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Tell President Obama to repel Big Oil's full-blown tar sands assault and protect our natural heritage, our communities and our climate from the dangers of filthy tar sands oil.
Leaders of the new Congress are now embracing a Big Polluter Agenda that would give America's global warming polluters a free pass to drive more climate chaos. Tell President Obama to act now to protect our climate, environment and health.
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.
In his encyclical message from the Vatican, the pope made a historic call for action to protect future generations from the dangers of further climate chaos. If you support Pope Francis' call, say you’re ready for bold action on climate change.
The U.S. Navy is conducting training and testing exercises that could kill countless whales, dolphins and other marine mammals with dangerous sonar and explosives. Urge President Obama to direct his administration to put vital safeguards in place that will protect marine mammals without compromising military readiness.
Industrial agricultural giant Dow Chemical unveiled its newest toxic herbicide, Enlist Duo, which destroys milkweed plants that monarch butterflies need to survive. And monarch populations are crashing from nearly 1 billion butterflies 20 years ago to just 57 million last winter. Tell Dow's CEO to shelve the company's plan for selling this potent chemical cocktail -- before it wreaks more destruction on monarchs.
President Obama has announced new rules that will crack down on sales of ivory in the United States and help stop the brutal killing of elephants. With scientists predicting that African forest elephants could be wiped out in just 10 years, further delay would be disastrous. Thank the President for delivering on his promise to end America’s role in tragic elephant poaching abroad -- then urge him to move to strengthen and finalize these new protections and help save elephants from extinction.
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 Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would endanger the American heartland, worsen our dependence on fossil fuels and drive more climate chaos. Tell President Obama to stand strong against pressure from the oil industry and put people before polluters by rejecting the climate-wrecking tar sands pipeline for good.
The Obama Administration just proposed a disastrous five-year plan that would open up vast portions of our Arctic and Atlantic coasts to dangerous new offshore oil and gas drilling. Tell President Obama to protect these irreplaceable waters from reckless oil and gas exploration and drilling.