Current Actions

  • 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,

  • Tell Sens. Perdue and Isakson: Support 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. Tell Sens. Perdue and Isakson: Support 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,

  • 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.

  • 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: Support 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: Support 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.

  • Tell our governor: Give clean cars a green light

    The Trump administration recently announced it would roll back the federal clean car standards enacted under former President Obama. But with transportation emissions now the single largest contributor to global warming pollution, it's clear we need to act.

    It's up to states to pave the way toward a cleaner future. Tell our governor to take the lead on clean cars.

  • It's time for Georgia 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,

  • 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 Georgia 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,

  • Tell our governor: Go big on offshore wind

    Offshore wind energy off the Atlantic coast could provide more than enough electricity to meet all of the region's energy needs. But despite that potential, Atlantic coast states have been slow to embrace this clean, renewable and abundant resource. With the Trump administration moving forward with dangerous proposals for offshore drilling, it's up to Atlantic coast governors to forge a different path forward. Tell our governor to go big on offshore wind today.

  • Tell your governor: Go big on offshore wind

    Offshore wind energy off the Atlantic coast could provide more than enough electricity to meet all of the region's energy needs. But despite that potential, Atlantic coast states have been slow to embrace this clean, renewable and abundant resource. With the Trump administration moving forward with dangerous proposals for offshore drilling, it's up to Atlantic coast governors to forge a different path forward. Tell your governor to go big on offshore wind today.

  • 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.

  • Join us

    Environment Georgia works for a greener, healthier world, with clean air, clean water and clean energy. Sign up to get involved today.

  • 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,

  • Join us

    Environment Georgia works for a greener, healthier world, with clean air, clean water and clean energy. Sign up to get involved today.

  • 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.

  • Ask Governor Deal to stand up for our coast

    In January President Trump's administration announced plans to open up vast regions of the ocean to oil drilling -- including an area off the coast of Georgia.

    Georgia's Gov. Deal has voiced concern over the impact drilling could have on our coast but has yet to voice clear opposition. Ask the Governor to protect our coast today!

  • 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,

  • Tell Congress: Oppose the White House's budget cuts to clean energy

    The White House is proposing a 72 percent cut to the Department of Energy's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs -- once again showing their preference for fossil fuels at the expense of clean alternatives. Take action to prevent these cuts from taking place.

  • Tell President Trump: Stop censoring climate science

    The Trump administration has been removing important climate change information from the websites for the Environmental Protection Agency and several cabinet departments. To protect our air, water, climate and health, we need access to good science, free from political influence.

    Tell President Trump: Stop suppressing the facts about climate change.

  • Tell your governor to ban bee-killing pesticides

    Each year, millions of bees die off due in part to a widely used class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. But instead of banning these toxic pesticides, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering allowing them to be sprayed on 165 million acres of previously protected farmland.

    With 700 bee species at risk of extinction, we can't afford to wait for the EPA to take action. Tell your governor to support a statewide ban on neonicotinoids.

  • Tell Secretary Zinke: All 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 exempt them from offshore drilling today.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect our oceans from offshore drilling

    The Trump administration just released their plan to open virtually all our oceans to offshore oil drilling -- and they're accepting your public comment today. You and I and every American who cares about clean and healthy oceans need to make our voices heard before it's too late.

  • Why risk our oceans for a bit more oil?

    Deepwater Horizon was the worst oil spill in American history, killing thousands of dolphins, sea turtles and other marine wildlife, and exposing Gulf residents to toxic chemicals that will linger for years. But now President Trump is trying to roll back the rules we put in place to keep a disaster like Deepwater Horizon from happening again.

  • Protect our oceans from offshore drilling

    The Trump administration just released their plan to open virtually all our oceans to offshore oil drilling -- and they're accepting your public comment today. You and I and every American who cares about clean and healthy oceans needs to make our voices heard before it's too late.

  • Tell our governor: Support pro-solar policies in Georgia

    Clean, renewable solar energy has been growing at an amazing rate over the past 10 years, but our current Congress and president seem intent on propping up all the dirty energy sources that we know belong to the past -- not the future. It's time to take action right where we live and call on our governor to support policies that will expand solar energy here in Georgia.

  • Join our alumni team for 100 percent renewable energy

    As a hotspot of innovation and expertise, your college or university is uniquely positioned to help accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Alumni and students will be instrumental in winning strong renewable energy commitments. Join our alumni team to show your alma mater that there is broad support for powering your campus with 100 percent renewable energy.

  • Tell the EPA to ban toxic bee-killing pesticides

    Millions of bees are dying off every year, due in part to the widespread use of neonicotinoids. Now, a recent study reveals how common the pesticide is, with 75 percent of all honey worldwide revealing contamination.

    If we lose the bees, the consequences for our environment and our food supply could prove catastrophic. I urge you to ban the neonicotinoid pesticides that are killing bees.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your elected officials: Hands off wind and solar power, reject the tax bill

    The tax bill passed by the Senate late Friday night includes an obscure provision that could stifle wind and solar energy. The House version of the bill also scraps key renewable energy tax credits. If the final bill includes either or both of these provisions, it "would have a devastating ... impact on wind and solar energy," according to renewable energy industry leaders. Send your elected officials a note today urging them to oppose the bill.

  • Tell your senators: Rebuild Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with clean energy

    The electrical grids of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were almost totally destroyed by Hurricane Maria, causing tremendous hardship and suffering. Power needs to be restored quickly, and it should be done in ways that prioritize the health and well-being of the citizens of our Caribbean islands. But if we don't demand resilience and clean energy, FEMA could rebuild the same old, fossil-fuel powered grids that were in place before the hurricanes. Tell your senators to support funding to restore power and clean water as quickly as possible. At the same time, urge them to require that money spent by federal agencies to upgrade the grid be focused on a cleaner and more resilient electrical grid powered by clean, renewable energy.

  • We Need Atlanta to be Clean Car Ready!

    Send an email to your representatives in Council asking them to support Atlanta's "EV Ready" ordinance. This ordinance will make Atlanta a leader in clean, electric cars by requiring 20% of all new commercial parking structures and all new single-family residential homes in Atlanta be equipped with the conduit and wiring needed to install EV charging stations.

  • Tell your governor: Defend and support rooftop solar energy

    Even though nearly 90 percent of Americans support more solar energy in America, a national network of utility and fossil fuel groups are chipping away at key state solar policies, threatening to stop rooftop solar's progress in its tracks. Tell your governor to oppose these efforts, and support policies that make it easier for everyone to go solar at their homes.

  • Tell Congress: Don't gut the Antiquities Act

    From Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama, America's presidents have declared more than 150 special places as national monuments to be protected forever under the Antiquities Act. Now Congress is trying to gut that law, making it harder to protect our nation’s irreplaceable lands and giving future presidents the power to slash existing protections.

    Tell your representative to stand up for our public lands.

  • Join the call for 100 percent clean energy on campus

    We can harness clean, abundant energy more efficiently and cheaply than ever before. Yet we're still producing, consuming and wasting energy in ways that are doing lasting damage to our environment, our health and our climate. I support 100 percent renewable energy for colleges and universities across America.

    Note: For "organization," please enter your affiliated college or university.

  • Urge college 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. Campuses are also bigtime energy users, serving more than 20 million students nationwide and spending more than $14 billion per year on energy. Add your name in support of a 100% renewable energy future on college campuses.

    Note: For "organization," please enter your affiliated college or university.

