Current Actions

  • 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!

  • Join the call to go 100% Renewable

     

  • 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:

  • Protect children from lead poisoning in Philly

    Per the American Academy of Pediatrics, our kids will lose an estimated 23 million IQ points from lead exposure. Philadelphia City Council is expected to bring up a package of bills that will help protect children from the threat of lead paint in old homes and lead drinking water in our schools. Email your City Council members today and tell them to vote in support of these important public health proposals.

  • 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 you legislators to oppose House Bill 1280

    Plastic bags plague our environment. We use them once and they stay with for decades, clogging our landfills, polluting our oceans, littering our streets and piling up in our homes.

    But now, the state House is working on behalf of the plastics industry to fast-track a proposal to make it illegal for any town in Pennsylvania to reduce plastic bag litter through a fee or ban.

    Email your elected officials today and tell them to oppose HB1280 which will make it harder for local communities to address pollution from plastic bags.

  • 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
  • Demand strong health protections against Shell's ethane cracker

    Shell is moving forward with an ethane cracker in Potter Township, Pennsylvania. This massive gas-processing facility will pump more toxic emissions into southwestern PA's air, worsening already poor air quality and public health problems such as asthma. But we can curb the worst impacts if critical protections are put in place.

    Urge Potter Township supervisors to demand strong health protections from Shell.

  • Sign up to test your tap water for lead!

    PennEnvironment is teaming up with Philly Unleaded Project and Drexel University's Center for Hunger-Free Communities to help measure the lead problem in Philadelphia and get water testing kits in the hands of homeowners.

    If you can afford to cover the cost of testing your home or you'd like to donate a kit to another family in Philly, click here.

    If you cannot afford to purchase a testing kit, fill out your information on this page and we will be in contact if we have extra kits left over.

  • Pledge to be an Environmental Voter!

    This election could bring in a new era of cleaning up our waterways, cutting toxic air emissions, keeping dirty fossil fuels in the ground, and acting on climate change. Or, it could mean continued attacks on our environment on behalf of Big Oil and other polluting industries.

    Hold your elected officials accountable and pledge to vote for environmental champions on November 8th!

  • Protect Pennsylvania's outdoors from another fracking pipeline

    Oil and gas companies are pushing to build PennEast, a pipeline that would transport fracked gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to New Jersey and cross major waterways, wildlife habitat, farmland, and other portions of our communities. With it will come the risks of leaks, explosions, air pollution, and other threats to our environment and health.

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency responsible for overseeing and approving or denying interstate pipeline projects, issued a draft environmental impact statement for PennEast. Incredibly, they decided to issue this statement knowing full well that they didn’t have complete data on the potential impacts that this pipeline will have on communities and our environment.

    Submit a comment to FERC by the September 12th deadline in opposition to PennEast!

  • 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.

  • Support the Clean Energy Incentive Program!

    As part of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, our nation's first step to cut global warming pollution, they’re proposing a new program to promote energy efficiency and solar energy projects to save consumers money, help create jobs, benefit the environment, and improve public health.

    Let's make sure this program becomes a reality: submit a message to the Environmental Protection Agency by November 1st.

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  • 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.

  • Clean up coal's impacts on PA waterways

    For decades, coal has left a lasting negative impact on Pennsylvania's environment: acid mine drainage from abandoned mines runs off into waterways, leaving them toxic and unsafe for activities like fishing and swimming. With the RECLAIM Act, we can help clean up the 5,500 miles of impaired streams in Pennsylvania and give jobs to unemployed miners.

    Ask your member of Congress to support the RECLAIM Act today!

  • Tell Shell: Stay out of western Pennsylvania

    Western Pennsylvania has a legacy of poor air quality and resulting health problems like asthma and high rates of cancer -- yet Shell is trying to build a massive ethane cracker plant in Beaver County. This facility would be another major air polluter for the region, plus it would mean more fracking pipelines and other harmful gas infrastructure.

    Tell Shell to keep its dirty ethane cracker out of western Pennsylvania!

  • Stop Sunoco's Mariner East 2 Pipeline

    Oil and gas giant Sunoco is threatening to seize private property across southern Pennsylvania to build the Mariner East 2, a pipeline that would be used to export gas fracked in Pennsylvania overseas. Despite community opposition, Sunoco can use eminent domain to do this as a "utility company" -- even though Pennsylvanians would not be their customers.

    Tell Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection to stop this fracking land grab and reject Sunoco's Mariner East 2 pipeline today.

  • Fully protect the Susquehanna River from pollution

    For over a decade, bass populations in the Susquehanna River have faced increased death and disease, including mysterious tumors, lesions, and sores. Research shows agricultural pollution is likely causing the river's poor health and decade-long mutant bass phenomenon. While Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) just granted additional protections to four miles of this waterway, it has still not listed the entire river as "impaired."

    Tell the DEP to provide critical new protections to the entire Susquehanna. Submit your public comment before September 12th!

  • 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.

  • Protect public health from fracking

    New research from Johns Hopkins links fracking to greater asthma attacks. The study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that asthma-sufferers living near this dangerous drilling practice in Pennsylvania face higher risks of flare-ups than those who live elsewhere. This report is one of several that shows fracking harms public health across our state.

    Sign to tell Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to take further steps to research and prevent the impacts of fracking on our communities' air and health.

  • 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.

  • Clean up Cheswick's air pollution!

