Current Actions

  • Help give bees a chance

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

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Tell your state Legislature to restrict bee-killing pesticides.

  • Protect Communities from Explosive Gas Trains

    The Trump administration is proposing to allow the transportation of dangerous liquified natural gas (LNG) by rail through communities all across the nation. Federal agencies are taking public input on this disastrous proposal until Monday, December 23rd. Make sure your voice is heard.

    Add your name to our public comment opposing this proposal today.

  • Time's running out for the Philly plastic bag ban

    Plastic bags are the poster child for the environmental harm and neighborhood litter plaguing our planet from single-use plastics.

    And while there’s been broad public support in Philadelphia for implementing a plastic bag ban, City Council could end their 4-year legislative session THIS THURSDAY (Dec 12) without passing this proposal.

    Email members of Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney today and tell them it’s time to pass the Philly bag ban.

  • Tell Congress: Support the SAVE Right Whales Act

    The death toll of North Atlantic right whales has risen to 10 this year alone, leaving just about 400 right whales surviving in the wild. And they're not dying of natural causes, but at the hands of humans.

    Tell Congress to take action to protect these whales and support the SAVE Right Whales Act.

  • Tell your congressperson: Oppose pipeline through Appalachian Trail

    Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based power giant, wants to build a pipeline across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The pipeline would carry more than a billion cubic feet of fracked gas every day.

    In order to move forward with construction, Dominion Energy needs Congress to change federal law that has prohibited pipelines from crossing national park land for almost 50 years.

    Email your member of Congress today and ask them to oppose this effort.

  • Tell Congress: Act on plastic pollution

    Every day, people are throwing away tons of single-use cups, containers and other plastic "stuff." All this waste clogs our landfills, trashes our parks, and washes into our rivers and oceans, where it can harm wildlife.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. Send a message to your federal legislators urging them to address our plastic pollution crisis.

  • Time's running out for the Philly plastic bag ban

    Plastic bags are the poster child for the environmental harm and neighborhood litter plaguing our planet from single-use plastics.

    And while there’s been broad public support in Philadelphia for implementing a plastic bag ban, City Council could end their 4-year legislative session THIS THURSDAY (Dec 12) without passing this proposal.

    Email members of Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney today and tell them it’s time to pass the Philly bag ban.

  • Mayor Peduto: we have your back against the frackers

    Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto has been blasted by frackers, the plastic industry, and their political allies for opposing the rapid growth of the harmful plastic production industry. Show Mayor Peduto that we appreciate his leadership on this issue--and have his back--when polluters and politicians try to pressure environmental champions into silence.

  • Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass wild

    The Trump administration has released its plan to open the Tongass National Forest up to logging, road building and other destructive development, and we have until Dec. 16 to submit public comments on the plan. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to keep the Tongass wild.

  • Tell your senators: Save Chaco Canyon

    Chaco Canyon is one of the most important cultural sites in the National Park System. Oil and gas operations would ruin everything that makes the park so special. The U.S. House just passed the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, which would permanently protect lands within a 10-mile radius around the park from oil and gas extraction. Now, we need the Senate to do the same.

    Tell the Senate to protect Chaco Canyon.

  • Protect Philly kids from asbestos in schools

    Potential asbestos contamination has been uncovered in multiple Philadelphia schools in recent weeks, putting the health of our children, teachers, principals, and others at risk. Asbestos--a known carcinogen--can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, respiratory problems, and death. This health risk is outrageous and unacceptable.

    Call on Mayor Kenney and city officials to take immediate steps to protect our kids and address the threat of asbestos contamination in Philly’s schools today.

  • Do your part for Philly's plastic pollution: choose tap water over bottled

    Enter to win a "Drink Philly Tap" swag pack by adding your name today.*

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our planet for thousands of years - especially when tap water is cheaper and held to stricter safety standards than what comes out of a plastic bottle. That’s why PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center is supporting the Drink Philly Tap project** and asking 10,000 Philadelphians to do their part to reduce waste from single-use plastic water bottles and MOVE BEYOND THE BOTTLE!

    *Note: You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Philadelphia to win. No cost to enter. If you would like to enter without signing the petition, you can do so by sending an email with your name, address, and phone number to info@pennenvironment.org.

  • Tell the U.S. Senate: Support a ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    A bill to ban new offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf coast just passed the U.S. House. This legislation is critical to defending marine ecosystems and coastal communities from oil and gas drilling. Urge your U.S. senators to support the ban today.

  • Tell Congress to support clean energy incentives

    By building on recent clean energy progress and taking it to the next level, we can stop polluting our communities and planet with dirty energy sources and make real strides in tackling the climate crisis. Tell your representatives and senators to expand their support for clean energy incentives.

  • Healthier farming can build a healthier planet

    The damage from the volatile pesticide dicamba was worse this year than ever before. Meanwhile, neonicotinoid pesticides are a major culprit behind bird and bee population declines. It's time to rethink the way we farm and build a healthier future. Call on your legislators to fund programs that help farmers diversify their crops and reduce chemical use.

  • Protect Philly kids from asbestos in schools

    Potential asbestos contamination has been uncovered in multiple Philadelphia schools in recent weeks, putting the health of our children, teachers, principals, and others at risk. Asbestos--a known carcinogen--can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, respiratory problems, and death. This health risk is outrageous and unacceptable.

    Call on Mayor Kenney and city officials to take immediate steps to protect our kids and address the threat of asbestos contamination in Philly’s schools today.

  • Protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS

    We should be able to put out fires safely and effectively without putting our lives and our environment at risk from toxic PFAS chemicals -- especially when PFAS-free alternatives already exist. Tell Congress to require the U.S. military to stop using PFAS foams by 2023.

  • Tell your representative: Stand up for clean cars

    The Trump administration finalized a plan to rescind California's authority to set stronger car pollution standards than the federal government.

    Thirteen other states have already adopted the California auto emissions standards, and several leading automakers have agreed to follow them as well. We should be setting stronger national emissions standards, not taking away states' rights to set their own. Tell your representative to speak out in defense of the Clean Car standards.

  • Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Protect the monarch butterfly

    I'm writing to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list monarch butterflies as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We've lost 970 million monarch butterflies since their peak in the 1990s, and researchers have estimated that the North American monarch population stands a 72 percent chance of going extinct in the next 20 years if the current trend isn't reversed. It's time to list the monarch as threatened, granting the species critical protections under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Help protect PA’s forested stream banks and riverfronts

    Pennsylvania’s riverfronts and forested stream banks are some of our greatest and most ecologically important outdoor places. Yet many of our streams are threatened by pollution, severe erosion, and the loss of healthy forested “riparian” buffers along their shores. That's why state Rep. Joe Webster is introducing legislation to protect existing forested buffers along Pennsylvania's streams and rivers from fracking and other threats.

    Tell your state Representative to become a co-sponsor of this important legislation to protect Pennsylvania’s remaining forested streamsbanks now and for generations to come.

  • Tell the U.S. House of Representatives: Support the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

    The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on a bill, which, if passed, would permanently protect more than 1 million acres of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon from toxic uranium mining.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Bernhardt to get offshore wind power over the final big hurdle

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

  • Stop politicians from undoing safeguards from oil and gas drilling

    State legislators are proposing to undo environmental protections from oil and gas drilling pollution. This proposal is Senate Bill 790, and if passed into law it would roll back safeguards for our health and environment in outrageous ways, including:

    • Allowing oil and gas drilling companies to spill or dump hundreds of gallons of pollution without having to report it to environmental regulators or local officials.
    • Allowing contaminated drilling wastewater to be sprayed on roads, which in turn end up in our local streams and surrounding environment. This wastewater is often tainted with a variety of contaminants, including radioactive materials.
    • If drillers contaminate local communities’ drinking water, they could replace it with water that doesn’t meet Safe Drinking Water Act standards.

    Email your state legislator and tell them to oppose Senate Bill 790 today.

  • Let’s make sure it doesn’t pay to pollute in PA

    We need to send a message loud and clear to polluters: it shouldn't pay to pollute in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, because penalties for illegal air pollution haven't increased since the 1970s, it’s often cheaper for polluters to pay the fine than to stop breaking the law. State Rep. Austin Davis has introduced House BIll 1752 to increase these penalties for illegal air pollution for the first time in 50 years. Ask your state legislator to support this effort today.

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

    Every year, more than 250,000 tons of plastic pellets spill into the environment. The Clean Water Act is meant to protect our waterways from this kind of harmful pollution -- but the current regulations governing plastic are decades old. I strongly urge you to set new restrictions on plastic pollution from industrial plants to protect our environment and wildlife.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Stop offshore drilling

    Offshore drilling means oil spills, and oil spills can mean death or serious harm for marine wildlife. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would block drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts for good, and now it's the Senate's turn. Tell your senators to stand up for sea otters, harbor seals, whales and other ocean wildlife and end the threat of offshore drilling.

