Current Actions

  • Help stop the Uinta Basin Railway

    The U.S. Forest has recently approved plans for the construction of the Uinta Basin Railway, which would cut through the Uinta Basin in Utah's Ashley National Forest. If constructed, the Uinta Basin Railway will be the largest freight rail infrastructure project in the U.S. since the 1970s, and could damage up to 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat.

    Send a message to President Biden urging him to take action to stop construction of the Uinta Basin Railway.

  • Tell your Senator: Support the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act.

    New Mexico Sens. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan introduced the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act. The bill aims to protect more than 440 miles of the Gila River watershed. With protections, endangered species such as the Gila trout, Southwestern willow flycatcher, and Northern Mexican garter snake, will have the opportunity to restore their populations.

    Contact your senators today and urge them to support the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act

  • Tell Secretary Haaland: Slow down the permitting of the Willow Master Development Project

    Dear Secretary Haaland,

    The ConocoPhillips' proposed Willow Master Development Project is the single largest oil extraction project proposed on federal lands, estimated to add more than 250 million metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere over the next 30 years -- equivalent to the annual emissions from 66 coal fired power plants (roughly one-third of all U.S. coal plants).

    Please take a careful and comprehensive review of this proposal and the consequences for our climate and the ecosystem and habitat that will be disrupted.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: Save the boreal forest

    We, the undersigned, urge Procter & Gamble to help save the boreal forest by committing to ending the use of virgin wood in paper products. Currently, Charmin toilet paper, Bounty paper towels and Puffs facial tissues are all made with 100% virgin forest fiber. Sourcing the virgin fiber for these products involves cutting down precious forests.

    Procter & Gamble should rethink its product sourcing and instead use forest-free and recycled materials. This is critical to protecting our most vulnerable and special places.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: Save the boreal forest

    We, the undersigned, urge Procter & Gamble to help save the boreal forest by committing to ending the use of virgin wood in paper products. Currently, Charmin toilet paper, Bounty paper towels and Puffs facial tissues are all made with 100% virgin forest fiber. Sourcing the virgin fiber for these products involves cutting down precious forests.

    Procter & Gamble should rethink its product sourcing and instead use forest-free and recycled materials. This is critical to protecting our most vulnerable and special places.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your state legislators: No more damaging methane gas

    For as long as we have used methane gas to heat and cook in our homes, it has posed a risk to communities and the environment. A major gas leak happens in the U.S. every 40 hours. To protect public health and the environment, and to help stop the worst effects of climate change, ask your state representatives to put an end to new gas infrastructure.

  • Make a public comment: Stop orca and salmon extinction

    The Southern Resident orcas that call Puget Sound their home are starving because their primary food source -- Chinook salmon -- are being driven to extinction, in part by four federal dams on the lower Snake River.

    A recent draft report by Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee shows that the services the four Lower Snake River dams provide can be replaced -- which means that, with urgent action this year, we can prevent salmon extinction. They are now seeking public comment until July 11 while they finalize their recommendations.

    Breaching these four dams on the Lower Snake River is the single biggest opportunity we have to restore key salmon populations that the Southern Resident orcas and Northwestern communities rely on.

    It won't happen without your support. Take action now to ask Sen. Murray, Gov. Inslee and other elected leaders to remove the Lower Snake River dams.

  • Tell Amazon to stop selling bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy,

    Across the country, bee populations are dropping to dangerous lows. Western bumblebee populations have declined by 93%, nearly 1 in 4 native bee species is imperiled, and honeybees are hurting too.

    Bee-killing pesticides are a big driver of bees' decline. And right now, Amazon still hasn't committed to removing pesticides that contain neonicotinoids from its site. Amazon can be a leader -- that's why I urge you to remove products that contain bee-killing pesticides from Amazon today.

  • Tell NOAA: Protect Hudson Canyon from oil, gas, and mineral exploration

    Dear NOAA Administrator Spinrad,

    I am writing to express strong support for your decision to initiate the designation of a new National Marine Sanctuary to protect the Hudson Canyon in the New York Bight. The proposed sanctuary, located offshore about 100 miles southeast of the Statue of Liberty, would encompass an ecologically rich area near the most populated coastline along the United States.

    I urge you to begin the public process in order to designate a new National Marine Sanctuary in Hudson Canyon as soon as possible and to designate the sanctuary so that the canyon is permanently protected from oil, gas, and mineral exploration and extraction.

  • Take action to help save America's wildlife

    Right now, over 1,300 species are listed under the Endangered Species Act as either endangered or threatened. Another 12,000 are considered vulnerable and in need of conservation.

    Protecting wildlife requires urgent action. Call on your U.S. House representative to support the Recovering America's Wildlife Act today.

  • Tell Congress to stop propping up polluters

    We all know how big of a problem carbon pollution is for the health of our environment. And we know that by severely limiting the EPA's power to take meaningful action against carbon emissions and other global warming pollution, the Supreme Court has put decades of progress toward a cleaner, greener future for our planet on the line.

    As devastating as it is, we can't let the Court's decision hold up our other efforts to fight climate change. Ending federal fossil fuel subsidies is something our leaders can do right now that will have an immediate and lasting impact.

    Will you send a message right now urging Congress to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies?

  • Tell Secretary Vilsack: Stop the logging of our most important trees

    Amidst our current biodiversity and climate crisis, the destruction of older forests and trees is the embodiment of a wasteful, short-sighted mentality. We should not be destroying precious habitat and some of our most valuable natural carbon sinks.

    Our national forests should be places of conservation, not destruction.

    Tell Secretary Vilsack to protect the most valuable trees on our federal land.

  • Tell the EPA: Limit smog pollution

    Millions of Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, but it doesn't have to be that way. I strongly support the adoption of the updated Cross State Air Pollution Rule that requires power plants and other industrial polluters to adopt modern controls to limit smog in our communities.

    Clean air is critical to protecting the environment and the public health. If adopted, the rule would prevent approximately 1,000 premature deaths and avoid more than 2,000 hospital and emergency room visits, 1.3 million cases of asthma symptoms, and 470,000 school absence days in 2026. We can't pass up this opportunity to promote healthier communities across the country.

  • Deadline 6/28: Tell NOAA to protect Oculina Bank

    We, the undersigned, urge NOAA to reject the proposal to open Oculina Bank to shrimp trawling. Located off the coast of Florida, Oculina Bank is a wild place that wildlife depend on. Its deep-sea coral is essential habitat to many species of fish.

    Shrimp trawling is a serious threat to this delicate and special ecosystem. It involves dragging weighted nets across the ocean floor, causing sediment plumes that smother coral reefs and prevent juveniles from settling. We can't risk harming the healthy oculina coral or the wildlife it supports.

    Sincerely,

  • Your action needed: Help prevent mining at Bristol Bay

    We, the undersigned, urge the Environmental Protection Agency to veto Pebble Mine and protect Bristol Bay. The Bristol Bay watershed is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world and more than 40 mammal and 190 bird species. It is also one of the last remaining truly wild spaces, with no roads in or out of the bay.

    Pebble Mine threatens this wild place and the wildlife that depend on it. The EPA should veto the mine and take steps to permanently protect this unique ecosystem.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your state assembly member: Let New Yorkers fix our stuff

    We generate too much waste, and companies block access to what we need to fix products like cell phones, tablets and laptops -- pushing us to buy upgrades instead of fixing what we have. That contributes to the massive amounts of electronic waste 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.

  • Urge Congress to support recovering America's wildlife

    Many leading experts are warning that the sixth mass extinction is currently underway. Protecting our planet's biodiversity requires urgent action.

    If passed, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act would provide funding to every state, territory and the District of Columbia to proactively conserve more than 12,000 at-risk wildlife species. Call on your U.S. senators to support this legislation today.

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

    Bee populations are collapsing, and one of the biggest culprits is neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics.

    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 neonics from its site.

    Tell Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonics.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Expand Berryessa National Monument

    Filled with desert-like shrubland, old-growth pine forests and cedar-covered mountains, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and all the wildlife that call it home need our help. This special place deserves protection, and it's time that protection be expanded to include the adjacent Condor Ridge.

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act today.

  • Protect the northern long-eared bat from extinction

    Document ID: FWS-R3-ES-2021-0140

    The northern long-eared bat is being ravaged by white-nose syndrome. If forceful action isn't taken soon, we could lose this species forever.

    This disease is wiping out the bats at an unprecedented rate, and could soon affect its entire range. With endangered species protections and strong conservation measures, we can turn around the fate of this species.

    I urge you to enact the strongest protections for the northern long-eared bat.

  • Tell President Biden: Designate Castner Range National Monument in El Paso, Texas

    On March 26, Secretary of Interior Deb Halaand visited the Castner Range near El Paso, Texas at the invitation of local groups who have been building support for permanent protections for the area.