    Cheswick's dirty coal-fired power plant has polluted southwestern PA with toxic emissions for years, hurting our environment & public health. But Allegheny County Health Department just issued the plant a new permit to slash pollution by 75%. And now, they want to hear from people like you by August 1st.

    Submit a public comment to support this major step for protecting families' health!

  • 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.

  • Horse racing and fracking don't mix!

    Despite nearly five years of review by regulators, tens of thousands of public comments from concerned Pennsylvanians, and numerous hearings, new fracking protections are once again being attacked. The Pennsylvania state Senate just buried language to undo health safeguards from fracking in legislation related to horse racing -- and it's on its way to a vote in the state House.

    Urge your state representative to oppose this Trojan Horse effort to rollback fracking protections.

  • Support a clean & healthy Wissahickon Creek

    Our beloved Wissahickon Creek is a source of outdoor fun, but it's also on the receiving end of too much pollution. Through the Wissahickon Protection Plan, we can establish local solutions to restore streambanks, improve drinking water quality, reduce flood damage, protect fish and wildlife, and maintain valuable public recreation areas throughout the Wissahickon's watershed.

    Support a #CleanWissahickon and ask your local elected officials to move forward with this clean water effort today.

  • Make frackers pay their water bill

    Even though hard-working Pennsylvanians have to pay monthly water bills, fracking companies and other large industries are free to consume billions of gallons of water from the state’s rivers and streams—without paying a dime. Luckily, State Representative Mike Sturla is working to change that by introducing a proposal to place a fee on water withdrawals greater than 10,000 gallons per day for non-agricultural and non-municipal uses.

    It's time for frackers to pay their fair share for our most important public resource: ask your state representative to support H.B. 2114 today.

  • Tell ACHD: Crack down on illegal air polluters

    Pittsburgh and surrounding communities are plagued by illegal air pollution, and a recent audit found the Allegheny County Health Department is not doing enough to stop it. There are four crucial actions ACHD must take to crack down on these polluters and improve the air & health of residents.

    Tell the Health Department to adopt stronger practices to rein in the area's worst illegal air polluters.

  • Don't sell out PA State Parks!

    Politicians in Harrisburg are fast-tracking legislation that could open up our state parks to the highest bidder. This proposal, House Bill 2013, could green-light razing state parklands for office buildings, golf courses, and other intrusive development projects that will inevitably destroy the scenic and wild beauty that we cherish in our state parks.

  • 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.

  • Reject Shell's ethane cracker in western PA

    Western Pennsylvania is already plagued by poor air quality and resulting health problems like asthma and high rates of cancer -- yet Shell is trying to build a massive ethane cracker plant in Beaver County. This facility would be another major air polluter for the region; if built, it could emit up to 10 times as much volatile organic compounds as Clairton Coke Works, a notorious nearby air polluter.

    Call on Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to put public health first and reject Shell's ethane cracker permit.

  • 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 Harrisburg: Stop funneling money to fracking industry groups

    For the third time in three years, Pennsylvania legislators decided to slip $150k of money from the state budget to a fracking industry research group. In the past, this money was spent on pushing dangerous practices like disposing fracking waste in deep injection wells, which are linked to man-made earthquakes. Harrisburg should be prioritizing and funding clean renewables, not fracking for fossil fuels.

    Tell your state legislators: stop funneling public money to gas industry-backed groups.

  • 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.

  • Protect our farmers and food supply from climate change

    Pennsylvania is already feeling the impacts of climate change, and extreme weather like unseasonable heat waves, flooding, and frosts are hurting our family farmers and food supply. Unseasonably warm days in March and freezing cold April nights left farmers across PA fighting to save their fruit tree crops, and not all crops were saved. Unless we act on climate, more farmers and the food they supply us will be left at risk.

    Let's show the Department of Agriculture that we stand by Pennsylvania's family farmers and want to protect them from the damaging impacts of climate change: add your name.

  • 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.

  • Ban fracking deep injection wells NOW

    The dangerous practice of injecting millions of gallons of contaminated fracking wastewater deep underground is triggering manmade earthquakes. And now, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have found evidence of water contamination from these deep injection wells in West Virginia.

    For our water, safety, and health -- tell the Environmental Protection Agency to ban fracking injection wells today.

  • Tell ACHD: Stop letting industry pay to pollute

    A recent audit by the Allegheny County Controller found that the local Health Department’s settlements with polluters are a failure for public health. Instead, their regular use of these consent decrees means industry can easily pay to pollute, meaning more toxic air emissions from major polluters causing communities' health to suffer.

    Tell Allegheny County Health Department to end pay-to-pollute practices -- add your name.

  • 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!

  • Ban fracking deep injection wells NOW

    The dangerous practice of injecting millions of gallons of contaminated fracking wastewater deep underground is triggering manmade earthquakes. And now, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have found evidence of water contamination from these deep injection wells in West Virginia.

    For our water, safety, and health -- tell the Environmental Protection Agency to ban fracking injection wells today.

  • Don't frack Lake Erie

    Fracking pollutes our air, poisons our drinking water, and threatens communities' health & safety -- and it could be making its way to Lake Erie. Erie County’s State Senator, Sean Wiley, is pushing a proposal to protect the Lake Erie watershed from fracking and ban this harmful activity from moving forward.

    Add your name as a citizen cosponsor to show support for this fracking moratorium today.

