cars.

    If kept intact, these standards would cut carbon pollution nationwide by 6 billion metrics tons, protecting the environment and public health. In addition, the average American household will save $2,800 under these standards.

    You should be strengthening clean car standards, not putting the nation in reverse.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representative: Vote no on any spending bill that threatens our environment with riders.

    The House will be voting any day now on a spending bill containing over a dozen dangerous policy riders, including a repeal of the Clean Water Rule, which helps keep drinking water for one-third of Americans safe. Other riders threaten our land, air, forests and wildlife.

    There's too much at stake to let these riders slip through. We've succeeded in defeating dangerous anti-environment riders before, but to win again we need to speak up. Your representative needs to know that you won't stand for a spending bill that puts the quality of our environment and the safety of our drinking water at risk.

  • Tell Congress: Say no to clean energy cuts

    Last month, the Trump administration sent an order asking for deep cuts to clean energy research. Tell your representatives in Congress to reject those cuts and keep funding our future.

  • Tell your governor to support a ban on plastic straws

    Plastic straws are convenient, but are they worth the cost?

    Tragic examples of the toll single-use plastic waste takes on animals and our environment have made front page news in recent months, from the whale that washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of plastic lodged in its stomach to a hard-to-watch video of scientists pulling a plastic straw out of a sea turtle's nose.

    And still, we're making the problem worse: We throw away an estimated 175 million plastic straws every single day here in the U.S.

    Ask your governor to choose wildlife over waste and support a statewide ban on plastic straws.

  • Join our call to go 100 percent renewable

    Join our call on leaders to do all they can to move us toward 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

  • Tell President Trump: The EPA deserves a leader who believes in its mission

    Finally, Scott Pruitt is out as the EPA administrator. With just over a year in office, Pruitt took action to repeal 22 environmental regulations -- including gutting the Clean Power Plan, the Clean Water Rule and clean cars standards. It's heartbreaking.

    Now, President Trump has the chance to nominate someone who will protect our environment. Someone who will defend this country's most precious resources -- our land, water, and air. Someone who will live up to the mission of the EPA.

    Tell President Trump to nominate an EPA leader who will be a true protector of the environment.

  • Tell your governor: Give clean cars a green light

    The Trump administration recently announced it would roll back the federal clean car standards enacted under former President Obama. But with transportation emissions now the single largest contributor to global warming pollution, it's clear we need to act.

    It's up to states to pave the way toward a cleaner future. Tell your governor to take the lead on clean cars.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: Offshore drilling isn't worth the risk

    Secretary Zinke,

    Eight years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the damage to the Gulf of Mexico lingers: Oil residue has hurt the deep-sea microbe populations that form the base of the ocean food chain, potentially causing wide-ranging harm to ocean health. I urge you to prevent future disastrous oil spills by halting the opening of our waters to more offshore drilling.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your governor: Keep kids safe. Ban chlorpyrifos.

    Chlorpyrifos is the most widely used pesticide in U.S. agriculture, and exposure to it has serious consequences.

    The EPA recognized the risks and banned indoor use of chlorpyrifos more than a decade ago. But chlorpyrifos is still sprayed on crops like corn, apples, strawberries and oranges, leaving families -- and especially children -- vulnerable.

    Tell your governor to ban chlorpyrifos and protect our health today.

  • It's time to ban polystyrene foam

    Containers made of polystyrene foam never fully break down. Every single piece of polystyrene ever manufactured is still out there today, harming wildlife and our environment. Tell your governor to support a statewide ban on polystyrene.

  • Keep the Grand Canyon safe from uranium mining

    The Grand Canyon is one of the most incredible sites on Earth. It holds a special place in our heritage and our national identity, and it deserves our protection.

    I urge you to keep this natural wonder safe for future generations. Please uphold the 20-year moratorium on uranium mining on the public lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park, and make those protections permanent.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the Senate: Protect Wild Places in Our National Forests

    The Roadless Area Conservation Rule protects areas still untouched by logging and road-building, i.e. wild places. But there's an effort in Congress to exempt our two largest national forests from the rule. We can't let that happen. Send a message to your U.S. Senator now.

  • No bees, no food

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell the governor to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • Ban bee-killing pesticides

    Dear Mayor,

    Millions of bees are dying off at an unprecedented rate, with real consequences for our environment and our food supply. One cause is a widely used class of pesticides, called neonicotinoids.

    When we rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to coffee, it's clear: no bees, no food. That's why I urge you to support a ban on bee-killing pesticides.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Don't allow sewage where we swim

    The EPA is considering allowing partially treated sewage to be dumped into the waters where we swim, boat and play. Tell the EPA: Don't allow sewage where we swim.

  • A day at the beach shouldn't make us sick.

    We shouldn't have to worry about getting sick when swimming at the beach. Yet the Trump administration's proposed FY 2019 budget completely eliminates the BEACH Act Grants Program, which helps pay for testing water at our beaches and alerting the public when it's unsafe to surf and swim. Tell your representatives: Protect our health, fund the BEACH Act.

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  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Deforestation is on the rise in areas of Brazil where Cargill sources commodities like soy, the cultivation of which has been linked to deforestation. And when tropical forests like these are crucial to protecting endangered species and slowing global warming, we can't afford to wait until 2030 to take action.

    Cargill can be a leader when it comes to ending deforestation. I urge you to strengthen Cargill's commitment to eliminate deforestation in its supply chain by committing to achieve zero-deforestation by 2020.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representatives: Protect our water from toxic pesticides

    Today, the House is voting on a polluter-friendly version of the Farm Bill, which is loaded with attacks on clean water and conservation. The bill would even exempt pesticides from the Clean Water Act. It's a no-brainer: Tell your representatives to oppose this destructive bill.

  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Deforestation is on the rise in areas of Brazil where Cargill sources commodities like soy, the cultivation of which has been linked to deforestation. And when tropical forests like these are crucial to protecting endangered species and slowing global warming, we can't afford to wait until 2030 to take action.

    Cargill can be a leader when it comes to ending deforestation. I urge you to strengthen Cargill's commitment to eliminate deforestation in its supply chain by committing to achieve zero-deforestation by 2020.

    Sincerely,