    The Castner Range is a 7,081 acre former Army artillery facility east of El Paso in the Franklin Mountains and is adjacent to Franklin Mountains State Park. Also close by is Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, on the other side of the Texas-New Mexico border. Both the state park and the monument protect plants and wildlife of the Chihuahuan Desert. Adding Castner Range as an additional protected area would create a wildlife corridor for mule deer, mountain lion, javelina, and other wildlife species.

  • Take action: Protect the Shenandoah Mountain area from mining and development

    The Shenandoah Mountain area is one of the last undeveloped stretches of public land east of the Mississippi River and boasts some of the most spectacular, uninterrupted views in the Southern Appalachians.

    Unfortunately, this pristine landscape is at risk from industrial development, such as mining and pipeline construction.

    Contact your senators today and urge them to support the Shenandoah Mountain Act and help ensure that hikers, hunters, anglers and many others will be able to continue to enjoy this exceptional landscape for generations to come.

  • Urge the EPA to cut pollution from trucks

    Dear EPA Administrator Michael Regan,

    I urge the EPA to create the strongest possible limits on pollution from heavy-duty trucks and buses. Trucks create pollution that is warming our planet and polluting our communities. Smog pollution from trucks is a threat to public health, causing childhood asthma, cancer and even premature death. To protect our health and fight climate change, you must strengthen the proposed heavy duty truck rule.

    Proposed Option 1 to limit smog-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) is a start, but should be revised to reduce deadly NOx pollution 90% by 2027. The proposed greenhouse gas emission standard is weak and must be improved to push the market to reduce global warming pollution and accelerate the market for electric trucks.

    Cleaner trucks can deliver cleaner air. The EPA should go back to the drawing board to create a rule that will safeguard our health and climate.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Make this special place our newest national park

    From the unbelievable Pinnacle Balanced Rock to the grottoes of Echo Canyon, Chiricahua is full of national-park-worthy sites and hikes. It's time to recognize the wonder of this place and permanently protect it by making Chiricahua the next great national park.

    We just helped pass the Chiricahua National Park Act in the Senate, and need to use this momentum to pass it in the House.

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support the Chiricahua National Park Act and create America's newest national park.

  • Tell Congress: Pass this bill to electrify the Postal Service

    The federal Green Postal Service Fleet Act would stop a plan to keep the Postal Service's massive delivery fleet running on fossil fuels -- and instead require that 75% of new vehicles be electric.

    It's a no-brainer for our air, our health and our climate. Fossil fuel-powered transportation is America's No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions; meanwhile, the Postal Service's own Inspector General found that nearly all mail routes could already be served by clean electric vehicles and that EVs are much cheaper in the long run.

    Will you join us in urging Congress to pass this crucial legislation?

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

    Since the 1980s, the western monarch population has dropped by 95% and the eastern population has fallen by roughly 80%, but monarchs have yet to receive Endangered Species Act protections. Endangered Species Act protections are 99% effective in preventing extinction -- and they're our best chance to save monarchs. If we're going to save these vibrant and cherished butterflies, we need you to take action.

    I urge you to stop monarchs from being the next victims of extinction and protect them under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Take action: Protect the vital pollinators we depend on from deadly pesticides

    Our bee populations are in rapid decline. Bees already carry the weight of maintaining our ecosystems' biodiversity on their little wings -- pollinating 80% of our flowering plants. It's time to lighten their load.

    The Saving America's Pollinators Act would help us save the bees and other vital pollinators that we depend on by suspending the use of toxic pesticides that harm them.

    Contact your senators today and urge them to support the Saving America's Pollinators Act.

  • Urge your U.S. senators to support the PFAS Action Act

    Toxic chemicals called PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have contaminated waterways across the country, endangering up to 110 million Americans.

    To protect public health and our waterways, we're calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PFAS Action Act, which would require the EPA to limit dumping of PFAS into our waterways and place a moratorium on new PFAS chemicals. Send a message to your senators today.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Deb Haaland: Use your emergency powers to save monarchs

    Dear Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,

    Monarch butterflies are as beautiful as they are iconic, but they're also slipping away from us.

    This winter, only 1,914 western monarchs returned to their California wintering sites -- the lowest number ever recorded. And eastern monarchs, having dropped by at least 80%, are in a tailspin of decline, too.

    It's clear that these monarchs need Endangered Species Act protections -- even the Trump administration agreed. But when that administration refused to grant them the protections they deserve, monarchs were pushed closer to the brink of extinction.

    I urge you to right this wrong and use your emergency powers to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act so we can save this species.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Clean up toxic air pollution

    I strongly support the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and urge you to reinstate the implementation of these standards and to make them even stronger.

    Power plants spew hazardous pollution into our air every day, causing serious health and environmental impacts, including increased risk of neurological illnesses and nerve damage. Kids are especially vulnerable to the developmental impacts of mercury.

    The MATS have been successful in limiting these impacts, helping reduce mercury pollution by more than 85% since their implementation in 2012. That's why I'm calling on EPA to reinstate the enforcement of these lifesaving standards to ensure that every American has clean air to breathe.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Amazon to stop selling bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy,

    Across the country, bee populations are dropping to dangerous lows. Western bumblebee populations have declined by 93%, nearly 1 in 4 native bee species is imperiled, and honeybees are hurting too.

    Bee-killing pesticides are a big driver of bees' decline. And right now, Amazon still hasn't committed to removing pesticides that contain neonicotinoids from its site. Amazon can be a leader -- that's why I urge you to remove products that contain bee-killing pesticides from Amazon today.

  • Tell your state legislators: End the worst uses of bee-killing neonics

    California is home to an incredible 1,600 species of bees, but a group of pesticides known as neonics threaten their survival. We need the California Legislature to limit key uses of neonics to keep our pollinators flying.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Make this special place our newest national park

    From the unbelievable Pinnacle Balanced Rock to the grottoes of Echo Canyon, Chiricahua is full of national-park-worthy sites and hikes. It's time to recognize the wonder of this place and permanently protect it by making Chiricahua the next great national park.

    We just helped pass the Chiricahua National Park Act in the Senate, and need to use this momentum to pass it in the House.

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support the Chiricahua National Park Act and create America's newest national park.

  • Tell President Biden: Designate Castner Range National Monument in El Paso, Texas

    On March 26, Secretary of Interior Deb Halaand visited the Castner Range near El Paso, Texas at the invitation of local groups who have been building support for permanent protections for the area.

    The Castner Range is a 7,081 acre former Army artillery facility east of El Paso in the Franklin Mountains and is adjacent to Franklin Mountains State Park. Also close by is Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, on the other side of the Texas-New Mexico border. Both the state park and the monument protect plants and wildlife of the Chihuahuan Desert. Adding Castner Range as an additional protected area would create a wildlife corridor for mule deer, mountain lion, javelina, and other wildlife species.

  • Take action to stop offshore drilling

    The Biden administration has a chance to commit to no new lease sales for offshore drilling for the next half-decade -- safeguarding crucial ocean habitats like the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska's Cook Inlet from the harm and destruction inherent in offshore drilling.

    It was just last fall that a pipeline breach off of California's southern coast created an oil slick spanning 8,320 acres and leaving ecological catastrophe in its wake. If the best time to stop offshore drilling was before this spill, before Deepwater Horizon in 2010 or the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 -- the second-best time is right now.

    Committing, as a nation, to no new offshore oil leases for the next half-decade would mean a cleaner future for our oceans, a safer future for our wildlife, and a healthier future for our planet. Will you join us in calling on the Biden administration to protect our oceans from offshore drilling?

  • Tell Travelers Insurance: Don't insure drilling in the Arctic

    We, the undersigned, urge you to commit to not providing insurance cover for any energy project in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge is the crown jewel of Alaska's wild frontier. Its 19 million acres is home to 42 species of fish, 45 mammals, and more than 200 types of birds. There is no cell phone service, no roads, and the only trails are the ones paved by wildlife.

    Oil drilling and exploration risk all this. Oil drilling comes with infrastructure, which disrupts wildlife habitats and destroys sensitive tundra. It also comes with air pollution. As such, we urge you to commit to protecting the Arctic Refuge.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Make the Roadless Rule permanent

    For thousands of years, the Tongass and its trees have stood tall and given us the gifts of ecological biodiversity and carbon capture. It's time to return the favor and protect our ancient wilderness.

    With your help, we're working to preserve our forests for future generations. Urge your U.S. representative to support the Roadless Area Conservation Act, which would protect 58.5 million acres of roadless areas in forests like the Tongass from development.

  • Tell your governor to protect our bees

    Bees work hard to pollinate our gardens and nourish local produce -- but unless we ban the worst uses of toxic neonics in our state, they won't stand a chance.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Keep toxic pesticides out of wildlife refuges

    In 2018, the Trump administration lifted a ban on the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides in wildlife refuges. The result? Refuges that should be safe havens for pollinators could instead pose deadly risks.

    It's time to give our best pollinators their wildlife refuges back, and stop the use of bee-killing pesticides in these important habitats.