  • Don't frack Lake Erie

    Fracking pollutes our air, poisons our drinking water, and threatens communities' health & safety -- and it could be making its way to Lake Erie. Erie County’s State Senator, Sean Wiley, is pushing a proposal to protect the Lake Erie watershed from fracking and ban this harmful activity from moving forward.

    Ask your state Senator to support of a fracking moratorium in Lake Erie's watershed by becoming a cosponsor of this proposal today.

  • Don't frack Lake Erie

    Fracking pollutes our air, poisons our drinking water, and threatens communities' health & safety -- and it could be making its way to Lake Erie. Erie County’s State Senator, Sean Wiley, is pushing a proposal to protect the Lake Erie watershed from fracking and ban this harmful activity from moving forward.

    Ask your state Senator to support of a fracking moratorium in Lake Erie's watershed by becoming a cosponsor of this proposal today.

  • 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.

    Urge Governor Wolf to continue 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.

  • Investigate environmental injustice across the gas industry

    One of Range Resources' executives told a crowd in Harrisburg that the drilling company avoids citing their well locations near "big houses" -- places where people are more wealthy and able to fight destructive fracking operations. Whether a joke or not, this claim is a serious concern when it comes to the lives of people living in vulnerable communities across Pennsylvania.

    Add your name to call on the Office of Environmental Justice to investigate this potentially heinous practice across the drilling industry.

  • 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!

  • End fracking waste pits and defend new drilling protections!

    After five years, numerous hearings, and tens of thousands of comments, an end to fracking waste pits in addition to other drilling protections were finally approved by state officials. But now, industry-backed politicians in Harrisburg have 14 days since the new rules were finalized to veto new gas drilling protections, including an end to fracking waste pits.

    Overturning these protections would go against the people’s will. Tell your legislature to defend these safeguards from attack today.

  • Defend the Clean Power Plan and vote 'no' on S.B. 1195

    Legislators in Harrisburg are considering a major attack on the Clean Power Plan, our nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution. Senate Bill 1195 would delay climate action and could put efforts to move our state towards a clean energy future at risk. And as you know, we don’t have time to wait.

    Urge your legislators to oppose any delay in action to solve climate change by voting 'no' on Senate Bill 1195.

  • Defend long-awaited oil & gas drilling safeguards

    After more than five years of hearings plus input from tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians and the legislature, the state's Department of Environmental Protection finally proposed moving ahead with new regulations for oil and gas drilling. But now, politicians voted on behalf of the industry to reject these protections, including an end to hazardous fracking waste pits.

    Tell your state officials to defend long-awaited protections from oil & gas drilling pollution today.

  • Tell ACHD: Clean up Clairton Coke Works

    U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works overshadows 37,000 people who have to live with constant health problems due to dangerous coke oven emissions, which the EPA has classified as a carcinogen. While the Allegheny County Health Department recently announced a consent agreement over the 6,700 environmental violations that Clairton has incurred, previous agreements have failed to give nearby residents the clean air they deserve.

    Tell the Health Department: it's time to get serious about cleaning up Clairton.

  • 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 and daycares throughout the country -- including 37 here in Pennsylvania -- 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.

  • Protect PA's cleanest streams from pollution

    Some of Pennsylvania’s cleanest streams are vulnerable to industrial pollution, fracking, and more. Now we have an opportunity to better protect over 200 miles of Pennsylvania's streams from encroaching threats and pollution.

    Submit a comment to environmental regulators today to show your support for expanding protections for Pennsylvania’s most pristine waterways!

  • 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.

  • Keep the momentum going for our drinking water

    The aging, corroded pipes that provide drinking water to millions of Americans are failing at an alarming rate. And lead poisoning is a very serious concern for many communities throughout the country, not just in Flint, Michigan.

    Thankfully, there is momentum now in Congress for funding to upgrade our water infrastructure and protect our communities from tainted water. Keep the momentum going! Add you name now.

  • It's time for frackers to play by the rules

    The fracking industry has been let off the hook time and time again. Inspectors and inspections of operations are lacking, while companies who pollute our communities and break the law are merely given a slap on the wrist.

    Tell Gov. Wolf and Pennsylvania DEP to enforce environmental and public health protections from fracking rigorously and consistently.

  • 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:

  • Support solar schools for Philadelphia!

    PennEnvironment released our newest study that shows we can make Philadelphia’s public schools shine—and save money—by installing solar on their roofs. 

    Add your name to support solar schools in Philadelphia!

  • Save PA state species from climate change!

    A warming climate is bad news for Pennsylvania's state bird, fish, and tree -- which could all disappear from the Commonwealth's landscape thanks to global warming.

    Help save these iconic species from the destructive impacts of climate change by showing your support for rapid cuts to climate pollution.

  • 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.

  • Fully fund the PA DEP

    Over the years, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has been cut to the bone, resulting in failure to enforce our environmental laws. The DEP needs full funding in order afford the resources to properly protect Pennsylvanians' air, water, and health. Now, state legislators are holding hearings on Governor Wolf's proposed 2016/2017 budget, and DEP can't afford more cuts.

    Tell your state legislators to fully fund PA DEP today.

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  • 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 your state senator today: don't delay action on climate change

    For years we've been fighting for action on climate change.And now that it's in our sights, efforts are underway in Harrisburg to stall these much-needed actions. State Senator Pat Stefano has introduced a resolution to delay the Clean Power Plan in PA, jeopardizing our state's ability to meet carbon-reduction limits and deadlines.

    Tell your state senator to reject efforts to stall Pennsylvania’s action on climate change, and to defend the Clean Power Plan.

