Current Actions

  • Tell ExxonMobil: Don't drill in the Arctic Refuge

    We, the undersigned, urge ExxonMobil to commit to not drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Located in northeast Alaska, the Arctic Refuge is a truly wild and special place. Its 19 million acres support thousands of species, including caribou, polar bears and migratory birds.

    Oil and gas drilling would permanently scar this special place. Drilling comes with infrastructure that can fracture animal habitat. Transporting oil can result in spills on the frozen tundra.

    We call on ExxonMobil to protect the Arctic Refuge by pledging to not conduct business in the area.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Chubb: No insurance for Arctic Refuge drilling

    We, the undersigned, urge Chubb Insurance to pledge not to insure oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oil and gas drilling would be disastrous for the Arctic Refuge. It can result in spills that pollute wildlife habitat, and general operations release toxins into the atmosphere that threaten public health.

    To prevent destruction in this special place, a growing list of insurance companies and banks have declined to help do business in the Arctic Refuge. Chubb Insurance should follow this lead. Oil and gas drilling in the Arctic is bad for business, the environment and public health.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell ConocoPhillips: Stop this proposed Arctic drilling project before it's too late

    ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance:

    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 carbon dioxide 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).

    Furthermore, even before the oil drilling begins, the construction of roads and infrastructure will fragment wildlife habitats and put animals at risk in their own homes.

    We, the undersigned, strongly urge you to stop this project before it spoils the Arctic forever.

  • Tell your senators to stop this forest-destroying bill in its tracks

    Environmental advocates like you have been sending a steady message to decision-makers: Don't log our oldest trees and forests.

    And we've made major progress in the past year -- but right now, we have to stand together against a proposal that would undo protections we've worked so hard to win for our nation's mature and old-growth forests.

    Send an urgent message to your U.S. senators: Oppose the Promoting Effective Forest Management Act, which would decimate irreplaceable forests.

  • Add your name: Tricolored bats need federal protections

    Re: Docket # FWS-R5-ES-2021-0163

    We support listing tricolored bats as an endangered species. The tricolored bat is one of the smallest bat species in America and 90% of them are gone. It once flew through the night skies of 39 states, helping keep ecosystems in balance.

    Federal protection will ensure more resources are dedicated to getting white-nose syndrome under control, while also giving tricolored bats a chance to bounce back. Because tricolored bats only give birth to up to two twin pups per year, recovery will take a long time.

    White-nose syndrome is a primary threat to these bats, but habitat loss could put additional stress on bats already headed for extinction. With few older forests remaining in America, we must protect their habitat from logging. You should also designate critical habitat to ensure forest habitat is safeguarded.

    This tiny nocturnal creature needs our help. Please finalize strong federal protections for tricolored bats.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Costco: Commit to protecting the boreal

    Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek,

    The Canadian boreal forest is of incredible importance to current and future generations of people and wildlife. The forest's 1.5 billion acres are a carbon sink, storing enough carbon to offset the global warming pollution of 24 million cars annually. It also provides critical habitat to caribou, cougars, grizzly bears and more.

    We call on Costco to commit to conserving forests around the globe, including the boreal, by increasing the amount of forest-free fibers in your tissue products, hitting a threshold of 50% or more by 2025 by using recycled and sustainable forest-free alternative fibers, such as bamboo or wheat straw. Additionally, we call for Costco to reduce Scope 3 emissions by 50% by 2030, with a plan to analyze, disclose and cut emissions from land use changes (including forest sourcing) by 50% by 2025.

    Costco can help save the boreal and set an industry-wide example by sustainably sourcing its tissue paper products.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the FWS: Protect the rusty patched bumblebee

    Known for the small pop of rust-colored fuzz on their backs, the rusty patched bumblebee population has plummeted by 90% since the 1990s. They were the first bee in the continental U.S. to be listed as endangered.

    We're calling on the Fish and Wildlife Service to establish critical habitat for the rusty patched bumblebee. Join our call and add your name today.

  • Exxon needs to pay for its air pollution

    It's time to pay the $14.25 million fine for illegal air pollution at ExxonMobil's Baytown oil refinery. In the Environment Texas, Sierra Club v. ExxonMobil case, lawyers have demonstrated that Exxon has broken the law time and again. Exxon should drop the endless appeals and stop dragging out this case.

    For decades, the community downwind of the Baytown oil refinery in Texas were forced to breathe dirty air.

    After violating the Clean Air Act and spewing millions of pounds of illegal pollution into Texas communities, Exxon should own up to the consequences.

  • Tell the EPA: Designate PFAS as hazardous under Superfund law

    Docket No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0341

    EPA Administrator Michael Regan:

    I support the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to designate PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under the Superfund law. This is a crucial step to ensure the cleanup of PFAS contamination and to protect our environment and public health.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the FWS: Don't remove protections for endangered Southern sea otters

    We, the undersigned, urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to keep Endangered Species Act protections for Southern sea otters. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, fewer than 3,000 Southern sea otters remain today. These otters, which only occupy 13% of their historical range, are not yet out of the woods.

    Last year's Huntington Beach oil spill was a reminder that threats to otters are ongoing. Federal protections are necessary to ensure that the Southern sea otter and its habitat are protected.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell our governor: Support monarchs and plant milkweed on public lands

    Monarch butterfly populations are plummeting across the United States. One driving factor is the disappearance of the only food monarch butterflies eat: a plant called milkweed. Join us in calling on our governor to plant native milkweed species on public land.

  • Take action to permanently protect the Boundary Waters

    The Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area -- America's most visited canoeing spot -- is overdue for permanent protections. For years, companies have sought to mine the region for nickel, copper and other metals.

    If passed, the Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act will permanently bar mining on 234,000 acres near the Boundary Waters. Call on your U.S. House representative to support this bill today.

  • Urge NOAA to protect the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

    We, the undersigned, thank the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for its efforts thus far to save the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and we urge NOAA to do more. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a special place. It is home to more than 6,000 species of marine life, and contains mangroves, seagrass beds and more.

    Unfortunately, this wild place and the wildlife it supports are at risk. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is threatened by overuse, water pollution and more. In order to save this special place, NOAA ought to include large areas like the Tortugas Corridor, and two shore-to-reef protected areas from Key Largo to Carysfort Reef and Long Key State Park to Tennessee Reef in its final rule. NOAA should also adopt a Sanctuary-wide regulation that would require idle speeds within 100 yards of all shorelines throughout the Sanctuary, which would prevent seagrass scars and wildlife scares in these important habitats.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to stop this pipeline plan in its tracks

    Docket ID: DoD--2022--HA--0100

    I strongly urge you to reject the proposal for the construction of a new tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac to house Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline.

    Oil pipelines, with their leaks, spills and other disastrous environmental consequences, have no place near our iconic Great Lakes. Line 5 already poses a threat to the region and its natural wonders -- we don't need another, deeper pipeline adding fuel to the fire.

    Environmental impact statements are meant to determine what the potential consequences of a given industrial project may be, whether it is "contrary to the overall public interest." This new proposal will have serious environmental consequences, and the threats it poses to our Great Lakes are certainly contrary to the public interest. Please stop this project from moving any further.

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

    We, the undersigned, urge the EPA to protect bees by banning the consumer sale of neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are among the leading causes of colony collapse. Exposure has been found to poison bees' nervous systems, causing neurological damage, paralysis and death.

    Action is critical as bees are dying off at an unsustainable rate. They play a vital role as pollinators, and losing them would have a devastating ripple effect across all ecosystems.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell General Mills to reduce its plastic food packaging

    Re: Sustainability and Plastic Packaging

    We urge General Mills to reduce its plastic food packaging. All that packaging is contributing to overwhelming amounts of plastic littering our rivers and oceans, where it is choking sea turtles, birds and other wildlife.

    Using less plastic across General Mills' brands and products will help lighten the load of plastic that everyday consumers are forced to deal with.

    While it's a good start to aspire to all recyclable or reusable packaging by 2030, General Mills should also work to reduce its absolute plastic packaging use. Only 5% of plastics in the U.S. are actually recycled. The company should focus on reducing plastic first.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: This law is critical to protecting our environment

    Whether it's oil and gas drilling on public lands, offshore oil rigs, or toxic mining in incredible places like the Boundary Waters, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is one of our most important tools to defend our environment.

    But now there's an effort underway in Congress to significantly weaken this bedrock environmental law.

    Tell Congress: Don't weaken NEPA's environmental protections.

  • Add your name: No new offshore drilling

    Re: Docket # BOEM-2022-0031

    When we drill, we spill -- and that spells devastation for our sea turtles, seabirds and ocean ecosystems. New offshore drilling leases in U.S. oceans will lock us into decades more risk of oil spills and day-to-day pollution.

    With renewable energy on the rise, we don't need to jeopardize our marine life or our coastal communities. Indeed, if we are going to escape the worst effects of climate change, we can't afford to keep investing in this dirty, dangerous practice for years to come.

    I was heartened to see that you are considering holding no new lease sales from 2023 to 2028. For the sake of our ocean and our climate, I urge you to protect our coasts and halt leasing for oil and gas drilling in our ocean.