  • Help protect Right whales from extinction

    Once numbering in the tens of thousands, fewer than 340 North Atlantic Right whales remain. Centuries of whaling decimated the population, and, today, they remain threatened by ship strikes and fishing gear entanglements.

    The Right Whale Coexistence Act would work to address these threats by providing $15 million annually over the next 10 years for projects designed to reduce the human impact on Right whales. Urge your U.S. House representative to support this legislation today.

  • Tell the Fish and Wildlife Service: Protect the American bumblebee

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

    The sight of an American bumblebee hovering over meadows and fields is becoming increasingly rare -- in eight states, the species has disappeared entirely. If we don't act quickly to protect these fuzzy fliers, we could lose them forever. We can't risk the extinction of such an iconic and valuable pollinator.

    I urge you to list the American bumblebee as an endangered species.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the Biden administration: We need more offshore wind growth

    Dirty fossil fuels are polluting our environment and damaging the health of our communities. To cut back on our dangerous dependence on dirty energy, we need to move rapidly toward clean energy solutions.

    We have vast offshore wind potential in this country, and this past year has seen many firsts for offshore wind growth and development. But if we want to see homes powered by coastal winds in the near future, we need to keep this momentum going strong.

    Join us in calling on the Biden administration to make this upcoming year the biggest year yet for offshore wind growth.

  • Tell Chevron: No drilling in the Arctic Refuge

    We, the undersigned, urge Chevron to abandon any and all plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    The Arctic Refuge is a special place, home to polar bears, caribou, wolves, and millions of migratory birds, among other wildlife. And, due to this abundance of wildlife, for thousands of years the native Gwich'in people have depended on this biological jewel for survival, with a culture centered around the caribou herd.

    Drilling and development in the Arctic Refuge threatens both wildlife and the native Gwich'in people. It is too special and sacred a place to ruin.

    Signed,

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Make this special place our newest national park

    From the unbelievable Pinnacle Balanced Rock to the grottoes of Echo Canyon, Chiricahua is full of national-park-worthy sites and hikes. It's time to recognize the wonder of this place and permanently protect it by making it the next great national park.

    Tell your U.S. senators to support the Chiricahua National Park Act and create America's newest national park.

  • Support permanent protections for a critical desert ecosystem

    Avi Kwa Ame is a biologically rich and culturally important ecosystem. Its 450,000 acres are home to Joshua trees, desert tortoises, and bighorn sheep.

    Now, we have a chance to permanently protect this special place for current and future generations. Call on your U.S. House representative to support the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Establishment Act today.

  • Take action: Permanently protect our beloved Grand Canyon from uranium mining

    Our country's iconic Grand Canyon is threatened by the return of toxic uranium mining.

    But right now, we have the opportunity to take new mining near this special place off the table permanently. If passed, the Grand Canyon Protection Act would do just that -- but to win, we need your help.

    Tell your U.S. senators: Stand with the Grand Canyon and support this critical conservation measure.

  • Tell Procter & Gamble to preserve the boreal forest

    Dear Jon R. Moeller,

    We, the undersigned, urge you to help preserve the North American boreal forest by ending the use of virgin wood in tissue paper products. The climate-critical boreal forest, home to caribou, wolves and migratory birds, is currently disappearing at a rate of one and a half football fields every single minute. This is in part due to logging used to source the virgin fibers in P&G brands' tissue products.

    When it comes to choosing between a product we use for five seconds and our world's special places, the choice is easy. Please commit to using only recycled or forest-free fibers in Charmin, Bounty and other tissue brands.

  • Save the monarchs by providing critical protections for the prostrate milkweed

    The majestic monarch butterfly that we know and love is in trouble.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has the power to save eastern monarchs by providing critical protections for the prostrate milkweed, a rare type of milkweed in southern Texas that these important pollinators rely on during their journey.

    Add your name in support of listing prostrate milkweed under the Endangered Species Act today.

  • Tell Red Lobster: Protect the North Atlantic Right whale

    Dear Red Lobster CEO Kelli Valade,

    North Atlantic Right whales are critically endangered, and Red Lobster could play an important role in saving them.

    One of the main causes of death for this marine mammal is entanglement in the ropes used to connect lobster traps on the ocean floor to buoys on the surface. When the whales become entangled, these ropes wrap themselves and slowly constrict the animal, often leading to a slow, painful death. It doesn't need to be this way. New ropeless fishing technology can allow fishermen to keep reeling in their catch without threatening these vulnerable whales.

    As one of the largest purchasers of seafood in the world, you can set a new industry standard for safe, sustainable lobster fishing. That's why I'm urging you to commit only to purchase lobsters from ropeless traps.

  • Tell Amazon to stop selling bee-killing pesticides

    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy,

    Across the country, bee populations are dropping to dangerous lows. Western bumblebee populations have declined by 93%, nearly 1 in 4 native bee species is imperiled, and honeybees are hurting too.

    Bee-killing pesticides are a big driver of bees' decline. And right now, Amazon still hasn't committed to removing pesticides that contain neonicotinoids from its site. Amazon can be a leader -- that's why I urge you to remove products that contain bee-killing pesticides from Amazon today.

  • Add your name: No new gas-powered USPS trucks

    We, the undersigned, urge the USPS Board of Governors to reevaluate its plans to spend billions of dollars on a new gas-powered fleet of delivery trucks. Gas-powered vehicles pose a threat to both our climate and public health. Their greenhouse gas emissions accelerate global warming and increase the risk of cancer and respiratory diseases. Instead of increasing the number of gas-powered delivery trucks, USPS should procure more electric vehicles.

    Sincerely,

  • Submit your comment to stop the Willow Project today

    ConocoPhillips' proposed "Willow Project" would be an ecological misadventure. Every creek and cranny in this untouched region of the Arctic hosts natural magic: caribou, migratory birds, polar bears and more need the Western Arctic for survival.

    Oil rigs, and the trucks, pollution and development that follow, could irreparably damage this pristine place. Plus, the last thing the vulnerable tundra wildlife of the Western Arctic need is more climate-warming pollution.

    I urge you to stop the Willow Project and move forward with a plan to return the contested 7 million acres of the Western Arctic to their 2013 NPR-A Integrated Activity Plan protection status today.

  • Call on Congress to prevent more gray wolf killings

    Gray wolves are social, they're intelligent, and they're slipping away from us. But now, a bill that would permanently remove gray wolves from the federal endangered and threatened species list in several states was recently filed in Congress.

    At a time when the vulnerable 6,000 gray wolves left desperately need more protections, we can't let this bill make it harder to protect this vulnerable species. Call on your U.S. House representative to oppose this bill and save gray wolves today.

  • Tell Congress: Save Oak Flat

    Part of Tonto National Forest, Oak Flat is home to bears, bobcats and incredible birds like the great horned owl and belted kingfisher, all of which rely on Oak Flat for habitat and protection.

    But dangerous copper mining could turn this precious landscape into a sinkhole.

    The Save Oak Flat Act is our best chance to keep mining out of this incredible place. Tell your U.S. House representative to support the Act today.

  • Tell President Biden: Protect our wild places

    Docket No. DOI-2021-0016

    Dear President Biden,

    Only 12% of our lands and less than 1% of oceans off the continental U.S. are protected. We have an obligation to preserve the last wild areas so critical to our migratory birds, bears, whales and more. We have work to do to protect 30% of lands and waters by 2030.

    To ensure that we are protecting America's natural heritage, we need to know what is already set aside and which places still need protection. When developing the America the Beautiful Altas, we urge you to include the status for all conservation areas and only to count as fully "protected" the areas where our natural ecosystems are truly preserved. On land, this means areas that fall under the USGS's GAP codes 1 and 2. In the ocean, this means highly to fully protected marine areas, as laid out in the MPA Guide.

    By ensuring that we are truly setting aside places for the conservation of nature, we can uphold one of the greatest American traditions and pass on a better world to the next generation.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Expand Berryessa National Monument

    California's Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument provides critical wildlife habitat and is an escape for city-dwellers from the hustle and bustle of urban life. This land deserves protection, and it's time that protection be expanded to include the adjacent Condor Ridge.

    Now is our chance to secure greater protections for this area. Sign this petition to urge your U.S. House representative to support the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act.

  • Call on your governor to support a polystyrene ban

    With the help of supporters like you, we're working to spare birds, fish and other marine wildlife from the harm caused by needless plastic pollution. Join us in advancing a plastic-free future by calling on your governor to support a ban on polystyrene.

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

    We, the undersigned, urge the EPA to order water utilities to fully replace all lead service lines within ten years -- a goal explicitly set by President Biden. These toxic pipes are the single largest source of lead contamination in the 9 million homes and other buildings that still have them.