  • Tell U.S. EPA: redo your study on fracking and drinking water contamination

    Thousands of drinking water contamination complaints from Pennsylvanians went unanalyzed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's controversial study on fracking. In their 2015 draft report, the EPA ambiguously concluded that fracking does not have widespread impacts on drinking water.But new research, like the recent study from Stanford University, continues to emerge and link fracking to drinking water pollution.

    Tell EPA to revisit its draft report on fracking and drinking water contamination, and conduct further research to protect communities' health and environment.

  • 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!

  • Stop Elcon's hazardous waste plant in Bucks County, PA

    An international company known as Elcon is trying to build a hazardous waste plant in Bucks County, PA, where nearly 600 different hazardous materials, like pharmaceutical waste, petrochemicals, and heavy metals, would be boiled down into toxic sludge and salts. Trucks and possibly trains carrying this waste could travel alongside the Delaware River and through Pennsylvania communities on a daily basis -- posing risks to families' air, water, and health.

    Tell Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection: don't let this hazardous proposal move forward.

  • Tell Congress: invest in clean transportation

    President Obama has unveiled an innovative new plan: put a $10-per-barrel fee on oil in order to fund $300 billion in clean transportation. The 21st Century Transportation System plan would simultaneously reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, cut carbon pollution, and lesson impacts of climate change, while bringing us modern modes of transportation. But already, Big Oil and its supporters in Congress are promising to reject this plan.

    Tell your senators and representatives in Congress to support this investment in our future.

  • Support Philadelphia's Clean Energy Campaign!

    The Philadelphia Clean Energy Campaign will invest $1 billion in new solar energy and energy efficiency projects, helping taxpayers, small businesses and homeowners save $200 million. This initiative could make Philadelphia a national leader in clean energy and efficiency.

    Sign the petition to show Philadelphia City Council your support for this huge clean energy initiative today.

  • Tell EPA: Stop fracking earthquakes by banning deep injection wells now

    In some states, oil and gas companies are getting rid of toxic fracking wastewater by injecting it deep underground. Besides potentially having long term effects on aquifers and groundwater supplies, these injection wells are disturbing bedrock and triggering destructive earthquakes, putting the lives of communities in states like Oklahoma and Ohio at risk.

    Tell the EPA to ban wastewater injection wells nationwide to stop these fracking-induced earthquakes.

  • 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!"

  • Keep PA water clean from corporate agribusiness

    Corporate agribusiness is overusing fertilizer and mismanaging livestock waste -- and it's running off into our cherished waterways. Streams and rivers that provide us drinking water, give us places to swim and fish, and feed the Chesapeake Bay are facing massive amounts of nutrient and soil pollution as a result. This creates toxic algal blooms and dead zones that threaten aquatic ecosystems and public health.

    State officials are working to ensure corporate agribusiness has a plan to keep our water clean. Urge them to enforce clean water protections now.

  • Gov. Wolf 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. 

  • Thanks for standing up for clean water, again
    President Obama vetoed polluters' latest attack on the critical clean water protections we helped win.
  • Tell Gov. Wolf: Cut methane pollution now

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that has been leaking into our atmosphere at an astounding rate, especially throughout the oil and gas industry. Recently, Governor Wolf has introduced new policies to cut methane pollution for the sake of our health and climate. This proposal isn’t perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction.

    Show Gov. Wolf that you support this step for climate action and want to see PA cut methane pollution now.

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  • 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.

  • Thank Gov. Wolf and PA-DEP for taking a step to end waste pits!

    In the last eight years, fracking waste pits have caught fire, leaked toxic waste into pasture and waterways, and poisoned our communities. PennEnvironment is thrilled to announce a huge step in the right direction: Governor Wolf and PA DEP have included an end to fracking waste pits in their new oil and gas regulations.

    Thank Governor Wolf and DEP for taking a step to end these toxic holding ponds, and ask them to take further steps toward protecting Pennsylvania communities from fracking.

  • Sign for stronger clean air protections in Lawrenceville

    McConway & Torley steel foundry has been exposing Lawrenceville communities to high levels of toxic air pollutants, including benzene and manganese--threatening the long-term health of residents.

    Sign our petition to call on the Allegheny County Health Department to issue the strongest possible operating permit for this Toxic Ten polluter, and improve protections for cleaner air in Lawrenceville.

  • Stand with the majority on climate action

    Even though 2015 was another record-breaking year of weather extremes and destruction, climate deniers are still out there. But one thing is clear: a majority of Americans, including scientists, business leaders, the military, and people like you, believe climate change is an urgent problem we must solve.

    Add your name to show you stand with the climate majority and want to see further action on climate change in 2016.

  • Defend clean water from attacks in Congress

    Yet another showdown in the U.S. House over clean water is happening now.

    Tell your representative to do the right thing and protect our waterways by defending the Clean Water Rule.

  • 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 DCNR to protect state forests and parks from fracking

    Once a decade, Pennsylvania residents are asked to give input on how state officials manage and protect our state forests.

    Tell the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to protect our state forests and parks from harmful fracking and other polluting activities.

  • Sign now: No more mutant bass in the Susquehanna

    For over a decade, bass populations in the Susquehanna River have faced increased death and disease, including mysterious tumors, lesions, and sores. Research shows agricultural pollution, including hormones from manure and endocrine-disrupting chemicals from pesticides, is likely causing the river's poor health and decade-long mutant bass phenomenon.