  • Tell your senators to fully fund the EPA

    The Environmental Protection Agency should have the resources it needs to safeguard our air, water and health from toxic threats. Yet President Trump's budget proposal would slash EPA funding by as much as one-third.

    Tell your senator to oppose budget cuts to the EPA today.

  • Tell Pres. Trump: Don't eliminate the Clean Power Plan

    The Trump administration has moved to roll back the Clean Power Plan, one of the best protections we have against air pollution. Tell President Trump: Don't erase protections that keep our air clean and breathable.

  • Tell your senator to vote 'Yes' on 100% renewable energy

    The 100 by '50 Act would implement policies to phase out fossil fuels and put America on the path to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. There's no better time than now for America to make a commitment to a clean, renewable future.

    Tell your senator to vote 'yes' on the 100 by '50 Act today.

  • Tell your senators to stand for our environment
    The U.S. House just voted for big cuts to EPA and other environmental programs.
  • Hold Illegal Polluters Accountable

    Dear Sens. Isakson and Perdue, 

    Our environmental laws protect us only when and if they're enforced. Yet the White House is moving to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement programs, leaving more polluters free to violate our laws with impunity. 

    I urge you to protect our air, our water and our health by opposing any cuts to the EPA's enforcement programs.

  • Send a message: These places are worth protecting

    The Trump administration is poised to erase protections for national monuments across the country. These one of a kind places could be opened for logging, offshore drilling and more. Tell President Trump: Keep public lands in public hands. Don't slash protections for our national monuments.

  • Tell Senators to Stand With Our Lands

    Our national monuments are part of what make our country special. For most Americans, the idea that we've found some places so beautiful, sacred even, that we put them off limits to development, forever, is one of our proudest achievements. I urge you to uphold this tradition and make sure places like Grand Staircase-Escalante, Cascade-Siskiyou and more are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
  • We can't ignore climate change

    In the face of overwhelming evidence that climate change is causing our oceans to rise, it's unacceptable that we wouldn't take these changes into account as we build roads, bridges and other infrastructure. But last month, the Trump administration rolled back rules requiring that certain infrastructure projects do just that. Tell President Trump: Now, more than ever, we need to plan for climate change and rising sea levels.

  • Tell Scott Pruitt: Protect our clean car standards

    Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0827

    Administrator Pruitt:

    I urge you to keep in place 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 the right thing for our health and environment and keep the standards in place.

    Sincerely,

  • Save our national monuments

    Secretary Zinke,

    Our national monuments are part of what make our country special. For most Americans, the idea that we've found some places so beautiful, sacred even, that we put them off limits to development, forever, is one of our proudest achievements.

    I urge you to uphold this tradition and make sure places like Bears Ears, Katahdin Woods & Waters and more are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

    Sincerely,
  • Say No to Smoggy Skies

    The Smoggy Skies Act would block updated ozone pollution limits for years, and impose sweeping changes to future standards for smog-forming ozone and five other major air pollutants. Urge your senators to vote 'No'.

  • Protect our oceans from offshore drilling

    Docket No. BOEM-2017-0050

    Our coasts and oceans are home to stunning wildlife and beautiful beaches that we stand to lose from offshore drilling.

    I urge the Trump administration to listen to the thousands of citizens, fishermen and business owners in our coastal communities and the millions of Americans from Alaska to Florida who have already said no to offshore drilling in our oceans.

    Opening them to new offshore drilling goes against the values a majority of Americans share: that our oceans should be preserved, not sold off to the highest bidder.

  • Protect the waters we love

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    When it comes to our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, the waters we love deserve to be protected.

    But the Trump administration has made clear their intentions to roll back essential protections to our clean water like the Clean Water Rule, which protects the drinking water sources of 117 million Americans.

    I want stronger, not weaker clean water protections. That's why I'm calling on you to defend the waters Americans love, and uphold the Clean Water Rule.

    Sincerely,
  • There's no coming back from extinction.

    Senators are trying to gut the Endangered Species Act, putting wolves, sea otters and more than a thousand other species at risk of extinction. We need you to tell your senators: Defend the Endangered Species Act and stop this dangerous bill.

  • No free pass for polluters

    Tell your representative to vote against a reckless bill that would weaken accountability for polluters.

  • Tell the EPA to ban the bee-killing pesticide imidacloprid

    Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    I am deeply concerned that the EPA has published reports recognizing that imidacloprid poses risks to honey bees as part of its updated risk assessment, but has yet to remove the pesticide from the market.

    I urge you to take immediate action, listen to scientific studies, including your agency's own analysis, that provide compelling evidence that the pesticide is harmful, and ban all neonicotinoids, including imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining

    Secretary Zinke,

    The Grand Canyon is one of America's iconic places, as much a part of our national identity as the bald eagle or the Statue of Liberty. It's one of the places that makes America beautiful, and it deserves to be protected.

    I urge you to protect this unique natural wonder for future generations by blocking reckless and short-sighted efforts to open the surrounding land up for uranium mining.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Our National Monuments
  • Tell the EPA to protect clean water

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    The Clean Water Rule protects waterways that help provide drinking water to one in three Americans. I urge you to leave the rule intact.

  • Georgia should lead on climate action

    Abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement will risk our health and the future of our planet. And if Washington, D.C., won’t act on climate, we need to take the lead. Tell our governor to curb climate change by cutting pollution today.

  • Tell your governor: Defend clean air and climate

    President Trump is making a huge mistake, risking our health and the future of our planet. If Washington, D.C., won't act on climate, we need our governors to take the lead here at home. Tell your governor to curb climate change by cutting pollution today.

  • Tell your governor: Defend clean air and climate

    President Trump is making a huge mistake, risking our health and the future of our planet. If Washington, D.C., won't act on climate, we need our governors to take the lead here at home. Tell your governor to curb climate change by cutting pollution today.

  • Tell Secretary Perry: Don't Undermine State Renewable Standards

    Secretary Perry,

    I am concerned by your recent comments hinting that you might intervene with state renewable energy standards. Twenty-nine states now have renewable energy standards -- and if we're serious about avoiding the worst impacts of global warming and getting to 100 percent renewable energy, we should encourage more to join them. Please stay out of the way of states who are acting to improve their communities by pursuing stronger renewable energy policies.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Zinke: No seismic blasting in the Atlantic

    Former President Obama did the right thing when he banned offshore drilling in parts of the Atlantic and denied permits from oil companies seeking to use seismic blasting to discover oil below the ocean floor.

    Now, President Trump has reopened parts of the Atlantic to offshore drilling, and six companies are asking the Department of the Interior to approve their seismic blasting permits -- which will harm marine life and contribute to our dependence on fossil fuels.

    Please send Interior Secretary Zinke a message and urge him to deny all seismic blasting permits.

  • Defend our national monuments

    The Trump administration could be the first in U.S. history to revoke national monument protections. The first to lose protection could be Utah's Bears Ears, home to incredible scenery and thousands of years of historical artifacts. Our national network is joining together to tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep Bears Ears protected.

  • Protect Bears Ears National Monument
  • Tell EPA Administrator Pruitt: Don't ignore the science on chlorpyrifos

    Numerous government studies have all pointed to the same conclusion: Chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion harm nearly 1,800 endangered or critically threatened species. But Dow Chemical, manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, is urging the Environmental Protection Agencies to ignore these studies and to decline to regulate these dangerous pesticides.

    Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: Don’t ignore the science on these pesticides.

  • This Land Is Our Land

    Dear Interior Secretary Zinke,

    From Utah’s Bears Ears to Hawaii’s Papahanaumokuakea, from Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant to California’s Giant Sequoia, some of our most incredible natural treasures are protected today as national monuments.

    They’re part of what makes this country great, ensuring that future generations can enjoy their beauty as well as the culture and history surrounding them.

    I urge you to honor and affirm all of our national monuments. Our families today and for generations to come are counting on you.

    Sincerely,

  • Take Action to Move Atlanta towards a 100% Clean Energy Future
  • Tell Congress to protect our oceans

    President Trump is working to open the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific to drilling. Tell your senators and representative to oppose the president's disastrous plans for our oceans.

  • Tell your senator: Vote 'No' on this dirty, dangerous budget

    The president's budget would eliminate EPA funding for climate change programs. Tell your senators to reject this dangerous and short-sighted budget.

  • Tell your senator to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Two U.S. senators just introduced a bill that would protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling. Urge your senators to vote 'Yes' for refuge protections.

  • Tell your local leaders to go solar

    More solar energy will benefit our community by reducing air pollution as we do our part to slow climate change. That's why I support setting strong goals and policies for solar energy in our community.

  • Defend the Places We Love

    Dear Sen. Johnny Isakson,

    When it comes to protecting our environment, Americans stand united. We want clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, public lands to enjoy, and a livable climate to share.

    The children we know and love today can live cleaner, healthier lives in a greener world, but only if we can keep our environmental protections in place and make them stronger. I urge you to publicly oppose any bill that would threaten our environment or our health.

  • Tell your senator: Vote ‘No’ on this dirty, dangerous budget

    Dear Senator,

    President Trump’s proposed federal budget would virtually eliminate EPA funding for proven programs that are cleaning up the the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay and more.

    These regional programs have already made a difference. They’ve improved toxic pollution hotspots, restored coastal wetlands and worked to keep invasive species like the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

    I urge you to reject any dangerous and short-sighted budget that cuts funding to these successful clean water programs.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Bears Ears National Monument

    Secretary Zinke,

    Bears Ears National Monument is a valuable addition to our country's wonderful natural heritage. It, along with the other parks, forests, monuments and other public lands we love, deserves our protection.

    Yet some short-sighted members of Congress are urging President Trump and yourself to revoke Bears Ears' national monument designation under the Antiquities Act -- the very act that Teddy Roosevelt enacted to protect our natural heritage.

    I urge you to support and defend the Bears Ears National Monument designation.

    Sincerely,

  • Join the Call for 100% Renewable Energy

    We can have healthier communities and a brighter future. But to get there, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy.

    That's why we're calling for a nationwide commitment to 100% clean, renewable energy. Colleges, companies, and communities across the country can lead the way by committing to getting 100 percent of their energy from clean, renewable sources.

  • Defend Clean Car Standards

    The cars we drive should be cleaner, burning less gas and emitting less pollution. Current national standards point us in the right direction. But the president and his administration are moving to roll them back -- which could mean more of us breathing dirtier air, more kids suffering asthma attacks, and a climate that's changing even more rapidly.

    The issue is likely to end up in Congress. If we can convince 41 senators to vote to defend clean car standards from rollbacks, we can win.

    Tell your senators: Defend clean air. Oppose any rollbacks to clean car standards.

  • Defend the Clean Power Plan

    The president and his administration are moving to undo the Clean Power Plan, which would deliver more clean, renewable energy to America and reduce the pollution that's changing our climate. The debate is likely to end up in Congress. If we can convince 41 senators to vote to defend the Clean Power Plan, we can win.

    Tell your senators: Defend the Clean Power Plan.

  • Protect the waters we love

    Dear Senator,

    When it comes to our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, the waters we love deserve to be protected.

    But the new administration and Congress have made clear their intentions to roll back essential protections to our clean water like the Clean Water Rule, which protects the drinking water sources of 117 million Americans.

    I want stronger, not weaker clean water protections. That's why I'm calling on you to defend the waters Americans love, and pledge to block any and all legislation to roll back protections to our clean water.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your governor to commit to 100 percent renewable energy

    States have always been at the forefront of climate progress. Now more than ever, we need states to lead the way towards a clean energy future. Urge your governor to make a commitment to a rapid shift to 100 percent renewable energy.

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Dear Senator,

    I'm writing to urge you to designate the Arctic Wildlife Refuge as a protected wilderness. This incredible place is home to polar bears, whales, seals, caribou and other wildlife. Unfortunately, attempts to bring oil and gas drilling to the region threaten to destroy the habitat that these animals need to survive. Additionally, it is now more important than ever that we leave fossil fuels in the ground, given the increasing number of extreme weather events caused by climate change.

    Thank you,

  • Defend Environmental Protections

    When it comes to the people and places we love, they all deserve protection. Period. Tell your senators to defend critical environmental protections.

    Dear Senator, I urge you to vote against any and all attempts to dismantle environmental protections that keep our air, water, and land clean and our families safe. Please act now to protect the people and places we love.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action: Oppose undermining the Endangered Species Act

    Dear Representative,

    I urge you to reject HR 717, the Listing Reform Act, and other bills like it that would undermine the Endangered Species Act.

    The Endangered Species Act is a cornerstone of environmental protection, and since it was enacted in 1973, 98 percent of species listed as endangered have survived.

    HR 717 would undermine that success and allow short-sighted financial interests to stand in the way of protecting endangered and threatened species.

    I urge you to vote no on HR 717.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the waters we love

    When it comes to our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, they all deserve protection. Period.

    Tell your senators to defend the Clean Water Act by voting against any attempts to roll back the Clean Water Rule, which ensures the protection of more than 2 million miles of rivers and streams and the drinking water sources for one in three Americans.

  • Stand up for the Arctic

    Dear Senator,

    The Arctic is a place of unique beauty, and home to one of the most fragile and sensitive ecosystems in the world. This pristine region should be protected, not exploited for oil and gas and made vulnerable to the unnecessary risk of oil spills.

    Please stand up for the Arctic and reject Senate Bill 49, the Alaska Oil and Gas Production Act.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action: Oppose Scott Pruitt for head of EPA

    Dear Senator,

    I urge you to reject the nomination of Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator.

    Americans deserve an EPA administrator who is guided by science, respects and enforces the law, and will work tirelessly to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we call home.

    Scott Pruitt's track record indicates that he will not meet this test.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action: Oppose Scott Pruitt for head of EPA
  • Close fracking loopholes in our bedrock environmental laws

    Since 2005, the oil and gas industry has fracked over 137,000 wells, used over 6 billion pounds of chemicals (including potential carcinogens), and produced billions of gallons of fracking wastewater. Yet the fracking industry is exempt from regulation by the EPA. Now more than ever, it's urgent that we close loopholes in our nation's key environmental laws that exempt the fracking industry.

    Join us in calling on Congress to close the loopholes that leave us vulnerable to toxic contamination of our drinking water.

  • Thanks, Mr. President!

    Dear President Obama,

    From protecting the water we drink and the places we love, to leaving our children a safer, more livable climate, thank you for an environmental legacy that all Americans can be proud of.

    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 EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell your senators: Keep the Arctic and Atlantic protected forever

    Some members of Congress are gearing up to overturn President Obama's ban on all future offshore oil and gas drilling in the fragile regions of the Arctic and Atlantic. Tell your senators: The Arctic and Atlantic are worth protecting!