    Lead is particularly harmful to our kids. Therefore, at least for those schools governed by federal drinking water rules, the EPA should require water stations with filters to remove lead, and filters on all other taps used for cooking and drinking. The EPA should limit lead in schools' water to 1 part per billion, the level recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    At even low levels of exposure, lead poses a serious health risk, especially to our children. We urge the EPA to enact these strong protections as soon as possible, and no later than the end of this year.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Home Depot: Protect the boreal forest

    Home Depot CEO Craig Menear,

    We, the undersigned, urge The Home Depot to protect the boreal forest by reducing the amount of wood sourced from critical parts of these forests.

    The Canadian boreal forest is the world's largest remaining intact forest. It is home to diverse and vulnerable species, including threatened boreal caribou, lynx, and three billion birds. The forest is also essential to mitigating climate change, and stores 300 billion tons of carbon.

    Clearly, this wild and environmentally critical place should be protected. By committing to preserving the boreal, The Home Depot will establish itself as a leader in sustainable forestry.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the Biden administration: Keep single-use plastics out of federal government purchases

    Right now, momentum is brewing to get the largest purchaser of goods in the world -- the U.S. government -- to stop buying single-use plastics. Less plastic purchasing leads to less production, and then less pollution that threatens wildlife and our environment.

    The Biden administration has a chance to make a sweeping difference in the landscape of our nation's plastic production, but if the administration's going to take it, it'll need to hear from you.

  • Tell President Biden: Stop the logging of our most important trees

    Amidst our current biodiversity and climate crisis, the destruction of older forests and trees is the embodiment of a wasteful, short-sighted mentality. We should not be destroying precious habitat and some of our most valuable natural carbon sinks.

    Our national forests should be places of conservation, not destruction.

    Tell President Biden to protect the most valuable trees on our federal land.

  • Add your name: No new gas-powered USPS trucks

    We, the undersigned, urge the USPS Board of Governors to reevaluate its plans to spend billions of dollars on a new gas-powered fleet of delivery trucks. Gas-powered vehicles pose a threat to both our climate and public health. Their greenhouse gas emissions accelerate global warming and increase the risk of cancer and respiratory diseases. Instead of increasing the number of gas-powered delivery trucks, USPS should procure more electric vehicles.

    Sincerely,

  • Speak up to protect Chaco Canyon

    Chaco Canyon is a desert wonder, a sanctuary for wildlife and a dream for stargazers. But drilling -- and the rigs, floodlights, trucks and pollution that come with it -- could snuff out Chaco Canyon's special light.

    As the Bureau of Land Management accepts comments on a plan that could protect Chaco Canyon from drilling for at least 20 years, will you speak up to save this desert wonder?

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

    Bee populations are collapsing, and one of the biggest culprits is neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics.

    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 neonics from its site.

    Tell Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonics.

  • Tell the FWS: Give manatees endangered species protections

    Last year, more than 1,100 manatees died -- more than 10% of their population. The problem is pollution, which has contributed to the loss of 90% of their seagrass in the past decade.

    We need to relist manatees and give them Endangered Species Act protections. And we need to do it urgently.

    2021 was a devastating year for manatees, but if we don't intervene, 2022 could be catastrophic. I urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to relist manatees and give them the life-saving protections of the Endangered Species Act today.

    Sincerely,

  • Pledge to Protect Forests

    To reduce my individual impact on forests and help shift the market towards sustainably harvested wood products, I, a consumer of toilet paper, tissues and timber, pledge to:

    1. Stop purchasing tissues, paper towels and toilet paper made from virgin wood fibers. Instead, I will purchase products made from recycled paper, sustainable bamboo or another sustainable alternative.

    2. Whenever possible, opt for wood products made from reclaimed wood.

    3. Look for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo whenever I must buy virgin wood or wood products, because FSC is the best way to ensure wood is harvested responsibly.

  • Speak up on behalf of bees

    Bees are still dying at high rates, with devastating consequences for the greater environment and our food supply. Seven states have stepped up, but more action is needed.

    To save the bees, we're calling for a ban on the worst uses of neonicotinoids, a class of poisonous pesticides. Join our efforts by sending a message to your governor today.

  • Help ban toxic pesticides across the U.S.

    Currently in Congress, the Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act promises to ban several of the most dangerous pesticides. This includes neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides linked to colony collapse in bees and other environmental harms. Urge your U.S. senators to support this legislation today.

  • Take action: Help stop the production of new single-use plastics

    You try your best, but single-use plastics are nearly impossible to avoid -- encasing everything from grocery store bananas to online deliveries, and ultimately polluting our oceans and threatening wildlife.

    And yet our country is producing more new plastic items than ever before -- generating nearly 46.5 million tons of plastic waste each year.

    Contact your U.S. House representative today and urge them to stop the flow of new plastics by supporting the REDUCE Act.

  • Urge your U.S. senators to support recovering fish and wildlife

    Many leading experts are warning that the sixth mass extinction is currently underway. Protecting our planet's biodiversity requires urgent action.

    If passed, Recovering America's Wildlife Act would provide funding to every state, territory and the District of Columbia to proactively conserve more than 12,000 at-risk fish and wildlife species. Call on your U.S. senators to support this legislation today.

  • Tell Home Depot: Protect the boreal forest

    Home Depot CEO Craig Menear,

    We, the undersigned, urge The Home Depot to protect the boreal forest by reducing the amount of wood sourced from critical parts of these forests.

    The Canadian boreal forest is the world's largest remaining intact forest. It is home to diverse and vulnerable species, including threatened boreal caribou, lynx, and three billion birds. The forest is also essential to mitigating climate change, and stores 300 billion tons of carbon.

    Clearly, this wild and environmentally critical place should be protected. By committing to preserving the boreal, The Home Depot will establish itself as a leader in sustainable forestry.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: It's time to restore clean water protections

    Clean water is vital to our health and the environment. That is why our nation came together 50 years ago to pass the Clean Water Act.

    And that is why I support the EPA's proposal to officially rescind the Trump administration's Dirty Water Rule, which left so many of our nation's waters without federal protection from polluters.

    But securing clean water will require more than just reversing this egregious rollback. In any final rule, please make sure the Clean Water Act once again protects all of our waterways -- including the wetlands that sustain our ecosystems and the streams that help provide drinking water to millions of Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the Biden Administration: Protect Greater Chaco Canyon

    The Biden administration has proposed to protect more 350,000 acres of public land surrounding Chaco Canyon and they're asking for public input. Submit your public comment to the Bureau of Land Management.

  • Tell Whole Foods: It's time to take the lead on reducing your plastic footprint

    The numbers are in -- the U.S. is the world's largest contributor of plastic waste.

    To begin to turn the tide on harmful plastic pollution, we need companies like Whole Foods to make bold, time-bound commitments to reducing their plastic footprints.

    Send a message to Whole Foods today, urging it to eliminate harmful single-use plastic packaging from its stores. And feel free to customize your message, especially if you're a Whole Foods customer!

  • Tell the FWS to protect the American bumblebee

    In the past two decades, American bumblebee populations have dropped by 90%.

    Pesticides, climate change, disease and habitat loss have all been putting increasing pressure on the bumblebees in recent years. In the Midwest and Southeast, as much as half of all American bumblebees have disappeared. In other states, that number rises dramatically -- in New York, as many as 99% of the bumblebees have disappeared. And in eight states, the bee has vanished entirely.

    American bumblebees play an important role in many ecosystems' food webs, providing food for birds and reptiles and helping the growth of a number of plants. They also play an important role in pollinating a range of crops and wildflowers. But if nothing changes, the continued collapse of species like this bee will have devastating consequences that will ripple across our country's food webs and ecosystems. For that reason, I write to urge you to grant endangered species protections to the American bumblebee.

  • Support endangered species status for manatees

    Dear Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,

    We, the undersigned, urge you to support restoring the manatees' endangered status. According to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, nearly 1,000 manatees have died in 2021 alone. That's more than double the five-year annual average.

    This calamity comes four years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downlisted the manatee from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act, over the objection of many environmentalists and biologists. In order to give these gentle sea cows the best chance at survival, it's critical that the manatees' endangered status be restored and their critical habitat protected.

    Sincerely,

  • Our climate can't wait: pass a federal climate package

    In the face of increasing average temperatures, long-burning wildfires and intensifying storms, it's clear that our climate can't wait. We have the solutions at our fingertips to ditch polluting fossil fuels for good, from renewable wind and solar energy to clean electric vehicles.

    A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives and many U.S. senators support big investments to tackle climate change, like those included in the Build Back Better Act. Tell your U.S. senators today to pass a climate package by March to preserve a liveable climate for generations to come.

  • Tell Secretary Haaland: Protect gray wolves

    Tell Secretary Haaland to grant these important animals emergency protection by temporarily re-listing them as an endangered species.

  • Defend Bristol Bay

    This Spring, there will be a public comment period on whether the EPA should use Clean Water Act powers to permanently stop the Pebble Mine. Once the public comment period opens, we will have a very short window of time to make sure our voices are heard, so sign up here to be notified the moment you can submit your comment.