    We can save the bass and save the Susquehanna for generations to come: ask the DEP to provide critical new protections to the Susquehanna River by listing it as impaired. Sign the petition today.

  • Thank President Obama for banning microbeads!

    Tiny microbeads are big trouble for our environment, causing harm to aquatic habitats and wildlife. As the end of 2015 approaches, Congress and President Obama just approved the Microbead-Free Waters Act, phasing out these harmful pieces of plastic in personal care products across the country and totally banning them by July 1, 2017.

    Thank President Obama today for stopping these tiny beads from invading our waters.

  • Tell Harrisburg: "Fund energy efficiency, not fracking"

    Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a budget-related bill that diverts energy efficient building funding to gas drilling infrastructure, using our taxpayer money to perpetuate the pollution of our air and the poisoning of our drinking water.

    Tell Governor Wolf and your Representative to keep their priorities straight: “Fund energy efficiency, not fracking.”

  • Tell Harrisburg: "No backroom attacks on climate action"

    On Thursday the fossil fuel industry and their allies in Harrisburg made a backroom deal to undermine major efforts to slash climate pollution from power plants in the state, which emit as much carbon as the country of Chile. Its shameful that our elected officials are willing to do the fossil fuel industry's bidding at the expense of our children's future. 

    Tell Governor Wolf and your state Representative: “No backroom attacks on climate action in the budget.” 

  • 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.

  • Don't give the gas industry another handout

    The Pennsylvania General Assembly may be doing the unthinkable: giving the fracking industry another handout. House Bill 1731 would give certain manufacturers and petrochemical industries a massive tax break for using natural gas--just another incentive for fracking.

    Tell your representative: stop giving handouts to the frackers.

  • 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, Clean Power Plan, and other environmental safeguards is happening now. Through the budget process, polluters are trying to undermine protections for our cherished waterways, drinking water, wildlife, and even the very air we breathe.

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

  • Tell your Congressman: stop playing politics with climate change

    This fall, three Pennsylvania representatives in the U.S. House joined eight other Republicans in agreeing that climate change is real and the time to act is now. But when it came time to act, these representatives failed: all three just voted for a resolution against cutting carbon pollution from existing power plants.

    Tell your Congressman you're disappointed they didn't walk-the-walk when it comes to tackling climate pollution.

  • Protect fracking industry workers

    Add your name if you think it's past time we protect American workers from the dangers of fracking.

  • Tell your state legislator: support a severance tax

    Pennsylvania is in need of a budget that protects its citizens' health and environment, move towards a clean energy future, and makes frackers pay their fair share. But with a potential budget deal in sight that excludes a severance tax on drilling, Harrisburg continues to let frackers off the hook and raises the taxes of hard-working Pennsylvanians. We need our voice heard now more than ever.

    Tell your legislator to support a severance tax on gas drilling to fund greater environmental protections, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.

  • 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.

  • Stop the fracking invasion

    A new time-lapse map shows the expanding invasion of fracking in Pennsylvania, threatening our drinking water and air quality. It’s time to stop the spread. Sign the petition for a moratorium on fracking.

  • We're for clean water

    Pennsylvania'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: Pennsylvanians are for clean water. Not polluting rollbacks.

  • #ExxonKnew

    Sign to demand the Department of Justice 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 ...

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    • Green bean casserole
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    • Turnips
    • Cauliflower

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

  • Continuing fighting for the Clean Power Plan

    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 continue supporting the Clean Power Plan. 

  • 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.

  • Pennsylvania Clean Power Plan public comment

    Climate change is the greatest long-term threat to our environment -- and Pennsylvania plays a big role in that. Our state is the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the country, but now is our chance to fix that and act on climate.

    Tell Governor Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that Pennsylvanians want to see a strong state plan to cut carbon pollution and meet EPA Clean Power Plan standards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tell President Obama to stop drilling plans in the Arctic and Atlantic

     Take action now. Tell the President to save our coasts and drop plans for more dirty drilling.

  • 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.

  • Tell legislators: say no to the "Polluter's Paradise" legislation

    Any day now, legislators could vote on a bill that would allow frackers and other polluters to block environmental protections they don't like--all they would need is the support of one legislator.

    Tell your state legislator to vote NO on this legislation to turn Pennsylvania into a polluter's paradise.

    This legislation (House Bill 965 and Senate Bill 562) would allow state legislators at the request of polluters to single-handedly stop any environmental protection from moving forward--even if the proposed regulation had been vetted by scientists, experts, and even reviewed by an independent commission.

  • Tell DEP: Make polluters pay

    In mid September 2015, an aquifer in Pennsylvania's Potter County was illegally polluted by a fracking spill that contained prohibited ingredients. The company is JKLM Energy, and the spill at their drill site impacted the drinking water wells for at least five families and a nearby hospital--putting families and patients at risk.

    Tell DEP to stand up for Pennsylvanians and throw the book at these rule-breaking frackers.

  • Clean up the Toxic Ten

    The ten worst industrial air polluters in Allegheny County emit 1.4 million pounds of toxins linked to birth defects, cancer, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease and respiratory problems.

    These Toxic Ten are a major health threat to more than 470,000 people who live within 3 miles of the facilities. It’s time for the Allegheny County Health Department clean up these facilities.

    Sign the petition today.

  • Tell the Legislature: Make the frackers pay

    The state legislature is about to make a choice: vote to extend the 100-day government shutdown, or vote to make frackers pay, and use that money to invest in clean energy and more environmental cops.

