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Ask Obama: How much longer for climate action?
It's been months since President Obama said we'd "respond to the threat of climate change" during his State of the Union address. Since then, we pumped over one billion tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. Ask President Obama -- what's your plan for climate action?
McCarthy's track record of standing up for clean air, climate action and public health shows that we can count on her to lead the agency's defense of environmental protections in a pragmatic and inclusive way. Urge your senators to stand with the president and confirm Gina McCarthy as the new leader of the EPA.
Tell Congress to stand with President Obama and the thousands of Americans who marched in the Forward on Climate Rally and fight climate change. Congress should back the rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and should support cracking down on carbon pollution from our nation’s dirty power plants.
The Atlantic’s undersea canyons currently thrive with teeming marine life and centuries-old deep sea coral communities. These fragile corals could be destroyed with one pass of a bottom trawl fishing net. Urge the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to protect these rich and vulnerable deep sea corals before it is too late.
Five years ago, the California Coastal Commission shut down plans for a six-lane toll road to run through San Onofre State Beach because of potential harm to the coastline. Now, a local toll road agency is resurrecting those plans. Tell the water board to protect San Onofre by rejecting these efforts.
Increasing water exports from California’s Bay-Delta estuary have contributed to the decline of salmon and other native fisheries, with many fish species now listed under the Endangered Species Act. Tell Governor Brown that any new conservation plan for the Bay-Delta must reduce water exports, at least until salmon and other native fisheries recover.
The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the destructive Pebble Mine would be devastating to the environment and people of Alaska's Bristol Bay. Call on President Obama to protect the spectacular ecosystem of Bristol Bay and tell the EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to stop the Pebble Mine.
After a string of mishaps, Shell announced that it will not drill this summer in the Arctic, but reaffirmed its plans to drill there in the future. Call on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to put the Polar Bear Seas permanently off-limits to Big Oil.
Although we have safer options for controlling fleas on our pets, the EPA still allows dangerous pesticides, such as propoxur, to be used in flea collars. Tell the EPA to ban these toxic chemicals in pet products.
Although honey bees are crucial to producing about one-third of all the food we eat, the Department of Agriculture has failed to meet crucial research needs to determine the cause of colony collapse disorder, which is devastating hives across the country. Urge the Department of Agriculture to act now to save bees.