  • Restore the Roadless Rule to protect the Tongass

    The Tongass National Forest is full of trees older than America and is a refuge to bears, eagles, moose and so much more. If we do not restore the Roadless Rule to this green marvel, we leave the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world vulnerable to destruction and countless animals without a home.

    I urge you to fully protect the Tongass by restoring the full environmental protections of the Roadless Rule across the 9.2 million roadless acres.

  • Take action: Protect our national parks from single-use plastics

    From the awe-inspiring red cliffs of the Grand Canyon to the towering trees of Redwood National Park, plastic pollution is threatening our national parks and the fragile wildlife that call them home.

    Each year, the National Park Service manages nearly 70 million pounds of waste -- the same weight as 155 Statues of Liberty. It's time to end the sale of the most harmful and pervasive plastic products infiltrating our national parks.

    Contact your U.S. senators today and urge them to support the Reducing Waste in National Parks Act.

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

    Right now, there are more microplastic particles in the ocean than stars in our galaxy. When these trillions of tiny pieces of plastic flood our waterways, they harm our wildlife and push endangered species closer to extinction. As of 2020, all sea turtle species and nearly half of all seabird and marine mammal species have been found to ingest plastic.

    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.

  • Protect Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

    Docket #: NOAA-NOS-2020-0003

    Critically endangered species like the North Atlantic Right whale rely on places like the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for protection, but the current draft management plan fails to do enough to protect these sea creatures. Without updating rules around recreational and commercial fishing and shipping within the sanctuary, human actions will continue to threaten many of the species that call it home.

    Stellwagen Bank is meant to protect marine life, and unless we strengthen protections, it will continue failing at this purpose. Revising the draft management plan will determine the future of this critical sanctuary.

    I urge you to strengthen protections for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in the draft management plan.

  • Add your name in support of sage grouse

    DOI-BLM-WO-2300-2022-0001-RMP-EIS

    We, the undersigned, urge the Bureau of Land Management to instate strong protections to support the long-term health of sage grouse. Sage grouse populations require large, contiguous areas, free from development, for feeding, nesting, and hiding from predators. This type of designated, protected habitat is increasingly important as sage grouse contend with drought and wildfires.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Costco to count and cut their carbon footprint

    Costco CEO Craig Jelinek and members of the Costco Board of Directors,

    Scientists around the world have agreed that we need to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 to prevent the worst effects of climate change. As a result, many companies have already calculated their carbon emissions and set reduction targets with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

    Costco has not. In fact, even Costco has acknowledged that it isn't counting the overwhelming bulk of its emissions. These emissions are produced indirectly, in part from the deforestation involved in producing items like beef, tissues and much more. We urge you to rapidly disclose all of Costco's carbon emissions and set science-based targets to reduce emissions.

  • Protect the Boundary Waters from toxic mining

    Right now, the Boundary Waters are being threatened by a toxic copper mine. This irreplaceable wilderness is an interconnected system of lakes and streams, so if any contamination were to seep out of the mine, it could flow through the entire ecosystem.

    We need your help to ban mining from the Boundary Waters watershed. Add your name to tell the Bureau of Land Management to protect this treasured place.

  • Tell the Biden administration: ban bee-killing pesticides from wildlife refuges

    A dangerous class of bee-killing pesticides known as "neonics" lurk around every corner for bees. One study found them on half of all sampled plants across the country.

    Right now, neonics are even allowed to be sprayed where bees should be safest: wildlife refuges. Our dwindling bee populations need an escape from neonics, which poison baby bees' brains, interrupt bee sleep patterns, and prevent healthy bee reproduction.

    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 an Obama-era ban on neonicotinoids in wildlife refuges.

    Sincerely,

  • Call for an end to fossil fuel subsidies

    Every year, the U.S. government gives away $20 billion dollars in the form of tax breaks, incentives, and other subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuel companies are even awarded tax breaks for enhanced oil recovery, whereby carbon dioxide is injected into the ground to squeeze even more oil and gas out of the earth.

    We shouldn't waste taxpayer dollars fueling the climate crisis. Call on your U.S. senators to support ending fossil fuel subsidies today.

  • Tell Costco: Save the boreal forest

    Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek:

    In the time it takes you to brush your teeth tonight, Canada's boreal will lose three football fields of forest. The rapid deforestation is thanks, in part, to the production of toilet paper.

    Canada's boreal forest is irreplaceable. Home to caribou, wolves, lynx, elk, billions of migratory birds and more -- countless creatures rely on the forest staying intact to survive. Plus, the boreal's trees remove enough carbon from the air each year to offset 24 million cars.

    Costco can help. I'm urging Costco to make its Kirkland Signature tissue products from at least 50% recycled materials and refuse to sell other brands of tissue products until they implement the same change.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Stop letting polluters leak planet-warming methane into our atmosphere

    Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0317

    This past summer alone, 1 in 3 Americans lived in a county that was hit by a weather disaster. The climate crisis is supercharging storms, fires, hurricanes and more -- and one of the most important things we can do to curb it is to comprehensively tackle methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas that traps more than 85 times as much heat as carbon dioxide over the course of two decades.

    If we want to slow down one of the leading contributors to global warming, we need to hold oil and gas companies accountable for the methane they leak into our atmosphere. I urge you to protect our planet from methane leaks by enforcing stricter regulations on existing methane sources.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Protect Utah's Ashley National Forest

    This November, your agency approved plans to build an oil-hauling railway through the Uinta Basin, an area of protected land in the Ashley National Forest, which is home to 1 million acres of pristine wilderness.

    If construction plans go through, the railway could devastate at least 10,000 acres of protected lands. The oil trains will cause further pollution and possibly even more severe damage in the event of explosions or spills.

    I urge you to stop this plan in its tracks and protect the Ashley National Forest.

    Sincerely,

  • Sign up to mail a postcard to the U.S. Forest Service

    To keep the Tongass safe from destructive logging, the Forest Service needs to hear from people like you, and these postcards are the perfect way to get your message across. Sign up today to have postcards mailed to you -- please fill out your full mailing address and indicate the number of postcards you want (you can request up to 20 postcards).

  • Tell NOAA: I support ocean protections

    The Biden administration has taken the first step to create the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. This stretch of incredible biodiversity along California’s central coast is home to sea otters and their kelp forest homes, plus whales, dolphins and mysterious deep sea regions. Designation as a marine sanctuary would protect this place and its fragile ecosystems from offshore oil drilling.

    We need to show support for the Biden Administration’s decision to protect this ocean area and urge them to finish the job.

  • Tell the Fish and Wildlife Service: Protect the American bumblebee

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

    The sight of an American bumblebee hovering over meadows and fields is becoming increasingly rare -- in eight states, the species has disappeared entirely. If we don't act quickly to protect these fuzzy fliers, we could lose them forever. We can't risk the extinction of such an iconic and valuable pollinator.

    I urge you to list the American bumblebee as an endangered species.

    Sincerely,

  • Take Action: Electrify UPS

    Delivery trucks drive through our neighborhoods and near our homes every day, delivering packages with a side of unhealthy air pollution and warming our planet at the same time. UPS -- the world's largest package delivery company -- could change that by ditching fossil fuels and committing to all-electric purchases for its fleet of big brown trucks by 2030.

    Join our effort to Electrify UPS by calling on the company to electrify its fleet and deliver cleaner air and a safer climate for future generations.

  • Tell NOAA: Protect our oceans

    DOCKET ID: NOAA-HQ-2021-0109

    Across the country, our ocean ecosystems are crumbling, bordering on collapse. Our marine life is diverse -- but it's also interconnected and fragile.

    Every day that we don't protect our oceans, drilling and overfishing chip away at the populations of whales, dolphins, coral and more. In order to turn the tides, we need to extend strong, permanent protections to a broad diversity of ocean ecosystems, from kelp forests to underwater sea canyons and coral reefs.

    To ensure the health and biodiversity of our ocean, I urge the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create strong marine protected areas designed to conserve ocean life, including marine mammals, seabirds and corals. The Biden administration's efforts to protect 30% of our nation's oceans by 2030 should represent the diversity of America's rich ocean heritage, and include key marine ecosystems around the U.S.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Protect our oceans by blocking new offshore oil drilling.

    When oil companies drill in our oceans, disasters are inevitable. Drilling leads to spilling, and oil spills are devastating to the environment and coastal communities. We can do better than this.

    We need the U.S. Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act with the provision that would permanently ban new offshore oil and gas leasing along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.

  • Tell NOAA: I support ocean protections

    The Biden administration has taken the first step to create the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. This stretch of incredible biodiversity along California's central coast is home to sea otters and their kelp forest homes, plus whales, dolphins and mysterious deep sea regions. Designation as a marine sanctuary would protect this place and its fragile ecosystems from offshore oil drilling.

