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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.
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 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.
Tell President Obama to follow through on his promise to shut down the U.S. ivory market -- the second largest in the world -- and help end the brutal killing of elephants.
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.