Take action: Current opportunities

  • February 2, 2021

    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

    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!
  • January 26, 2021

    The Biden-Harris administration is getting right to work, using their executive authority to move forward on cutting pollution, ending environmental injustice and unleashing clean energy innovation.

    These executive actions are important steps in making up for lost time. The Biden-Harris ticket ran on the promise of making climate action and environmental justice the cornerstone of their “Build Back Better” agenda — and they are making good on their promise.

    Take action to thank them for their leadership today.
  • January 22, 2021

    The Biden-Harris administration and the new Congress offer new hope for historic clean energy and climate progress. It’s time to #PowerUpAmerica!

    And they need to hear from you today. By signing this Power Up, America! Climate Petition and helping us reach 100,000 signatures, you can deliver a powerful message to the new Administration and Congress that they must take climate action now.

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    Power Up, America! People’s Climate Petition

    After years of damage and division, it's time to power up for a more just and equitable America with less pollution, more jobs, and safer, healthier communities.

    That’s why I am signing this People’s Climate Petition calling on the incoming Biden-Harris administration and Congress to rebuild our economy and create healthier communities by cleaning up our transportation and electric power sectors.

    To slash pollution, unleash innovation and create millions of jobs, we need to set three ambitious national goals:

    100% clean electric power by 2035

    All new cars are zero polluting by 2035

    All new trucks and buses are zero polluting by 2040

    To achieve these goals, the Biden-Harris administration and Congress need to work together to push common sense policies, including:

    Incentives to advance wind and solar energy, energy efficiency programs, zero-emission trucks, and energy storage technologies.

    Funding for states and local agencies to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

    Grants to help school districts purchase zero-emission, electric school buses.

    Funding for clean energy research and development to revive innovation here at home and reposition America as a global leader.

    Significantly investing in clean energy and clean transportation in communities where the need is greatest, including communities disproportionately harmed by power plant pollution and workers who will be impacted by our transition to a 100% clean economy.

    Now is the time to come together and support a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future with bold action to slash pollution and unleash clean energy innovation.

    It’s time to Power Up, America!
  • January 21, 2021

    As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden signed an executive order recommitting the United States to the Paris climate agreement. This is an important step to reverse one of President Trump’s most reckless acts and to get America back on track to drive global action on what President Biden has often called an “existential threat.”

    Please take action now: Thank President Biden for following through on this campaign promise and tell him you support bold, ambitious action to make up for lost time in global action to slash emissions and unleash clean energy innovation.
  • November 25, 2020

    The Biden-Harris administration and the new Congress offer new hope for historic clean energy and climate progress. It’s time to #PowerUpAmerica!

    And they need to hear from you today. By signing this Power Up, America! Climate Petition, you can deliver a powerful message to the new Administration and Congress that they must take climate action now.

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    Power Up, America! People’s Climate Petition

    After years of damage and division, it's time to power up for a more just and equitable America with less pollution, more jobs, and safer, healthier communities.

    That’s why I am signing this People’s Climate Petition calling on the incoming Biden-Harris administration and Congress to rebuild our economy and create healthier communities by cleaning up our transportation and electric power sectors.

    To slash pollution, unleash innovation and create millions of jobs, we need to set three ambitious national goals:

    100% clean electric power by 2035

    All new cars are zero polluting by 2035

    All new trucks and buses are zero polluting by 2040

    To achieve these goals, the Biden-Harris administration and Congress need to work together to push common sense policies, including:

    Incentives to advance wind and solar energy, energy efficiency programs, zero-emission trucks, and energy storage technologies.

    Funding for states and local agencies to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

    Grants to help school districts purchase zero-emission, electric school buses.

    Funding for clean energy research and development to revive innovation here at home and reposition America as a global leader.

    Significantly investing in clean energy and clean transportation in communities where the need is greatest, including communities disproportionately harmed by power plant pollution and workers who will be impacted by our transition to a 100% clean economy.

    Now is the time to come together and support a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future with bold action to slash pollution and unleash clean energy innovation.

    It’s time to Power Up, America!
  • November 3, 2020

    The Biden-Harris administration offers new hope for progress on a wide range of important issues. Not least of them is the urgent need to make federal climate action a cornerstone priority.

    In politics, presidential leadership alone is not enough. Powerful and deep-pocketed special interests will stand against progress. So, we need to do our part as engaged and determined advocates to spur action.

    Please send the Biden-Harris administration a message today letting them know you support their commitment to make bold climate action a top tier priority.
  • October 1, 2020

    It shouldn’t be our responsibility to know what and how many chemicals we eat every day. We should be able to trust that the Food and Drug Administration is ensuring that what we put in our bodies is safe. But the agency is shirking its duty.

    An EDF investigation of nearly 900 safety determinations — submitted by companies making new additives — found that only one followed through on a legal requirement to consider the cumulative health effects of related chemicals, and FDA didn’t raise objections with this major shortcoming.

    Will you join us in demanding the FDA ensure food chemicals do not harm our health? Add your name today!
  • August 4, 2020

    We want safe and sustainable products.

    According to a recent survey of American shoppers, nearly 2 out of every 3 expect companies to explain the environmental impact of their products — and nearly 4 out of 5 believe companies should be doing more to help them make decisions that support sustainability.

    But as we increasingly shift to a digital world, we’re not getting the information we need. Finding legitimate environmental and ingredient safety data — or any data, for that matter — online is a monumental challenge. And often, the information that is provided is complicated and hard to verify.

    We deserve — and demand — transparency about the environmental and health impacts of the products we’re bringing in to our homes.
  • March 13, 2020

    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 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 and put us all at risk. Now, we have the opportunity to get the chemical safety law back on track to better protect us all from dangerous chemicals.

    Tell Congress: Protect communities across the country from the toxic chemicals in our air, water, and products.