    Tell your representative to stand with Pennsylvanians, not the frackers.

  • Reauthorize the LWCF

    Back in 1965, Congress made a promise to all Americans to use funds generated from offshore drilling to conserve our precious landscapes and create close-to-home parks for the public to use and enjoy through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

    But this Congress broke that promise when they failed to reauthorize 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.

  • Reauthorize LWCF

    Back in 1965, Congress made a promise to all Americans to use funds generated from offshore drilling to conserve our precious landscapes and create parks through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). But this Congress broke that promise when they failed to reauthorize 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 LWCF now.

  • Stop attacking our waterways

    Senator Toomey and 46 Republican Senators are fighting to rollback the Clean Water Rule, which has restored federal protections to 49,000 miles of streams here in Pennsylvania.

    Sign the petition to demand the US Senate ends attacks on our waterways.

  • 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.

  • Ban the beads

    Tiny microbeads can be a big problem for our environment, causing harm to aquatic habitats and wildlife. There is growing bipartisan support to ban microbeads, and current legislation, if passed, would ban microbeads in cosmetics. But Congress needs to hear from you that microbeads should be banned in all personal care products, not just cosmetics, and that no industry-created loopholes for so called “biodegradable plastics” should be in the bill.

    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.

  • EPA: Hold Volkswagen accountable for air pollution

    Volkswagen admitted to installing devices on their diesel cars, allowing them to violate the Clean Air Act and emit as much as 15-35 times the legal limit of smog-forming pollution for six years. Sign the petition to the EPA to hold VW accountable.

  • 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.

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  • Stand with Senator Casey for the Clean Power Plan

    For two years, we've been working together to ensure Senator Bob Casey stands as a climate champion in support of the Clean Power Plan
    -- and now he's done just that.

    These historic limits will cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32% by 2030 and put Pennsylvania on the path towards a clean energy future. But, coal companies are fighting back with multimillion dollar ads and continuing to fund climate deniers.

    Please join us in thanking Senator Casey for standing up for this historic effort to tackle climate change. Send a message today.

  • Tell Senator Toomey: It’s time to listen to the experts on climate change

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  • 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. 

  • Tell Senator Toomey: It’s time to listen to the experts on climate change

    A new study from Penn State painted a bleak picture for Pennsylvania on climate change: an average 5.4 degree increase in temperature, with increased impacts on our health and environment.

    And 436 Pennsylvania experts just agreed: now is the time to act. But instead of acting, Senator Toomey continues to question humans' impact on climate change and fight efforts to slash power plant pollution.

    Tell Sen. Toomey his choice is now: stand with polluters or 436 Pennsylvania experts and you on climate change.

  • 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 Labor Day from Water Polluters

    With Labor Day around the corner, polluters are pushing Congress to take away our final summer weekend fun with an attack on the Clean Water Rule. This recently finalized rule protects nearly 2 million miles of streams across the country.

    Sign the petition to the US Senate to stand up to the polluters trying to rollback the Clean Water Rule and ruin our Labor Day fun.

  • 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. 

  • Tell Senator Toomey: It’s time to listen to the experts on climate change

    A new study from Penn State painted a bleak picture for Pennsylvania on climate change: an average 5.4 degree increase in temperature. This means increased smog and asthma attacks, more insect-borne diseases like West Nile virus, threats to drinking water from flooding, and the list goes on.

    And 436 Pennsylvania experts just agreed: now is the time to act. But instead of acting, Senator Toomey continues to question humans' impact on climate change and fight efforts to slash power plant pollution.

    Tell Sen. Toomey his choice is now: stand with polluters or 436 Pennsylvania experts and you on climate change.

  • Tell Gov. Wolf: Protect Our Children from Fracking

    Fracking is happening within a mile of 147 schools and 171 day care centers in Pennsylvania, putting children at risk for toxic air pollution and poisoned drinking water.

    Sign the petition to establish a one-mile safe zone around schools to protect our kids from fracking.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • Tell Harrisburg: "Support Funding for Solar"

    Gov. Wolf has proposed $50 million in funding a hugely succesful solar program in Pennsylvania—the same program that helped solar increase by 16% in 2013. But, coal companies and the frackers are trying to kill that funding in this year's budget.

    Send a message to your legislator today to to tell them: "Fund solar power, not fossil fuels."

  • Tell Harrisburg: "Support Funding for Solar"

     Gov. Wolf has proposed $50 million in funding a hugely succesful solar program in Pennsylvania—the same program that helped solar increase by 16% in 2013.  But, coal companies and the frackers are trying to kill that funding in this year's budget.

    Tell your Legislator in Harrisburg: "Fund solar power, not fossil fuels."

  • 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.  

  • Tell Harrisburg: "Support Gov. Wolf's budget proposal"
  • Tell Harrisburg: "Support Gov. Wolf's budget proposal"

    This week, the Republican-led state legislature rammed through an anti-environmental budget that would undo protections from fracking, slash funding from renewable energy programs, and alllow little oversight for illegal polluters.  Tell your legislator to support Govenor Wolf's budget proposal and protect Pennsylvania's environment.

  • 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.
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  • TEST Tell Legislators: Say no to “Fracker's Paradise” legislation

    Any day now, legislators could vote on a bill that would allow frackers and other polluters block environmental protections they don’t like. All they need is the support of one legislator. 

