We hear a lot of doom and gloom in the news, but there is still climate hope. Check out THIS article about three communities who stood up to Big Oil and carried the day. If we use our heads, our hearts, and our collective power, we can save the world.
Public outcry works– the proposed Pebble Mine, which would have been devastating to Alaska’s salmon fishery– has lost a major backer. The fight isn’t totally over, but this is a major step towards victory.
Between the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline and other planned fossil fuel projects, the Pacific Northwest waterways are in danger. One proposal to stop our beautiful shores from being turned into an oily mess: a petition to the Canadian government to close the Pacific Northwest coast to oil tankers. Sign the petition HERE.
If you live in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey, we’ve got an action for you!
The Delaware River is in danger from a proposed fracking project. We’ve already covered why fracking is very bad news for people and the ecosystems we inhabit. Tell your legislators that a permanent fracking ban is needed HERE.
Climate change is real, and the Climate Reality Project is on a mission to educate the world and help ordinary people take action. Check out their website for a quiz on what kind of climate activism would be best for you, and ideas on how to get started.
Even though inexpensive, clean, renewable energy sources– like wind and solar– are gaining prevalence and public support worldwide, the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to shut down the Clean Power Plan. Scott Pruitt, a longtime advocate for the fossil fuel industry, started working to dismantle this plan last year.
His dastardly scheme is finally out for public comment, so let the government know that we don’t want to go back to the 19th century– we want to join the rest of the world in the 21st! Leave a comment HERE, and feel free to use THIS handy fact sheet describing the Clean Power Plan’s benefits to the country.