    Sincerely,

  • Urge the DOT to finalize a strong rule requiring states to reduce transportation emissions

    Re: Docket No. FHWA-2021-0004

    Once again, Americans across the country are feeling the effects of another hotter-than-usual summer. And that's not to mention other severe and widespread consequences of global warming like wildfires and sea level rise.

    It's encouraging to see the Biden administration is taking aim at transportation pollution -- especially when we already know what's needed to reduce these emissions. States and municipalities can expand transit and make our streets safe for walking and biking. They can install electric vehicle charging and create incentives for consumers to buy electric vehicles, so that when we do need to drive, we aren't driving climate change.

    I urge your agency to move quickly to finalize this proposed rule, and to make it as strong as possible to move our country toward cleaner transportation.

  • Tell NOAA: Protect North Atlantic Right whales

    Re: Amendments to the North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule

    I urge you to finalize the strongest possible rule to protect North Atlantic Right whales from boat strikes. Thank you for proposing a rule that makes speed restrictions mandatory and expands which boats need to comply.

    A stronger rule will help protect these critically endangered whales. Fewer than 350 North Atlantic Right whales remain in the ocean, and every loss makes it harder for them to recover.

    While the rule expands the areas of seasonal slow speed zones, more times and areas should be included. Ensuring these protections are in place whenever North Atlantic Right whales are expected to be present is important to protect them throughout their migration.

    NOAA should also improve enforcement of the non-speeding zones and require boats to use an Automatic Identification System (AIS) so that bad actors can be tracked and located.

    Please enact the strongest possible protections for North Atlantic Right whales.

  • Add your name: We need to ban the use of toxic sludge as fertilizer

    Sewage sludge contaminated with toxic PFAS "forever chemicals" is being spread on millions of acres of farmland across America. These chemicals never break down once they get into the environment, and they've been linked to immune issues, birth defects and some kinds of cancer.

    We shouldn't be growing our food this way.

    Tell your U.S. House representative to support a ban on PFAS-laden sludge on farms.

  • Tell Congress: Pass the Saving America's Pollinators Act

    Our world wouldn't be the same without bees, but their numbers have been dropping across the planet.

    Bees play a central role in the ecosystems in which they live -- and their decline is threatening everything that relies on them.

    We're working to protect them: Join us in calling on the U.S. House to support legislation that would protect our best pollinators.

  • Submit your comment urging the Biden administration to stop buying single-use plastics

    Docket No. GSA-GSAR-2022-0014 Sequence No. 1

    The U.S. government is the largest single consumer of goods and services in the world, and wasteful single-use plastic packaging is used in a variety of its operations, from construction and concession contracts to the maintenance of its facilities.

    Plastic pollution is endangering wildlife and the environment around the world. Less than 10% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled -- the rest will stick around for centuries in our landfills, oceans, waterways and other wild spaces.

    If we hope to truly tackle the plastic pollution crisis, we need the federal government to lead the way on cutting out the single-use plastic "stuff" that we just don't need. I urge the administration to enact a strong rule to eliminate the federal government's purchase and use of single-use plastics.

  • Deadline Sept. 6: Email the Department of Energy to reduce pollution from furnaces

    The Department of Energy has proposed the first meaningful update in over 30 years to efficiency standards for furnaces. Urge the agency to enact strong efficiency standards.

  • Call on Costco to move beyond single-use plastic packaging

    Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek,

    In the face of a plastic pollution crisis that's growing more dire by the day and putting hundreds of species of wildlife in harm's way, retailers like Costco have a responsibility to reduce the use of wasteful single-use plastic wherever and however they can.

    Plastic packaging is the largest single contributor to the plastic waste crisis --14.5 million tons of plastic containers were generated in 2018 alone. It's clear we need a large-scale shift away from single-use plastic packaging, and Costco can play a crucial role. By taking unnecessary plastic packaging off its shelves, your company can both immediately reduce the amount of plastic in our environment and set an important example for others in the industry to follow.

    I urge you to eliminate single-use plastic packaging from your stores.

  • Tell the Biden administration: Protect old-growth and mature forests

    Re: FR Doc. 2022-15185

    I urge you to act quickly to establish a durable rule that protects mature and old-growth forests.

    Older trees accumulate and store tremendous amounts of carbon over many centuries, providing vital wildlife habitat, clean water, clean air and mitigation for floods and droughts. Protecting them is a key tool in the fight against climate change.

    The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management need to consider the impacts of commercial logging, an easily preventable threat. Your rule must protect both old-growth and mature trees, the future old-growth, from timber harvesting. These trees are a critical component in our fight against climate change, we must let them grow to take advantage of their carbon storage capacity.

    With forests disappearing and climate change accelerating, preserving existing trees is paramount and we have no time to lose.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell NOAA: Hudson Canyon should be our next national marine sanctuary

    We, the undersigned, urge NOAA's Office of Marine Sanctuaries to designate Hudson Canyon a National Marine Sanctuary. Hudson Canyon, located offshore about 100 miles southeast of the Statue of Liberty, is an ecologically rich area and provides clean air, fresh water and recreation to nearby residents. It is critical that the canyon and its interconnected ecosystems be permanently protected from oil, mineral and gas exploration.

    Thank you for beginning the public process to designate Hudson Canyon a National Marine Sanctuary. We can't wait to see this area protected for current and future generations.

    Sincerely,

  • Help stop the Uinta Basin Railway

    The U.S. Forest Service 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 it could damage up to 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat.

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

  • Tell the Bureau of Land Management: No drilling in the Arctic tundra

    Re: DOI-BLM-AK-0000-2018-0004-EIS

    I urge you to protect the Arctic from drilling and reject the Willow Project. Drilling this undisturbed landscape would be devastating for our wildlife. The wetlands on Alaska's North Shore are critical habitat for caribou, polar bears and hundreds of species of migratory birds.

    Over the 30-year lifespan of the Willow Project, 250 million metric tons of global warming pollution will be released into the atmosphere. That's equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of nearly a third of all U.S. coal-fired power plants.

    Allowing this project to move forward would undermine President Biden's goal to tackle the climate crisis and cut pollution in half by 2030. Instead, more oil will be burned, making climate change worse and destroying wildlife habitat in the process.

    I ask you to choose the proposed Alternative A: No Action Alternative. That is the only option that will adequately protect wildlife and stop the project from moving forward.

    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 the U.S. Forest Service to protect the Boundary Waters

    Connie Cummins, Forest Supervisor, United States Forest Service:

    Thank you for the strong, science-based environmental assessment of a proposed 20-year mineral withdrawal from Superior National Forest lands in the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

    Protecting the Boundary Waters from the risk of sulfide-ore copper mining would also protect the Mining Protection Area of Superior National Forest, Voyageurs National Park and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, all of which are downstream of the proposed withdrawal area. The mineral withdrawal would protect this stunning wilderness and its diverse wildlife from toxic pollution.

    We, the undersigned, fully support the proposed 20-year mineral withdrawal.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action to get toxic 'forever chemicals' out of outdoor gear

    Columbia Sportswear CEO Timothy Boyle:

    PFAS chemicals (short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) pose a threat to our environment and our health at just about every step from their production to their use in clothing and outdoor gear. But in a recent survey of various clothing and outdoor gear brands, Columbia Sportswear received an "F" for its efforts to phase out the use of all PFAS in its operations and supply chain.

    As one of the biggest and most popular outdoor apparel stores in the country, a strong commitment from Columbia Sportswear to stop using all PFAS would set the stage for other brands to follow suit. I urge you to commit Columbia Sportswear to phasing out the use of all PFAS in its products by 2024.

  • Tell Congress to stop propping up polluters

    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 President Biden: Protect our coast from offshore drilling

    When we drill, we spill. The Biden administration's new plan could lock in decades more offshore drilling in U.S. oceans. But the plan isn't set in stone--we still have time to protect our coast. Add your name to tell the administration "no new leasing" today.

  • Take action to stop orca and salmon extinction

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

    A recent draft report by Sen. Murray and Gov. 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 Northwest communities rely on.

    But it won't happen without your support. Take action now to ask decision-makers to remove the Lower Snake River dams.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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 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.

  • 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?

  • 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 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 governor to save the bees by banning the consumer sale of neonic pesticides.

  • Take Action: 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. Four federal dams on the lower Snake River are significant contributors to the decline of salmon populations that were once one of the most prolific food sources for the Southern Resident orcas.

    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.

    Tell Sens. Merkley and Wyden to support breaching the lower Snake River dams.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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?

  • 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 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 Congress: Act now to protect America's biodiversity

    Many leading experts are warning that a 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.

  • 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?

  • Protect our waters and wildlife from waste

    Each year, Americans throw away millions of foam cups and take-out boxes. Too often, this pollution ends up in our oceans and rivers, where it can harm or even kill birds, fish and other wildlife.

    Please tell your Oregon state legislators: it's time to phase out polystyrene foam foodware.

  • 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 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 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 are 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,

  • Call for an end to fossil fuel subsidies

    Every year, the U.S. government gives away $20 billion 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.

  • 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 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 Gwich'in people. It is too special and sacred a place to ruin.

    Signed,

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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 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.

  • 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,

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

    Many leading experts are warning that a 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 fish and wildlife species. Call on 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.

  • 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 3 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,

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • Reconnecting nature

    Send a message to your state legislators in support of investing in wildlife crossings across Oregon.

  • 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.

  • Add your name in support of sage grouse

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    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 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,

  • Tell Costco to count and cut its 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.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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,

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 BOEM: End offshore oil and gas drilling

    Just one month after a pipeline leak spilled 25,000 gallons of oil into California's coastal waters, 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, 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Tell the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: Install EV chargers in Oregon state parks

    We need to be able to access Oregon's state parks without contributing to their destruction. We can do this by installing electric vehicle (EV) chargers in all of our state parks. Expanding the state's EV charging infrastructure not only helps Oregon reduce its global warming pollution, but it also ensures that Oregonians can drive to their favorite state park without worrying about how far their car can go.

    That's why we're calling on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to install EV charging stations in all of Oregon's state parks. With more EVs and charging stations, we can breathe a little easier when enjoying the outdoors.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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 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.

  • 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 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,

  • Tell the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: Install EV chargers in Oregon state parks

    We need to be able to access Oregon's state parks without contributing to their destruction. We can do this by installing electric vehicle (EV) chargers in all of our state parks. Expanding the state's EV charging infrastructure not only helps Oregon reduce its global warming pollution, but it also ensures that Oregonians can roadtrip to their favorite state park without worrying about how far their car can go.

    That's why we're calling on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to install EV charging stations in all of Oregon's state parks. With more EVs and charging stations, we can breathe a little easier when enjoying the outdoors.

  • Tell Senator Wyden: 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 -- and we need your help. Tell Senator Wyden: Vote to end fossil fuel subsidies.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 toward safer, ropeless fishing.

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

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

    Docket #: 2021-17145

    The Uranium Reserve Program would put taxpayer money toward 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 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,

  • 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 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thank Chairman DeFazio for being a climate champ

    Wildfires are common in Oregon, but climate change is making them worse. The time is now to #ActOnClimate.

    Congress is currently debating historic investments in solutions to climate change, including clean energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency. Oregon's Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has been an outspoken champion for climate action. But we know that there will be growing pressure from the Senate to weaken the proposed climate investments. Thank Chairman DeFazio for his leadership, and encourage him to keep going.

  • 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 our 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tell our 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 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 your state legislators to support producer responsibility

    Single-use plastics are nearly impossible to avoid, but it's consumers who foot the bill for managing the waste.

    We're calling for a new approach: "producer responsibility." Companies that make products designed to become waste, like plastic packaging, should also be financially responsible for the cleanup when their products become waste.

    Ask your state legislators to support Senate Bill 582 to start holding plastic producers accountable for the public health and environmental impacts of their products.

  • 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 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!

  • 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 Gov. Kate Brown: Ban polystyrene foam

    Polystyrene foam is particularly bad for the environment because it never truly degrades. It breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces that animals can easily mistake for food. It stays in the environment for hundreds of years -- and we have even begun to detect tiny plastic particles in our own bodies. It's time to ban this harmful product in our state, for the sake of the environment and our health.

    Nothing we use for only a few minutes should threaten our environment for centuries. I urge you to ban polystyrene foam.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • Bring sea otters back to Oregon

    Dear USFWS head,

    Without otters around to keep them in check, purple sea urchin populations off Oregon's coast have exploded in recent years, mowing down critical kelp forests and creating a nearshore wasteland where few other species can survive.

    Every day without sea otters is another day of an ecosystem out of balance-- one that is biologically poorer, less resilient and less helpful in our fight against climate change. I urge you to support sea otter introduction along Oregon's coast.

  • 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.

  • Make your voice heard for 100% Clean Energy

    Oregon has a chance to help lead the country into a clean energy future. Let your state representative know that you support 100% Clean Energy for All.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 more than 5,000 U.S. 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.

  • 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, and our ability to fight climate change is hindered.

    I support the efforts to reintroduce sea otters off the Oregon coast, to help bolster the endangered species and restore the health of the kelp forest ecosystems.

  • 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.

  • 100% Clean Energy for Oregon

    Thank you for standing up for Oregon's environment and helping us take action on climate. Add your name below to stand up for 100% clean energy in Oregon.

  • Protect wild salmon

    Wild salmon are under threat all along the West Coast. The best way to protect salmon is to preserve wild places -- 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ask Senator Wyden: 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.

    Ask Senator Wyden: Co-sponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

  • Help Oregon take action on clean cars

    Electrifying our state's transportation system is critical for addressing climate change and furthering our state's climate goals. As transportation is Oregon's biggest source of carbon emissions, it's critical that we move beyond gas-powered cars and accelerate Oregon's adoption of electric vehicles. Send a message to your state representative today in support of transportation electrification.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tell your legislators: Cut energy waste in Oregon

    Reducing energy use creates big savings -- for our planet, our climate and our health. Ask your state legislators to support a proposed bill, House Bill 2062, that would set or update efficiency standards for ten key products, including residential showerheads and commercial steam cookers.

  • 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 our 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 our governor to plant native vegetation and wildflowers along public lands.

  • 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 state legislator: Support the Right to Repair

    We generate way too much waste, and companies intentionally make things harder to repair.

    We think there's a better solution for our broken gadgets: Right to Repair.

    We're calling for legislators in Oregon to support House Bill 2698, which would guarantee access to the parts, tools, and repair manuals needed to fix the things we own.

    Tell your state representative and senator you want them to support the Right to Repair.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Oregon: Love our oceans and break up with plastic

    Send a message to your state representative and senator and urge them to support bills that would phase out polystyrene takeout containers and cups statewide, start moving Oregon away from all single-use foodware, and require producers to be financially responsible for managing the waste they are creating.

  • 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.

  • Oregon: It's time to turn off the plastic tap

    Every year it's becoming more and more clear: We need to turn off the plastic tap. Plastic waste is piling up in our landfills, our communities and our environment. Too often this pollution ends up in our waterways, and eventually the ocean, where it can harm or even kill birds and marine animals, including turtles and whales.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute the environment for hundreds of years. Tell your state legislators to tackle plastic pollution in the 2021 legislative session.

  • Tell our 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 our senators to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by closing it to all oil and gas projects.

  • Tell Gov. Brown: Include Oregon's largest polluters in the Climate Protection Program

    Governor Kate Brown's executive order establishing the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP) signed last year can help us reduce our state's carbon footprint, but not without including some of the largest climate polluters in the state.

    A big part of OCAP is the Climate Protection Program, formerly known as "cap and reduce," which is intended to require the state's largest polluters to reduce their emissions and transition to clean energy. Unfortunately, the initial draft of these rules exempts fracked gas-fired power plants from needing to reduce their emissions. We need to let Governor Brown and the Department of Environmental Quality know how important it is to include fracked gas-fired power plants in the Climate Protection Program.

  • 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 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 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.

  • I support 100 percent renewable energy in Oregon

    We have the tools we need to clean up pollution, protect our special places and safeguard our planet for future generations. Now we need to put those tools to work. That's why I support a bold, legislative commitment to transition Oregon to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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    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.

  • 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 our governor to take action.

  • Oregon: It's time to turn off the plastic tap

    Every year it's becoming more and more clear: We need to turn off the plastic tap. Plastic waste is piling up in our landfills, our communities and our environment. Too often this pollution ends up in our waterways, and eventually the ocean, where it can harm or even kill birds and marine animals, including turtles and whales.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute the environment for hundreds of years. Tell your state legislators to tackle plastic pollution in the upcoming legislative session.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tell Chevron: Don't drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    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.

  • Pledge 100% support for 100% renewable energy

    With 100 percent renewable energy, we could power Oregon reliably without polluting our communities or leaving environmental devastation in our wake. But to make that vision a reality, we need to demonstrate broad support for transitioning to a more sustainable society.

    Sign our petition to let Oregon decision-makers know that you are 100% for 100% renewable energy.

  • 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 Papahanaumokuakea 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 our senators telling them to protect this incredible place.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 our governor to ban the worst uses of bee-killing neonics.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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 our senators to block this dangerous rule before it can inflict irreversible harm to our climate. Will you join us?

  • Submit your comment to the Department of Energy: Don't go backward on water and energy-saving standards for showerheads

    Now is not the time to go backward 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 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.

  • Tell your governor to protect our waterways from plastic pollution

    Plastic pollution is everywhere. Now it's even in the lowest part of the planet, the Mariana Trench. Tell your governor to ban polystyrene, one of the worst forms of plastic pollution.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 our senators to support a moratorium on new offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf.

  • 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,

  • 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 Gov. Kate Brown to put wildlife over waste

    Polystyrene foam -- also known as Styrofoam -- is one of the worst forms of plastic pollution. We need to put wildlife over waste by banning this harmful single-use product. Urge our governor to support a ban on polystyrene foam in Oregon.

  • 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.

