Take action: Current opportunities

  • March 22, 2020

    Americans are in dire need of relief. There is no question we need a dramatic response to the devastating economic impacts of this unprecedented crisis. 

    Congress needs to act quickly — without causing any further damage to Americans’ health and safety. We can’t alleviate one crisis by contributing to another. And now, more than ever, we need to be listening to strong science. 

    We can't let Congress fund private businesses only to let them create more costs for the public in the form of climate change.
  • March 18, 2020

    This unprecedented pandemic has made it abundantly clear: We need rigorous science to guide public health policies.

    When we listen to experts, we save lives. When we undermine science, we put our families, our country, and our economy at risk.

    Unfortunately, the EPA is trying to rush through an ill-conceived and dangerous proposal to censor the science that guides public health protections and keeps Americans safe.
  • March 13, 2020

    The Trump administration has moved to roll back protections under the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which means federal agencies would no longer have to consider climate change when assessing environmental impacts of infrastructure projects.

    For half a century, NEPA has been instrumental in keeping communities safe from avoidable environmental impacts. Now, projects such as highways and pipelines — large contributors to pollution — would no longer have to undergo rigorous review to protect Americans from the consequences of potentially dangerous infrastructure projects.
  • March 13, 2020

    Nearly 4 out of every 5 Americans — including majorities in every Congressional district — support solutions to tackle the climate crisis, yet Congress has made insufficient progress initiating the kinds of bold solutions we need to protect us from a warming world.

    In the meantime, deadly wildfires, severe hurricanes, record-breaking heatwaves, and devastating droughts — intensified by the climate crisis — are putting our families and communities at risk.

    Tell Congress today: We can’t ignore these threats to our health and safety. It’s time to set a path to 100% clean energy.
  • March 13, 2020

    The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) protect against mercury and 84 other hazardous pollutants such as arsenic, sulfur dioxide, and lead, and the Trump Administration is now “reconsidering” the foundation upon which MATS stands. They’re just steps away from putting these crucial health protections on the chopping block.

    EPA estimates that MATS save up to 11,000 lives per year and prevent thousands of heart attacks, asthma attacks and hospital visits each year. However, the Trump Administration has chosen to place the wishes of their allies before the health of children and families.

    To stop this attack in its tracks, we need public officials stepping up. Take action today, and demand your elected officials join the outcry against this disastrous proposal.
  • March 13, 2020

    We are still living with the toxic consequences of chemicals that were let on the market decades ago without adequate regulation and scrutiny of their safety. Some of these chemicals — many still in use today — have been linked to brain tumors, leukemia, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, and more.

    A landmark victory 3 years ago paved a path to change all that: Congress passed a groundbreaking bipartisan bill reforming our chemical safety law. But since taking office, the Trump Administration has tirelessly worked to undermine this legislation and put us all at risk.

    Tell Congress: Protect Americans from these toxic consequences, and hold the EPA accountable.
  • March 12, 2020

    Until now, America has NO NATIONAL LIMITS on carbon pollution from existing fossil-fuel power plants — the largest source of carbon pollution in our country. President Obama and the EPA finalized a rule to change all that — and Americans sent in over 8 million comments championing their efforts.

    But Congressional attacks came fast and furious before the rule was even final — despite the fact that the Clean Air Act clearly gives the EPA the authority to regulate this dangerous pollution. If we're going to continue to beat these attacks, we need passionate activists like you putting pressure on your elected officials.

    Tell Congress to let the EPA do its job, and to support strong climate standards.
  • March 11, 2020

    It's found in cleaners, adhesives, and more. It’s a known cancer-causing chemical that is also toxic to our immune system and kidneys. Even very low exposures to it are linked to fetal heart defects that can have life-long health consequences. It frequently contaminates soil and ground water at hundreds of Superfund sites and is commonly detected in our air. 

    EPA’s newly-released draft risk evaluation for this chemical — called trichloroethylene, or TCE — cuts multiple corners that lead the agency to badly underestimate the dangers this chemical poses to our health and to our environment.

    The Trump administration's approach is not only flat-out illegal, it will also leave all Americans at risk.
  • October 30, 2019

    There’s a whole lot hidden in the packages that get delivered to your door or to your store: behind each box is a complex chain of events that contribute to unhealthy air and a warming planet. The good news is, it doesn’t have to.

    The “last mile” of the delivery distribution chain is where opportunity lies right now. Almost every product gets to the final stage of its destination via fossil fuel-based shipping – which pumps dangerous pollution into the air we breathe every day. But cleaner, safer alternatives already exist. We just need companies to put them into practice.

    We’re part of a movement telling business: It’s time to transition the world’s trucks and buses to zero-emission alternatives.
  • August 26, 2019

    The Trump Administration has made (yet another) dangerous move that pushes us all closer to the brink of the climate crisis: EPA has finalized a proposal to eliminate crucial limits on how much methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — the oil & gas industry is allowed to release into our air.

    The Trump Administration wants to remove our protections, put us at risk, and give industry a free pass to pollute. We need to overwhelm them with opposition to this reckless move. 

    Take action today, and demand EPA walk back this attack.