  • Tell your Congressperson: Oppose pipeline through Appalachian Trail

    Efforts are underway by Dominion Energy Company to convince Congress to undo critical protections for the Appalachian Trail in order to allow the company to build a massive pipeline for gas from fracking across the Trail. This would do irreparable harm to one of the most iconic outdoor places and public lands in America.

    Email your member of Congress today and ask them to oppose this effort.

  • Tell your senators: Stand up for Arctic wildlife

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the polar bears, caribou and migratory birds that call it home are under threat. Unless the U.S. Senate follows the lead of the House and protects this area, our nation's largest wildlife refuge will soon be opened to oil and gas drilling. Urge your senators to take action to protect the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain.

  • CALL ON YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT THE TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES

    Over 25 million American children, as well as thousands of school bus drivers, breathe polluted air on traditional diesel yellow school buses every day. Diesel pollution stunts the growth of kids' lungs and worsens asthma symptoms, and has also been linked to poorer academic performance.

    Fortunately, there is a better solution: electric school buses. Electric buses don't emit any tailpipe pollution, eliminating exhaust that is linked to asthma attacks, respiratory illness,cancer, and climate change. While electric school buses are available, school districts often need help financing the switch away from diesel. The Clean School Bus Act will help school districts get the resources they need to ensure that every child has healthy air to breathe and a safe ride to school.

    Tell your senator to co-sponsor the Clean School Bus Act to help bring electric school buses to your community.

  • Tell your U.S. senators: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act

    The Trump administration just announced plans to open up more than half of Alaska's pristine Tongass National Forest to destructive mining and logging. The Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2019 would protect the Tongass and all 58.5 million acres of roadless national forest in 39 states -- permanently. Tell your senators: Pass the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

  • Tell your senator: Oppose tax breaks for frackers

    A bill is currently moving through the state legislature that would provide hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits for the fracking industry for decades to come.

    This proposal is House Bill 1100, and it already passed the state House and has been sent to the state Senate. At a time when we need to be transitioning off of fossil fuels and solving the single-use plastics crisis, the LAST thing we should be doing is giving handouts to polluters and frackers.

    Email your Senator and tell them to vote NO on HB1100.

  • Tell your legislator to limit global warming pollution in Pennsylvania

    New legislation, Senator Costa’s Energy Innovation and Investment Act (Senate Bill 15), is being introduced in the state legislature to put a hard limit on global warming pollution in Pennsylvania. This proposal would make global warming polluters pay for their pollution, and generate money investment in renewable energy and energy conservation.

    With so much at stake, and our window to stave off the worst impacts of climate change steadily closing, it’s up like states like Pennsylvania to take the lead. Send an email to your state Senator and show your support for bold climate action.

  • Tell your representative: Stand up for clean cars

    The Trump administration is announcing a plan to rescind California's authority to impose stronger car pollution regulations than the federal government.

    Thirteen other states have already adopted the California's auto emissions standards and several leading automakers have agreed to follow California's standards. We should be setting stronger national emission standards, not taking away states' rights to set their own. Tell your representative to speak out in defense of the Clean Car standards.

  • No Bees, No Food

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

    It's urgent we protect our bees. Ask your governor to restrict bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell Congress: Permanently fund land and water conservation

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

  • Tell the House of Representatives to Restore Protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the polar bears, caribou and migratory birds that call it home are under threat. Unless Congress passes the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, the largest wildlife refuge will soon be opened to oil and gas drilling. Urge your U.S. representative to support this legislation and conserve the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain for generations to come.

  • Tell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to produce vehicles that pollute less

    The Trump administration is finalizing rollbacks to fuel efficiency and emissions standards. Under this proposal, annual pollution from transportation will reach the equivalent of 43 coal-fired power plants by 2040. That's why we're calling on automakers to take action.

    Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW of North America have reached a deal with the California Air Resources Board to produce fleets with improved fuel efficiency -- despite the rollbacks. Tell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to join this agreement and commit to protecting our environment.

  • Tell your state Representative: Protect species, support the Conservation Corridors Act.

    As Trump administration attempts to roll back the federal Endangered Species Act, state legislators are responding by pushing a proposal to save Pennsylvania wildlife by creating wildlife corridors in the state. Email your state Representative and tell them to support the Conservation Corridors Act (House Bill 1475 introduced by State Rep. Mary Jo Daley) today.

  • Tell Congress: Act on plastic pollution

    Every day, Americans throw away tons of single-use plastic bags, cups, containers and other "stuff." Among the worst forms of plastic pollution is polystyrene foam, which never degrades and far too often ends up in our waterways where it can harm wildlife.

    It's time to put wildlife over waste and end our reliance on single-use plastics.

  • Add Your Name: Oppose the Trump Administration's Plan to Weaken Methane Regulations

    I strongly urge you not to finalize proposed rollbacks to the federal regulation of methane leaks from the oil and gas sector.

    The current rule that fossil fuel companies install technology to inspect for and fix methane leaks is critical to preventing increased emissions. The increased emissions that will result from weakened regulations will accelerate global warming and permanently damage our environment. It is crucial that we limit methane emissions, not leak hundreds of thousands of tons into the atmosphere.

  • Tell City Government: Keep Philly’s Largest Polluter Closed

    In the early hours of June 21st, a massive explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery rocked residents awake for miles, prompting its closure the following week. The explosion and 3-alarm fire in heavily populated Southwest Philadelphia was just another stark reminder of the risk we all face from the nation's reliance on dirty fossil fuels. Email City Council, the Mayor, and his appointed Refinery Advisory Group today and call on them to prevent any sale or reopening of the City’s largest source of air pollution.

  • Speak up for Bristol Bay

    The Trump administration is fast-tracking a mining project that would cause a "complete loss" of habitat in Alaska's Bristol Bay. Join us in calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold the administration accountable.

  • Tell ADM to stop deforestation and save tropical forests

    Tropical forests are often destroyed to make way for soybeans traded and sold by the world's largest agricultural companies. To save forests, we need agricultural companies to commit to sustainability.

    With the Amazon on fire, and 40 football fields worth of tropical forests being lost to deforestation every single minute worldwide, there's not a moment to lose. Call on ADM -- a large, U.S.-based agricultural firm -- to commit to zero deforestation in all of its supply chains by 2020.

  • Stand up for the North Atlantic right whale

    North Atlantic right whales are one of the world's most endangered species -- and human activity is the biggest threat to their survival. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to update protections aimed at keeping right whales safe from human threats, and it is requesting comments from the public. Tell NOAA: Act immediately to help save the North Atlantic right whale.

  • Support Community Solar for PA!

    Community Solar can give Pennsylvanians who want to tap into solar energy--but have run into hurdles like roofs that are too shady, being a home renter, living in a multi-tenant building, or cost constraints—access to clean, renewable solar energy. Ask your state legislator to support House Bill 531 which will promote Community Solar programs here in Pennsylvania.

  • Tell your legislators: Support a 100% renewable energy future for PA

    There’s currently a proposal in the Pennsylvania legislature to transition the state to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Over 100 bipartisan legislators have added their name--ask your state legislators to do the same today!

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

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

  • Keep radioactive fracking waste out of our streams

    A new investigative news story showed that fracking companies are sending millions of gallons of radioactive wastewater to sewage treatment plants in unsuspecting communities, where it then ends up in our rivers and streams. Tell DEP to stop this outrageous process today.

  • Tell PA's congressional delegation: Protect our beaches

    Across the country, more than 2,500 coastal and Great Lakes beach sites had unsafe levels of bacterial pollution last year -- due in part to stormwater runoff and sewage overflows. But water utilities are lobbying Congress right now to allow sewage plants to keep polluting at the same level for years to come. We can't let that happen. Tell your representative to protect our beaches.

  • Tell Your Representative: Support the Antiquities Act of 2019

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

  • Tell your State Rep: Get the lead out of school drinking water

    There are currently almost NO health-based standards to protect children from lead in drinking water at school. Help us tackle lead in school drinking water by asking your state representative to support groundbreaking legislation to address this threat today.

  • Oppose the Trump administration's proposal to ship LNG by rail

    The Trump administration is proposing to allow the transportation of dangerous liquified natural gas (LNG) by rail through communities across the nation. Federal agencies are taking public input on this proposal until Wednesday, August 7th. Make sure your voice is heard and oppose this shortsighted and dangerous proposal.

  • Tell Governor Wolf to keep standing up for conservation in Pennsylvania

    Back in September, Congress let the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program expire -- but thanks to support from people like you, we were able to convince Congress to bring it back. Now, we're working to make sure Congress can't divert the program's funding to other projects, now or in the future. Gov. Wolf and his staff have been a powerful voice in defending LWCF so that's why we're calling on him keep standing up for this program that makes Pennsylvania beautiful.

  • Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Stand up for bee research

    Secretary Sonny Perdue,

    I urge you to resume data collection for the annual Honey Bee Colonies report. Bees are dying off at unsustainable rates -- with dire consequences for our environment and food supply. We should be doing more, not less, to study bee populations so we can solve this crisis. Please direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue its honey bee research.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Governor Wolf: We need renewable energy NOW

    We’ve reached a big milestone in the fight for 100% renewable energy in Pennsylvania, but there’s still a lot of work to do. 100 bipartisan state legislators have cosponsored our legislation to put us on a path to 100% renewables by 2050 (House Bill 1425 and Senate Bill 630), but Governor Wolf hasn’t taken a stance on this important climate proposal.