  • Become a Climate Defender

    With increasing numbers of wildfires, droughts and other climate impacts already hitting Oregon, now is a critical time to make concrete progress in the fight against climate change.

    We're launching "climate defenders" to bring together the voices of thousands of people across Oregon to stand together and create a loud and visible movement of people willing to stand up for bold climate action.

    As a climate defender, you'll receive regular opportunities to make your voice heard on critical climate issues in Oregon, opportunities to sign up for activist trainings, and the resources you need to educate and engage your friends and neighbors.

    Sign up to be a climate defender today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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 Oregon 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 Oregon in calling on your representatives to support strengthening soot protections.

  • 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.

  • It's time to ban polystyrene foam in Oregon

    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 our governor urging them to support a ban on polystyrene foam in Oregon.

  • 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.

  • Call on your U.S. representative 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: 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 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'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.

  • Add your voice to defend solar rights

    More than 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 40 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.

  • 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 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 percent of your tissue materials are forest-free.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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.

  • Make Oregon 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 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: 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thank you, Governor Brown

    On Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown signed an executive order that makes Oregon a national leader in the fight against climate change. Please send her an email to say thanks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Choose wildlife over waste

    Each year, Americans throw away millions of polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers. Too often, this pollution ends up in our waterways, where it can harm or even kill birds, fish and other animals.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years. Tell your legislators to choose wildlife over waste and support a statewide ban on polystyrene cups and containers.

  • 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 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.

  • Act on Climate, Oregon

    Please take a moment to email your legislator and urge them to take meaningful action on climate change. 2020 needs to be the year for bold action on climate change in Oregon.

    You can edit the message to include why climate action is important to you.

  • 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 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 our 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.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 the governor we need their climate leadership now more than ever.

  • 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,

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 governor to help offshore wind power get over the final big hurdle.

    The Interior Department is slowing down offshore wind energy, which is key to dealing with climate change. You can help speed things up.

  • Tell the EPA: Stop the deadly tide of plastic pollution

    Every year, more than 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,

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to produce vehicles that pollute less

    The Trump administration is finalizing rollbacks to fuel efficiency and emissions standards. Under this proposal, annual pollution from transportation 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 the rollbacks. Tell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to join this agreement and commit to protecting our environment.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 senator: Protect species, support the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act

    The Trump administration's rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act are devastating. But it's not too late for endangered species. Call on Congress to save wildlife by supporting the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act.

  • 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 Your Representative: Support the Antiquities Act of 2019

    The Antiquities Act of 2019 would protect our national monuments from attacks by ensuring that only Congress will have the authority to modify an existing national monument. Tell your representatives to support the Antiquities Act of 2019.

  • Tell our governor to stand up for conservation in Oregon

    We're calling on our governor to stand up for a program that makes Oregon beautiful: the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 our governor: Be a climate leader

    The Trump administration's Dirty Power Plan takes us in the wrong direction. Join the call for climate action here in Oregon.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • Tell Your Representative: No Bee-Killing Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges

    A new bill in Congress would ban bee-killing pesticides in our wildlife refuges -- the one place bees should be the safest. Tell your U.S. House representative: Protect bees by passing H.R. 2854.

  • 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.

  • Tell our senators: It's time for America to go renewable

    New legislation calls for increasing renewable energy in every state. This bill is an essential step to ensure that renewable energy grows in every part of the country. Tell our senators to support the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019.

  • Tell your representative: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

    The Trump administration is chipping away at the Roadless Rule, which protects some of our most valuable wild places. The Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2019 would protect all 58.5 million acres of roadless national forest in 39 states -- permanently. Tell your U.S. House representative: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

  • Tell your U.S. House representative to oppose space billboards

    In just two years, companies expect to put billboards where no ads have gone before: In orbit above our heads, for the whole world to see, whether we want it or not. Space should remain a final frontier, free from corporate logos.

  • Tell Congress to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    The Trump administration is rushing forward with plans to auction off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies for drilling. Sometime during the week of June 17, Congress will be voting on legislation to fund the entire Department of the Interior, and there is a provision in that bill that could help keep the Arctic Refuge protected. The oil industry will try to have this provision removed. We need to tell Congress to please support the Arctic Refuge in the Interior Appropriation bill.

  • I support 100 percent clean energy in my state

    Four states, along with Puerto Rico, have now made bold commitments to using 100 percent clean energy. We should be next. For the health of communities here in our state, and for the future of our planet, I support my state becoming a climate action leader and making the switch to 100 percent clean energy.

  • Show your support for climate action

    We need to act strategically and urgently to slow the impacts of climate change in as many ways as possible. One big opportunity we have to address our climate pollution here in Oregon is to pass the Oregon Climate Action Program, a cap and invest program that will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and make Oregon a national leader in climate action. But with less than a month left in the legislative session, we are running out of time to make it a reality.

    Please send an email to your legislators and urge them to get the Oregon Climate Action Program over the finish line.

  • Wildlife Over Waste

    House Bill 2883, which would ban polystyrene takeout containers and cups, is scheduled for a vote as early as tomorrow. Please take a minute to urge your state senator to support this bill to put wildlife over waste and make Oregon a leader in preventing plastic pollution.

  • Put wildlife over waste

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our oceans, lakes and rivers and threaten our wildlife for centuries. Ask our governor to take the lead on plastic pollution by supporting a ban on polystyrene foam cups and containers.

  • Support rooftop solar in Oregon

    Two years ago, the Oregon legislature failed to renew Oregon's only statewide incentive for rooftop solar, and as a result there has been a decline in rooftop solar installations statewide.

    In order to achieve our ambitious climate goals, reduce energy costs for consumers and increase the resiliency of the electrical grid, we need to be investing more into clean energy programs, not less.

    Please send an email to your legislators asking them to support rooftop solar and pass House Bill 2618.

  • Tell your senators: Vote for Climate Action Now

    The U.S. House has voted to take some long overdue action to confront the climate crisis. The Senate should do the same. Tell your senators: Vote for Climate Action Now.

  • Show your support for climate action

    We need to act strategically and urgently to slow the impacts of climate change in as many ways as possible. One big opportunity we have to address our climate pollution here in Oregon is to pass the Oregon Climate Action Program, a cap and invest program that will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and make Oregon a national leader in climate action. But with less than a month left in the legislative session, we are running out of time to make it a reality.

    Please send an email to your legislators and urge them to get the Oregon Climate Action Program over the finish line.

  • Tell your senators: Permanently fund land and water conservation

    Give our parks and other public lands the funding they deserve. Tell your senators to permanently fund land and water conservation.

  • Wildlife Over Waste

    House Bill 2883, which would ban polystyrene takeout containers and cups, and House Bill 2509, which would ban single-use plastic bags statewide, will likely be up for a final vote in the Oregon Senate next week. Please take a minute to urge your state senator to support these bills to put wildlife over waste and make Oregon a leader in preventing plastic pollution.

  • Tell the Trump administration: No fracking near our national parks

    Docket Number: DOI-BLM-CA-C060-2018-0082-EIS

    Dear BLM Acting State Director Stout:

    I oppose the plan to open up federal land in California for oil development. At a time when clean and inexhaustible alternatives such as wind and solar power are rapidly rising, and electric vehicle sales are quickly ramping up, it makes no sense to risk the surrounding national parks and wildlife refuges simply to extract the last few drops of oil from the ground. I urge you to withdraw this plan.

  • Tell your senators: Don't hit the brakes on electric cars

    A new bill in the U.S. Senate would make it more expensive for consumers to switch to clean, electric vehicles. Tell your senators to stand up for electric cars.

  • Tell your representative: Ban offshore drilling

    Oil spills are the greatest human-caused threat to sea otters, but the Trump administration will move to open more of our oceans up to offshore drilling as soon as possible. And we know that when we drill, we spill.

    Tell your representatives to ban offshore drilling off all of America's coasts.

  • Give bees a chance

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. Yet bee-killing pesticides are being sprayed in the one place bees should be safe, wildlife refuges.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell Congress to support a ban on the use of bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges.

  • Tell Congress: Help save the North Atlantic right whale

    Human activity has pushed the North Atlantic right whale to the brink of extinction, but there's still hope. Tell your US House representative to support the SAVE Right Whales Act.

  • Tell Congress: Don't defund the fight against climate change

    The Trump administration's proposed budget would gut climate research and clean energy investment. Tell your representative: Don't defund the fight against climate change.

  • Give bees a chance

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. Yet bee-killing pesticides are being sprayed in the one place bees should be safe, wildlife refuges.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell your state legislators to support a statewide ban on the use of bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges.

  • Tell your representative: Ban offshore drilling

    Oil spills are a terrible threat to wildlife like sea otters and risk the livelihood of coastal communities, but the Trump administration just announced a rollback of offshore drilling regulations put in place after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. We know that when we drill, we spill -- especially if fewer safety regulations are in place.

    Tell your representatives to ban offshore drilling off all of America's coasts.

  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation and save the jaguar's home.

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Deforestation is on the rise in areas of Brazil that jaguars call home -- and where Cargill sources commodities like soy, which has been linked to deforestation.

    To save jaguars and other rare or threatened species, we need to protect their home -- the world's tropical forests.

    I urge you to strengthen Cargill's commitment to eliminate deforestation in all of its supply chains by 2020.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Vote for Climate Action Now

    The science of global warming is clear -- we must ratchet down carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels as soon as possible. Tell your representative: Vote for Climate Action Now.

  • Tell Congress: Stand Up For Our Ocean

    Our ocean is vast, awe-inspiring and increasingly under threat. This Earth Day, we need our leaders to do more to protect it -- and that means standing up for our most unique ocean places.

  • Put wildlife over waste

    Dear Legislator,

    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 like turtles and whales.

    Keeping our drinks hot or cold isn't worth polluting our environment for hundreds of years. I urge you to support a ban on foam cups and boxes made of polystyrene to reduce pollution in our oceans and protect wildlife.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress to save the bees

    Bees are dying off at unbelievable rates, threatening our food supply and our way of life. Some beekeepers recently suffered losses of 90% of their hives.

    We know one of the biggest causes of bee die-offs is neonicotinoid pesticides, otherwise known as neonics.

    Take action for bees: Tell your U.S. House representative to keep our pollinators safe.

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: Protect the Boreal Forest

    Dear CEO David Taylor,

    The Canadian boreal forest is vast, ancient and of indescribable value. Covering over a billion acres, the forest absorbs and stores tons of carbon to help prevent climate change, and provides a home to irreplaceable wildlife.

    Tree harvest for tissue products is causing the boreal forest to shrink alarmingly fast. The boreal is too important to destroy, especially since less damaging alternatives to virgin wood fiber are available. I strongly urge you to use recycled paper in your Charmin, Bounty and other tissue brands in order to protect the boreal forest.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Acting 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, especially the North Atlantic right whales, one of the world's most endangered species. Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to prevent this disruptive practice from invading the Atlantic.

  • Tell the EPA: Keep toxic PFAS chemicals out of our drinking water.

    Dear Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    I urge you to set strong, health-based standards that keep toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) out of our drinking water. Even at low levels, PFAS chemicals are highly toxic, and they have already contaminated the drinking water of millions of Americans. Please protect our health by setting a limit of 1 part per trillion in drinking water for the entire class of PFAS chemicals.

    Sincerely,

  • No offshore drilling in the Atlantic

    Acting Interior Secretary Bernhardt,

    Love of our coast and the urge to protect the Atlantic is an issue that crosses even the bitterest political divides. The facts have shown time and time again that offshore drilling leads to dangerous spills that do irreparable harm to ocean ecosystems. The Atlantic is simply too precious to risk for the sake of a little more oil. I strongly urge you not to expand oil development off our coasts.

    Sincerely,

  • Ban plastic bags and polystyrene takeout containers

    The Oregon legislature is poised to take real action on plastic pollution this session by banning plastic grocery bags and polystyrene takeout containers, but they need to hear from Oregonians. Tell your legislator to support HB2509 and HB2883 to protect our oceans and put wildlife over waste.

  • Call on your legislators to codify the Roadless Rule

    The state of Alaska has asked the Trump administration to exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule -- and despite thousands of public comments arguing to keep Tongass wild and roadless, the Forest Service is still moving full steam ahead with a possible exemption.

    One clear way to stop this? Making the Roadless Rule the law, so the U.S. Forest Service can't grant an exemption for the Tongass or any special wild place. Call on your legislators to protect the wild places in the Tongass and all our national forests.

  • Stand up for energy efficiency

    The Trump administration's latest rollback could result in inefficient, energy-draining light bulbs in half the light sockets in the country -- at a time when we need to be using less energy, not more. Tell the Department of Energy: Don't roll back energy efficiency standards.

  • Add your name to protect gray wolves:

    So many of our nation's natural treasures have been damaged or destroyed in the name of economic progress or ecological shortsightedness. We need to help our wildlife and wild places recover and thrive, not consign them to extinction. Today, only 5,500 wolves roam the Lower 48 states -- down from hundreds of thousands at their peak. The job of wolf recovery isn't done yet, and wolves need the protection of the Endangered Species Act to survive.

    Sincerely,

  • Speak up to get lead out of your water

    Lead is a known health threat, especially to children, that can result in permanent brain damage. Yet across the country, lead is still being found in our drinking water. Ask your governor to get the lead out of schools' water.

  • Tell your governor to protect our waterways from plastic pollution

    Plastic pollution is everywhere. Now it's even in the lowest part of the planet, the Mariana Trench. Tell your governor to ban polystyrene, one of the worst forms of plastic pollution, in Oregon.

  • Tell campuses to go 100% renewable

    As hotspots of innovation and expertise, colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to help accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Add your name in support of a 100% renewable energy future on college campuses.

  • Stand up for North Atlantic right whales

    At most, only 411 North Atlantic right whales remain on our planet. Human activity has pushed this species to the brink of extinction, but right now, we have a chance to save them. Tell your senators to protect the North Atlantic right whales.

  • Pledge to skip the straw

    Single use plastic products, like straws, pose a serious threat to the environment and to wildlife when they are discarded. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our rivers and oceans for hundreds of years--especially when we don't really need it.

    I pledge to say "no" to plastic straws on this National Skip the Straw Day, February 22, 2019, and beyond.

  • Will you pledge to Skip the Straw?

    Nothing we use for only a couple of minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years. When we discard single-use plastic products -- like plastic drinking straws -- they can make their way into the environment, threatening wildlife and polluting our communities. It's time to say "no" to plastic pollution.

    I pledge to "skip the straw" for National Skip the Straw Day this February.

  • Add your name in support of energy efficiency standards

    By using our energy more wisely and efficiently, we can combat climate change and clean up our air. 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 your governor to protect the bees in Oregon.

    Ninety percent of the world's food comes from just 100 crops, and bees pollinate 71 of them. Without bees, we would have less chocolate and fewer strawberries, let alone the bright and colorful flowers that we give our loved ones on Valentine's Day. Without bees, this holiday wouldn't be the same, and neither would our ecosystem.

  • Please support preventing plastic pollution

    This Valentine's Day we want to send a message to Oregon legislators: show your love for our ocean and marine wildlife by supporting bills that prevent plastic pollution.

    Please take a minute to send an email to your legislator and urge them to support House Bill 2883, which would ban polystyrene takeout containers and cups statewide, and House Bill 2509, which would ban plastic grocery check-out bags statewide.

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Show your support for climate action

    We need to act strategically and urgently to slow the impacts of climate change in as many ways as possible. One big opportunity we have to address our climate pollution here in Oregon is to pass the Oregon Climate Action Plan, a cap and invest program that will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and make Oregon a national leader in climate action.

    Please send an email to your legislators and urge them to make the Oregon Climate Action Plan as ambitious as possible.

  • Tell your representative to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

    Protect our public lands

  • Tell your senators: Don't let the Trump administration pull the plug on electric cars.

    The Trump administration wants to end an important tax credit for electric vehicles, slowing down our transition to clean transportation at a time when we need to be doing everything we can to stop burning fossil fuels. Tell your senators: We should make it easier, not harder, for people to buy clean, electric cars.

  • Keep our national forests protected

    U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen,

    Utah's national forests showcase the state's unique terrain, connecting mountain peaks and high-elevation lakes with canyons and valleys. Altering Utah's protection under the Roadless Rule will put 4 million acres of forested land at risk of logging.

    We can't risk the protection of these treasured spaces. I urge you to keep our national forests protected.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling

    Bureau of Land Management,

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on the planet. Its coastal plain is essential to the polar bears, migratory birds and Porcupine caribou that depend on the plain throughout the year. Oil drilling would do irreversible damage to the wildlife populations and the land. Drilling doesn't belong in a wildlife refuge, especially the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    I urge you to adopt a "No action" alternative to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Eugene City Council: Ban polystyrene takeout containers and cups

    The Eugene City Council is considering a ban on polystyrene foam takeout containers and cups and they need to hear from you. Please sign this petition urging the City Council to put wildlife over waste. We'll deliver these signatures to City Council at their meeting on January 14th.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't weaken protections from mercury pollution

    I'm writing to oppose any changes that weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Mercury poisoning is linked to health issues including neurological disorders and brain damage, and exposure can even be fatal. The MATS rules protect the public by limiting emissions of mercury, arsenic, and other toxicants, Even the power industry, which has already invested more than $18 billion dollars in cleaning up dangerous and deadly pollutants, opposes these changes. Please keep the MATS rules in place.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Acting 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, especially the North Atlantic right whales, one of the world's most endangered species. Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to prevent this disruptive practice from invading the Atlantic.

  • 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. Tell the governor to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • Stand Up For Energy Efficiency

    We have the power to waste less and use our energy wisely and more efficiently. Sign up to learn more about action you can take at home, in your community and in your state.

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

    RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-014

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The EPA's proposal to drastically weaken Clean Water Act protections is unacceptable. The proposed rule would wipe out federal protection for streams that provide drinking water to tens of millions of people, and for wetlands that filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding.