    We need to show support for the Biden administration's decision to protect this ocean area and urge them to finish the job.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Save orcas

    In Puget Sound, only 73 Southern Resident orcas remain. Late last year, scientists saw an orca named K21 for the last time, and when they did, he was one of the skinniest orcas ever seen alive.

    But his death isn't anomalous. Across Puget Sound, these orcas are starving as the Lower Snake River dams block salmon (orcas' main food source) from swimming to sea. Now, these critically endangered orcas are at risk of becoming effectively extinct in 15 short years.

    We know the solution: We must breach the dams to save Southern Residents. Today, I urge you to save Southern Resident orcas by breaching Lower Snake River dams.

    Sincerely,

  • Take Action: Electrify UPS

    Delivery trucks drive through our neighborhoods and near our homes every day, delivering packages with a side of unhealthy air pollution and warming our planet at the same time. UPS -- the world's largest package delivery company -- could change that by ditching fossil fuels and committing to all electric purchases for its fleet of big brown trucks by 2030.

    Join our effort to Electrify UPS by calling on the company to electrify its fleet and deliver cleaner air and a safer climate for future generations.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Protect America's coasts

    Coastal ecosystems, those transition zones between land and sea, are where so much life begins. They are critical to countless species -- sea turtles, sea birds, invertebrates, fish and more -- and they provide a buffer against the encroaching impacts of climate change.

    Coastal wetlands, marshes, seagrass beds and mangroves remove up to four times more carbon from the atmosphere than land-based ecosystems. They provide critical protection against storm surges and coastal flooding, and help prevent shoreline erosion.

    The West Coast of the U.S. has lost 85% of all tidal wetlands and the East coast is losing wetlands at twice the rate they're being restored.

    The current draft of the Build Back Better Act has $6 billion in grants for states to restore and protect these wetland areas. Tell your U.S. senators to vote for our coasts.

  • Tell the Interior Department: Protect the belugas of Cook Inlet

    Docket # BOEM-2020-0018-0049

    Cook Inlet is home to a unique population of beluga whales that has been on the decline for decades.

    Since 1979, Cook Inlet's belugas have dropped in number by 80%, and their population is still struggling to recover. One of the major threats facing these iconic Arctic whales is the pollution and habitat destruction that results from oil and gas exploration and drilling. Cook Inlet's iconic belugas are already struggling for their survival -- and new oil and gas projects in Cook Inlet that will pollute and fracture their habitat could be the final nail in their coffin.

    One million acres of land are currently up for sale to entities that would develop them for oil and gas drilling. To protect Cook Inlet's endangered beluga whales, I urge you to cancel the lease sales in Cook Inlet.

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

    Bee populations are collapsing, and one of the biggest culprits is neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics.

    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 neonics from its site.

    Tell Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonics.

  • Submit your public comment: Protect polar bears from harassment in the Arctic

    The Southern Beaufort polar bears are the world's most imperiled bear population.

    And yet, despite their tenuous foothold on survival, there is a proposal before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to allow one oil company to "harass" these polar bears in the course of its exploratory oil drilling.

    We can't allow that. Send your message to the FWS today: Don't let polar bears be harassed.

  • Tell The Home Depot: Preserve the boreal forest

    The Canadian boreal forest is the largest remaining primary forest on the planet. It stores 300 billion tons of carbon, provides habitat for threatened boreal caribou, billions of birds and a multitude of other species. The boreal is essential to the sustenance and culture of hundreds of Indigenous communities. Unfortunately, one and a half football fields' worth of the forest are cut down every minute to produce softwood lumber, wood pulp and other products. American companies like The Home Depot contribute to demand for these products.

  • Tell the Senate to restore wetlands and estuaries along America's coastlines

    Coastal ecosystems, those transition zones between land and sea, are where so much life begins. They are critical to countless species -- sea turtles, sea birds, invertebrates, fish and more -- and they provide a buffer against the encroaching impacts of climate change.

    Coastal wetlands, marshes, seagrass beds and mangroves remove up to four times more carbon from the atmosphere than land-based ecosystems. They provide critical protection against storm surges and coastal flooding, and help prevent shoreline erosion.

    The west coast of the U.S. has lost 85% of all tidal wetlands and the east coast is losing wetlands at twice the rate they're being restored.

    The Build Back Better Act has $6 billion in grants for states to restore and protect these wetland areas. Tell your U.S. senators to vote for our coasts.

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

    Bee populations are collapsing, and one of the biggest culprits is neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics.

    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 neonics from its site.

    Tell Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonics.

  • Restore the Roadless Rule to protect the Tongass

    The Tongass National Forest is full of trees older than America and is a refuge to bears, eagles, moose and so much more. If we do not restore the Roadless Rule to this green marvel, we leave the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world vulnerable to destruction and countless animals without a home.

    I urge you to fully protect the Tongass by restoring the full environmental protections of the Roadless Rule across the 9.2 million roadless acres.

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

    Bee populations are collapsing, and one of the biggest culprits is neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics.

    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 neonics from its site.

    Tell Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: Help save our bees by banning products with neonics.

  • Take action: Help save the western monarch butterfly

    Over the past four decades, the western monarch's population has plummeted nearly 99%. Development, wildfires and pervasive pesticide use are destroying the monarch's habitat, leaving these iconic butterflies longing for a place to rest.

    Last year, even in the face of this important species' decline, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to protect the western monarch under the Endangered Species Act -- putting this butterfly in grave danger.

    To breathe new life into the western monarch and pull it back from the brink of extinction, we need your help. Contact your U.S. senators today and urge them to support the MONARCH Act.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Protect endangered species

    Docket Nos. FWS-HQ-ES-2019-0115, FWS-HQ-ES-2020-0047

    From North Atlantic Right whales to the rusty patched bumblebee, our endangered species need their habitat for survival.

    Critical habitat serves as a vital safe haven for these species, letting them take shelter, breed and forage without the threatening disruptions of development.

    If we want to keep these species alive for future generations, we must protect the only homes they know. I urge you to roll back the Trump administration's "critical habitat" rule changes and restore habitat protections for endangered species.

  • Tell the BOEM: End offshore oil and gas drilling

    Just one month after a pipeline leak spilled 25,000 gallons of oil into California waterways, an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico is set to take place.

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has scheduled the lease sale for mid-November. Once the lease is sold, oil and gas exploration, drilling and mining will begin, putting marine ecosystems and wildlife at risk.

    Instead of paving the way for future oil and gas projects, the BOEM should instead cancel all existing offshore drilling leases. We're calling on the agency to do just that, but we need your help to build the necessary support.

  • Tell your U.S. senators to make the biggest polluters pay

    Giant fossil fuel companies are responsible for far more greenhouse gas pollution than individuals, yet average Americans are stuck with the bill for climate change impacts.

    The "Make Polluters Pay" plan would balance the scales and make the largest polluters pay into a climate fund to help communities impacted by climate change and aid the transition to renewable energy.

    We need your help to push this plan through Congress. Tell your U.S. senators to include this plan in the Build Back Better Act and make polluters pay.

  • Take action: Protect our national parks from single-use plastics

    From the impressive geysers at Yellowstone National Park to the stunning wetlands of the Everglades, plastic pollution is threatening our national parks and the fragile wildlife that call them home.

    Each year, the National Park Service manages nearly 70 million pounds of waste -- the same weight as 155 Statues of Liberty. It's time to end the sale of the most harmful and pervasive plastic products infiltrating our national parks.

    Contact your U.S. House representative today and urge them to support the Reducing Waste in National Parks Act.

  • Tell the EPA: Stop the plastic to fuel pipeline

    DOCKET ID NO. EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0382

    Every stage of the life cycle of plastic is toxic -- it's made from oil and gas, it harms our wildlife in the form of pollution, and it dirties our public lands.

    Now, an added toxic step in that life cycle is on the verge of going big. "Chemical recycling" isn't recycling at all. It's a process that emits harmful toxins and leaves us with even more air and climate pollution.

    I urge you to regulate these facilities and the practice of "chemical recycling" today with the same standards applied to incineration under the Clean Air Act.

  • Let us fix our stuff

    When companies make it hard to fix our electronics (everything from cell phones to tractors), we spend more, generate more toxic e-waste, and create a larger market for mining minerals in delicate ecosystems.

    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 at the local, state, federal, and corporate levels.

  • Tell your senators: Prioritize clean energy tax credits

    We can repower America with 100% renewable energy and see the benefits of cleaner air, cleaner water and improved health. Clean energy tax incentives are one of the best tools we have to grow renewables.

    Tax credits have helped lower the cost of wind and solar power over the last decade, bringing renewables in reach for more Americans and boosting the clean energy market. But with some current incentives set to expire at the end of December, we need Congress to act and keep our energy system moving in the right direction.

    Send a message to your U.S. senators asking them to prioritize clean energy tax credits.