    That’s why we’re asking Governor Wolf to voice his support for these proposals TODAY. We’ve made so much progress--help us make Pennsylvania a national leader in clean energy!

  • Tell Congress to support clean energy incentives

    By going big on renewable energy, we can stop polluting our communities and planet with dirty energy sources and make real strides in tackling the climate crisis. Tell your representatives to expand their support for clean energy incentives.

  • It’s time to make Clairton Coke Works comply with the Clean Air Act.

    U.S. Steel has come to a settlement with the Allegheny County Health Department over more than a year’s worth of dangerous and illegal pollution, but the agreement needs to go further to protect our health. The comment period closes THIS WEDNESDAY, July 31st, so submit yours now.

  • Join the call for renewable electricity

    The Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act of 2019 would put the U.S. on track for at least 50 percent renewable electricity by 2035. Tell your senators to pass the RES Act.

  • Tell our governor: Be a climate leader

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

  • Tell Congress: Protect America's beaches

    Across the country, bacterial pollution at our beaches is putting swimmers at risk of getting sick -- due in large part to stormwater runoff and sewage overflows. Tell your representative to protect our beaches - by investing in water infrastructure that prevents this pollution.

  • Stand up for climate science

    Dear United States Geological Survey Director James Reilly,

    I oppose the decision to restrict USGS climate studies to models that only project through 2040. Because the most serious impacts of climate change will occur after that year, failing to project through the end of the century will cripple our ability to deal with the effects of climate change as they occur and to avert a full-on climate crisis. I urge you to follow sound science at USGS and use projections that study the full century.

    Sincerely,

  • Do your part for Philly's plastic pollution: choose tap water over bottled

    Enter to win a limited-edition PennEnvironment "Drink Philly Tap" water bottle by adding your name today.*

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our planet for thousands of years - especially when tap water is cheaper and held to stricter safety standards than what comes out of a plastic bottle. That’s why PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center is supporting the Drink Philly Tap project** and asking 10,000 Philadelphians to do their part to reduce waste from single-use plastic water bottles and MOVE BEYOND THE BOTTLE!

    *Note: You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Philadelphia to win. No cost to enter. If you would like to enter without signing the petition, you can do so by sending an email with your name, address, and phone number to info@pennenvironment.org.

  • Support energy efficient appliances

    New bipartisan legislation is being introduced in the state legislature that will set energy efficiency standards for a set of nearly two dozen commonly-used appliances sold in Pennsylvania such as air purifiers, portable air conditioners, faucets, showerheads, and more.

    If enacted, this legislation is expected to reduce global warming pollution equivalent to taking 110,000 cars off the road, and reduce the pollutants that trigger asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments by hundreds of tons.

    Ask your state representative to cosponsor this legislation today.

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

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

  • Tell Congress: Vote YES to protect drinking water

    Congress is considering a bill to protect our drinking water from a set of toxic chemicals called PFAS. Tell your representative to vote YES to protect safe drinking water.

  • Stop Elcon's hazardous waste plant in Bucks County

    Help stop the short-sighted and dangerous proposal to ship and process toxic waste along the Delaware River once and for all!

    Local officials have denied permitting for the proposed Elcon toxic waste facility being proposed in Falls Township, Bucks County. The last step is getting the Department of Environmental Protection to officially deny the permit. Email DEP today and tell them to stop this hazardous proposal once and for all.

  • Tell the DEP: The Tohickon needs more protection, not less

    The Tohickon Creek is one of our best streams. Yet, as local residents are pushing for greater protection for this important waterway, state officials are threatening to actually weaken protections for the Tohickon and downgrade the stream's designation. Email Pennsylvania DEP today and tell them to increase protections for this beloved stream.

  • Join the call for 100 percent renewable energy

    Dear Legislator,

    It's 2019. We have the power to harness clean, abundant energy from the sun and the wind. Yet we're still producing energy in ways that contribute to climate change and threaten our health.

    States across the country are already going zero carbon. I urge you to help move the country forward by supporting House Bill 1425 and Senate Bill 630 to commit Pennsylvania to 100 percent renewable energy.

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

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

  • Stop effort to strip PA cities from tackling plastic pollution

    In the dead of night, politicians in Harrisburg snuck language into a bill (SB712) that would make it harder for Pennsylvania cities to tackle litter and pollution from single use plastics. If passed, this legislation will ban cities in Pennsylvania from working to pass local bans on plastic bags and single-use styrofoam food containers until January 2021. This vote could come up this morning (June 27th), so email your legislators today and ask them to vote against this anti-environmental proposal!

  • Rein in Allegheny County’s Industrial Polluters

    Dear Allegheny County Council,

    Allegheny County is in the top 2% of counties nationwide for cancer risk from air pollution. It’s time we protect the health of local residents from the threat of air pollution

    I applaud recent penalties against illegal polluters and urge you to continue the fight for clean air by making sure all polluters have up to date Clean Air Act permits, setting health-based emissions standards, and imposing meaningful penalties for violating those protections.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Philly City Council: Rethink your support for fossil fuels

    Today's explosion and 3-alarm fire at the refinery in heavily populated Southwest Philadelphia was just another stark reminder of the risk we all face from the nation's reliance on dirty fossil fuels. And yet just days ago, Philadelphia City Council voted to approve a new long-term fossil fuel project at the refinery complexes in Southwest Philly. Email the city council members today who voted in favor of that short-sighted proposal and call on them to rethink their support for dangerous and dirty fossil fuels in the wake of today's explosion.

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

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

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

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

  • Tell Congress to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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

  • Support 100% Renewable Energy Lobby Day from home!

    On Wednesday, June 19th, Pennsylvanians from every corner of the state will converge on the capitol in Harrisburg for our annual 100% Renewable Energy Lobby Day. Show your support for their citizen advocacy by emailing your state legislators today calling on them to do what it takes to solve climate change and promote 100% renewable energy.

  • I support 100 percent clean energy in my state

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

  • Protect our State Amphibian: the Eastern Hellbender

    Pennsylvania's elected officials recently anointed the Eastern Hellbender as Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian.

    Yet this incredible species has seen its population decimated by pollution and other threats. Call on our state officials to implement much-needed protections for our newly minted state amphibian and its threatened habitat.

  • Put wildlife over waste

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

  • Tell your senators: Vote for Climate Action Now

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

  • Tell your senators: Permanently fund land and water conservation

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

  • Tell Philly City Council: Support Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags

    Philadelphia is working to join the hundreds of cities working to tackle our dependence on single-use plastics by proposing legislation to ban single-use plastic bags. Email Philadelphia's city council members and ask them to support this effort today to put our environment and wildlife over waste!

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

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

    Dear BLM Acting State Director Stout:

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

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

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

  • Give bees a chance

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

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

  • Tell your representative: Ban offshore drilling

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

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

  • Protect PA's environment from wasteful plastics

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

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

  • Give bees a chance

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

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

  • Make Polluters Pay Their Fair Share

    RE: Regulation #7-536: Air Quality Fee Schedule Amendments

    Pennsylvanians have a right to clean air -- and that means we need a fully-funded Department of Environmental Protection.

    Without more money for the DEP’s Clean Air Fund, Pennsylvanians could suffer from possible cuts of up to 30% for critical air quality programs and possible rollbacks to pollution monitoring. I support raising fees on the largest air polluters in order to fund DEP's clean air programs.

  • Tell Congress: Help save the North Atlantic right whale

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

  • Tell your legislator: protect our environment and support the Zero Waste PA proposal

    The Pennsylvania legislature is currently considering a package of 13 bills to reduce single-use plastics, improve recycling and composting programs, and address the nation's fastest growing source of waste, electronic waste. We have bipartisan support from legislators eager to shift Pennsylvania to Zero Waste -- ask your State Representative to do the same today!

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

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

  • Give bees a chance

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

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

  • Tell your representative: Ban offshore drilling

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

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

  • Thank Rep Cartwright for Climate Action Now

    Dear Representative Cartwright,

    Thank you for voting for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9). The science of global warming is clear -- we have no time to spare, and the stakes could not be higher. Thank you for supporting this critical first step in addressing the climate crisis.

    Sincerely,

  • Thank Rep Wild for Climate Action Now

    Dear Representative Wild,

    Thank you for voting for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9). The science of global warming is clear -- we have no time to spare, and the stakes could not be higher. Thank you for supporting this critical first step in addressing the climate crisis.

    Sincerely,

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

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

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

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Help Tackle Mining Pollution in PA

    Pennsylvania is home to more of the nation's legacy mining pollution than any state in the country. This pollution is responsible for an incredible 2,400 miles of contaminated streams and river in the Commonwealth, among other threats is poses to our environment, health, and communities.

    Fortunately, Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright of Scranton has proposed legislation called the RECLAIM Act to fund the cleanup of these abandoned and environmentally harmful sites and pollution.

    Email your member of Congress today and ask them to cosponsor this important proposal.

  • Tell Congress: Vote for Climate Action Now

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

  • Put Wildlife Over Waste

    Dear Legislator,

    I'm writing in support of the "Zero Waste PA" package of legislation that works to address the issues created by a disposable society, including single-use plastics such as straws, plastic bags and plastic foam cups and containers.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment, neighborhoods, rivers and oceans for centuries to come. I urge you to support the Zero Waste PA legislation.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Stand Up For Our Ocean

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

  • Put Wildlife over waste

    Dear Legislator,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress to save the bees

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

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

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

  • Tell Procter & Gamble: Protect the Boreal Forest

    Dear CEO David Taylor,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your legislator: Support a 100% renewable energy future for PA

    The Pennsylvania legislature is currently considering a proposal to transition the state to 100% renewable energy by 2050. To date, 80 bipartisan legislators have already added their names -- ask your State Representative to do the same today!

  • Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to stop seismic blasting from harming marine wildlife

    Seismic blasting will have detrimental effects on thousands of dolphins, whales, turtles and more off of the Atlantic coast, especially the North Atlantic right whales, one of the world's most endangered species. Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to prevent this disruptive practice from invading the Atlantic.

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

    Dear Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

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

    Sincerely,

  • Do your part for Philly's plastic pollution: choose tap water over bottled

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our planet for thousands of years - especially when tap water is cheaper and held to stricter health standards than what comes out of a plastic bottle. That’s why PennEnvironment is supporting the Drink Philly Tap project*, and asking 10,000 Philadelphians to do their part to reduce waste from single-use plastic water bottles and MOVE BEYOND THE BOTTLE!

    Will you help in this effort by adding your name today?

  • No offshore drilling in the Atlantic

    Acting Interior Secretary Bernhardt,

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

    Sincerely,

  • Don't Frack Braddock

    For too long, Braddock and surrounding neighborhoods have suffered from the ongiong pollution from nearby industrial polluters. Families in these communities deserve clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, not more pollution.

    The proposed fracking well risks making a bad situation worse by contaminating nearby bodies of water such as the Monongahela River and worsening existing air pollution. For these reasons, Merrion Oil & Gas should not be granted this permit.

  • Call on your legislators to codify the Roadless Rule

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

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

  • Stand up for energy efficiency

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

  • Add your name to protect gray wolves:

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

    Sincerely,

  • Speak up to get lead out of your water

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

  • Tell your governor to protect our waterways from plastic pollution

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

  • Tell campuses to go 100% renewable

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

  • Stand up for North Atlantic right whales

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

  • Stop new fossil fuel project in Philly!

    Philadelphia Gas Works is proposing a massive fossil fuel project that is expected to generate 2.7 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from their South Philly facility. This will make it even harder to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and avoid the worst effects of climate change. But City Council and Mayor Kenney have the final say on whether this project can move forward. Call on Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney to oppose this short-sighted, dangerous proposal.

  • Pledge to skip the straw

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

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

  • Will you pledge to Skip the Straw?

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

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

  • Stop new fossil fuel project in Philly!

    Philadelphia Gas Works is proposing a massive fossil fuel project that is expected to generate 120,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) every day from their South Philly facility. This will make it even harder to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and avoid the worst effects of climate change. While Philly elected officials have pledged to go fossil fuel free, they're on the verge of breaking that promise if they allow this project to move forward.

    City Council and Mayor Kenney have the final say on whether this project can move forward. Call on Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney to oppose this short-sighted, dangerous proposal.

  • Add your name in support of energy efficiency standards

    By using our energy more wisely and efficiently, we can combat climate change and clean up our air. I support standards that require appliances and other commonly used products and machinery to be more energy efficient, for the good of our communities and our planet.

  • Tell your governor to protect the bees in Pennsylvania.

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

  • Tell Philly: Stop Trashing our Recycling

    News stories have recently uncovered the fact that over half of the curbside recyclables collected in Philadelphia are being sent right to the incinerator and not recycled. This is bad for our environment and a breach of public trust.

    Email Mayor Kenney and Philadelphia City Council members today. Tell them to get with the program and fix Philly’s recycling program immediately.

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

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

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your Legislators: Support transitioning Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050

    Dear Legislator,

    Pennsylvania can and must accelerate our clean energy progress and end our dependence on fossil fuels in order to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. We owe it to our environment and future generations to transition Pennsylvania to a clean, green, renewable tomorrow.

    I urge you to support 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

  • Stop new fossil fuel project in Philly!

    Philadelphia Gas Works is proposing a massive fossil fuel project that is expected to generate 2.7 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from their South Philly facility. This will make it even harder to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and avoid the worst effects of climate change. But City Council and Mayor Kenney have the final say on whether this project can move forward. Call on Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney to oppose this short-sighted, dangerous proposal.

  • Protect one of PA’s greatest natural treasures: the Delaware River

    Over the past few decades we've made real headway working to restore the Delaware River.

    But that progress is at risk as the Trump administration is working to overturn key protections for our waterways.

    We need our leaders at the state-level to step up and protect the Delaware River--and all of our waterways--when federal officials won’t. Ask Governor Wolf to join this crucial effort to make sure we can have a clean and healthy Delaware River for our kids and future generations.

  • Protect one of PA’s greatest natural treasures: the Delaware River

    Over the past few decades we've made real headway working to restore the Delaware River.

    But that progress is at risk as the Trump administration is working to overturn key protections for our waterways.

    We need our leaders at the state-level to step up and protect the Delaware River--and all of our waterways--when federal officials won’t. Ask Governor Wolf to join this crucial effort to make sure we can have a clean and healthy Delaware River for our kids and future generations.

  • It’s Time to Stop Clairton Coke Work’s Illegal Pollution

    For weeks, US Steel’s Clairton Coke Works (one of the region’s largest polluters) quietly belched out noxious emissions of sulfur dioxide. The dangerous and illegal pollution--sometimes as high as double the legal limit--triggered asthma and sent people to the hospital. Yet, the plant is still running without critical technology to filter out sulfur dioxide emissions, while residents are being told to stay inside.

    It’s time to crack down on the illegal polluters like the Clairton Coke Works who put our health at risk. Because polluter profit should never come before our health.

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

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund is the nation’s cornerstone conservation program. It funds the preservation and maintenance of our national parks and forests, as well as state and local parks, forests, and open spaces.

    Yet Congress allowed this program to expire in September. We’re making a full court press to convince our elected officials in Washington DC to reauthorize this program as quickly as possible.

    Email your Congressperson today and call on them to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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

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

  • It’s Time to Stop Clairton Coke Work’s Illegal Pollution

    For weeks, US Steel’s Clairton Coke Works (one of the region’s largest polluters) quietly belched out noxious emissions of sulfur dioxide. The dangerous and illegal pollution--sometimes as high as double the legal limit--triggered asthma and sent people to the hospital. Yet, the plant is still running without critical technology to filter out sulfur dioxide emissions, while residents are being told to stay inside.

    It’s time to crack down on the illegal polluters like the Clairton Coke Works who put our health at risk. Because polluter profit should never come before our health.

  • Protect one of PA’s greatest natural treasures: the Delaware River

    Over the past few decades we've made real headway working to restore the Delaware River.

    But that progress is at risk as the Trump administration is working to overturn key protections for our waterways.

    We need our leaders at the state-level to step up and protect the Delaware River--and all of our waterways--when federal officials won’t. Ask Governor Wolf to join this crucial effort to make sure we can have a clean and healthy Delaware River for our kids and future generations.

  • Let's protect PA's environment from wasteful plastics!

    With the growing concern over polystyrene pollution, legislation has been introduced in the state capitol to ban the use of single use takeout food containers and cups in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. But we need your help to build support throughout the legislature. Call on your Representative to cosponsor this important legislation.

  • Keep our national forests protected

    U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling

    Bureau of Land Management,

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

  • Join the call: 100% Renewable Energy for PA!

    Dear Elected Official,

    Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue facing the planet. And for too long, PA has been a big part of the problem, releasing the third highest level of global warming pollution in the nation.

    The scientific community has been clear about what we must do to tackle this threat: transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

    Given this, I urge you to support legislation at the state and federal level to go 100% renewable as quickly as possible.

    Sincerely,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to stop seismic blasting from harming marine wildlife

    Seismic blasting will have detrimental effects on thousands of dolphins, whales, turtles and more off of the Atlantic coast, especially the North Atlantic right whales, one of the world's most endangered species. Tell Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to prevent this disruptive practice from invading the Atlantic.

  • Let's protect PA's environment from wasteful plastics!

    With the growing concern over polystyrene pollution, legislation has been introduced in the state capitol to ban the use of single use takeout food containers and cups in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. But we need your help to build support throughout the legislature. Call on your Representative to cosponsor this important legislation.

  • Stand Up For Energy Efficiency

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

  • Tell your Congressperson: Protect the Land & Water Conservation Fund

    With inaction from Congress, one of America’s cornerstone conservation programs that has protected places like Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and the Delaware Water Gap has expired. Email your Congressperson and Senators Casey and Toomey today, and tell them to do everything in their power to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

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

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: No Dirty Water Rule

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

    Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

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

    Please abandon this proposed rollback that would threaten the drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Sens. Toomey and Casey: Support the Roadless Area Conservation Act.

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

  • Tell the EPA to protect our climate against methane leaks

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

    EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Make wildlife refuges safe for bees once again

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

    Sincerely,

  • Gray wolves need federal protection

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

  • Tell Cargill to commit to zero deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

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

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

  • Protect one of PA's greatest natural treasures: the Delaware River

    After decades of pollution, we've made real progress to clean up and protect our Delaware River. Yet this great river and the streams that flow into it continue to face threats from encroaching development, dirty industry, and other pollution. 

    So we are calling on the governors of the four states neighboring the Delaware River to come together to ensure we can protect this great place from its headwaters to the Delaware Bay. 

    Sign our petition calling on Governor Wolf to join this crucial effort to make sure we can have a clean and healthy Delaware River for our kids and future generations.

  • Tell your senators to protect our national forests

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

  • Stop new fossil fuel project in Philly!

    Philadelphia Gas Works is proposing a massive fossil fuel project that is expected to generate 2.7 billion cubic feet of gas annually from their South Philly facility. This will make it even harder to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and avoid the worst effects of climate change. But City Council and Mayor Kenney have the final say on whether this project can move forward. Call on Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney to oppose this short-sighted, dangerous proposal.

  • No mining on Boundary Waters' doorstep

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue,

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Secretary Zinke: Our oceans deserve protection

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,

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

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

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

  • Tell Congress: Renew the Land & Water Conservation Fund

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

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

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

  • Vote for Dana Dorman or Tony Dutzik

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

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

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

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

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

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

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

    Sincerely,

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

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

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

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

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

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

    Sincerely,

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

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

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

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell our governor to protect our waterways from plastic waste

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

  • Tell the EPA: No more HFC pollution

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA to uphold strong protections against methane leaks

    EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Pittsburgh Health Professionals for Clean Air

    As health professionals, you work to safeguard the health of our communities. Clean air is an important part of that. But here in Pittsburgh, our chronic air pollution problem continues to rank among the worst in the country, putting the health of Allegheny County residents at risk. Tell Allegheny County leaders we need them to do everything they can to protect public health and clean up our air!

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

    RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

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

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • No bee-killing pesticides in national wildlife refuges

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

  • Protect the Endangered Species Act

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross:

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Grand Staircase-Escalante

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Ruby Mountains

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

    Sincerely,

  • 100% Renewable Energy for Pennsylvania

    It’s time to turn around Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel addiction and lead the way to a cleaner, healthier, and economically stronger renewable energy future. State Representative Chris Rabb has introduced the first ever 100% renewable energy legislation in Harrisburg—and your representative has already signed on to make Pennsylvania a clean energy leader.

    Thank your legislator for standing with us to move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

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

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

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

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

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

    Sincerely,

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

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  • Tell your Congressmen: Protect the Land & Water Conservation Fund

    If Congress doesn’t take action in the next month, one of America’s cornerstone conservation programs that has protected places like Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and the Delaware Water Gap will expire. Email your Congressman and Senators Casey and Toomey today, and tell them to do everything in their power to protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

  • Submit your comment: No mining at Bears Ears

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

  • No seismic blasting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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

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

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

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

  • Speak up for a cleaner, healthier future

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Protect Our Climate, Stop the Dirty Power Scam

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler,

    As we face record-setting storms, floods, and heatwaves in Pennsylvania, it's clear we need to take action to reduce climate-changing pollution. By proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan's limits on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and replace them with a Dirty Power Scam that could actually increase pollution, your administration is putting our health and the future of our communities at risk. I urge you to abandon this proposal and fully reinstate the goals of the Clean Power Plan.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Secretary Perdue: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

    Dear Secretary Perdue,

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your Congressperson: Protect the Land & Water Conservation Fund

    With inaction from Congress, one of America’s cornerstone conservation programs that has protected places like Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and the Delaware Water Gap has expired. Email your Congressperson and Senators Casey and Toomey today, and tell them to do everything in their power to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

  • Tell our senators: Support the CLEARR Act

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

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

    Tell our senators: Support the CLEARR Act.

  • Tell the DEP: Our solar future can be even brighter

    Dear DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell,

    Pennsylvania’s Solar Future Plan drafted by the DEP includes many exciting strategies like grid modernization, community solar, and encouraging local financing programs--but only aims to provide 10% of the Commonwealth’s energy with solar by 2030. We know we need to reach 100% renewable energy as soon as possible to keep our climate safe, which means we have to shoot higher than 10% solar. I urge you to significantly increase the solar energy target in your final plan to ensure Pennsylvania’s commitment to renewable energy leadership.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Endangered Species Act

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross:

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Clean Car Standards

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

  • Tell the EPA: Don’t slam the brakes on Clean Cars

    Dear Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler,

    With transportation making up the largest source of our global warming pollution and a huge source of the air pollution that triggers asthma and other health problems, I'm calling on you to halt any efforts to repeal federal fuel efficiency standards and state clean cars standards.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: Say no to clean energy cuts

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dear EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler,

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

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

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

    Sincerely,

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

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

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

  • Tell our governor to support a ban on plastic straws

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

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

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

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

  • Join our call to go 100 percent renewable

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

  • Protect communities from extreme weather: switch to 100% renewable energy

    Dear PA State Legislators,

    The last few weeks in Pennsylvania have demonstrated what we can expect to see more of if we don’t act to stop the worst impacts of climate change: blistering heat waves, devastating flash floods, and smoggier skies. To protect our communities from these threats, we need to move away from climate-changing fossil fuels to 100% clean, renewable energy. I urge you to grab the opportunity to make Pennsylvania national leaders in this transition.

    Sincerely,

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

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

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

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

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

    Secretary Zinke,

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

    Sincerely,

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

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

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

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

  • Tell your State Senator: Protect the Delaware River—Keep Out Fracking

    A new bill quickly moving through the Pennsylvania State Senate would require  the Delaware River Basin Commission to pay people for NOT fracking near the Delaware River, which 15 million people rely on for their drinking water. We shouldn’t have to bail out the fracking industry to guarantee a clean and healthy Delaware River. Tell your senator to vote NO on SB 1189.

  • Tell City Council: It's time to clean up Philly's schools

    This summer, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a stunning expose about environmental risks facing kids in our public schools, including lead in paint and drinking water, asbestos, and mold. 

    Luckily, Philadelphia City Council is about to consider legislation to help address the threats of lead paint and asbestos in our schools buildings.

    Tell City Council to pass these important proposals to protect kids from environmental hazards in our school buildings.

  • It's time for Pennsylvania to ban polystyrene foam

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

  • Keep the Grand Canyon safe from uranium mining

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • 100% Renewable Energy for Pennsylvania

    It’s time to turn around Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel addiction and lead the way to a cleaner, healthier, and economically stronger renewable energy future. State Representative Chris Rabb and State Senator Chuck McIlhinney have introduced the first ever 100% renewable energy legislation in Harrisburg. Now we need your representative to know you want Pennsylvania to become a clean energy leader.

    Tell your legislators to stand with us and move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

  • County Executive Fitzgerald: Protect Our Health, Clean Up Our Air

    Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald,

    Allegheny County is in the top 2% of counties nationwide for cancer risk from air pollution. It's unacceptable that in 'America's Most Livable City,' Pittsburghers can't go outside without jeopardizing our health.

    We urge you to crackdown on the industrial polluters that are threatening our health by issuing protections based on public health standards for facilities, revise existing permits to ensure residents can breathe clean air, and significantly increase consequences for violating those protections.

    Because we can only truly be livable when breathing our air doesn't make us sick.

    Signed,

  • No bees, no food

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

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

  • Tell the DEP: Ban toxic drilling wastewater from our roads

    Dear DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell,

    OIl and gas wastewater is a toxic substance that absolutely should not be spread over our roads. A new study from Penn State found this practice has released alarming amounts of radioactive radium into our environment, washing off into our water and blowing through our neighborhoods. I urge you to ban this practice completely from ever being reinstated to protect Pennsylvanians' health.

    Signed,

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

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

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

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

  • 100% Renewable Energy for Pennsylvania

    It’s time to turn around Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel addiction and lead the way to a cleaner, healthier, and economically stronger renewable energy future. State Representative Chris Rabb has introduced the first ever 100% renewable energy legislation in Harrisburg. Now we need your representative to know you want Pennsylvania to become a clean energy leader.

    Tell your legislators to stand with us and move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

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  • Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: Release toxic chemical study now.

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Thousands of Pennsylvania families have already been affected by toxic PFAS contamination of their drinking water. Delaying the release of a new study on how hazardous this cancer-causing chemical is for our health just because you want to avoid a “public relations nightmare” is outrageous. We have a right to know if our health is at risk and demand the release of ATSDR’s study of toxic PFAS immediately.

    Signed,

  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Cargill to end its role in tropical deforestation

    Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your State Rep: Don’t turn back the clock on drilling regulations

    The Pennsylvania House will likely vote this week to roll back oil and gas drilling protections to 1984 standards. This would mean increased risk of spills, dirtier drinking water, and the destruction of state parks and forests, while decreasing transparency around what chemicals are used in the drilling and barring local municipalities from passing more protective regulations. 

    Email your Representative today to tell them to vote no.

  • Stand up for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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

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

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

  • Tell the EPA: Don't discount sound science

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representatives: Protect our water from toxic pesticides

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

  • Tell the EPA: Protect clean air this Mother's Day

    Dear EPA Administrator Pruitt,

    No mom wants to worry about their kids' health for just breathing the air while playing outside. Unfortunately as we head into the summer, bad air days spike, causing asthma attacks and other health problems for millions of children. This Mother's Day, I urge you to give a gift to all American moms by keeping Clean Air Act standards in place that will cut smog and soot pollution and protect public health.

    Sincerely,

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

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

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

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

    Sincerely,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tell Yuengling: Go 100% Renewable Energy

    Dear D.G. Yuengling & Son CEO,

    Beer companies across the world are committing to 100% renewable energy, including Budweiser’s AB InBev. I urge you to lead within the beer industry as America's oldest brewery by following suit and pledging to transition Yuengling to 100% clean energy like wind and solar by 2025.

    Sincerely.

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  • Tell the CEO of Cargill to help stop tropical deforestation

    Dear Dave MacLennan:

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell PA's transit authorities: Let's switch to all-electric buses

    Dear Pennsylvania transit officials,

    Switching all of Pennsylvania's diesel public transit buses to electric would be the pollution reduction equivalent of taking almost 10,000 cars off the road. Electric buses are cleaner, healthier & cheaper over time. I urge you to transition our bus fleet to all-electric to make our air healthier while saving money in the long run.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Mayor Kenney and City Council: Clean up Philly schools

    The Philadelphia Inquirer has started a stunning exposé about the environmental health risks facing students in Philadelphia’s public schools on a daily basis, like lead in paint and drinking water, mold, and asbestos.

    Tell Mayor Kenney and City Council: Parents should be able to send their kids to learn in a healthy and safe environment. 

  • Tell the PA Game Commission: No fracking, yes wind

    Dear Pennsylvania Game Commissioners,

    Fracking is a highly industrialized process that disturbs and threatens wildlife. That it is allowed to operate on game lands but carefully sited wind energy is not shows a clear double standard in preference to fossil fuels. I urge you to ban fracking on game lands and develop a plan for responsible wind energy on game lands to combat climate change, which is devastating wildlife. 

    Sincerely,

  • 100% Renewable Energy for Pennsylvania

    It’s time to turn around Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel addiction and lead the way to a cleaner, healthier, and economically stronger renewable energy future. State Representative Chris Rabb and State Senator Chuck McIlhinney have introduced the first ever 100% renewable energy legislation in Harrisburg. Now we need your representative to know you want Pennsylvania to become a clean energy leader.

    Tell your legislators to stand with us and move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

  • 100% Renewable Energy for Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania is ready to power our homes, businesses and communities with 100% renewable energy. This will cut pollution, save each of us money, and create tens of thousands of clean energy jobs.

    I urge you to support 100% renewable energy for Pennsylvania by 2050.

  • Tell city officials: keep sewage and litter out of our waterways.

    Our city has made huge strides using green methods to reduce raw sewage from entering our rivers and streams, but the programs that make this all possible are at risk without increased funding.  We have until Tuesday, May 2nd to tell city officials to expand the programs that keep sewage and waste out of our waterways.

    Send a message to the Philadelphia Water, Sewer & Storm Rate Board to increase funding to green infrastructure.

  • Tell your State Senator: Don’t turn back the clock on drilling regulations

    The Pennsylvania Senate will likely vote this week to roll back oil and gas drilling protections to 1984 standards. This would mean increased risk of spills, dirtier drinking water, and the destruction of state parks and forests, while decreasing transparency around what chemicals are used in the drilling and barring local municipalities from passing more protective regulations. 

    Email your Senator today to tell them to vote no.

  • Protect Our Water from Coal Ash

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

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

  • Add your name: Support solar energy in your community

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

  • Protect our air and health

    Tell Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to protect the air we breathe from industrial pollution.

  • Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: Do your job, protect our air

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    I oppose the recent order to undermine National Ambient Air Quality Standards. These standards should be science-based with a focus on protecting public health, not considering the profits of polluting industries.

    Signed,

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  • Tell DEP: Protect the Allegheny, clean up Cheswick Power Plant

    Dear DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell,

    Cheswick Power Plant dumps the fourth-highest amount of lead from any power plant in the nation into the Allegheny River, Pittsburgh’s drinking water source. We need the DEP to clean up discharges of this and thirty other dangerous pollutants from Cheswick into the Allegheny to at least meet the EPA’s most recent clean water standards.

    Signed,

  • Tell DEP: Protect the Allegheny, clean up Cheswick Power Plant

    Dear DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell,

    Cheswick Power Plant dumps the fourth-highest amount of lead from any power plant in the nation into the Allegheny River, Pittsburgh’s drinking water source. We need the DEP to clean up discharges of this and thirty other dangerous pollutants from Cheswick into the Allegheny to at least meet the EPA’s most recent clean water standards.

    Signed,

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

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

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

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

  • Tell EPA: Protect our rivers, stop illegal polluters

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Facilities in Pennsylvania rank second highest in the nation for exceeding water pollution standards, and not nearly enough is being done to hold them accountable. I urge you to do everything in your power to protect our right to clean water and the purity of our iconic rivers, including pursuing more reliable and sufficiently high penalties to deter violating industries from polluting our waters.

    Sincerely,

  • Keep the Grand Canyon safe from uranium mining

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Grand Staircase-Escalante

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

  • Tell our leaders to stand up to polluters

    Dear Allegheny County Health Department,

    ATI's Brackenridge steel plant is the second most toxic air polluter in Allegheny County and also emits hundreds of tons of smog-forming pollution. For the last 15 years, they have been issuing without a Clean Air Act "Title V" permit, nearby residents of protections. Please issue a strong final permit that complies with the law in the next six months.

  • Tell Pilgrim's Pride to clean up its act

    Dear Pilgrim's Pride CEO William Lovette,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your State Representative: Stop the attack on the Fish & Boat Commissioner

    Rather than allowing the Fish & Boat Commission to fund its conservation efforts, the legislature in Harrisburg is launching a politically motivated attack to oust its director--and it could come up for a vote as early as Monday. Tell your representative to vote against this dismissal of an upright public servant now.

  • Tell the DEP: Protect our water. Stop the Falcon Pipeline

    The Falcon Pipeline would cross three tributaries for the Ambridge Reservoir, which 30,000 Beaver County residents depend on for their drinking water. With whole communities relying on the reservoir for their right to clean water, we must keep their water safe. Tell the DEP to stop the Falcon Pipeline before the April 17th deadline.

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

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

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

  • Tell Scott Pruitt: WRONG WAY on clean cars!

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

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

  • It's time for Pennsylvania to ban polystyrene

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

  • Protect our waters and wildlife from waste

    Dear Legislator,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect our waters and wildlife from waste

    Dear Legislator,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell PA’s local leaders: Pave the way for electric vehicles

    Dear Mayors and City Councilors,

    The electric vehicle revolution is coming and I want to make sure our town is ready. Take forward-thinking action to build out EV charging stations so we can work, live, and play fossil fuel free.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Gov. Wolf: Cut Methane Now

    Dear Governor Wolf,

    Nearly 1.5 million Pennsylvanians live within a half-mile of oil and gas infrastructure and are exposed to air pollution that is linked to heart and lung disease, threats to pregnancy, and more.

    We were glad to see progress on permits that would cut methane and air pollution from future natural gas operations. However, your latest proposal fails to reduce methane pollution from existing gas operations--relying instead on federal air pollution standards that President Trump is rolling back.

    We urge you to cut both methane and air pollution from existing natural gas operations.

    Sincerely,

  • Stand up for the Tongass National Forest

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

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

    Dear Bill Ford,

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

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

    Sincerely,

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

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

  • Tell your representatives to vote against anti-environment riders

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

  • Tell your representatives to vote against anti-environment riders

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

  • Tell the EPA: Ban bee-killing pesticides

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

  • Tell Harrisburg: We want lead-free schools

    A recent report shows that more Pennsylvania schools have lead in their drinking water than any other state in the nation. Help us tackle lead in drinking water in our schools by asking your state representative to support groundbreaking legislation to address this threat today.

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  • Tell the EPA: Protect our water from coal ash

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2017-0286

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    The current rule to protect water from spills of toxic coal ash were put into place after 5.4 million cubic yards of coal-ash sludge polluted the Emory River in Tennessee and damaged nearby homes and property. We cannot put our fishing streams and drinking water at risk of another such catastrophe by rolling back these protections. I urge you to ensure the protection of our water by keeping these protections intact.

    Sincerely,

  • Stand up for the EPA

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

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

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

  • Clean Up Allegheny County's Toxic Ten

    The ten worst industrial air polluters in Allegheny County emit 955,000 pounds of toxic pollutants linked to birth defects, cancer, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease and respiratory problems.

    These Toxic Ten are a major health threat to the 1.2 million county residents who deserve the right to breathe clean, healthy air. It’s time for the Allegheny County Health Department clean up these facilities.

    Sign the petition today.

  • Tell Governor Wolf: Stop Mariner East 2, Keep Pennsylvanians Safe

    Just one month after the contamination of drinking water sources and mounting safety violations forced the PA’s Department of Environmental Protection to halt the Mariner East 2 fracked gas pipeline, drilling is now back underway. No further protections for Pennsylvanians who live, work, and go to school along the pipeline’s route have been added and the state still hasn’t answered widespread calls for a risk assessment. Pennsylvanian families deserve more peace of mind than that.

  • Tell the EPA: Protect our climate and our health

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

    Dear Administrator Pruitt,

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

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

    Sincerely,

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  • Bee our Valentine? Sign Our Valentine to the EPA

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tell the EPA: Protect our climate and our health

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

    Dear Administrator Pruitt,

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

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

    Sincerely,

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

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

  • Tell the EPA: Stop the Clean Air rollback

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    I’m asking you to halt your efforts to weaken the EPA’s “once in, always in” policy for classifying major sources of hazardous air pollutants. Lifting the policy would leave many of the country’s hazardous polluters completely unregulated, putting communities’ health at risk from toxics like mercury, arsenic, and lead. I urge you to protect our health and keep this policy in place.

    Signed,

  • Tell your state senator: Protect our forests from fracking

    Pennsylvania’s beautiful state forests must be protected for future generations to enjoy and embrace. Yet as early as this week the PA state Senate is voting on a resolution urging Governor Wolf to open up more of our state forests for destructive fracking. We can’t let that happen. Tell your senator to vote to protect our forests from dangerous fracking today!

  • Tell President Trump: Stop censoring climate science

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

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

  • Tell the PA Public Utilities Commission: Let solar shine

    Last fall a bipartisan bill passed in Harrisburg to spur even more investment in our state’s solar industry and Pennsylvania’s future as a clean energy leader.

    But the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is considering spoiling this progress by ignoring the intent of that law and allowing utilities to coast on the status quo for the foreseeable future. We need thousands of Pennsylvanians calling on the PUC to let solar shine in the state before the public comment period ends this Monday. Add your comment now.

  • Tell your governor to ban bee-killing pesticides

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

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

  • Tell DEP: No fracking waste plant on the Allegheny

    A proposed fracking waste treatment plant along the Allegheny River in Potter County would process over 20,000 gallons of toxic waste and dump the "treated" water into the river. A recent study found treated drilling waste could amplify the radioactivity of the river 650 times. We can't put the Allegheny River and the drinking water for thousands at an unacceptable risk of radioactive pollution. Tell DEP to stop it.

  • Tell Secretary Zinke: All our oceans deserve protection

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,

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

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

    Our oceans deserve to be protected. I urge you to exempt them from offshore drilling today.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect our oceans from offshore drilling

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

  • Why risk our oceans for a bit more oil?

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

  • Protect our oceans from offshore drilling

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

  • Don't let Trump derail oil train safety

    Transportation Secretary Chao,

    Nearly four million Pennsylvanians live within half a mile of a rail line for explosive oil trains. After numerous derailment disasters, including the 2013 Lac Megantic explosion that killed 47 people, the least you can do is require these trains filled with explosive fuel to have advanced pneumatic brakes that will help prevent future disasters.

    Sincerely,

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

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

  • Join our alumni team for 100 percent renewable energy

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

  • Tell the EPA to ban toxic bee-killing pesticides

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Tell ACHD: We need cleaner air—not dirtier

    Dear Allegheny County Health Department Air Quality Program:

    Residents of Brackenridge and across Allegheny County have a right to clean air. The latest draft permit for ATI’s Brackenridge steel plant fails to guarantee that right. The new draft permit allows the ATI plant to increase its pollution limits—some of which it has failed to meet for over a decade and which cannot lawfully be raised to the proposed levels.
    The new draft allows the facility to emit three times more smog-forming pollution than the plant typically reports.  Allegheny County already has an “F” grade from the American Lung Association on air quality for soot and smog pollution, which endanger asthmatics, children, the elderly, and those who work and play outdoors. We need to improve our air quality—not give polluters free reign to make it worse.
    This permit would make it impossible to tell how much the plant is actually polluting by not adequately requiring ATI to monitor or report emissions.
    We strongly urge the ACHD to revise ATI’s operating permit to be more protective of public health and to comply with the law.
    Sincerely,
  • Tell your elected officials: Hands off wind and solar power, reject the tax bill

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

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

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

  • Tell the EPA: Protect our health from fracking

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Newly revealed documents show the EPA approved the use of more than 40 chemicals with known health risks for fracking. This blind trust of industry leaves us vulnerable to hazards like poisoning of the brain, lungs and liver, tumors, and poor development in infants and fetuses. We urge you to protect our health by requiring safety tests for all chemicals used in fracking.

    Sincerely,

  • Put people first over McConway & Torley air pollution

    Dear Allegheny County Health Department,

    Everyone deserves clean air to breathe, including residents of Lawrenceville and the surrounding communities.

    And yet, right in the heart of this densely populated area, the McConway & Torley steel foundry is emitting soot that gives asthma to our children, heavy metals that are known neurotoxins, and other cancer causing pollutants.

    I urge you to hold McConway & Torley to health-based emission standards that put people first, to rigorously monitor emissions, and to enforce compliance.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Hold Clean Power Plan Public Hearing in PA

    Dear EPA Assistant Administrator,

    200,000 Pennsylvanians publicly supported the Clean Power Plan through comments and at hearings in Pennsylvania because we know its future is tightly tied to the future of our health and our economy. I urge you to hold a public hearing on its fate in Philadelphia to listen directly to our hopes and concerns for clean energy and our climate.
  • Tell your governor: Defend and support rooftop solar energy

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

  • Voices for 100%

    We're collecting stories from hundreds of Pennsylvanians about why our state must move to 100% renewable energy.  Tell us your story below and then one of our organizers will follow-up to ensure your Voice for 100% is heard loud and clear.

  • Tell Governor Wolf: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

    The Delaware River provides drinking water for 15 million people. We can't let fracking poison it. Please take every step possible to keep dangerous fracking waste water away from the Delaware River. I urge you and the rest of the Commission to ban all fracking activities in the Delaware River Basin.

  • Tell Senators Casey and Toomey: Protect PA Waterways from EPA budget cuts

    We’ve come such a long way to make Pennsylvania's lakes, rivers, and streams healthier and more beautiful. Now it’s on our representatives in Congress to decide if we continue that progress or take a massive step backwards. Take action and tell Senators Casey and Toomey to oppose any budget that weakens protections for clean water across Pennsylvania and the country.

  • Protect our kids: Support the Philly Healthy Schools Initiative

    Philadelphia schools are the places where our kids spend most of their waking hours, learning, achieving, and growing up to be productive citizens in society.

    Unfortunately, they are plagued with environmental threats from absestos to asthma triggers like mold to potential lead exposure found in paint and in drinking water. In the last few months alone, Germantown’s JB Kelly Elementary was closed for a week due to a chronic mold outbreak and 20,000 square feet of mold were found in North Philadelphia’s Munoz-Marin Elementary School.  

    Tell Philadelphia Elected Officials our children deserve healthy schools to learn in.

  • Tell your legislators: Support 100% renewable by 2050 for PA

    It’s time to turn around Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel addiction to dirty coal, oil and gas that has left a trail of destruction across our state and world and become clean energy leaders. State Representative Chris Rabb is introducing the first ever 100% renewable energy bill in Harrisburg. 

    Tell your legislators to stand with us and move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

  • Tell Congress: Don't gut the Antiquities Act

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

    Tell your representative to stand up for our public lands.

  • Join the call for 100 percent clean energy on campus

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

  • Urge college campuses to go 100% renewable

    As hotspots of innovation and expertise, colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to help accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Campuses are also bigtime energy users, serving more than 20 million students nationwide and spending more than $14 billion per year on energy. Add your name in support of a 100% renewable energy future on college campuses.

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  • Tell your senators to fully fund the EPA

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

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

  • Tell our elected officials: 9 million deaths from pollution can't be ignored

    Dear elected officials,

    A recent report found 9 million people die every year from air pollution -- including 150,000 in the United States. We absolutely cannot afford to turn a blind eye to those deaths by reversing course on environmental protection. I urge you to enact more protections so everyone can breathe clean air.

  • Tell the National Parks Service: Don't hike park fees

    To the National Parks Service,

    Our national parks are places intentionally set aside to be enjoyed by Americans for generations. For families who want their kids to experience and learn to cherish and respect our country’s natural spaces, the last thing that should deter them is the price of entering public lands. I urge you not to enact these proposed dramatic rate increases for parks across the country to keep them affordable for all.

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

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

  • Tell your state senator: Don’t roll back PA energy efficiency

    Pennsylvania's energy efficiency program, Act 129, has cut the same amount of carbon pollution as a coal-fired power plant emits in a year--while saving businesses and citizens $6.4 billion to-date.

    But the Pennsylvania State Senate just introduced legislation that would undermine this program. Tell your state senator to vote against this attack on common-sense energy reduction efforts.

  • Tell Gov. Wolf: Protect our schools. Halt Mariner East 2

    Dear Governor Wolf,

    Kids in 40 schools across Pennsylvania are within the blast radius of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline and yet their parents haven't seen a comprehensive evacuation plan in case of an accident. I urge you to halt the construction of this pipeline until kids’ safety can be guaranteed.

    Sincerely,

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

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

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

  • Tell your senators to stand for our environment
    The U.S. House just voted for big cuts to EPA and other environmental programs.
  • Protect PA's Pollinators

    To the PA Department of Agriculture,

    Neonicotinoids are highly toxic to honey bees and pose a serious threat to the health of the pollinators we depend on for our favorite foods. I urge you to ban the use of these pesticides in the PA Pollinator Plan.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Senators Casey and Toomey: Protect the Delaware River from EPA budget cuts

    We’ve come such a long way to make the Delaware healthier and more beautiful. Now it’s on our representatives in Congress to decide if we continue that progress or take a massive step backwards. Take action and tell Senators Casey and Toomey to oppose any budget that weakens protections for clean water in the Delaware River and across the country.

    That's why we need the EPA's new rule to help protect us from industrial disasters. Send a message to Congress now, telling them to keep this rule in place.

  • Tell your state senator: Trash is not clean energy
    Dear State Senator,

    Trash incineration is an unsustainable risk to public health that emits asthma-inducing smog pollution and significant amounts of mercury. It should not fall into the same category as wind and solar in our Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards policy. I urge you to oppose SB 864.

    Sincerely,
  • Protect the waters we love

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

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

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

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

    Sincerely,
  • Send a message: These places are worth protecting

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

  • Tell your PA Senator: Protect our parks and waterways

    The PA Senate is considering an unprecedented raid of funding for our parks, open spaces, historic farmland, and toxic waste cleanup. They’re also seriously considering other environmental rollbacks that would put friends of frackers and coal companies, along with other polluters, in charge of signing off on the environmental rules for these dirty industries. Let your Senator know you support protections for our parks and waterways.

  • Tell Senators to Stand With Our Lands

    Our national monuments are part of what make our country special. For most Americans, the idea that we've found some places so beautiful, sacred even, that we put them off limits to development, forever, is one of our proudest achievements. I urge you to uphold this tradition and make sure places like Grand Staircase-Escalante, Cascade-Siskiyou and more are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
  • Tell your PA rep: Don’t vote against our parks funding again

    Your PA state representative voted for an unprecedented raid of environmental funds, taking more than $300 million dedicated to our parks, open spaces, historic farmland and toxic waste cleanup.  Let them know you support protections for our parks and waterways--and they made the wrong call.

  • Tell your state representative: Protect our beautiful state parks!

    The most recent plan from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would raid more than $100 million in funds set aside to conserve and improve our beautiful outdoors.

    With a vote as soon as tomorrow, we need your help to stop this attack on our parks, farmland, and waterways. Tell your representative to vote no.

  • Tell Senators Casey and Toomey: Protect Lake Erie from EPA budget cuts

    We’ve come such a long way to make Lake Erie healthier and more beautiful. Now it’s on our representatives in Congress to decide if we continue that progress or take a massive step backwards. Take action and tell Senators Casey and Toomey to oppose any budget that weakens protections for clean water in Lake Erie and across the country.

  • Tell Governor Wolf: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

    The Delaware River provides drinking water for 15 million people. We can't let fracking poison it. I urge you to vote to ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

  • We can't ignore climate change

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

  • Tell Scott Pruitt: Protect our clean car standards

    Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0827

    Administrator Pruitt:

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Save our national monuments

    Secretary Zinke,

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

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

    Sincerely,
  • Say No to Smoggy Skies

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

  • Protect our oceans from offshore drilling

    Docket No. BOEM-2017-0050

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

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

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

  • Protect the waters we love

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

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

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

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

    Sincerely,
  • Hold Illegal Polluters Accountable

    Dear Sens. Casey and Toomey,

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

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

  • There's no coming back from extinction.

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

  • No free pass for polluters

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

  • Deny polluters a "Get Out of Jail Free" card
    Right now, our politicians in Harrisburg are considering a proposal that would help frackers, coal companies, and other polluters write a get out of jail free card  by privatizing the review of environmental permits. It'd let let companies tied to the polluter approve those permits.
    Email your legislator using the form to the left to stop this proposal before it's too late.
    Your contact information is required by your state legislator for them to receive your email.

  • Stop the worst environmental attack in years
    The proposed Pennsylvania tax code propsal will undermine environmental protection for years by:
    • Creating a phony advisory committee that can unilaterally repeal safeguards put into place to reduce air pollution from fracking. 
    • Privatize the review of environmental protections, which would allow companies tied to polluters could be write the rules that they're supposed to follow.
    • Raid funding for clean air protections that came from the VW cheating scandal settlement. 

    And that's just a start. Send a message to your legislator today.

    Note that legislators require all the information to the left to receive your comment.

  • Join the Call for 100% Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania

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

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

  • Tell Harrisburg: Don’t raid Conservation Funding

    Speaker Turzai is proposing to raid some of the most successful conservation programs in Pennsylvania. Without these programs, Pennsylvania could become a place we don’t recognize. Trout streams could turn foul with runoff pollution. Open spaces and farmlands could be paved over. And, our parks could fall into disrepair.

    Tell your legislators to oppose any effort to raid Pennsylvania’s conservation programs.

    Note the information requested is required by legislators for you to email them, including phone number.

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

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    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining

    Secretary Zinke,

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the Delaware River Basin from Fracking

    Dear Delaware River Basin Commission,

    The Delaware River watershed provides drinking water to more than 15 million people and numerous recreational activities. Please keep fracking and infrastructure permanently out of our watershed.  

    Sincerely,

  • Defend the Waters We Love

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    The Clean Water Rule protects waterways that provide drinking water to more than 8 million Pennsylvanians. By protecting more than 49,000 miles of Pennsylvania's streams, it also ensures we have places to fish and kayak.

    I urge you to keep the Clean Water Rule intact.

    Sincerely,

  • Don’t exempt coal mining from clean water laws

    The State Legislature is fast-tracking a massive roll back to let coal mining companies pollute our streams with impunity.

    This radical proposal will undoubtedly mean more pollution in our rivers and streams, more damage to places we love from coal mining, and put our drinking water at risk.

    Email your legislators today and tell them to oppose Senate Bill 624 and that it’s unacceptable to give coal mining companies the green light to damage our streams and rivers.

  • Tell Harrisburg: Don't close our state parks

    Ohiopyle, Ricketts Glen, Ridley Creek, Presque Isle, and 117 more of Pennsyvlania's state parks are on the chopping block right now.  "Crippling" budget cuts proposed currently being considered by legislators in Harrisburg will force some of them to close. We have only three days to get 5,000 Pennsylvanians to help save our parks.

    Tell your legislators to oppose any budget that forces Pennsyvlania state parks to close.

  • Tell Governor Wolf to veto HB1071

    The plastics industry has just sent legislation to Gov. Wolf’s desk (HB 1071) that will strip local officials from implementing successful practices to reduce plastic bag litter and pollution by outlawing local bag fees and bans.

    Don't let legislators take away our communities ability to protect our environment and reduce litter—email Gov. Wolf today and ask him to veto this polluter-pushed proposal.

    Note the information requested is required by Governor Wolf for you to email them, including phone number.

  • Protect Our National Monuments
  • Pennsylvania should lead on climate action

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

  • Defend our national monuments

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

  • Tell your local leaders to go solar

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

  • Defend the Places We Love

    Dear Senators,

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

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

  • Join the Call for 100% Renewable Energy

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

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

  • Defend Clean Car Standards

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

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

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

  • Defend the Clean Power Plan

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

    Tell your senators: Defend the Clean Power Plan.

  • Defend Environmental Protections

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

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

    Sincerely,

  • Protect the waters we love

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

     

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Say no to mining the Grand Canyon

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

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

  • Tell 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Save the bees and our Thanksgiving favorites

    No bees means no ...

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

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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 turning back on clean water

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

    Don't let Congress mess with clean water.

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

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

    Celebrate this historic victory by thanking the president.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. Take action now to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.