  • 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 EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • 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 EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • ACT NOW: Protect the Grand Canyon

    The mining industry is pushing hard to open the land around the Grand Canyon to claims to dig for uranium and other metals. This could have catastrophic affects on the wildlife and waterways in and around the park and expose millions of people to radioactive uranium pollution.

    With your help, we can stop this from happening. And with little time left in office, it is more urgent than ever that President Obama act now to protect the Grand Canyon -- forever. Add your name to our petition:

  • Protect Chaco Canyon from fracking

    The Bureau of Land Management is considering opening up land around Chaco Canyon to fracking. Tell them this is a terrible idea.

  • Protect Chaco Canyon from fracking

    The Bureau of Land Management is considering opening up land around Chaco Canyon to fracking. Tell them this is a terrible idea:

  • Thank President Obama for saving the Arctic!

    President Obama just retracted plans to open drilling in the Arctic. This will protect wildlife like polar bears, whales and walrus as well as moving us away from fossil fuels. Let him know how much it means to you:

  • Protect the Grand Canyon

    The mining industry is pushing hard to open the land around the park to claims to dig for uranium and other metals. This could have catastrophic affects on the wildlife and waterways in and around the park and expose millions of people to radioactive uranium pollution.

    But we can protect the Grand Canyon by ending mining activity in its surrounding areas. Forever. Add your name to our petition to President Obama today.

  • Protect Yellowstone from toxic gold mining
  • Tell the EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides

     

  • Add your name: Save the monarch butterfly
  • Add your name: Save the rusty patched bumblebee

    Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the rusty patched bumblebee.

  • Add your name: Save the rusty patched bumblebee

    Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the rusty patched bumblebee.

  • Add your name: Block the Monsanto- Bayer merger

    More bee-killing pesticides? Higher food prices? Less agricultural innovation?

    Tell the Department of Justice to protect consumers, farmers, and the environment by blocking the Monsanto-Bayer merger.

  • Add your name: Save the monarch butterfly
  • Add your name: Save the monarch butterfly
  • Stop plans to frack Big Cypress

    Big Cypress is home to wildlife like sandhill cranes, river otters, and endangered Florida panthers. Fracking would destroy this important habitat. Tell the Department of Interior not to let frackers trample Big Cypress.

  • Tell the EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides
  • Thanks for protecting Maine's North Woods

    President Obama just officially designated a new national monument within Maine's North Woods -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more.

    Add your name to say thank you.

  • Great! Here's one way to show our parks some love:
  • Celebrate 100 years of national parks!

    As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, now is the time to renew our commitment to protecting the best of America.

    That's why we're calling on President Obama to permanently protect the Grand Canyon by declaring a new national monument before he leaves office.

  • Celebrate 100 years of national parks!

    As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, now is the time to renew our commitment to protecting the best of America.

    That's why we're calling on President Obama to permanently protect the Grand Canyon by declaring a new national monument before he leaves office.

  • Move forward with cutting carbon emissions from transportation

    As global temperatures continue to break records, we need to cut the pollution that's making the problem worse.

    The Obama Administration's Department of Transportation is considering a rule that would require state and metropolitan transportation organizations to track, measure, and set goals to reduce carbon pollution as well as other air pollution from transportation projects.

    This new measure would help reduce global warming pollution, while increasing investment in public transit, expanding zero-carbon transportation like walking and biking, and cleaning up the air we breathe. But it won't happen without your support. Tell the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency you support new rules to curb pollution from transportation.

  • Swarm the EPA!

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. That's why we're swarming the EPA with more than 50,000 petitions to ban bee-killing pesticides by July 31. Add your name.

  • Stand up for rooftop solar

    All over the country, officials are considering changes that could hurt rooftop solar. Sign to let your regulator know that solar must be a big part of our energy future.

  • Swarm the EPA!

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. That's why we're swarming the EPA with more than 50,000 petitions to ban bee-killing pesticides by July 31. Add your name.

  • Swarm the EPA!

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply.

    It's urgent we protect our bees. That's why we're swarming the EPA with more than 50,000 petitions to ban bee-killing pesticides by July 31. Add your name.

  • Stop fast-tracked pipelines

    Right now, we have the chance to end a senseless program that fast tracks the construction of pipelines in our nation's wetlands, which provide habitat for many animals and plants, not to mention the critical role they play in improving water quality. Add your name to help us end this program and protect our vital wetlands.

  • Halt the use of glyphosate

    Glyphosate, the chemical used in Monsanto's Roundup, is extremely prevalent in our bodies, food, and environment, and new evidence shows the chemical may cause cancer. Tell the EPA to suspend use of glyphosate until it's proven safe.

  • Tell the National Park Service: No corporate sponsorships in our parks.

    Our national parks are suffering from under-funding and a backlog of repairs, and to close the gap, the National Park Service is proposing a backwards plan: corporate sponsorships.

    Please join us in asking National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to stand with our parks and say "no" to corporate sponsorships.

  • Fracking: A health nightmare

    Fracking has left behind a radioactive legacy, endangering public health. Researchers identified 3,900 radioactive spill sites in the Bakken Shale region, one of the most fracked areas in the country. Radioactive spills put surrounding communities at elevated risk of cancer. The only way to stop this health disaster is to ban fracking. Add your name in support of a ban. 

    *If you're a health professional, please indicate this in the "Occupation" field.

  • Tell Tyson to stop polluting our waters

    Tyson Foods is a huge water polluter, but they won't clean up their act unless they hear from people like you. Add your name now to tell Tyson to stop polluting our waters.

  • Help protect our oceans from global warming

    Today on World Oceans Day, we need our leaders to do everything to protect our oceans, especially from climate change. Your governor has the power to dramatically cut carbon pollution from the biggest source in the U.S. -- power plants -- and shift to a renewable energy future.

    Let's make sure your governor knows that protecting our oceans is another reason to cut carbon pollution. Sign today.

  • Say no to mining near the Grand Canyon

    The Grand Canyon area is a terrible place for uranium mining. President Obama has the ability to protect this special place for future generations before he leaves office.

    Send a message to the president: Declare the Grand Canyon and its watershed off-limits to mining forever.

  • Protect the red wolf

    There are only 45 red wolves remaining in the wild. They're facing extinction and they need our help.

    Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand -- not disband -- the Red Wolf Recovery Program.

  • Say no to mining the Grand Canyon

    The Grand Canyon area is a terrible place for uranium mining. President Obama has the ability to protect this special place for future generations before he leaves office.

    Send a message to the president: Declare the Grand Canyon and its watershed off-limits to mining forever.

  • Tell President Obama: No new drilling!

    The Obama administration has plans that would allow new drilling in the Arctic and the Gulf, risking our climate and communities. Tell President Obama: No new drilling!

  • Tell Congress: Not. One. Acre.

    Places like Puerto Rico's Vieques National Wildlife Refuge should be protected, not sold off to the highest bidder.

    But that's exactly what will happen if House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop gets his way. It's outrageous and it's just the most recent attempt to sell off our public lands to make a quick buck.

    Will you send a message to your members of Congress right now, telling them: Our public lands are not for sale. Not one acre.

  • Keep our public lands public!

    It's the 100th anniversary of our national park system. But instead of celebrating America's "best idea," some in Congress want to sell off our treasured public lands -- land that belongs to all Americans.