    Tell your state legislator to vote no on this legislation to turn Pennsylvania into a polluter's paradise.

  • Tell Legislators: Say no to “Fracker's Paradise” legislation

    Any day now, legislators could vote on a bill that would allow frackers and other polluters block environmental protections they don’t like. All they need is the support of one legislator. 

    Tell your state legislator to vote no on this legislation to turn Pennsylvania into a polluter's paradise.

  • Tell Your State Senator: Stop Attacks on Energy Efficiency

    Legislators in the Pennsylvania state Senate have put forth a proposal to gut the state’s energy conservation programs. These programs have been crucial for reducing our carbon footprint, reducing air pollution, and saving consumers money on their electricity bills.

    Email your state senator today and ask them to oppose SB805—then share this important action alert with your friends and family!

  • 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.
  • Don't let polluters win

    The final Clean Water Rule restores protections for the places we swim, fish and hike, as well as the drinking water for 117 million Americans.

    But polluters’ friends in Congress are trying to gut these protections with their dirty water bills. For the health and welfare of our citizens, we can’t let that happen.

    Add your name for clean water!

  • Save the Delaware River, stop a massive fracking pipeline

     

     

  • 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 more than 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.

  • 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.

  • Tell the Obama Administration: Better oil train protections now!
  • Tell state officials: Don’t limit solar in Pennsylvania!

    Solar energy is one of the best bets for getting off of coal and onto the path to renewable energy.  But the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission wants to limit the financial credit for the solar energy that Pennsylvanians generate on their own.

    Tell the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to stop this limiting rule!

  • Tell your Senators: Protect our waterways

    Another bass with a cancerous tumor has been found in the Susquehanna River. If the pollution flowing into our waterways does this to fish, imagine what it could do to people who get their drinking water from these rivers, fish in them, or swim in them.

    We won’t be able to clean up the Susquehanna, or the rest of our waterways, unless we restore Clean Water Act protections to 49,000 miles of Pennsylvania streams. Tell your Senators to protect our waterways today.

  • 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.

  • Tell DEP: It's time to deal with fracking waste pits
  • 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 15% of our power from the sun by 2025.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell Congress: Protect Lake Erie

    Lake Erie is undoubtedly a huge part of what makes living here so great. It’s the backbone to northwestern Pennsylvania and a beloved part of our natural heritage.

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

  • 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.

  • Tell your State Senator: Protect our streams!

    The streams, brooks and creeks that crisscross Pennsylvania are a huge part of what makes living here so great. Sadly, the shorelines and stream buffers for these waterways are often facing damaging pollution and encroaching development that can do irreparable harm.

    Email your state senator today and ask them to cosponsor SB 560, which will increase protections for the banks and vegetated stream buffers that are so crucial to preserving Pennsylvania’s streams.

  • Allegheny County Health Department: Clean Up McConway and Torley!
  • Tell the EPA: Finish the job saving bees

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just announced a moratorium on approving more bee-killing pesticides made with neonics.  It’s a good first step, but leaves loopholes for other bee-killing pesticides to be used.

  • Send a note of thanks or no thanks
  • Governor Tom Wolf: The public deserves a voice on fracking

    For years, citizens affected by fracking, and environmental and public health groups have been pleading to state environmental officials to have a seat at the table when it comes to regulating this harmful activity.

    And when Governor Wolf gave Pennsylvanians a seat at the table, the fracking industry claimed the public “has no place” in discussions about regulating drilling in Pennsylvania. [1]

    Gov. Wolf made the right move. But with the gas drilling industry and their allies in Harrisburg pushing back, we need to make sure he doesn’t backpedal and give in to a very powerful industry. If anyone should have their voices heard, it’s the people who suffer the devastating effects of living near oil and gas wells. Tell Gov. Wolf that the people of Pennsylvania deserve a strong voice in how the oil and gas industry operates in Pennsylvania.”

    [1] “Natural gas industry criticizes Pennsylvania DEP,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 21, 2015

  • Tell Home Depot and Lowes: Stop selling bee killing pesticides

    As spring starts, the two largest home improvement chains are still selling bee-killing pesticides known as neonics. Scientists say they are responsible for the huge decline of bee population in recent years, putting spring gardening at risk.  

    Let’s save spring. Tell Home Depot and Lowes to stop selling these pesticides before its too late.

  • Tell USS - Clariton Works to stop polluting Pennsylvania'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, USS - Clariton Works dumped 2.2 million pounds of toxic releases into Pennsylvania's waters in 2012, a significant portion of the 10.5 million total pounds of toxics dumped into Pennsylvania's waterways that year.

    Polluters should be held accountable for their actions. Please sign the petition to urge USS - Clariton Works to stop polluting Pennsylvania's waters.

  • Tell Philadelphia City Council: YES on Protections from oil trains!

    Tell Philadelphia City Council to vote yes this Thursday on a resolution pushing the Obama Administration and Gov. Wolf’s Administration to establish better safety protections for oil trains.

  • Tell President Obama: No Fracking Waste on the Ohio River!

     

  • Protect our communities from oil trains
  • 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.

  • Stand up for the President's Keystone XL Veto

    President Obama just vetoed a bill forcing approval of the KXL pipeline. That’s a big deal. But Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Boehner are already working with their allies in the oil industry are already working to overturn the veto. And the vote will come down to the wire. Tell Congress to oppose any effort to overturn this veto of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • 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, Pennsylvania'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 8 million Pennsylvanians 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 Pennsylvanians who want to move forward with protecting our waterways and drinking water.