    Please abandon this proposed rollback and return to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which helped protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Thank Sens. Wyden and Merkley for supporting the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

    The Trump administration is chipping away at the Roadless Rule, which protects some of our most valuable wild places. The Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2018 would protect all 58.5 million acres of roadless national forest in 39 states -- permanently. Thank Sens. Wyden and Merkley for supporting the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

  • Tell the EPA to protect our climate against methane leaks

    Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0483

    EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, and approximately one-third of all methane pollution is generated by the production of oil and gas. The newly proposed rollback would produce an additional 350,000 metric tons of this intense, global warming pollution over the next six years and have detrimental effects on our climate, air quality and health.

    I urge you to uphold the EPA's mission of protecting the environment and our health -- not polluters.

    Sincerely,

  • Make wildlife refuges safe for bees once again

    I'm writing in support of the Saving America's Pollinators Act. Bees are dying off at unsustainable rates, putting our food supply at risk. A big cause of these die-offs is bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides -- but these neonics are still widely used, even in wildlife refuges that should be the safest place for bees. I urge you to pass this critical legislation to halt the use of neonics.

    Sincerely,

  • Gray wolves need federal protection

    Gray wolves roamed America from coast to coast until hunting and trapping nearly eliminated them entirely. Today, wolf numbers are increasing -- but even this much recovery would have been impossible without the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We know wolves need protection if they are to survive. Call on your U.S. senators to vote "no" on any legislation that removes ESA protections for wolves.

  • Tell Cargill to commit to zero deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Tropical forests are crucial to protecting endangered species and slowing climate change, and given the findings of the latest report on the state of our climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we simply can't afford to wait until 2030 to take action.

    Cargill can be a leader when it comes to ending deforestation and protecting our climate. I urge you to strengthen Cargill's forest policies to commit to eliminate all deforestation in all of its supply chains by 2023.

  • Tell your senators to protect our national forests

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest intact temperate rainforest and one of America's most cherished wild spaces. But it's all at risk of being clear-cut by the logging industry. We have a unique chance to save the Tongass and protect all of our other national forests by asking our senators to support the Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2018.

  • No mining on Boundary Waters' doorstep

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue,

    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most-visited wilderness area: beautiful, nearly pristine, and irreplaceable. It is also uniquely vulnerable to the potential impacts of mining on its doorstep. The cancelled study of the potential impacts of copper-nickel mining on the Boundary Waters must be allowed to be completed. When the future of one of America's most special places is at stake, decisions that could impact its health forever must be made with all possible data at hand.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Secretary Zinke: Our oceans deserve protection

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,

    Our oceans are vital to the lives and livelihoods of coastal communities, small businesses and marine wildlife, all of which are threatened by the proposal to open our coastal waters to offshore drilling.

    I urge you to listen to the communities, small businesses, governors and the millions of Americans from Florida to Alaska who have voiced their opposition to offshore drilling.

    Our oceans deserve to be protected. I urge you to withdraw your plan to expand offshore offshore oil drilling.

  • Tell Congress: Renew the Land & Water Conservation Fund

    America's most successful conservation and recreation fund has gone away. Congress let the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expire in September.

    This program has funded everything from stunning national parks and monuments to local parks, hiking trails, and even Little League fields.

    Please tell Congress to renew the Land & Water Conservation Fund before it's too late.

  • DEADLINE Oct. 31: Say no to the Dirty Power Plan

    Add your name now to tell the Trump administration you won't stand for its Dirty Power Plan.

  • Don't let the EPA put the brakes on clean cars

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

    I oppose any efforts to weaken national fuel efficiency and emission standards for cars.

    If kept intact, these standards would cut carbon pollution nationwide by 6 billion metric tons, protecting the environment and public health. In addition, the average American household will save $2,800 under these standards.

    You should be strengthening clean car standards, not putting the nation in reverse.

    Sincerely,

    *This comment will also be submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

    Dear Acting Deputy Chief of the Forest Service Christopher B. French,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild places. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects wild areas in the Tongass and other national forests, would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets, bald eagles and many other species that call the 17 million-acre forest home.

    I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

    Dear Acting Deputy Chief of the Forest Service Christopher B. French,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild places. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects wild areas in the Tongass and other national forests, would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets, bald eagles and many other species that call the 17 million-acre forest home.

    I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell our governor to protect our waterways from plastic waste

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our oceans, lakes and rivers and threaten our wildlife for centuries. Ask our governor to take the lead on plastic pollution by supporting a ban on polystyrene foam cups and containers.

  • Tell the EPA: No more HFC pollution

    Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are, in the EPA's own words, "the most potent and longest lasting type of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities." In a world already experiencing historic storms, raging wildfires and dire drought -- the impacts of climate change -- we simply can't afford to release any more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. I strongly urge you not to rescind protective regulations surrounding potent climate-changing refrigerants.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA to uphold strong protections against methane leaks

    EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, and approximately one-third of all methane pollution is generated by the production of oil and gas. The newly proposed rollback would produce an additional 350,000 metric tons over the next six years and have detrimental effects on our air quality and health.

    I urge you to uphold the EPA's mission of protecting the environment and our health -- not polluters.

    Sincerely,

  • Thank you for charging ahead, TriMet

    The TriMet Board recently voted unanimously to approve a plan to ditch diesel buses and transition to a zero-emission fleet by 2040. This is a huge win for public health and our planet. Please sign this thank you note to TriMet and we will deliver it to them at their next meeting.

  • Charge Ahead, TriMet

    TriMet is rolling out their initial plan to transition from diesel buses to a zero-emission fleet. The first phase of their plan is to purchase 80 electric buses over the next five years. If they like the technology, they will consider a full transition and could have a fully electric bus fleet by 2040. If adopted, this would be a huge win for our climate and our health.

    Please help us call on the TriMet Board and the TriMet advisory committee to make this commitment and get things rolling on a transition to a fully electric bus fleet.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

    Dear Acting Deputy Chief of the Forest Service Christopher B. French,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild places. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects wild areas in the Tongass and other national forests, would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets, bald eagles and many other species that call the 17 million-acre forest home.

    I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

  • No bee-killing pesticides in national wildlife refuges

    I urge you to keep bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides out of our national wildlife refuges. Bees need a safe habitat now more than ever: They're dying off at dangerous rates, and last year, a study found that there's "almost no safe place for a bee to exist." Our national wildlife refuges are the last place we should be spraying pesticides that are poisonous for bees.

  • Act on Climate, Oregon

    Next year, the Oregon legislature will be considering the implementation of a cap and invest program that would put a hard limit on pollution in Oregon, forcing emissions down over time. This program would put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from the biggest sources in the state and provide funding for programs that will help Oregon reduce and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

    We need to act now to protect our climate. That's why it's so important that your legislators hear from you.

  • Protect the Endangered Species Act

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross:

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has formed the bedrock of American conservation for over 40 years, and has been 99 percent effective at preventing extinction. The proposed regulatory changes would make it easier to take protected status away from vulnerable species, and harder to protect the habitat they depend on to survive.

    To protect our nation's rich biodiversity and the health of ecosystems on which we all depend, I urge you to withdraw the proposed changes to the ESA, specifically those contained in Dockets No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0006, No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0007, and No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0009.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Grand Staircase-Escalante

    I urge you not to finalize any plan that would allow mining or drilling on the land formerly protected under Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Its iconic rock formations, 30 million years of fossils, and prehistoric ruins are more valuable than any resource we could extract. It would be a tragedy to see this beautiful place crawling with bulldozers and dotted with oil wells.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Ruby Mountains

    I urge you not to open up any land in the Ruby Mountains for drilling and fracking. This is a special, iconic place that deserves to be protected -- for the people who hike its hundreds of miles of trails, and for the animals that call it home.

    Sincerely,

  • Don't let the EPA put the brakes on clean cars

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

    I oppose any efforts to weaken national fuel efficiency and emission standards for cars.

    If kept intact, these standards would cut carbon pollution nationwide by 6 billion metric tons, protecting the environment and public health. In addition, the average American household will save $2,800 under these standards.

    You should be strengthening clean car standards, not putting the nation in reverse.

    Sincerely,

    *This comment will also be submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

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  • Submit your comment: No mining at Bears Ears

    Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management released a draft plan that opens the lands that used to be part of Bears Ears up for mineral development such as uranium mining. Submit your public comment today to say no to mining at Bears Ears.

  • No seismic blasting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    I urge you not to allow seismic blasting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It's destructive, and it will harm the very wildlife that ANWR is supposed to be a refuge for -- disrupting birds' migration patterns, driving caribou off their calving grounds and leaving endangered polar bears with fewer places to shelter for the winter. It has no place in a wildlife refuge.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Continue to protect wild, roadless areas in the Tongass

    The Tongass National Forest is a truly special place. It has a diverse ecosystem filled with thriving salmon populations, tens of thousands of grizzly bears and the world's largest grouping of bald eagles, and it is one of the largest intact wild places in the United States.

    But the U.S. Forest Service is considering a plan to open up the Tongass up to commercial logging and the road building that accompanies it. Join us in urging the U.S. Forest Service to continue to protect wild, roadless areas in the Tongass.

  • Speak up for a cleaner, healthier future

    The Obama-era Clean Power Plan was set to stave off the worst impacts of global warming by cutting carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030. With the dire impacts of climate change becoming more visible by the day, neither our health nor our environment can afford an increase in carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. I strongly urge you to implement a power plan that dramatically cuts carbon emissions and ensures a healthy, sustainable future for us all.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Secretary Perdue: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    Dear Secretary Perdue,

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild spaces. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Conservation Rule would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets and bald eagles that call the 17 million-acre forest home. I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell our senators: Thank you for co-sponsoring the CLEARR Act

    We've known for decades that lead contamination is a threat to our health.

    The Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act would provide federal funds for communities to get the lead out of their drinking water when they can't afford to do it themselves. It will also direct the Environmental Protection Agency to require electronic reporting of lead testing results and put in place stronger requirements for repeat offenders.

    Tell our senators: Thank you for co-sponsoring the CLEARR Act.

  • Protect the Endangered Species Act

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross:

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has formed the bedrock of American conservation for over 40 years, and has been 99 percent effective at preventing extinction. The proposed regulatory changes would make it easier to take protected status away from vulnerable species, and harder to protect the habitat they depend on to survive. To protect our nation's rich biodiversity and the health of ecosystems on which we all depend, I urge you to withdraw the proposed changes to the ESA, specifically those contained in Dockets No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0006, No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0007, and No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0009.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Clean Car Standards

    Transportation is the single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the United States. Freezing car emissions standards at 2020 levels for the next six years will allow billions of tons of dangerous pollution to continue to enter our atmosphere. For the sake of the air we all breathe, I strongly urge you not to roll back the national clean car standards that protect our health and environment, and to maintain states' abilities to set higher standards.

  • Tell Congress: Say no to clean energy cuts

    Last month, the Trump administration sent an order asking for deep cuts to clean energy research. Tell your representatives in Congress to reject those cuts and keep funding our future.

  • Tell your senators: Vote no on dangerous anti-environment riders

    A spending bill just passed the House with many anti-environment riders in tow, including a repeal of the landmark Clean Water Rule that helps keep drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans safe. Other harmful riders threaten the health of our land, air and wildlife.

    It's not too late to stop these dangerous anti-environment riders in the Senate, but only if your senators hear from you. Your senators need to know that you won't stand for a spending bill that puts our environment at risk.

  • Join our call on leaders to do all they can to move us toward clean, renewable energy.

  • Don't let the EPA put the brakes on clean cars

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

    I oppose any efforts to weaken national fuel efficiency and emission standards for cars.

    If kept intact, these standards would cut carbon pollution nationwide by 6 billion metrics tons, protecting the environment and public health. In addition, the average American household will save $2,800 under these standards.

    You should be strengthening clean car standards, not putting the nation in reverse.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representative: Vote no on any spending bill that threatens our environment with riders.

    The House will be voting any day now on a spending bill containing over a dozen dangerous policy riders, including a repeal of the Clean Water Rule, which helps keep drinking water for one-third of Americans safe. Other riders threaten our land, air, forests and wildlife.

    There's too much at stake to let these riders slip through. We've succeeded in defeating dangerous anti-environment riders before, but to win again we need to speak up. Your representative needs to know that you won't stand for a spending bill that puts the quality of our environment and the safety of our drinking water at risk.

  • Tell our governor to support a ban on plastic straws

    Plastic straws are convenient, but are they worth the cost?

    Tragic examples of the toll single-use plastic waste takes on animals and our environment have made front page news in recent months, from the whale that washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of plastic lodged in its stomach to a hard-to-watch video of scientists pulling a plastic straw out of a sea turtle's nose.

    And still, we're making the problem worse: We throw away an estimated 175 million plastic straws every single day here in the U.S.

    Ask our governor to choose wildlife over waste and support a statewide ban on plastic straws.

  • Join our call to go 100 percent renewable

    Join our call on leaders to do all they can to move us toward 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

  • Tell President Trump: The EPA deserves a leader who believes in its mission

    Finally, Scott Pruitt is out as the EPA administrator. With just over a year in office, Pruitt took action to repeal 22 environmental regulations -- including gutting the Clean Power Plan, the Clean Water Rule and clean cars standards. It's heartbreaking.

    Now, President Trump has the chance to nominate someone who will protect our environment. Someone who will defend this country's most precious resources -- our land, water, and air. Someone who will live up to the mission of the EPA.

    Tell President Trump to nominate an EPA leader who will be a true protector of the environment.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: Offshore drilling isn't worth the risk

    Secretary Zinke,

    Eight years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the damage to the Gulf of Mexico still lingers: Oil residue has hurt the deep-sea microbe populations that form the base of the ocean food chain, potentially causing wide-ranging harm to ocean health. I urge you to prevent future disastrous oil spills by halting the opening of our waters to more offshore drilling.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell our governor: Keep kids safe. Ban chlorpyrifos.

    Chlorpyrifos is the most widely used pesticide in U.S. agriculture, and exposure to it has serious consequences.

    The EPA recognized the risks and banned indoor use of chlorpyrifos more than a decade ago. But chlorpyrifos is still sprayed on crops like corn, apples, strawberries and oranges, leaving families -- and especially children -- vulnerable.

    Tell our governor to ban chlorpyrifos and protect our health today.

  • It's time for Oregon to ban polystyrene foam

    Containers made of polystyrene foam never fully break down. Every single piece of polystyrene ever manufactured is still out there today, harming wildlife and our environment. Tell the governor to support a statewide ban on polystyrene.

  • Keep the Grand Canyon safe from uranium mining

    The Grand Canyon is one of the most incredible sites on Earth. It holds a special place in our heritage and our national identity, and it deserves our protection.

    I urge you to keep this natural wonder safe for future generations. Please uphold the 20-year moratorium on uranium mining on the public lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park, and make those protections permanent.

    Sincerely,

  • 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. Tell the governor to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • A day at the beach shouldn't make us sick.

    We shouldn't have to worry about getting sick while swimming at the beach. Yet the Trump administration's proposed FY 2019 budget completely eliminates the BEACH Act grants program, which helps pay for testing water at our beaches and alerting the public when it's unsafe to surf and swim. Tell your representatives: Protect our health, fund the BEACH Act.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't allow sewage where we swim

    The EPA is considering allowing partially treated sewage to be dumped into the waters where we swim, boat and play. Tell the EPA: Don't allow sewage where we swim.

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  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Deforestation is on the rise in areas of Brazil where Cargill sources commodities like soy, the cultivation of which has been linked to deforestation. And when tropical forests like these are crucial to protecting endangered species and slowing global warming, we can't afford to wait until 2030 to take action.

    Cargill can be a leader when it comes to ending deforestation. I urge you to strengthen Cargill's commitment to eliminate deforestation in its supply chain by committing to achieve zero-deforestation by 2020.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

    Deforestation is on the rise in areas of Brazil where Cargill sources commodities like soy, the cultivation of which has been linked to deforestation. And when tropical forests like these are crucial to protecting endangered species and slowing global warming, we can't afford to wait until 2030 to take action.

    Cargill can be a leader when it comes to ending deforestation. I urge you to strengthen Cargill's commitment to eliminate deforestation in its supply chain by committing to achieve zero-deforestation by 2020.

    Sincerely,

  • Stand up for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Just imagine: Oil and gas drilling pads scattered across the frozen tundra. Heavy trucks and machinery thundering down newly paved roads. Acres of forest and animal habitat torn up to make way for human development.

    We live in an age where we're running short on nature, and we simply can't allow them to risk this truly wild place for a little more oil.

    Make your public comment today to stand up for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't discount sound science

    Docket No. EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259

    The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human and environmental health. Restricting the types of science that the EPA can use in regulatory decision-making would undermine the EPA's ability to carry out this mission, and needlessly put the health of our families at risk. We deserve environmental protections informed by the best available science. I urge you not to implement the proposed 'Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science' rule.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representatives: Protect our water from toxic pesticides

    Today, the House is voting on a polluter-friendly version of the Farm Bill, which is loaded with attacks on clean water and conservation. The bill would even exempt pesticides from the Clean Water Act. It's a no-brainer: Tell your representatives to oppose this destructive bill.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't put our drinking water at risk

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    I urge you not to weaken protections for groundwater under the Clean Water Act.

    Groundwater is the source of drinking water for millions of Americans, and without strong protections, this drinking water source will be at risk from leaky landfills, fracking waste pits, manure lagoons at factory farms, and other pollution sources. Exempting pollution that flows into groundwater from the Clean Water Act would put our drinking water at risk.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Pres. Trump: WRONG WAY on clean cars!

    The Trump administration's moves to roll back America's clean car standards recklessly endanger our health and climate. If we slam the brakes on standards that reduce climate-destabilizing tailpipe emissions from cars, it will be more likely that the cars we drive tomorrow will burn more gas, trigger more asthma attacks, and accelerate climate change.

    Tell Pres. Trump: That's the WRONG WAY on clean cars.

  • Urge the governor to get the lead out of school drinking water

    There is lead-tainted water in schools and pre-schools across the country, flowing from fountains and faucets where our kids drink water every day.

    Lead is highly toxic and especially dangerous to children. But right now, many states have no requirements to address the threat of lead in drinking water.

    Urge the governor to get the lead out of school drinking water.

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  • Tell the CEO of Cargill to help stop tropical deforestation

    Dear Dave MacLennan:

    Tropical forest destruction drives out the orangutans, elephants, jaguars and other threatened or endangered animals that live in the forests. What's more, scientists estimate that razing forests to make way for crops or cattle accounts for 10-15 percent of the pollution that's warming the planet and changing the climate. As one of the biggest players in the world's food market, Cargill is in a position to help save our tropical forests. I urge Cargill to honor its 2014 pledge to end deforestation in all of its supply chains by 2020.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Our Water from Coal Ash

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Coal ash poses a major threat to our waterways, putting them at risk of toxics like arsenic, mercury and lead. Researchers have found evidence of more than 200 cases of coal ash spills and contamination in the US, and the last thing we should do is weaken the few regulations that currently exist. Stand up for our water and don't cut back on coal ash regulations.

  • Add your name: Support solar energy in your community

    Solar energy can and should be a much larger part of our energy mix than it is today. With solar energy alone, we have the potential to produce 100 times more power than the total amount of energy we consume each year. More solar energy also means we'll have cleaner air and water, and that we're acting to combat climate change. Therefore, I support action in my community that accelerates the development of solar energy.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't Put Our Drinking Water at Risk

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Please do not weaken protections for groundwater under the Clean Water Act.

    Groundwater is the source of drinking water for millions of Americans, and without strong protections, this drinking water source will be at risk from leaky landfills, fracking waste pits, manure lagoons at factory farms, and other pollution sources. Exempting pollution that flows into groundwater from the Clean Water Act would put our drinking water at risk.

  • Keep the Grand Canyon safe from uranium mining

    The Grand Canyon is one of the most incredible sites on Earth. It holds a special place in our heritage and our national identity, and it deserves our protection.

    I urge you to keep this natural wonder safe for future generations. Please uphold the 20-year moratorium on uranium mining on the public lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park, and make those protections permanent.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Grand Staircase-Escalante

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is collecting public comments on their development plan for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Tell the BLM to prevent mining, drilling and other harmful activities in this special place.

  • Tell Pilgrim's Pride to clean up its act

    Dear Pilgrim's Pride CEO William Lovette,

    Americans should be able to fish in our rivers and streams, swim in our lakes, and drink safe water from our taps. All too often, though, pollution from corporate agribusinesses enters our waterways, contributing to algal blooms, dead zones and more.

    More than 37.6 million pounds of toxic pollution generated by facilities owned by Pilgrim's Pride and its parent company, JBS, entered our waterways from 2010 to 2014 alone. I urge you to commit Pilgrim's Pride to reducing its water pollution at its facilities, suppliers and contractors across the U.S.

    Sincerely,

  • Charge Ahead, TriMet: 100% electric bus fleet

    Did you know that all of the 683 TriMet transit buses currently on the road are powered by diesel? Diesel is a dirty, petroleum-based fossil fuel with toxic emissions that are harmful to the planet and public health. There's no reason why our bus system has to rely on old technology of the 20th Century when better, cleaner alternatives are ready to roll.

    Sign our petition to TriMet calling on them to stop purchasing diesel buses by 2020 and transition to an all-electric bus fleet by 2030.

  • Scott Pruitt is going the wrong way on clean cars. Cite him for driving to endanger the planet today.

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is rolling back the standards that reduce climate-destabilizing tailpipe emissions from cars. Recklessly slamming the brakes on this progress makes it more likely the cars we drive tomorrow will burn more gas, trigger more asthma attacks, and accelerate climate change.

    Tell Scott Pruitt: That's the WRONG WAY on clean cars. Cite him for driving to endanger the planet today.

  • Tell Scott Pruitt: WRONG WAY on clean cars!

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is rolling back the standards that reduce climate-destabilizing tailpipe emissions from cars. Recklessly slamming the brakes on this progress makes it more likely the cars we drive tomorrow will burn more gas, trigger more asthma attacks, and accelerate climate change.

    Tell Scott Pruitt: That's the WRONG WAY on clean cars. Cite him for driving to endanger the planet today.

  • It's time for Oregon to ban polystyrene

    Containers made of polystyrene foam never fully break down. Every single piece of polystyrene ever manufactured is still out there today, harming wildlife and our environment. Tell the governor to support a statewide ban on polystyrene.

  • Protect our waters and wildlife from waste

    Dear Governor,

    Each year, Americans throw away millions of foam cups and take-out boxes. Too often, this pollution ends up in our oceans and rivers, where it can harm or even kill birds, fish and other wildlife.

    Something we use for a few minutes shouldn't be allowed to pollute our environment for hundreds of years. I urge you to support a ban on foam cups and boxes made of polystyrene to reduce pollution in our waters and protect wildlife.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect our waters and wildlife from waste

    Dear Legislator,

    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 like turtles and whales.

    Keeping our drinks hot or cold isn’t worth polluting our environment for hundreds of years. I urge you to support a ban on foam cups and boxes made of polystyrene to reduce pollution in our oceans and protect wildlife.

    Sincerely,

  • What does water mean to you? Share your story today.

    Join Oregonians from across the state as we celebrate our common interest in preserving the health of our rivers and drinking water, and share a commitment to its future. Fill out the form below to share why Oregon's water future is important to you.

  • Stand up for the Tongass National Forest

    Provisions in the budget bill would exempt the Tongass National Forest from the "Roadless Rule," potentially allowing logging and other destructive industries to cut down this wild, pristine forest. Tell Congress to stand up for one of America's great wild places and oppose the exemption.

  • Tell Bill Ford and Ford Motor Company to support clean car standards

    Dear Bill Ford,

    I urge you to defend the existing vehicle emissions standards. When fully implemented, the existing standards are set to save 6 billion metric tons of dangerous global warming pollution and cut our oil use by 12 billion barrels. Weakening them in any way would be a mistake.

    Do the right thing for our health and environment, and defend the standards in place.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Secretary Ryan Zinke: Don't auction off Bears Ears

    On March 20, the Department of the Interior is planning to hold a lease sale for lands near the former borders of Bears Ears National Monument. From delicate red rock formations, to sweeping vistas, to thousands of cultural and archaeological sites, Bears Ears has a lot to lose. Tell Secretary Ryan Zinke to cancel the lease sale.

  • Tell your representatives to vote against anti-environment riders

    The anti-environment riders in the budget bill hijack the budget process, cut the public out, and threaten our rivers, lakes and streams. Tell your members of Congress today to vote no on any bill that contains anti-environment riders.

  • Tell your representatives to vote against anti-environment riders

    The anti-environment riders in the budget bill hijack the budget process, cut the public out, and threaten our rivers, lakes and streams. Tell your members of Congress today to vote no on any bill that contains anti-environment riders.

  • Tell the EPA: Ban bee-killing pesticides

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period for neonicotinoid pesticides, which are harmful to birds and aquatic life and deadly to bees. Tell the EPA to ban these dangerous pesticides before it's too late.

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  • Stand up for the EPA

    President Trump's budget proposal includes massive cuts to the EPA's budget. Tell your senators to stand up for our environment and health by opposing these dangerous and shortsighted cuts.

  • Tell Administrator Scott Pruitt: Don't undermine the EPA

    Tell Scott Pruitt: Americans should be able to count on the EPA. It's time for him to stop undermining its mission.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect our climate and our health

    Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355

    Dear Administrator Pruitt,

    The Clean Power Plan is our nation's best tool to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, combat climate change and protect our health. Analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency finds that the Clean Power Plan could prevent the premature deaths of as many as 4,500 Americans per year by 2030.

    Americans deserve clean air to breathe and a safe future for our children. I urge you to protect our climate and our health by keeping the Clean Power Plan intact.

    Sincerely,

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  • Bee our Valentine? Sign Our Valentine to the EPA

    Happy Valentine's Day! Love is all around. The smell of roses and chocolate fills the air thanks to the mighty pollinator power of bees.

    But did you know that bees are dying across the country? That's right, and without these pollinators we wouldn't have Valentine's Day treats like flowers or chocolate to give to our loved ones.

    So, let's show bees some love this Valentine's Day! Sign our valentine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking them to protect bees by banning bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell your elected officials to support a national goal of 100 percent renewable energy

    We're producing, consuming and wasting energy in ways that do lasting damage to our environment, our health and our climate. We should take steps right now toward a greener, healthier world, one in which we rely only on clean, renewable energy sources. Urge your members of Congress to embrace a goal of 100 percent renewable energy.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect our climate and our health

    Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355

    Dear Administrator Pruitt,

    The Clean Power Plan is our nation's best tool to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, combat climate change and protect our health. Analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency finds that repealing the Clean Power Plan could cause the premature deaths of as many as 100,000 Americans by 2050.

    Americans deserve clean air to breathe and a safe future for our children. I urge you to protect our climate and our health by keeping the Clean Power Plan intact.

    Sincerely,