    Send a message to your representatives: Our public lands are not for sale. Not one acre.

  • Tell Bayer to stop producing bee-killing pesticides

    You probably know Bayer as the aspirin company. But Bayer also produces neonicotinoids, the pesticides that are contributing to bee decline.

    Tell Bayer to stop producing bee-killing pesticides -- because if there are no bees, there's no food.

  • The Great Barrier Reef is at risk, take action today!

    The Great Barrier Reef is in 'grave danger' due to climate change. In order to protect this beautiful place, we need to take strong action here at home.

    Sign our petition to our governors, telling them to stand up to big polluters and their allies trying to turn back progress on climate. Support the Clean Power Plan and protect beautiful places like the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Tell Congress: Not. One. Acre.

    It's the 100th anniversary of our national park system. But instead of celebrating America's "best idea," some in Congress want to sell off our public lands, even as mining threatens the Grand Canyon and drilling threatens the Everglades.

    Send a message to your representatives: Keep our parks in public hands.

  • Tell Congress: Not. One. Acre.

    It's the 100th anniversary of our national park system. But instead of celebrating America's "best idea," some in Congress want to sell off our public lands, even as mining threatens the Grand Canyon and drilling threatens the Everglades.

    Send a message to your representatives: Keep our parks in public hands.

  • Factory farms are destroying our waters

    Pollution from factory farms and other corporate agribusinesses is polluting our waters on a massive scale, but nobody is forcing them to clean up their act, and they won't change unless we demand it. Add your name now!

  • Tell the EPA: Ban bee-killing pesticides

    The EPA is considering limiting one of the pesticides that's been linked to the bee die-off -- but their window for feedback is expiring on April 14. Add your name now to save the bees.

  • Get the lead out of our schools' drinking water

    Lead poisoning can create serious problems for children, but many public schools throughout the country are showing high levels of lead in drinking water, and no one really knows the extent of the problem because only 10 percent of schools are required to test for it.

    Tell President Obama and EPA to require all public schools and day cares to test for lead and to immediately make those tests public so regulators, schools, and parents can make informed decisions if a school's drinking water is safe.

  • Join the buzz: Tell the EPA to save the bees

    Saving the bees is going to take all of us doing our part. That's why we're stepping up this Earth Day with a bigger, bolder campaign to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.

    Help kick it off by adding your name to urge the EPA to ban the use of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Protect the Grand Canyon from mining

    The Grand Canyon area is a terrible place for uranium mining. President Obama has the ability to protect this area for future generations.

    Tell President Obama to protect the Grand Canyon by designating the 1.7 million acres of lands and waters around the park as a national monument. 

  • Give our parks the birthday they deserve

    Mining near the Grand Canyon, a backlog of repairs, calls to seize and sell our public lands? That's no way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's national parks!

    Tell your members of Congress to protect all of our national parks, so our families can continue to enjoy them for the next 100 years.

  • No new offshore drilling!

    Twenty-seven years ago, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and dumped 11 million gallons of oil off Alaska's coast, spreading more than 1,300 miles and killing hundreds of thousands of wildlife. Today, the Obama administration has plans that would allow new drilling in the Arctic and the Gulf, risking our climate and communities. Tell President Obama: No new drilling!


    Photo Courtesy of Alaska Resources Library and Information Services / www.arlis.org

  • Solar for Target

    I support Target putting solar panels on all of their stores by 2030! By doing so, they could power nearly a quarter million homes and remove 12 million cars worth of global warming pollution. 

  • Take action to give our national parks a better birthday!

    Tell your members of Congress to protect all of our national parks, so our families can continue to enjoy them for the next 100 years.

  • Urge Governor Deal to support offshore wind development in Georgia

    Offshore wind is a massive clean energy source waiting just off our coasts. Along the Atlantic coast alone, there is an estimated 1,300 GW of energy generation potential -- enough to power 85 million American homes. Taking advantage of this clean, renewable resource can move Georgia toward a clean energy future!

  • Thank the president for saving the Atlantic Coast!

    President Obama just retracted plans to open drilling in the Atlantic Coast. This will protect marine wildlife like dolphins, sea turtles, and endangered right whales. Let him know how much it means to you:

  • Give our parks the birthday they deserve

    Mining near the Grand Canyon, a backlog of repairs, calls to seize and sell our public lands? That's no way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's national parks!

    Tell your members of Congress to protect all of our national parks, so our families can continue to experience them for the next 100 years.

  • Give our parks the birthday they deserve

    Mining near the Grand Canyon, a backlog of repairs, calls to seize and sell our public lands? That's no way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's national parks!

    Tell your members of Congress to protect all of our national parks, so our families can continue to experience them for the next 100 years.

  • Tell the USDA: Stop burying bee-saving science
  • Urgent action needed for our drinking water

    Our aging and corroded water infrastructure throughout the country is failing at an alarming rate. And the stakes couldn't be higher: the very water we drink. Thankfully, a bill was just introduced that would go a long way toward fixing this problem.

    Take action now, and let's convince our senators to support much-needed upgrades for America's drinking water.

  • Tell Warren Buffett: Stop Attacking Rooftop Solar!

    Rooftop solar is good for the environment and good for consumers. Send Warren Buffett an email today to tell him to stop attacking rooftop solar!

  • Thanks for being a real climate sweetheart!

  • Join the call to go 100% Renewable

    We can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy.

    That's why we're calling for a nationwide commitment to 100% clean, renewable energy.

  • Save our coasts from offshore drilling

    Our coasts are home to stunning wildlife and incredible beaches, from the bald eagles and loggerhead sea turtles in the Chesapeake Bay to the white sandy beaches of the Outer Banks.

    But offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. Even the standard operations of offshore drilling rigs kill and injure wildlife and threaten human health and the economy. And when major disasters happen -- such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout -- they are catastrophic.

    Please join us in telling the Obama administration to: "Save our Coasts. No offshore drilling!"

  • Gov. Deal holds the key to a safer climate

    It’s up to the states now. President Obama has taken action to limit global warming pollution, including the global agreement he forged in Paris. But to make the president’s Clean Power Plan work, every state needs to develop the strongest carbon reduction plan possible. 

    Take action, and call on our governor to protect our kids and set the strongest plan possible. 

  • Georgia's Solar Future

    In early 2016 Georgia Power will draft a plan that will have huge impacts on Georgia’s solar future. For example, Georgia Power currently refuses to provide Community Solar programs that allow customers to participate in a solar project in their community and get credit on their utility bills. Sign our petition to the Public Service Commission urging big solar support in 2016.

  • Thanks for standing up for clean water, again
    President Obama vetoed polluters' latest attack on the critical clean water protections we helped win.
  • Sign-up for the Solarize Athens program

    Use the form to the left and sign-up for the Solarize Athens program, this is not a binding contract to install solar but does express your strong interest in installing solar on a Clarke, Oconee, or Madison Co. property. A representative from Alternative Energy Southeast will follow-up to see if going solar is right for your site.

    Sign-up for free site assessment will be available through April 30th, 2016

  • Say NO to drilling off GA's coast

    Oil and gas off the coast of Georgia is just not worth-it. A major spill could decimate wildlife and our economy plus the infrastructure associated with drilling could cause serious and long term damage to our salt water marsh and beautiful beaches. Despite this, Representative Buddy Carter (GA-1) represents every single coastal community in Georgia and continues to be a cheerleader for the oil and gas industry. Send a note to him today.

