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Countless streams, ponds and wetlands, including waterways that help supply the drinking water of more than 117 million Americans, are currently not adequately protected under the Clean Water Act. Urge your U.S. Senators to support much-needed Clean Water Act safeguards for critical streams and wetlands and defend our nation’s waterways against big polluters.
Industrial use of herbicides has exploded, killing off the milkweed that monarch butterflies need to survive. Tell the EPA to adopt tough restrictions on the chemicals imperiling monarchs and save them from tragic decline.
Dangerous carbon pollution fuels climate change, increases city smog and drives extreme weather. Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that you support new limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Bees are dying at an alarming rate, and a key culprit is a highly toxic class of pesticides. Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to heed the rising tide of evidence linking neonics to the collapse of bee colonies and impose an immediate moratorium on their use. Call on her to put the public interest ahead of the profits of a handful of chemical giants and save bees from tragic decline.
The Environmental Protection Agency has formally proposed restrictions that would effectively stop the massive, disastrous Pebble Mine. The agency has concluded that this toxic mega-mine poses significant — even "catastrophic" — risks to Alaska's spectacular Bristol Bay and its world-renowned salmon runs, abundant wildlife populations and Native communities. Urge EPA to finish what it started by slamming the door on the Pebble Mine and protecting the Bristol Bay wilderness from destruction.