  • Tell Congress: Help save western monarch butterflies

    In 2019, volunteers across a winter hibernation region counted only 30,000 western monarchs who made it to their winter home -- but last year, fewer than 2,000 were counted. Two of the biggest causes for monarch decline are the disappearance of monarchs' habitat and their main food source.

    The MONARCH Act would help turn the tides and save western monarchs by giving them a branch to land on and food to feed themselves with.

    Ask your U.S. House representative to cosponsor the MONARCH Act, which would help save western monarch butterflies.

  • Tell the Interior Department: Don't subsidize coal

    Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel around -- leaving behind acid runoff, methane and carbon pollution. Now, the second-largest coal company is trying to get a discount for mining our public lands while leaving behind the bill.

    We have a chance to stop this discount and prevent more like it. Tell the Interior Department to reverse course and stop its discount for Arch Resources.

  • Tell Costco: Don't trade the boreal forest for toilet paper

    Costco CEO Craig Jelinek:

    In the time it takes you to brush your teeth tonight, Canada's boreal will lose three football fields of forest.

    Canada's boreal forest is irreplaceable. Home to caribou, wolves, lynx, elk, billions of migratory birds and more -- countless creatures rely on the forest staying intact to survive. Plus, the boreal's trees remove enough carbon from the air each year to offset 24 million cars.

    Costco can help. I'm urging Costco to make its Kirkland Signature tissue products from at least 50% recycled materials and refuse to sell other brands of tissue products until they implement the same change.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Pilgrim's Pride: Stop slaughterhouse water pollution

    Pilgrim's Pride is part of a huge problem plaguing our waters: slaughterhouse wastewater pollution. When slaughterhouses dump waste into our waters, Americans, our wildlife and the surrounding ecosystems pay the price.

    For our drinking water and our wildlife, Pilgrim's Pride must make a change. Call on the Pilgrim's Pride CEO to curb the company's pollution.

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

    Docket #EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0575-0001

    We, the undersigned, urge the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the worst uses of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, the three most commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides. This includes both a ban on the consumer sale of these pesticides and the pre-treatment of seeds with them.

    The EPA's biological evaluation of these neonicotinoids found that they are likely to adversely affect more than 1,000 endangered and threatened species, including vital pollinators. The further decimation of bees, butterflies and various other pollinators will have devastating consequences for our environment and global food supply.

    Sincerely,

  • Let's Go Big On Offshore Wind

    The United States has enough offshore wind potential to power our current electricity needs twice over. But as of 2021, there are only two operational offshore wind farms in the United States. Offshore wind has a huge role to play in getting us to 100% renewable energy. Add your name in support of America going big on offshore wind!

  • Tell the EPA: Keep PFAS forever chemicals away from our water

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0547

    Every day, millions of Americans rely on our rivers, lakes, and streams for safe drinking water. When PFAS "forever chemicals" contaminate these waters, we're left with exposure to chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and more.

    Generations to come could benefit from your agency stopping the senseless dumping of these chemicals into our waters. And existing technology can virtually eliminate discharges of these dangerous chemicals. So as your agency revises the Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan, please set pollution control standards that stop all industries from dumping PFAS into our waterways.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: End offshore drilling

    Oil is once again gushing onto California's beaches. We need our members of Congress to end offshore drilling -- because when we drill, we spill.

  • Tell Congress: End offshore drilling

    Oil is once again gushing onto California's beaches. We need our members of Congress to end offshore drilling -- because when we drill, we spill.

  • Tell the EPA: Strengthen the rules protecting our water from slaughterhouse pollution

    Docket # EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0547

    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.

    Thank you for agreeing to 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 rivers and our health.

    Please enact these new pollution control standards as soon as possible, and ensure they are stringent enough to stop slaughterhouses from contributing to toxic algal outbreaks, dead zones, and other threats to public health and the environment.

  • Stand Up For Energy Efficiency

    We have the power to waste less and use our energy wisely and more efficiently. This Energy Efficiency Day, sign our pledge to reduce energy waste.

    By signing this petition, you are pledging to make everyday changes like unplugging your chargers when they aren't in use, letting your dishes air dry or changing your light bulbs to LEDs. You are also pledging to magnify your impact by spreading awareness on energy efficiency in your community.

  • Urge EPA Administrator Michael Regan to tighten clean air rules

    Air pollution cuts short the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. Air pollution also increases the risk of asthma attacks, cancer and other diseases.

    Yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently allows levels of air pollution that many American public health groups and international agencies consider unhealthy. Please join us in urging EPA Administrator Michael Regan to strengthen the limits on health-threatening pollution, including ozone and fine particulate pollution.

  • Tell Congress: End offshore drilling

    Oil is once again gushing onto California's beaches. We need our members of Congress to end offshore drilling -- because when we drill, we spill.

  • Tell NOAA: Protect wildlife along California's central coast

    The proposed area for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is home to sea otters sleeping in tangles of kelp and pods of dolphins leaping in the waves, as well as Chumash Tribe sacred sites. But this biodiversity hotspot is not protected from threats such as oil drilling and catastrophic oil spills.

    Add your voice to urge NOAA and the Biden administration to protect this amazing place.

  • Submit your public comment: Stop oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    In 2017, Congress opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Referred to as "The Sacred Place Where Life Begins" by the indigenous Gwich'in tribe, the refuge is home to incredible wildlife including endangered polar bears, the 200,000 strong Porcupine caribou herd, and millions of migratory birds.

    With the Arctic warming three times faster than anywhere else on the planet, more oil and gas development is the last thing we need. The time to protect this special place is now. Send a message to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) telling them to keep the Arctic safe from oil drilling.

  • Tell your senators: Prioritize clean energy tax credits

    We can repower America with 100% renewable energy and see the benefits of cleaner air, cleaner water and improved health. Clean energy tax incentives are one of the best tools we have to grow renewables.

    Tax credits have helped lower the cost of wind and solar power over the last decade, bringing renewables in reach for more Americans and boosting the clean energy market. But with some current incentives set to expire at the end of December, we need Congress to act and keep our energy system moving in the right direction.

    Send a message to your U.S. senators asking them to prioritize clean energy tax credits.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Deb Haaland: Use your emergency powers to save monarchs

    Dear Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,

    Monarch butterflies are as beautiful as they are iconic, but they're also slipping away from us.

    This winter, only 1,914 western monarchs returned to their California wintering sites -- the lowest number ever recorded. And eastern monarchs, having dropped by at least 80%, are in a tailspin of decline, too.

    It's clear that these monarchs need Endangered Species Act protections -- even the Trump administration agreed. But when that administration refused to grant them the protections they deserve, monarchs were pushed closer to the brink of extinction.

    I urge you to right this wrong and use your emergency powers to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act so we can save this species.

    Sincerely,

  • Call for a resilient clean energy future with energy storage

    Dear Governor,

    A cleaner and healthier future powered by 100 percent renewable energy is possible. Energy storage will allow us to reap more clean energy from the sun and wind for when we need it most, and build a more reliable and resilient grid. I urge you to set clear and measurable goals for energy storage in our state.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: Preserve the boreal forest

    Dear Procter & Gamble Shareholders,

    We, the undersigned, urge you to help preserve the Canadian boreal forest by ending the use of virgin wood in tissue paper products. The ancient boreal forest, home to caribou, wolves and migratory birds, is currently disappearing at a rate of one and a half football fields every single minute. This is in part due to logging used to source the virgin fibers in P&G brands' tissue products.

    When it comes to choosing between a product we use for five seconds and our world's special places, the choice is easy. Please commit to using only recycled or forest-free fibers in Charmin, Bounty and other tissue brands.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Support funding to create pollinator-friendly habitat

    Pollinators face a number of threats, including habitat loss. One simple way to address this is to increase pollinator-friendly habitat along roadsides. Send a message to your U.S. House representative telling them to support funding to create pollinator-friendly habitat.

  • Help protect the critically endangered Right whale

    North Atlantic Right whales are rapidly dying from fishing entanglements and boat collisions. Without intervention, scientists say that these whales could be functionally extinct within the next 25 years.

    Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo can use her emergency powers to enact stronger protections to keep Right whales safe from entanglements and other threats. Tell her to protect these gentle giants before it's too late.

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

    President Biden,

    Warming waters, acidifying oceans, pollution, and industry threaten our marine environments, but safeguarding our seas can help mitigate the worst effects of climate change. The creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument in 2016 represented an important step toward that goal -- a step that was undone by the Trump's administration's decision to gut protections for this special place in 2020. Opening this area to commercial fishing will harm or destroy irreplaceable marine life.

    To celebrate the fifth birthday of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, I urge you to complete the process to restore protections and ensure that this incredible ecosystem continues to thrive.

  • The Arctic isn't meant for drilling

    To Chairman Philip Byrne:

    The Arctic is one of the last truly wild places on earth. Its delicate ecosystem needs our protection, not more dangerous drilling.

    Extracting your new oil discovery would be detrimental to the Arctic and all the creatures that call it home, not to mention devastating to the effort to stop climate change.

    I urge you not to drill in the Arctic.

  • Tell the EPA: Keep our air clear with cleaner cars

    Dear EPA Administrator Michael Regan,

    The EPA should implement the strongest clean cars rule possible to effectively solve the climate crisis and protect public health. At a minimum, the EPA should reinstate the Obama-Biden era standards and ideally make them even stronger.

    This proposed rule is not as strong as the Obama-Biden standards and is riddled with loopholes and giveaways to automakers that undermine otherwise strong emissions reduction targets. The EPA itself has identified a far more effective rule (Alternative #2), which would put 400,000 extra electric vehicles on the road by 2026 and result in 130 million fewer metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. I urge you to adopt Alternative #2 to help clean our air.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Support Clean Energy Tax Incentives

    We can repower America with 100% renewable energy and see the benefits of cleaner air, cleaner water and improved health. Clean energy tax incentives are one of the best tools we have to grow renewables.

    Tax credits have helped lower the cost of wind and solar power over the last decade, bringing renewables in reach for more Americans and boosting the clean energy market. But with current incentives set to expire at the end of December, action by Congress is needed to keep our energy system moving in the right direction.

    Send a message to your U.S. House representative asking them to prioritize clean energy tax credits.

  • Electric homes are our future -- support the Zero Emission Homes Act

    Electrifying our home appliances is a crucial step in moving our energy system away from polluting fossil fuels. Removing harmful fumes from fossil fuel reliant appliances will not only improve our health, but it will also reduce the emissions that are ravaging our planet.

    Send a message to your U.S. senators to show your support for greener, safer households.

  • Stop the Uranium Reserve Program from contaminating our air and water

    Docket #: 2021-17145

    The Uranium Reserve Program would put taxpayer money towards uranium mining, a declining industry in which air and water contamination are all but guaranteed.

    Every uranium mine ever operated in the U.S. has necessitated toxic waste cleanup, some over hundreds of acres of land. We should not fund an activity that will endanger our neighbors, wildlife and environment with radioactive contamination.

    The Uranium Reserve Program should be abandoned.

  • Tell Congress: Stop plastic pollution today

    A microplastic chemical is confusing and starving hermit crabs. Sea turtles, whales and seabirds have been found dead with plastic in their stomachs. Plastic is destroying our ocean and it's time we break free.

    The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act would curb plastic pollution across the country and be a huge step forward for protecting our planet. Tell your U.S. House representative to support it today.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect America's Waters

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Regan,

    The Clean Water Act was intended to protect all of America's waterways. Unfortunately, the Dirty Water Rule removed Clean Water Act protections from half the nation's remaining wetlands and thousands of streams. These streams help provide drinking water to millions of people. And wetlands provide vital filtering to protect our rivers and lakes from pollution. I urge you to immediately repeal the 'Dirty Water Rule' and then restore Clean Water Act protections for all our waterways - including ephemeral streams and our nation's remaining wetlands.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Protect rivers from slaughterhouse pollution

    Our research found that hundreds of slaughterhouses are threatening our rivers - either with direct dumping or other polluting practices.

    Our environment and health should be protected from slaughterhouse pollution. Join us in calling on the EPA to update pollution standards for slaughterhouses.

  • Save our Florida Keys

    The Florida Keys are a national treasure--and increasingly at risk. We need the Biden Administration to protect some of this Marine Sanctuary's most sensitive ecosystems before it's too late.

  • Call on the U.S. House to save the bees

    America's agriculture has become 48 times more toxic to pollinators over the past 25 years. A class of pesticides, neonicotinoids, are a leading cause. Neonicotinoids persist in the environment, and are highly toxic to bees, causing neurological damage and death.

    Nature's best pollinators deserve protection from toxic pesticides. Call on your U.S. representative to support Saving America's Pollinators Act, which suspends the use of neonicotinoids.

  • Tell the EPA: Regulate CO2 as a pollutant

    Carbon dioxide emissions have a human cost. Recent research finds that carbon dioxide spewed from power plants and fossil-fueled vehicles contribute to hundreds of premature deaths in the U.S. Heatwaves, floods and other natural disasters, made more frequent by climate-warming carbon emissions, have similarly been linked to illness and death. In order to safeguard public health from these harms, we, the undersigned, strongly support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

  • Give gray wolves their endangered species protections back

    In the nine months since the Trump administration stripped gray wolves of their Endangered Species Act protections, gray wolves have been targeted in hunts that will take generations to recover from.

    In Wisconsin alone, 216 gray wolves were killed in just 60 hours. But it's about to get worse: The state is doubling its killing quota, despite protests from the state's biologists.

    The only thing standing between more hunts and gray wolves is the Endangered Species Act. So, we're telling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to relist gray wolves.

  • Tell your senators: Turn off the PFAS tap

    PFAS -- "forever chemicals" linked to cancer, birth defects and more -- have already contaminated groundwater in at least 38 states. And since these chemicals never break down, they won't leave our environment on their own.

    Thankfully, the House just passed the PFAS Action Act, which would jump-start a program to get these chemicals out of our environment and set stricter limits to make sure more of these chemicals never enter our environment in the first place. Now, it's up to us to convince the Senate to pass the act, too.

    Call on your senators to turn off the PFAS tap today.

  • Return 3.4 million acres of protected habitat to spotted owls

    Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2020-0050

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that spotted owls could lose much of their unprotected habitat by as early as 2030. As habitat loss drives their population down -- dropping by as much as 77 percent in Washington state -- their protected habitat could soon be the final lifeline for spotted owls.

    I urge you to move forward with your proposal to restore 3.4 million acres of protected habitat that was stripped away from spotted owls. Let's give these owls all the protections they need to survive.

  • Tell Red Lobster to protect the Right whale

    One of the critically endangered North Atlantic Right whales' greatest threats is entanglement in fishing gear. By committing to only sourcing lobster caught with ropeless fishing gear, Red Lobster can protect these whales and help move the industry towards safer, ropeless fishing.

    Tell Red Lobster to protect the Right whale by signing our petition.

  • Tell Amazon: Stop destroying unused or returned products

    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy:

    We're in the middle of a waste crisis -- with toxic electronic waste accounting for the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

    Right now, Amazon is adding fuel to that fire: A recent investigation revealed that your company destroys millions of unsold or returned products every year. One former employee has said the "target" for a given warehouse could be well over 100,000 destroyed items every week.

    For the sake of our water, our soil, our wildlife and our health, this has to stop. Amazon must do its part to mitigate our waste crisis by reusing or redistributing its unsold stock, rather than destroying it.

    Sincerely,

  • Electric homes are our future -- support the Zero-Emission Homes Act

    Electrifying our home appliances is a crucial step in moving our energy system away from polluting fossil fuels. Removing harmful fumes from fossil fuel reliant appliances will not only improve our health, but it will also reduce the emissions that are ravaging our planet.

    Send a message to your U.S. senators to show your support for greener, safer households.

  • Sign up for a "Protect the Arctic" yard sign

    Thank you for volunteering to put up a "Protect the Arctic" yard sign. To win permanent protections, we need to build more public support. That starts with making sure everyone knows about the Arctic Refuge.

    Please fill out the form below and one of our organizers will stop by during the next week to put up your sign.

  • Tell the EPA: Get toxic "forever chemicals" out of food and drink containers

    New research suggests that toxic PFAS "forever chemicals" could be leaching into our food and water by way of plastic bottles, containers and packaging.

    We need to get these harmful substances away from food and drink packaging -- but as one plastics industry consultant says, packaging companies aren't likely to change their ways until they're compelled to do so.

    Tell the EPA: Take action to ban PFAS in food contact surfaces like plastics.

  • Speak up to protect the North Atlantic Right whale

    North Atlantic Right whales are dying from fishing entanglements and boat collisions. Without intervention, scientists say that these whales could be extinct within the next 25 years.

    Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has the power to prohibit traditional crab and lobster fishing in key Right whale feeding and migration zones, protecting them from fishing entanglements. Tell her to create protected habitats for these gentle giants before it's too late.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative: Save the Southern Resident orcas

    There are only 75 Southern Resident orcas left. To save them, we need to save their food supply: the Chinook salmon.

    Removing dams along the Snake River is one of the most important things we could do to stop the Southern Resident orcas from starving into extinction. Send a message to your U.S. representative in support of restoring the Lower Snake River by removing the dams.

  • Tell Congress: The Arctic isn't for drilling

    Drilling interests are threatening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with an 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.

  • 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
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    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

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    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,

  • Sign up for our Citizen's Guide to Reducing Energy Waste

    Want to learn how you can become more energy efficient in your own life? Sign up to receive our Citizen's Guide to Reducing Energy Waste to learn how you can cut energy waste in your home and office.

  • 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

    EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259; FRL-10004-72-ORD

    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

    Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090

    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,