  • It's time to take action on climate
  • Protect our communities and our climate from methane disasters

    One of the country's largest natural gas storage facilities, located just outside Los Angeles, is sending 110,000 pounds of climate-disrupting methane into the air every hour.

    Meanwhile, the Obama administration is finalizing rules to limit methane emissions from new oil and gas facilities. But the current proposal does nothing to prevent future disasters from existing oil and gas facilities.

    Tell President Obama and the EPA to take stronger action to protect our climate and communities from methane pollution.

  • 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 EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • Don't let Congress create a dollars and senseless budget

    The final and most serious congressional battle in the polluter-driven war to derail the Clean Water Rule is happening now. Through the budget process, polluters are trying to undermine safeguards for our cherished waterways, drinking water, and public health.

    Send a quick note to your members of Congress now, telling them you want a clean budget without dirty-water riders.

  • Thank Mayor Reed for Solar Victory

    Thank Mayor Reed for Solar Victory

  • Make wind power a major part of America's clean energy future!

    This year was a major milestone as construction began on America's first offshore wind project but unfortunately, Congress allowed the main federal tax incentives for wind energy to expire in 2014 -- leaving the future of wind in peril. Don't let Congress stand in the way of our clean energy future.

  • We're for clean water

    America's rivers, streams, lakes and other waters are where we go to swim, fish, canoe or just enjoy the scenery. They supply us with clean drinking water. And we should be doing all we can to protect them.

    But polluters and their allies in Congress are fighting to reverse the president's historic action to protect the waters we love.

    We're setting the record straight: Americans are for clean water. Not polluting rollbacks.

  • #ExxonKnew

    Sign to demand the Department of Justices launches a formal investigation into Exxon for misleading the public and risking the health of the planet:

  • Save the bees and our Thanksgiving favorites

    No bees means no ...

    • Apple Pie
    • Pumpkin Pie
    • Chocolate Cream Pie
    • Cranberry sauce
    • Winter squash
    • Green bean casserole
    • Peas
    • Carrots
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Broccoli
    • Turnips
    • Cauliflower

    Take action to save the bees. Tell the EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides known as neonics.

  • Help us keep fossil fuels in the ground

    Despite the devastating environmental impacts of drilling, mining, and burning fossil fuels, the oil and gas industry has no plans of stopping. That's why senators from across the country are coming together to pass landmark legislation.

    The 'Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground' bill would:

    • Ban drilling in the Arctic
    • Stop new drilling leases in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico
    • Stop new oil, coal, and gas leases on all federal lands
    While senators from Oregon and California to Vermont and New York have already cosponsored the bill, we need more senators to stand beside them. Tell your senator to be a champion for the environment:

  • The showdown over water is now

    Contact your senators!The long-expected showdown in the U.S. Senate over clean water will now happen in a matter of days.

    This is your last chance before the vote to convince your senators to do the right thing by protecting clean water. Contact your senators now.

  • Nothing to fear from clean water

    Water is our most precious resource, but the threats to our waterways and drinking water are downright frightening. Tell Congress there is nothing to fear from clean water, but plenty to fear from not protecting it.

  • Move forward on clean water

    The historic clean water protections that you helped win have been suspended nationwide, and could be overturned.

    We simply can't allow our country to go backwards on clean water. Tell the more than 20 Attorneys General who are holding up the Clean Water Rule, to do the right thing and drop the cases.

  • Move forward on clean water

    The historic clean water protections that you helped win have been suspended nationwide, and could be overturned.

    We simply can't allow our country to go backwards on clean water. Tell the more than 20 Attorneys General who are holding up the Clean Water Rule, to do the right thing and drop the cases.

  • Don't let BP write off the Gulf Coast disaster

    The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout took a massive toll on our environment, the region's wildlife, and nearby communities. For three months after the initial explosion, millions of gallons of crude oil and thousands of tons of methane spewed from the sea floor. Eleven people were killed and dozens more injured. Five years later, we are still suffering from the impacts.

    BP was found "grossly negligent" for its role in the disaster, however, their settlement will be almost entirely tax deductible. Tell the Department of Justice to deny BP tax write offs for its remaining payments to address the 2010 Gulf Coast disaster.

  • Reauthorize the LWCF

    For 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected watersheds and drinking water, preserved our national heritage, and conserved natural areas and open space for wildlife and recreation -- all while providing sustainable, local jobs to communities across America.

    Back in 1965, Congress made a promise to all Americans to use funds generated from offshore oil and gas leasing to conserve our precious landscapes and create close-to-home parks for the public to use and enjoy. But this Congress broke that promise when they failed to reauthorize the LWCF by the Sept. 30 deadline. They still have the opportunity to do the right thing by the end of the year.

    Tell Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the LWCF now.

  • Ban the beads

    Tiny microbeads can be a big problem for our environment, causing harm to aquatic habitats and wildlife. Tell Congress to pass a strong bill that bans all plastic microbeads in personal care products.

  • Voice your support to clean up trucks!

    After a summer like this, we know we need to do everything we can to tackle global warming pollution. Making trucks go farther on a gallon of fuel can curb pollution, help save the planet, and save money.

    Voice your support NOW for cleaning up dirty trucks!

    Tell the EPA to pass the strongest possible rule -- to reduce pollution from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 40% by 2025!

  • Tell the EPA to hold VW accountable

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    Volkswagen repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act for the last 6 years. Their "clean-diesel" cars could be emitting up to 15-35 times more smog-forming pollution while on the road than was showing up on their emissions tests.

    This is UNACCEPTABLE: Sign our petition to tell the EPA that we need to prosecute Volkswagen to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Save our ocean's natural treasures

    The Obama administration is considering permanently protecting two of the nation's most magical underwater habitats. These areas are home to a remarkable diversity of ocean life from endangered right whales to sea turtles, but without protections, these fragile habitats and the animals that call them home are at risk.

    Urge President Obama to protect these national treasures before it's too late.

  • Keep it in the ground

    Scientists now warn, "If we burn it all, we melt it all." That's why we must keep most of the Earth's fossil fuels where they belong: in the ground.

    Tell Congress you oppose lifting the oil export ban.

  • We want clean water, not polluted water

    Polluters friends in the U.S. Senate are reaching deep into the bag of dirty tricks to halt restored protections for our waterways. We can't let any of their "dirty water" efforts succeed. Send a note to your senators asking them to stand for clean water.

  • Protect our rivers from toxic mining pollution

    The disaster on the Animas River reminds us that, for far too long, the mining industry has polluted our rivers. Forty percent of the West's headwaters are now contaminated with pollution from mines.

    President Obama has the authority to put a moratorium on all new mines near our waters on public lands.

    The hard rock mining industry should not be allowed to build new mines in and around our cherished waterways until it cleans up from past mining operations. Please add your name.

  • Will we take the biggest step ever on global warming?

    The Clean Power Plan is the strongest action we've ever taken to tackle global warming. The plan will reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 32% and it’s a critical part of helping us reach a strong climate deal in Paris later this fall. 

    But it’s under fire from all corners. Polluters and allies are filing lawsuits. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is even calling foreign officials to undermine President Obama's plan. 

    With record drought, record wildfire and record global temperatures, we can't afford to let climate-deniers block this critical step before it has a chance to work. 

    Tell Congress to support the Clean Power Plan today. 

  • No drilling in the Arctic

    The U.S. Department of the Interior just granted conditional permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to begin drilling off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea.

    Tell President Obama this is a big mistake.

  • Protect public lands from fracking

    As the oil and gas industry seeks to expand fracking on public lands across the country, including near our national parks and areas that provide critical drinking water for millions of Americans, now is the time to call on our elected officials to take a stand against dirty drilling.

    The Protect Our Public Lands Act would ban fracking on all federal lands, protecting our most special places from fracking's dangerous and destructive impacts. While the only way to truly protect our environment and our health from fracking is to ban it outright, some places are just too precious to drill and frack and that includes our parks, canyons and forests. 

    Tell your representatives to take a stand against fracking by cosponsoring the Protect Our Public Lands Act. 

  • Support a strong Solar Plan in Athens-Clarke County!

    Georgia has vast potential to use solar energy. Recent data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that Georgia could generate 40 times the electricity we currently use, just from the sun.

    Urge Mayor Denson to support a strong Solar Plan in Athens-Clarke County.

  • Stand up for clean power

    President Obama finalized the Clean Power Plan, the biggest step we've ever taken to tackle the climate crisis -- and predictably, climate deniers almost immediately attempted to block it. It's up to us to defend it.

    Will you add your name in support of clean power?

  • Stand against pesticide pollution of our water

    Some members of Congress are trying to pass a law that would eliminate federal oversight of spraying pesticides in and around our waterways.

    Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards and wildlife die-offs. Permitting helps ensure pesticides are used in a responsible way that reduces contamination of our streams, rivers, and lakes.

    Please tell your senators to stand against this reckless action now.

  • Protect our parks and special places

    In less than 50 days, our nation's most successful conservation program could end.

    From the Grand Canyon to the parks and trails in our own backyards, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has set aside and protected special places for the past 50 years. Don't let Congress let it die.

  • Clean energy and the Clean Power Plan

    Attacks against advancement and attempts to turn back the path of process are rampant in our nation. Policies such as The Clean Power Plan and Clean Energy Incentive Program are essential for not just our children’s future, but also to protect our current way of life. However, with big coal and other special interests fighting to keep things just as they are, we need to do more to make sure these policies remain in place.

    Solar, energy efficiency, and wind are the best ways to assure that the clean power plan is successful. We know clean energy solutions work, and we know how to make them available for all.

    Sign to help the EPA implement affordable energy solutions as a part of the Clean Energy Incentive Program.  

  • Clean energy and the Clean Power Plan

    Attacks against advancement and attempts to turn back the path of process are rampant in our nation. Policies such as The Clean Power Plan and Clean Energy Incentive Program are essential for not just our children’s future, but also to protect our current way of life. However, with big coal and other special interests fighting to keep things just as they are, we need to do more to make sure these policies remain in place.

    Solar, energy efficiency, and wind are the best ways to assure that the clean power plan is successful. We know clean energy solutions work, and we know how to make them available for all.

    Sign to help the EPA implement affordable energy solutions as a part of the Clean Energy Incentive Program.  

  • Tell President Obama our coasts are worth too much to gamble!

    Our valuable tourism industry, commercial fisheries and coastal business communities rely on clean oceans and beaches, but the Obama Administration's current proposal to drill off the Atlantic Coast puts our coasts at risk. You and your local business can send a strong message that our coasts are worth too much to gamble for short term gain. Sign onto our letter to President Obama today.

  • Tell Murray Energy to clean up its act

    Murray Energy, the largest private coal company in the nation, recently filed a lawsuit to derail the Clean Water Rule.

    It’s bad enough when coal companies pollute our rivers and streams, but now Murray is mucking around in our courts. Please add your voice today.

  • Thank the president for acting on climate



    The Clean Power Plan is the single-biggest step the United States has taken to reduce global warming pollution. Ever since the Obama administration proposed it in 2014, polluters and climate deniers have fought it every step of the way. But now, the rules are final, and it's time to celebrate!

    Join us in thanking the president for acting on climate, and passing the Clean Power Plan.

  • No drilling in the Arctic

    The U.S. Department of the Interior just granted conditional permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to begin drilling off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea.

    Tell President Obama this is a big mistake.

  • Protect the Grand Canyon from mining

    Tell President Obama to protect the Grand Canyon and its watershed from uranium mining by creating a new national monument.

  • Thank President Obama for supporting solar for all

    Solar is often viewed as an option only available to the upper middle class and wealthy. President Obama just took an important step to help remedy that and make sure that all Americans have the right to choose clean energy.

    Thank you for sending a letter to the President thanking him and letting him know we back his efforts to expand solar energy for all.  

  • No turning back on clean water
    Polluters and their friends in Congress are taking steps right now that could overturn the president's historic action for clean water. Now that we've restored the Clean Water Act, we're not going to let the polluters carve it up again.
  • Tell EPA to clean up trucks!

    A third of U.S. global warming pollution comes from transportation. Big trucks represent an opportunity to clean that pollution up. Although they make up only 7 percent of the traffic on our roads, medium-and heavy-duty vehicles produce more than a quarter of on-road global warming pollution.

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration have proposed a new standard that will make trucks go further on a gallon of diesel. This is an important opportunity to prevent pollution, help America get off of oil, and save us all money. Tell Transportation Secretary Foxx and EPA Administrator McCarthy to make the final rule as strong as possible.

  • I stand with Pope Francis on global warming
    Pope Francis just took an incredibly powerful and highly visible stand on global warming, but climate-deniers and polluters are already belittling his words.
  • Tell Congress to protect The Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes are undoubtedly a huge part of what makes living here so great. They’re the backbone to America and a beloved part of our natural heritage.

    Tell Congress to champion the program that’s made the recovery of The Great Lakes so successful: The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. This program needs to be expanded and enhanced, not weakened.

  • No turning back on clean water

    Polluters and their friends in Congress are taking steps right now that could overturn the president's historic action for clean water. Now that we've restored the Clean Water Act, we're not going to let the polluters carve it up again.

    Don't let Congress mess with clean water.

  • Tell the EPA to prohibit fracking wastewater from being sent to Publicly Owned Treatment Works

    Fracking uses a wide range of toxic chemicals that can contaminate our drinking water, pose health threats to our families and pollute our waterways. High concentrations of heavy metals, chemical additives and even cancer causing compounds such as benzene have been found in wastewater produced by fracking.

    Astonishingly, this toxic wastewater can still be sent to sewage treatment plants that were never designed to treat all of the pollutants found in it. This allows pollutants to directly enter our waterways putting at risk downstream rivers and streams including sources of drinking water for millions of Americans.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule to stop fracking's toxic wastewater from being sent to these facilities. Will you add your name in support today?

  • No turning back on clean water

    Polluters and their friends in Congress are taking steps right now that could overturn the president's historic action for clean water. Now that we've restored the Clean Water Act, we're not going to let the polluters carve it up again.

    Don't let Congress mess with clean water.

  • President Obama just approved the biggest step for clean water in a decade!

    President Obama just restored Clean Water Act protections to thousands of America's waterways.

    Celebrate this historic victory by thanking the president.

  • President Obama just approved the biggest step for clean water in a decade!

    President Obama just restored Clean Water Act protections to thousands of America's waterways.

    Celebrate this historic victory by thanking the president.

  • Tell Mitch McConnell to pull his head out of the sand

    President Obama is about to go big on global warming, Mitch McConnell is going all-out to stop him, and you can tip the balance.

  • Stop the Koch Brothers' Attacks on Solar Energy

    Solar is a virtually limitless, pollution-free energy source for the United States. We oppose recent efforts by you, the Koch Brothers, as well as your related organizations and special interest allies, that seek to slow down or halt the advancement of solar energy.

  • Get fired up for water

    The House will vote any day now on two bills designed to kill restoring protections for our waterways. At stake here is the drinking water for one in three Americans, as well as the quality of life that comes from enjoying our favorite waterways.

    Please send your representative a quick note letting him or her know you’re fired up for clean water.

  • Sign-up for the Solarize Tybee program

    Use the form to the left and sign-up for the Solarize Tybee program, this is not a binding contract to install solar but does express your strong interest in installing solar on a Chatham Co. property. A representative from Hannah Solar will follow-up to see if going solar is right for your site.

  • Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides

    Bees are dying ... but the EPA is still allowing bee-killing pesticides on the market.

    Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides

    Bees are dying at a startling rate, but the EPA is still allowing bee-killing pesticides on the market. Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.

  • It's time to go big on solar 

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    Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't just the ones with the most sunshine; they're the ones with smart pro-solar policies.

    That's why we're urging our nation's governors to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Send a note of thanks or no thanks

    The Senate recently voted on an amendment seeking to limit the clean water rule. Send Georgia's senators a note of thanks for voting against the amendment, or tell them no thanks for voting for it.

    Depending on how your senators voted, they will show up below as a “Thank you” or “No Thank You.” Please send 'em both a note!

  • Stop the Plastic Bags Everywhere Bill

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years, so communities around the country are finding ways to discourage the use of plastic bags, Styrofoam containers and more. Unfortunately, Georgia legislators, at the behest of plastic and chemical companies, are working to pass a bill that would prohibit Georgia communities from enacting things like bag bans or fees. Email your Representative now and ask them to vote no on SB 139.

  • Please amend SB 101

    Legislation designed to protect Georgia’s salt marsh currently contains loopholes that, in the words of an excellent Savannah Morning News Editorial, you "could drive a bulldozer and dump truck through — side by side."

    Will you email your Representative Today and ask them to fix these loopholes and protect our marsh?

  • Tell DSM Chemicals to stop polluting Georgia's waterways

    Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into our waterways — threatening both the environment and human health.

    In fact, DSM Chemicals North America Inc. dumped 4.1 million pounds of toxic releases into Georgia's waters in 2012, a significant portion of the 10 million total pounds of toxics dumped into Georgia's waterways that year.

    Polluters should be held accountable for their actions. Please sign the petition to urge DSM Chemicals to stop polluting Georgia's waters.

  • Tell President Obama: Save our Coasts. No offshore drilling

    Our coasts are home to stunning wildlife and incredible beaches, from the bald eagles and loggerhead sea turtles in the Chesapeake Bay to the white sandy beaches of the Outer Banks.

    But offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. On ‘good’ days, drilling kills and injures wildlife and threatens human health and the economy. When they happen (which is way too often) major disasters such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout are catastrophic.

    Currently, the Obama Administration is considering a proposal to open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. Please join us in telling the Obama Administration to: "Save our Coasts; No offshore drilling!"

  • Tell your Representative to vote NO on HB 444

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years, so communities around the country are finding ways to discourage the use of plastic bags, Styrofoam containers and more. Unfortunately, Georgia legislators, at the behest of plastic and chemical companies, are working to pass a bill that would prohibit Georgia communities from enacting things like bag bans or fees. Email your Representative now and ask them to vote no on HB 444.

  • Tell President Obama: Declare our nation’s parks and forests safe from fracking.

    Oil and gas companies have expressed interest in fracking 12 million more acres of public lands -- and the Obama administration is on the fence whether to let them have it.

    Please tell the president: Do not allow fracking in our national forests or near our national parks.


  • Tell your Senator to vote NO on SB 139

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years, so communities around the country are finding ways to discourage the use of plastic bags, Styrofoam containers and more. Unfortunately, Georgia legislators, at the behest of out-of-state plastic and chemical companies, are working to pass a bill that would prohibit Georgia communities from enacting things like bag bans or fees. Email your Senator now and ask them to vote no on SB 139.

  • Don’t let polluted politics foul our waters

    PollutingPoliticsThe same companies that are polluting our rivers with toxic chemicals are also polluting our politics with their spending.

    Right now, Georgia's water polluters are spending millions to lobby their allies on Capitol Hill to block the clean water rule, which, if adopted, will help protect the drinking water of 4.9 million Georgians that is currently at risk to pollution. A bill to stop the clean water rule is currently pending in the House of Representatives.

    Send a note to your representative asking him or her to not be influenced by polluters, but to listen to the majority of Georgians who want to move forward with protecting our waterways and drinking water.

  • No Bees, No Food

    Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. 

    It's urgent that we protect our bees. Tell the EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • We're going big on solar

    Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't just the ones with the most sunshine; they're the ones with smart pro-solar policies.

    That's why we're urging our leaders to commit to getting at least 15% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your business name.

  • The most important thing you can do to solve global warming

    President Obama has proposed the biggest action we’ve seen in years to fight global warming – setting the first-ever limits on global warming pollution from existing coal plants, the single largest source of global warming pollution in America.


    Send a message to your representatives in Congress urging them to support the Clean Power Plan. 

  • It's time to go big on solar 

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    Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't just the ones with the most sunshine; they're the ones with smart pro-solar policies.

    That's why we're urging our leaders to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell your Congress members: Be a clean water champion

    The proposed clean water rule would restore protections to nearly 40,000 miles of Georgia's streams. Will Congress heed the more than 800,000 Americans who have called on the EPA to protect our drinking water and ensure the health of our streams? Or will Congress cater to the polluters and developers who want to pollute our waterways and pave over our wetlands? We're on the verge of a big victory, but we need your action to protect the waters we love!

    Send a message to your Congress members urging them to move forward on clean water by making a public statement in support of the clean water rule.

  • Stop Keystone




    Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. Help stop Keystone by urging your senators to vote NO.

  • Stop Keystone




    Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. Help stop Keystone by urging your senators to vote NO.

  • Stop Keystone




    Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. Help stop Keystone by urging your senators to vote NO.

  • Go big on solar

    Call on the governor to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.





  • Go big on solar
    Call on the governor to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.
  • Save the monarch

    Over the last 20 years, 90 percent of monarch butterflies in North America have died off.

    And we know the reason: massive amounts of herbicides killing off milkweed -- the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs, and the primary food source for monarch caterpillars.

    Send a message to President Obama urging him to rein in reckless herbicide use.

  • It's time to go big on solar 

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    Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't just the ones with the most sunshine; they're the ones with smart pro-solar policies.

    That's why we're urging our leaders to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell your senators: Be a clean water champion

    Protect clean water

    Will the U.S. Senate heed the more than 740,000 Americans who have called on the EPA to restore Clean Water Act protections to nearly 2 million miles of our nation's streams? Or will the Senate cater to the oil and gas, coal, developer and agribusiness lobbies that want to block us? We're on the verge of a big victory, but we need your action to protect the waters we love. 

    Send a message to your senators urging them to move forward on clean waternot backward.

  • The most important thing you can do to solve global warming 

    AME_Global_Warming_landing_image.jpgPresident Obama just proposed the biggest action we've seen in years to fight global warming – setting the first-ever limits on global warming pollution from existing coal plants, the single largest source of global warming pollution in America.

    Sign the petition to the EPA supporting limits on carbon from power plants: