Take action: Current opportunities

  • June 9, 2021

    Infrastructure is more than roads and bridges!
    From good paying clean energy jobs to cleaner air and waters, the Biden Administration’s infrastructure plan is a bold and necessary first step in combating the climate crisis.

    Investments in our nation’s infrastructure must go beyond roads and bridges to include EV charging infrastructure, zero-emitting trucks and busses, and lead-free pipes.

    Urge Congress to support strong policies that protect our communities’ air, water and climate so we can build a safe, prosperous, zero-emissions future.
  • June 7, 2021

    Protect Families from Dangerous Chemicals
    Chemicals used in everyday products have been linked to brain tumors, leukemia, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, and more. Pollutants in our air and water harm our health, too.

    A landmark victory in June 2016 opened a path to help change all that: Congress passed a groundbreaking bipartisan bill reforming our chemical safety law. Unfortunately, for four years, the Trump Administration tirelessly worked to undermine this legislation, putting us all at greater risk. 

    Now, on the fifth anniversary of the law, we need to seize the opportunity to get the chemical safety system back on track and ensure it protects us all, particularly those most impacted, by dangerous chemicals.

    Tell EPA Administrator Regan: Fully implement the chemical safety law to protect communities across the country from toxic chemicals in our air, water, and products.
  • May 17, 2021

    It’s time for the EPA to restore clean car standards
    President Biden promised bold action to reverse the previous administration's illegal attack on states’ authority under the Clean Air Act to adopt stronger vehicle pollution standards than those set by the federal government. 

    When states are able to implement stricter transportation standards at the local level we can reduce both climate pollution and local pollution that harms our communities, all while cutting fuel prices and driving innovation for zero-emission vehicles. But this is only possible if the Environmental Protection Agency overturns dangerous Trump policies! Tell the EPA to restore state leadership on vehicle pollution regulation.
  • April 22, 2021

    Restoring U.S. climate leadership on the world stage!
    The message from the Biden administration is clear: The United States is not only back, but ready to go all-in to beat the climate crisis!

    President Biden announced a bold, ambitious emissions target under the Paris Agreement, to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. This not only reestablishes our nation’s role as a global leader on climate, but will help us to build the clean energy workforce of the future.

    Show your support for this bold but achievable commitment to climate action and help secure a zero-emission future!
  • April 19, 2021

    Climate solutions on the farm
    Climate change poses growing threats to America’s farmers and ranchers — from extreme heat and drought to larger, more frequent and damaging floods.

    At the same time, farmers and ranchers can be major players when it comes to advancing climate solutions. Practices like planting cover crops, reducing tillage and improving livestock management can help to boost soil health and reduce harmful pollutants like methane.

    Although agriculture contributes up to 10% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, engaging with farmers, ranchers and policymakers to advance these climate-friendly practices can slash emissions and build resilience.

    Please take action today to ask your members of Congress to prioritize on-farm climate solutions for America’s farmers and ranchers.
  • April 14, 2021

    It’s Time To Go Bold, America!
    The actions we take right now will set the course for our climate future. By seizing this moment, we can unleash transformational change to combat the climate crisis, rehabilitate our economy and build more resilient and more equitable communities.

    This is our moment to “Go Bold!” and set a path toward a cleaner, safer, healthier world that will protect our families and future generations from the most severe consequences of climate change.

    But we need your support. Sign the Go Bold, America! Climate Action Petition and help us deliver a powerful message to your leaders encouraging them to support big, bold investments to revitalize America’s aging infrastructure, lessen economic and environmental inequalities and jumpstart our transition to clean energy and electric vehicles!

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    Go Bold, America! 

    Climate Action Petition

    America needs to reduce harmful pollution, address environmental injustice and create jobs in areas critical to combating the climate crisis.

    That’s why I am signing this Climate Action Petition calling on our leaders to take the next step to create millions of jobs, protect the health of our communities and foster a stronger, cleaner, more equitable economy.

    This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to:

    Build a national network of 500,000 EV charging stations.

    Jumpstart the production of American-made electric cars, trucks and buses.

    Rebuild our aging infrastructure to withstand the effects of climate change.

    Modernize our energy grid.

    Replace thousands of miles of dangerous lead pipes.

    Invest in communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution, climate change and the transition to clean energy.

    Together we can build a future where millions of Americans enjoy good-paying jobs in our clean energy workforce, where all communities have safe water to drink and clean air to breathe, and where our highways are populated by zero-emitting vehicles.

    Building sustainable — climate-friendly — infrastructure is the first step to build a stronger, better and more prosperous America. This is our moment to slash pollution, unleash innovation and create the good-paying jobs necessary to:

    Reach 100% clean electric power by 2035; 

    Ensure that all new cars are zero emitting by 2035; and 

    Guarantee that all new trucks and buses are zero emitting by 2040.

    Our country wins when our leaders take bold action — and there’s never been a better time to Go Bold, America!
  • April 9, 2021

    Your voice needed: Support the largest eco-restoration project in U.S. history
    Louisiana’s Barataria Basin is one of the nation’s most valuable estuaries. But since the 1930s, the Basin has seen some of the highest rates of land loss on Earth, threatening the future of coastal communities and ecosystems across the Mississippi River Delta.

    The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project would harness the land-building power of the Mississippi River by reconnecting it to its deteriorating wetlands. It’s cost-effective, based on decades of solid science, and designed for the scale of the challenges that face not only Louisiana but the entire nation.

    Right now, the Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public feedback on the project through a public comment period. It is a critical moment for the project — its future hangs in the balance. 

    Please submit a public comment today, and help turn the tide on this devastating land loss crisis.
  • March 19, 2021

    Take Action: Support our cleaner transportation future
    Transportation is the largest source of climate pollution in the U.S. It’s a big challenge, but also a big opportunity. Momentum is increasing for electric vehicles and our clean energy infrastructure, and we must seize new opportunities to slash pollution, create jobs and move toward a zero-net-emission future.

    Climate progress requires action and bold investment to spur innovation and accelerate our transition to cleaner transportation technologies at the rate science requires.

    Please take action to urge our members of Congress to support strong policies that will drive us forward toward our ambitious goals of ensuring all new passenger vehicles are zero emission by 2035 and all new trucks and buses are zero-emission by 2040.
  • February 2, 2021

    Demand the FDA Strengthen its Standards for Lead
    We know that lead exposure harms children and adults. In children, lead impairs brain development, resulting in learning and behavioral problems. In adults, it causes heart disease.

    Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration has not banned lead from being added to many materials that contact our food – from tea and coffee equipment to food cans.

    And the lead doesn’t stay in those materials – it can get into our food. EDF analyzed FDA data and found lead detected in 97% of certain canned fruit samples, compared to only 3% of fresh or frozen varieties. And there is ample evidence that the lead is added to brass or bronze in equipment to brew tea and coffee.

    Will you join us in demanding that FDA strengthen its standards for lead to better protect our health?
  • January 29, 2021

    Take action: Support climate progress by supporting electric vehicles
    Transportation is the largest source of climate pollution in the U.S. It’s a big challenge, but also a big opportunity. Electric vehicles reduce carbon emissions and other dangerous pollution.

    The technology is ready today — and overseas competitors are already electrifying their transportation systems. We need bold and urgent action to accelerate America’s investment in these technologies, create jobs, promote equity and slash climate pollution.

    Take action today: Tell the Biden-Harris administration you support ambitious federal action to electrify our vehicles and transportation systems, especially America's 13 million heavy-duty trucks and buses, which produce more climate pollution than the entire British economy!