  • No more West Virginia disasters. Ban all oil trains today.

    A new analysis from the US Department of Transportation predicts 10 oil train derailments a year for the next 20 years. It will cost hundreds of people their lives and cost $4 billion dollars in damage.

    After a year of train explosions and accidents, we can't let this continue. It's simply unacceptable.

    Tell the U.S. Department of Transportation it's time to ban these oil trains before another disaster happens.

  • 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 2025.

    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 nation's governors to commit to getting at least 15% of our power from the sun by 2025.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell Pennsylvania Senators: Stop attacking limits on Air Pollution

    Pennsylvania Senators Casey and Toomey are pushing to remove critical mercury limits on some of the dirtiest power plants. Send the message to the right by filling out your contact information and then hit submit at the bottom of the page.

  • Tell the EPA to protect our health with a strong limit on smog-forming pollution.

     

  • Thank Governor Wolf for reinstating the ban on leasing state park and forest land for fracking!

     Fill out the message to the left and hit submit at the bottom of the page to send your own message thanking Governor Wolf for protecting our state parks and forests.

  • Can you join us to say NO to fracking at Tom Wolf’s Inauguration?

    Over the past four years, any effort to hold the fracking industry accountable faced a brick wall of Corbett-backed resistance in Harrisburg. But make no mistake: while Corbett is on his way out the door, we still have work to do. The industry is already gathering its resources to protect its interests under governor-elect Wolf. We need to show up in a powerful way at Tom Wolf’s inauguration and make a clear statement that fracking is not right for Pennsylvania.

    WHERE: Gather at Grace Street Methodist Church, across the street from the Capitol

    WHEN: 10am-2pm, January 20th

  • Ask the EPA to intervene in Allegheny County air pollution problems.

     

  • Stop Keystone


    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. We can stop him by making sure there are enough votes to sustain President Obama’s veto. Tell your Senators to vote no right now.

  • Stop Keystone


    Senate Majority Leader is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. We can stop him by making sure there are enough votes to sustain President Obama’s veto. Tell your Senators to vote no right now.

  • Stop Keystone


    Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. We can stop him by making sure there are enough votes to sustain President Obama’s veto. Tell your Senators to vote no right now.

  • Give a Frack-Free Holiday Season

    The pollution around Gary Baumgardner's home is so bad that their doctor has said his 9-month old granddaughter should stay away from the house.

    Sign our petition calling on EQT to shutdown the drilling operation that's causing this pollution so that Gary’s family can spend the holiday season together.

  • Tell Sen. Casey to fully support the Clean Power Plan

    With polar ice caps melting, sea levels rising, and storms growing more powerful, it’s clear we need to do more on global warming—and fast.

    Sen. Casey will be critical in ensuring Pennsylvania leads the way with renewables and energy efficiency. That’s why we need him to stop listening to polluters and start leading on climate change.

  • Save the Bees!

    beeOf the world’s major food crops, 71% are dependent on bees for pollination. But honey bee populations have been in alarming decline since 2006, threatening food supplies from strawberries to carrots to coffee. Widespread use of a class of toxic pesticides called neonicotinoids is a significant contributing factor. And now, chemical companies want to be able to use even more of these pesticides. We should be using less pesticides, not more! 

    Its urgent that we protect our bees - no bees, no farms. No farms, no food. Tell the EPA to limit pesticides that kill bees.

  • Thank Sen. Casey for Calling for Climate Action

    Please take a second to thank Sen. Casey for coming out in support of tackling climate change, and remind him that with our abundant renewable energy from the wind and the sun, we already have what it takes to cut carbon.

    All we need now is to keep our foot off the break. After all, clean energy now is how we show our commitment to future generations.

  • 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 15% of our power from the sun by 2025.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell Pennsylvania Senators: Be clean water champions 

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    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.

     

     

  • Thank your Senator for standing up for global warming solutions 

    The Pennsylvania State Sentate passed a bill designed to stall progress on global warming.  

    But there was a major silver lining: five Republican senators, including yours, voted no. 

    Please send your state senator a thank you message for showing that we have climate champions on both sides of the aisle.  We may have lost the battle, but that's the type of bipartisanship that we'll need in order to win the war.  

     

  • Pennsylvania Senate Votes for Climate Inaction 

    Your State Senator just voted for HB 2354, making it even harder to avert the worst impacts of global warming.

    Tell your Senator that it is unacceptable for them to stand in the way of climate action.  Send a message using the below form today.

  • Tell the DCNR to extend the public comment period on Loyalsock 

     

    Protect Loyalsock State Forest from drilling

    No one wants to see fracking waste running into crystal-clear Rock Run, or drillin pads scattered across the scenic views from Old Loggers Path.

    But the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is only going to provide a 15 day public comment period about a proposal to drill in Loyalsock State Forest.  That's clearly not enough time for people to understand and respond to this proposal.

    Tell Gov. Corbett's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: 15 days is an unacceptably short public comment period.  Send a message below-- and please personalize it to boost the impact of your message.

  • Your state Representative voted for more water pollution 

    Your state Representative just approved a proposal to open up the state's cleanest and most pristine streams to more pollution—removing buffer zones that scientists say our critical to protect these waterways.

    Email your legislator using the below form and voice your disdain for their vote to open up Pennsylvania's cleanest streams to more pollution. Add a sentence or two about why you care about preserving these streams.

  • 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: