Current Actions

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Note: For "organization," please enter your affiliated college or university.

  • 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.

    Note: For "organization," please enter your affiliated college or university.

  • 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 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 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.
  • Hold Illegal Polluters Accountable

    Dear Sens. Duckworth and Durbin, 

    Our environmental laws protect us only when and if 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.

  • 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 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.
  • 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

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    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

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    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,
  • 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.

  • 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 Our National Monuments
  • Tell the EPA to protect clean water

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    The Clean Water Rule protects waterways that help provide drinking water to one in three Americans. I urge you to leave the rule intact.

  • Illinois 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.

  • Tell your governor: Defend clean air and climate

    President Trump is making a huge mistake, risking our health and the future of our planet. If Washington, D.C., won't act on climate, we need our governors to take the lead here at home. Tell your governor to curb climate change by cutting pollution today.

  • Tell your governor: Defend clean air and climate

    President Trump is making a huge mistake, risking our health and the future of our planet. If Washington, D.C., won't act on climate, we need our governors to take the lead here at home. Tell your governor to curb climate change by cutting pollution today.

  • Tell Secretary Perry: Don't Undermine State Renewable Standards

    Secretary Perry,

    I am concerned by your recent comments hinting that you might intervene with state renewable energy standards. Twenty-nine states now have renewable energy standards -- and if we're serious about avoiding the worst impacts of global warming and getting to 100 percent renewable energy, we should encourage more to join them. Please stay out of the way of states who are acting to improve their communities by pursuing stronger renewable energy policies.

  • Tell Interior Secretary Zinke: No seismic blasting in the Atlantic

    Former President Obama did the right thing when he banned offshore drilling in parts of the Atlantic and denied permits from oil companies seeking to use seismic blasting to discover oil below the ocean floor.

    Now, President Trump has reopened parts of the Atlantic to offshore drilling, and six companies are asking the Department of the Interior to approve their seismic blasting permits -- which will harm marine life and contribute to our dependence on fossil fuels.

    Please send Interior Secretary Zinke a message and urge him to deny all seismic blasting permits.

  • 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.

  • Protect Bears Ears National Monument
  • Tell EPA Administrator Pruitt: Don't ignore the science on chlorpyrifos

    Numerous government studies have all pointed to the same conclusion: Chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion harm nearly 1,800 endangered or critically threatened species. But Dow Chemical, manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, is urging the Environmental Protection Agencies to ignore these studies and to decline to regulate these dangerous pesticides.

    Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: Don’t ignore the science on these pesticides.

  • This Land Is Our Land

    Dear Interior Secretary Zinke,

    From Utah’s Bears Ears to Hawaii’s Papahanaumokuakea, from Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant to California’s Giant Sequoia, some of our most incredible natural treasures are protected today as national monuments.

    They’re part of what makes this country great, ensuring that future generations can enjoy their beauty as well as the culture and history surrounding them.

    I urge you to honor and affirm all of our national monuments. Our families today and for generations to come are counting on you.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress to protect our oceans

    President Trump is working to open the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific to drilling. Tell your senators and representative to oppose the president's disastrous plans for our oceans.

  • Tell your senator: Vote 'No' on this dirty, dangerous budget

    The president's budget would eliminate EPA funding for climate change programs. Tell your senators to reject this dangerous and short-sighted budget.

  • Tell your senator to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Two U.S. senators just introduced a bill that would protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling. Urge your senators to vote 'Yes' for refuge protections.

  • 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.

  • Tell your senator: Vote ‘No’ on this dirty, dangerous budget

    Dear Senator,

    President Trump’s proposed federal budget would virtually eliminate EPA funding for proven programs that are cleaning up the the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay and more.

    These regional programs have already made a difference. They’ve improved toxic pollution hotspots, restored coastal wetlands and worked to keep invasive species like the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

    I urge you to reject any dangerous and short-sighted budget that cuts funding to these successful clean water programs.

    Sincerely,

  • Protect Bears Ears National Monument

    Secretary Zinke,

    Bears Ears National Monument is a valuable addition to our country's wonderful natural heritage. It, along with the other parks, forests, monuments and other public lands we love, deserves our protection.

    Yet some short-sighted members of Congress are urging President Trump and yourself to revoke Bears Ears' national monument designation under the Antiquities Act -- the very act that Teddy Roosevelt enacted to protect our natural heritage.

    I urge you to support and defend the Bears Ears National Monument designation.

    Sincerely,

  • 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

    The president 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.

  • Protect the waters we love

    Dear Senator,

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

    But the new administration and Congress have 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 pledge to block any and all legislation to roll back protections to our clean water.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your governor to commit to 100 percent renewable energy

    States have always been at the forefront of climate progress. Now more than ever, we need states to lead the way towards a clean energy future. Urge your governor to make a commitment to a rapid shift to 100 percent renewable energy.

  • Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Dear Senator,

    I'm writing to urge you to designate the Arctic Wildlife Refuge as a protected wilderness. This incredible place is home to polar bears, whales, seals, caribou and other wildlife. Unfortunately, attempts to bring oil and gas drilling to the region threaten to destroy the habitat that these animals need to survive. Additionally, it is now more important than ever that we leave fossil fuels in the ground, given the increasing number of extreme weather events caused by climate change.

    Thank you,

  • 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,

  • Take action: Oppose undermining the Endangered Species Act

    Dear Representative,

    I urge you to reject HR 717, the Listing Reform Act, and other bills like it that would undermine the Endangered Species Act.

    The Endangered Species Act is a cornerstone of environmental protection, and since it was enacted in 1973, 98 percent of species listed as endangered have survived.

    HR 717 would undermine that success and allow short-sighted financial interests to stand in the way of protecting endangered and threatened species.

    I urge you to vote no on HR 717.

    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.

  • Stand up for the Arctic

    Dear Senator,

    The Arctic is a place of unique beauty, and home to one of the most fragile and sensitive ecosystems in the world. This pristine region should be protected, not exploited for oil and gas and made vulnerable to the unnecessary risk of oil spills.

    Please stand up for the Arctic and reject Senate Bill 49, the Alaska Oil and Gas Production Act.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action: Oppose Scott Pruitt for head of EPA

    Dear Senator,

    I urge you to reject the nomination of Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator.

    Americans deserve an EPA administrator who is guided by science, respects and enforces the law, and will work tirelessly to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we call home.

    Scott Pruitt's track record indicates that he will not meet this test.

    Sincerely,

  • Take action: Oppose Scott Pruitt for head of EPA
  • Close fracking loopholes in our bedrock environmental laws

    Since 2005, the oil and gas industry has fracked over 137,000 wells, used over 6 billion pounds of chemicals (including potential carcinogens), and produced billions of gallons of fracking wastewater. Yet the fracking industry is exempt from regulation by the EPA. Now more than ever, it's urgent that we close loopholes in our nation's key environmental laws that exempt the fracking industry.

    Join us in calling on Congress to close the loopholes that leave us vulnerable to toxic contamination of our drinking water.

  • Thanks, Mr. President!

    Dear President Obama,

    From protecting the water we drink and the places we love, to leaving our children a safer, more livable climate, thank you for an environmental legacy that all Americans can be proud of.

    Sincerely,

  • No bees, no food

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

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

  • Tell your senators: Keep the Arctic and Atlantic protected forever

    Some members of Congress are gearing up to overturn President Obama's ban on all future offshore oil and gas drilling in the fragile regions of the Arctic and Atlantic. Tell your senators: The Arctic and Atlantic are worth protecting!

  • No bees, no food

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

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

  • No bees, no food

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

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

  • ACT NOW: Protect the Grand Canyon

    The mining industry is pushing hard to open the land around the Grand Canyon to claims to dig for uranium and other metals. This could have catastrophic affects on the wildlife and waterways in and around the park and expose millions of people to radioactive uranium pollution.

    With your help, we can stop this from happening. And with little time left in office, it is more urgent than ever that President Obama act now to protect the Grand Canyon -- forever. Add your name to our petition:

  • Protect Chaco Canyon from fracking

    The Bureau of Land Management is considering opening up land around Chaco Canyon to fracking. Tell them this is a terrible idea.

  • Protect Chaco Canyon from fracking

    The Bureau of Land Management is considering opening up land around Chaco Canyon to fracking. Tell them this is a terrible idea:

  • Thank President Obama for saving the Arctic!

    President Obama just retracted plans to open drilling in the Arctic. This will protect wildlife like polar bears, whales and walrus as well as moving us away from fossil fuels. Let him know how much it means to you:

  • Protect the Grand Canyon

    The mining industry is pushing hard to open the land around the park to claims to dig for uranium and other metals. This could have catastrophic affects on the wildlife and waterways in and around the park and expose millions of people to radioactive uranium pollution.

    But we can protect the Grand Canyon by ending mining activity in its surrounding areas. Forever. Add your name to our petition to President Obama today.

  • Protect Yellowstone from toxic gold mining
  • Tell the EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides

     

  • Add your name: Save the monarch butterfly
  • Add your name: Save the rusty patched bumblebee

    Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the rusty patched bumblebee.

  • Add your name: Save the rusty patched bumblebee

    Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the rusty patched bumblebee.

  • Add your name: Block the Monsanto- Bayer merger

    More bee-killing pesticides? Higher food prices? Less agricultural innovation?

    Tell the Department of Justice to protect consumers, farmers, and the environment by blocking the Monsanto-Bayer merger.

  • Add your name: Save the monarch butterfly
  • Add your name: Save the monarch butterfly
  • Stop plans to frack Big Cypress

    Big Cypress is home to wildlife like sandhill cranes, river otters, and endangered Florida panthers. Fracking would destroy this important habitat. Tell the Department of Interior not to let frackers trample Big Cypress.

  • Tell the EPA to declare a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides
  • Thanks for protecting Maine's North Woods

    President Obama just officially designated a new national monument within Maine's North Woods -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more.

    Add your name to say thank you.

  • Protect our waters from factory farming

    One of the biggest threats to our water is how big corporations are running -- and ruining -- many of Illinois farms. Tell your state legislators that now is the time protect our waters from corporate agribusiness.

  • Great! Here's one way to show our parks some love:
  • 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.

  • Celebrate 100 years of national parks!

    As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, now is the time to renew our commitment to protecting the best of America.

    That's why we're calling on President Obama to permanently protect the Grand Canyon by declaring a new national monument before he leaves office.

  • Move forward with cutting carbon emissions from transportation

    As global temperatures continue to break records, we need to cut the pollution that's making the problem worse.

    The Obama Administration's Department of Transportation is considering a rule that would require state and metropolitan transportation organizations to track, measure, and set goals to reduce carbon pollution as well as other air pollution from transportation projects.

    This new measure would help reduce global warming pollution, while increasing investment in public transit, expanding zero-carbon transportation like walking and biking, and cleaning up the air we breathe. But it won't happen without your support. Tell the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency you support new rules to curb pollution from transportation.

  • Swarm the EPA!

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

    It's urgent we protect our bees. That's why we're swarming the EPA with more than 50,000 petitions to ban bee-killing pesticides by July 31. Add your name.

  • Stand up for rooftop solar

    All over the country, officials are considering changes that could hurt rooftop solar. Sign to let your regulator know that solar must be a big part of our energy future.

  • Swarm the EPA!

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

    It's urgent we protect our bees. That's why we're swarming the EPA with more than 50,000 petitions to ban bee-killing pesticides by July 31. Add your name.

  • Swarm the EPA!

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

    It's urgent we protect our bees. That's why we're swarming the EPA with more than 50,000 petitions to ban bee-killing pesticides by July 31. Add your name.

  • Stop fast-tracked pipelines

    Right now, we have the chance to end a senseless program that fast tracks the construction of pipelines in our nation's wetlands, which provide habitat for many animals and plants, not to mention the critical role they play in improving water quality. Add your name to help us end this program and protect our vital wetlands.

  • Halt the use of glyphosate

    Glyphosate, the chemical used in Monsanto's Roundup, is extremely prevalent in our bodies, food, and environment, and new evidence shows the chemical may cause cancer. Tell the EPA to suspend use of glyphosate until it's proven safe.

  • Tell the National Park Service: No corporate sponsorships in our parks.

    Our national parks are suffering from under-funding and a backlog of repairs, and to close the gap, the National Park Service is proposing a backwards plan: corporate sponsorships.

    Please join us in asking National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to stand with our parks and say "no" to corporate sponsorships.

  • Fracking: A health nightmare

    Fracking has left behind a radioactive legacy, endangering public health. Researchers identified 3,900 radioactive spill sites in the Bakken Shale region, one of the most fracked areas in the country. Radioactive spills put surrounding communities at elevated risk of cancer. The only way to stop this health disaster is to ban fracking. Add your name in support of a ban. 

    *If you're a health professional, please indicate this in the "Occupation" field.

  • Tell Tyson to stop polluting our waters

    Tyson Foods is a huge water polluter, but they won't clean up their act unless they hear from people like you. Add your name now to tell Tyson to stop polluting our waters.

  • Help protect our oceans from global warming

    Today on World Oceans Day, we need our leaders to do everything to protect our oceans, especially from climate change. Your governor has the power to dramatically cut carbon pollution from the biggest source in the U.S. -- power plants -- and shift to a renewable energy future.

    Let's make sure your governor knows that protecting our oceans is another reason to cut carbon pollution. Sign today.

  • Say no to mining near the Grand Canyon

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

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

  • Protect the red wolf

    There are only 45 red wolves remaining in the wild. They're facing extinction and they need our help.

    Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand -- not disband -- the Red Wolf Recovery Program.

  • 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.

  • 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 President Obama: No new drilling!

    The Obama administration has plans that would allow new drilling in the Arctic and the Gulf, risking our climate and communities. Tell President Obama: No new drilling!

  • Tell Congress: Not. One. Acre.

    Places like Puerto Rico's Vieques National Wildlife Refuge should be protected, not sold off to the highest bidder.

    But that's exactly what will happen if House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop gets his way. It's outrageous and it's just the most recent attempt to sell off our public lands to make a quick buck.

    Will you send a message to your members of Congress right now, telling them: Our public lands are not for sale. Not one acre.

  • Keep our public lands public!

    It's the 100th anniversary of our national park system. But instead of celebrating America's "best idea," some in Congress want to sell off our treasured public lands -- land that belongs to all Americans.

    Send a message to your representatives: Our public lands are not for sale. Not one acre.

  • Tell Bayer to stop producing bee-killing pesticides

    You probably know Bayer as the aspirin company. But Bayer also produces neonicotinoids, the pesticides that are contributing to bee decline.

    Tell Bayer to stop producing bee-killing pesticides -- because if there are no bees, there's no food.

  • The Great Barrier Reef is at risk, take action today!

    The Great Barrier Reef is in 'grave danger' due to climate change. In order to protect this beautiful place, we need to take strong action here at home.

    Sign our petition to our governors, telling them to stand up to big polluters and their allies trying to turn back progress on climate. Support the Clean Power Plan and protect beautiful places like the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Tell Congress: Not. One. Acre.

    It's the 100th anniversary of our national park system. But instead of celebrating America's "best idea," some in Congress want to sell off our public lands, even as mining threatens the Grand Canyon and drilling threatens the Everglades.

    Send a message to your representatives: Keep our parks in public hands.

  • Tell Congress: Not. One. Acre.

    It's the 100th anniversary of our national park system. But instead of celebrating America's "best idea," some in Congress want to sell off our public lands, even as mining threatens the Grand Canyon and drilling threatens the Everglades.

    Send a message to your representatives: Keep our parks in public hands.

  • Factory farms are destroying our waters

    Pollution from factory farms and other corporate agribusinesses is polluting our waters on a massive scale, but nobody is forcing them to clean up their act, and they won't change unless we demand it. Add your name now!

  • Tell the EPA: Ban bee-killing pesticides

    The EPA is considering limiting one of the pesticides that's been linked to the bee die-off -- but their window for feedback is expiring on April 14. Add your name now to save the bees.

  • Get the lead out of our schools' drinking water

    Lead poisoning can create serious problems for children, but many public schools throughout the country are showing high levels of lead in drinking water, and no one really knows the extent of the problem because only 10 percent of schools are required to test for it.

    Tell President Obama and EPA to require all public schools and day cares to test for lead and to immediately make those tests public so regulators, schools, and parents can make informed decisions if a school's drinking water is safe.

  • Join the buzz: Tell the EPA to save the bees

    Saving the bees is going to take all of us doing our part. That's why we're stepping up this Earth Day with a bigger, bolder campaign to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.

    Help kick it off by adding your name to urge the EPA to ban the use of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Protect the Grand Canyon from mining

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

    Tell President Obama to protect the Grand Canyon by designating the 1.7 million acres of lands and waters around the park as a national monument. 

  • Give our parks the birthday they deserve

    Mining near the Grand Canyon, a backlog of repairs, calls to seize and sell our public lands? That's no way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's national parks!

    Tell your members of Congress to protect all of our national parks, so our families can continue to enjoy them for the next 100 years.

  • No new offshore drilling!

    Twenty-seven years ago, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and dumped 11 million gallons of oil off Alaska's coast, spreading more than 1,300 miles and killing hundreds of thousands of wildlife. Today, the Obama administration has plans that would allow new drilling in the Arctic and the Gulf, risking our climate and communities. Tell President Obama: No new drilling!


    Photo Courtesy of Alaska Resources Library and Information Services / www.arlis.org

  • Solar for Target

    I support Target putting solar panels on all of their stores by 2030! By doing so, they could power nearly a quarter million homes and remove 12 million cars worth of global warming pollution. 

  • Take action to give our national parks a better birthday!

    Tell your members of Congress to protect all of our national parks, so our families can continue to enjoy them for the next 100 years.

  • Thank the president for saving the Atlantic Coast!

    President Obama just retracted plans to open drilling in the Atlantic Coast. This will protect marine wildlife like dolphins, sea turtles, and endangered right whales. Let him know how much it means to you:

  • 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.

  • Tell the USDA: Stop burying bee-saving science
  • Urgent action needed for our drinking water

    Our aging and corroded water infrastructure throughout the country is failing at an alarming rate. And the stakes couldn't be higher: the very water we drink. Thankfully, a bill was just introduced that would go a long way toward fixing this problem.

    Take action now, and let's convince our senators to support much-needed upgrades for America's drinking water.

  • Tell Warren Buffett: Stop Attacking Rooftop Solar!

    Rooftop solar is good for the environment and good for consumers. Send Warren Buffett an email today to tell him to stop attacking rooftop solar!

  • Thanks for being a real climate sweetheart!

  • Join the call to go 100% Renewable

    We can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy.

    That's why we're calling for a nationwide commitment to 100% clean, renewable energy.

  • Save our coasts from offshore drilling

    Our coasts are home to stunning wildlife and incredible beaches, from the bald eagles and loggerhead sea turtles in the Chesapeake Bay to the white sandy beaches of the Outer Banks.

    But offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. Even the standard operations of offshore drilling rigs kill and injure wildlife and threaten human health and the economy. And when major disasters happen -- such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout -- they are catastrophic.

    Please join us in telling the Obama administration to: "Save our Coasts. No offshore drilling!"

  • Gov. Rauner holds the key to a safer climate

    It’s up to the states now. President Obama has taken action to limit global warming pollution, including the global agreement he forged in Paris. But to make the president’s Clean Power Plan work, every state needs to develop the strongest carbon reduction plan possible. 

    Take action, and call on our governor to protect our kids and set the strongest plan possible. 

  • Thanks for standing up for clean water, again
    President Obama vetoed polluters' latest attack on the critical clean water protections we helped win.
  • It's time to take action on climate
  • Protect our communities and our climate from methane disasters

    One of the country's largest natural gas storage facilities, located just outside Los Angeles, is sending 110,000 pounds of climate-disrupting methane into the air every hour.

    Meanwhile, the Obama administration is finalizing rules to limit methane emissions from new oil and gas facilities. But the current proposal does nothing to prevent future disasters from existing oil and gas facilities.

    Tell President Obama and the EPA to take stronger action to protect our climate and communities from methane pollution.

  • 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.

  • The most important thing you can do to solve global warming

    President Obama is moving forward with the biggest action we’ve seen in years to fight global warming. Unfortunately, our leaders in Congress have vowed to do everything in their power to block the president and protect polluters. With so much at stake, we can’t let them kill this plan— that’s why we need you to stand with us today.

  • Don't let Congress create a dollars and senseless budget

    The final and most serious congressional battle in the polluter-driven war to derail the Clean Water Rule is happening now. Through the budget process, polluters are trying to undermine safeguards for our cherished waterways, drinking water, and public health.

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

  • Make wind power a major part of America's clean energy future!

    This year was a major milestone as construction began on America's first offshore wind project but unfortunately, Congress allowed the main federal tax incentives for wind energy to expire in 2014 -- leaving the future of wind in peril. Don't let Congress stand in the way of our clean energy future.

  • We're for clean water

    America's rivers, streams, lakes and other waters are where we go to swim, fish, canoe or just enjoy the scenery. They supply us with clean drinking water. And we should be doing all we can to protect them.

    But polluters and their allies in Congress are fighting to reverse the president's historic action to protect the waters we love.

    We're setting the record straight: Americans are for clean water. Not polluting rollbacks.

  • #ExxonKnew

    Sign to demand the Department of Justices launches a formal investigation into Exxon for misleading the public and risking the health of the planet:

  • Save the bees and our Thanksgiving favorites

    No bees means no ...

    • 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.

  • Help us keep fossil fuels in the ground

    Despite the devastating environmental impacts of drilling, mining, and burning fossil fuels, the oil and gas industry has no plans of stopping. That's why senators from across the country are coming together to pass landmark legislation.

    The 'Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground' bill would:

    • Ban drilling in the Arctic
    • Stop new drilling leases in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico
    • Stop new oil, coal, and gas leases on all federal lands
    While senators from Oregon and California to Vermont and New York have already cosponsored the bill, we need more senators to stand beside them. Tell your senator to be a champion for the environment:

  • The showdown over water is now

    Contact your senators!The long-expected showdown in the U.S. Senate over clean water will now happen in a matter of days.

    This is your last chance before the vote to convince your senators to do the right thing by protecting clean water. Contact your senators now.

  • Nothing to fear from clean water

    Water is our most precious resource, but the threats to our waterways and drinking water are downright frightening. Tell Congress there is nothing to fear from clean water, but plenty to fear from not protecting it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tell our attorney general to defend water

    The biggest victory for clean water in more than a decade is on hold due to court decisions. Several states are stepping up to defend clean water in the courts, but Illinois is not yet one of them. Tell Attorney General Madigan that Illinois and the nation need her to defend clean water in the courts.

  • Don't let BP write off the Gulf Coast disaster

    The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout took a massive toll on our environment, the region's wildlife, and nearby communities. For three months after the initial explosion, millions of gallons of crude oil and thousands of tons of methane spewed from the sea floor. Eleven people were killed and dozens more injured. Five years later, we are still suffering from the impacts.

    BP was found "grossly negligent" for its role in the disaster, however, their settlement will be almost entirely tax deductible. Tell the Department of Justice to deny BP tax write offs for its remaining payments to address the 2010 Gulf Coast disaster.

  • Reauthorize the LWCF

    For 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected watersheds and drinking water, preserved our national heritage, and conserved natural areas and open space for wildlife and recreation -- all while providing sustainable, local jobs to communities across America.

    Back in 1965, Congress made a promise to all Americans to use funds generated from offshore oil and gas leasing to conserve our precious landscapes and create close-to-home parks for the public to use and enjoy. But this Congress broke that promise when they failed to reauthorize the LWCF by the Sept. 30 deadline. They still have the opportunity to do the right thing by the end of the year.

    Tell Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the LWCF now.

  • Ban the beads

    Tiny microbeads can be a big problem for our environment, causing harm to aquatic habitats and wildlife. Tell Congress to pass a strong bill that bans all plastic microbeads in personal care products.

  • Tell Governor Rauner to implement Obama’s Global Warming Plan

    Governor Rauner plans to announce his position on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan in the coming weeks.

    The Clean Power Plan is the single biggest step our nation has ever taken to combat global warming pollution. Under the plan, every state is responsible for hitting specific pollution reduction goals.

    Our coalition wants to deliver over 30,000 petitions to Governor Rauner next week, calling on him to aggressively work to hit our state’s global warming pollution reduction goals.

  • Voice your support to clean up trucks!

    After a summer like this, we know we need to do everything we can to tackle global warming pollution. Making trucks go farther on a gallon of fuel can curb pollution, help save the planet, and save money.

    Voice your support NOW for cleaning up dirty trucks!

    Tell the EPA to pass the strongest possible rule -- to reduce pollution from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 40% by 2025!

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    hold VW accountable

    Volkswagen repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act for the last 6 years. Their "clean-diesel" cars could be emitting up to 15-35 times more smog-forming pollution while on the road than was showing up on their emissions tests.

    This is UNACCEPTABLE: Sign our petition to tell the EPA that we need to prosecute Volkswagen to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Save our ocean's natural treasures

    The Obama administration is considering permanently protecting two of the nation's most magical underwater habitats. These areas are home to a remarkable diversity of ocean life from endangered right whales to sea turtles, but without protections, these fragile habitats and the animals that call them home are at risk.

    Urge President Obama to protect these national treasures before it's too late.

  • Keep it in the ground

    Scientists now warn, "If we burn it all, we melt it all." That's why we must keep most of the Earth's fossil fuels where they belong: in the ground.

    Tell Congress you oppose lifting the oil export ban.

  • Keep it in the ground

    Scientists now warn, "If we burn it all, we melt it all." That's why we must keep most of the Earth's fossil fuels where they belong: in the ground.

    Tell Congress you oppose lifting the oil export ban.

  • We want clean water, not polluted water

    Polluters friends in the U.S. Senate are reaching deep into the bag of dirty tricks to halt restored protections for our waterways. We can't let any of their "dirty water" efforts succeed. Send a note to your senators asking them to stand for clean water.

  • Protect our rivers from toxic mining pollution

    The disaster on the Animas River reminds us that, for far too long, the mining industry has polluted our rivers. Forty percent of the West's headwaters are now contaminated with pollution from mines.

    President Obama has the authority to put a moratorium on all new mines near our waters on public lands.

    The hard rock mining industry should not be allowed to build new mines in and around our cherished waterways until it cleans up from past mining operations. Please add your name.

  • Will we take the biggest step ever on global warming?

    The Clean Power Plan is the strongest action we've ever taken to tackle global warming. The plan will reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 32% and it’s a critical part of helping us reach a strong climate deal in Paris later this fall. 

    But it’s under fire from all corners. Polluters and allies are filing lawsuits. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is even calling foreign officials to undermine President Obama's plan. 

    With record drought, record wildfire and record global temperatures, we can't afford to let climate-deniers block this critical step before it has a chance to work. 

    Tell Congress to support the Clean Power Plan today. 

  • No drilling in the Arctic

    The U.S. Department of the Interior just granted conditional permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to begin drilling off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea.

    Tell President Obama this is a big mistake.

  • Protect public lands from fracking

    As the oil and gas industry seeks to expand fracking on public lands across the country, including near our national parks and areas that provide critical drinking water for millions of Americans, now is the time to call on our elected officials to take a stand against dirty drilling.

    The Protect Our Public Lands Act would ban fracking on all federal lands, protecting our most special places from fracking's dangerous and destructive impacts. While the only way to truly protect our environment and our health from fracking is to ban it outright, some places are just too precious to drill and frack and that includes our parks, canyons and forests. 

    Tell your representatives to take a stand against fracking by cosponsoring the Protect Our Public Lands Act. 

  • Stand up for clean power

    President Obama finalized the Clean Power Plan, the biggest step we've ever taken to tackle the climate crisis -- and predictably, climate deniers almost immediately attempted to block it. It's up to us to defend it.

    Will you add your name in support of clean power?

  • Stand against pesticide pollution of our water

    Some members of Congress are trying to pass a law that would eliminate federal oversight of spraying pesticides in and around our waterways.

    Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards and wildlife die-offs. Permitting helps ensure pesticides are used in a responsible way that reduces contamination of our streams, rivers, and lakes.

    Please tell your senators to stand against this reckless action now.

  • Protect our parks and special places

    In less than 50 days, our nation's most successful conservation program could end.

    From the Grand Canyon to the parks and trails in our own backyards, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has set aside and protected special places for the past 50 years. Don't let Congress let it die.

  • Clean energy and the Clean Power Plan

    Attacks against advancement and attempts to turn back the path of process are rampant in our nation. Policies such as The Clean Power Plan and Clean Energy Incentive Program are essential for not just our children’s future, but also to protect our current way of life. However, with big coal and other special interests fighting to keep things just as they are, we need to do more to make sure these policies remain in place.

    Solar, energy efficiency, and wind are the best ways to assure that the clean power plan is successful. We know clean energy solutions work, and we know how to make them available for all.

    Sign to help the EPA implement affordable energy solutions as a part of the Clean Energy Incentive Program.  

  • Tell Murray Energy to clean up its act

    Murray Energy, the largest private coal company in the nation, recently filed a lawsuit to derail the Clean Water Rule.

    It’s bad enough when coal companies pollute our rivers and streams, but now Murray is mucking around in our courts. Please add your voice today.

  • Thank the president for acting on climate



    The Clean Power Plan is the single-biggest step the United States has taken to reduce global warming pollution. Ever since the Obama administration proposed it in 2014, polluters and climate deniers have fought it every step of the way. But now, the rules are final, and it's time to celebrate!

    Join us in thanking the president for acting on climate, and passing the Clean Power Plan.

  • Here’s a local opportunity to make a difference on climate

    Thank you for your interest in testifying in favor of stronger fuel efficiency rules for big trucks. Together, we can help prevent the worst impacts of global warming.

    Here’s the details on the hearing:

    WHAT: EPA hearing on a proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from big trucks
    WHEN: Thursday August 6th; 9 AM, continuing until everyone present has had a chance to speak.
    WHERE: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois
    HOW TO REGISTER:  Send an email to iffland.jonell@epa.gov stating you want to testify. Provide the following information: Name, affiliation, address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers (and if you need any accommodations like a language interpreter.)
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: EPA requests registration by Monday August 3.
    BACKGROUND:  Background on the rule from EPA is at this link

    Please feel free to invite others; just make sure to let EPA know that they wish to speak at the hearing. 

    Thank you for your help!
  • No drilling in the Arctic

    The U.S. Department of the Interior just granted conditional permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to begin drilling off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea.

    Tell President Obama this is a big mistake.

  • Protect the Grand Canyon from mining

    Tell President Obama to protect the Grand Canyon and its watershed from uranium mining by creating a new national monument.

  • Thank President Obama for supporting solar for all

    Solar is often viewed as an option only available to the upper middle class and wealthy. President Obama just took an important step to help remedy that and make sure that all Americans have the right to choose clean energy.

    Thank you for sending a letter to the President thanking him and letting him know we back his efforts to expand solar energy for all.  

  • 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.
  • Let's send Senator Kirk a wake up call!

    Senator Kirk cast the deciding vote to move a bill that would block climate progress to the Senate floor. By gutting the Clean Power Plan, Senator Kirk is putting our nation's public health at risk!

    However, all hope is not lost! The bill is not yet a law and we need to do all we can to keep it from moving forward.

    We need to act now. Tell Senator Kirk to quit protecting major polluters with his vote by signing below!

  • Tell EPA to clean up trucks!

    A third of U.S. global warming pollution comes from transportation. Big trucks represent an opportunity to clean that pollution up. Although they make up only 7 percent of the traffic on our roads, medium-and heavy-duty vehicles produce more than a quarter of on-road global warming pollution.

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration have proposed a new standard that will make trucks go further on a gallon of diesel. This is an important opportunity to prevent pollution, help America get off of oil, and save us all money. Tell Transportation Secretary Foxx and EPA Administrator McCarthy to make the final rule as strong as possible.

  • I stand with Pope Francis on global warming
    Pope Francis just took an incredibly powerful and highly visible stand on global warming, but climate-deniers and polluters are already belittling his words.
  • Don't let Senator Kirk stop real progress on global warming!

    Climate change will directly impact our outdoor treasures like Lake Michigan, making it more vulnerable to algae and invasive species. We need to act fast!

    The good news is the president is finally moving forward with what’s being called “the strongest action ever taken” on climate change. The plan would limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants: America’s #1 source of global warming emissions.

    This week the Senate Appropriations Committee could vote on an attack to President Obama's Clean Power Plan, but Senator Kirk is on the fence! With so much at stake, we can’t let them kill this plan -- and that’s why we need you to stand with us today.

    Urge Senator Kirk to take action against climate change and oppose any bill that rolls back the Clean Power Plan: Sign here!

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  • No turning back on clean water

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

    Don't let Congress mess with clean water.

  • Tell the EPA to prohibit fracking wastewater from being sent to Publicly Owned Treatment Works

    Fracking uses a wide range of toxic chemicals that can contaminate our drinking water, pose health threats to our families and pollute our waterways. High concentrations of heavy metals, chemical additives and even cancer causing compounds such as benzene have been found in wastewater produced by fracking.

    Astonishingly, this toxic wastewater can still be sent to sewage treatment plants that were never designed to treat all of the pollutants found in it. This allows pollutants to directly enter our waterways putting at risk downstream rivers and streams including sources of drinking water for millions of Americans.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule to stop fracking's toxic wastewater from being sent to these facilities. Will you add your name in support today?

  • No turning back on clean water

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

    Don't let Congress mess with clean water.

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

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

    Celebrate this historic victory by thanking the president.

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

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

    Celebrate this historic victory by thanking the president.

  • Tell Mitch McConnell to pull his head out of the sand

    President Obama is about to go big on global warming, Mitch McConnell is going all-out to stop him, and you can tip the balance.

  • Get off the fence

    Get off the fenceYour representative is a key swing vote on a dirty water bill that is designed to torpedo the Clean Water Rule.

    The US House is scheduled to vote on the bill Tuesday, May 12. Please send a quick note today asking your representative to do the right thing by Illinois' streams, wetlands, and drinking water.

  • Tell Congress to protect Lake Michigan

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

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

  • Stop the Koch Brothers' Attacks on Solar Energy

    Solar is a virtually limitless, pollution-free energy source for the United States. We oppose recent efforts by you, the Koch Brothers, as well as your related organizations and special interest allies, that seek to slow down or halt the advancement of solar energy.

  • Get fired up for water

    The House will vote any day now on two bills designed to kill restoring protections for our waterways. At stake here is the drinking water for one in three Americans, as well as the quality of life that comes from enjoying our favorite waterways.

    Please send your representative a quick note letting him or her know you’re fired up for clean water.

  • Tell Congress to protect Lake Michigan

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

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

  • 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 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell Senator Kirk to support limits on carbon from power plants

    With more torrential downpours, heat waves, and risks to Lake Michigan, scientists are warning us: We need to do more on global warming and we need to act fast.

    Even though 97% of climate scientists agree that carbon pollution from human activity is fueling global warming – polluters and their politician allies have been clouding the facts. In fact, state officials in Wisconsin and Florida were actually pressured by politicians to avoid using the term ‘climate change’. Senator Kirk should be doing everything in his power to move us forward. But instead he voted against preventing the censorship of climate science in government agencies.

    Protecting our children’s future requires us to stop dumping carbon into our atmosphere and there’s no better place to start than with America’s #1 global warming polluters – power plants. Tell Senator Kirk it’s time to stand up for our health and our kids’ future and support carbon limits on power plants.



    [1] For Some Wisconsin State Workers, 'Climate Change' Isn't Something You Can Talk About. Bloomberg News, April 8, 2015

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    In Florida, officials ban term 'climate change.'" Miami Herald, March 8, 2015

    [3] Roll call vote Amendment #944. US Senate, March 26, 2015

  • Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides

    Bees are dying ... but the EPA is still allowing bee-killing pesticides on the market.

    Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides

    Bees are dying at a startling rate, but the EPA is still allowing bee-killing pesticides on the market. Tell the EPA to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.

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    Your representative is a key swing vote on a ‘dirty water’ bill in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week.

    Please send a quick note asking him or her to do the right thing by America's streams, wetlands, and drinking water.

  • 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 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Send a note of thanks or no thanks

    The Senate recently voted on an amendment seeking to limit the clean water rule. Send Illinois' senators a note of thanks for voting against the amendment, or tell them no thanks for voting for it.

    Depending on how your senators voted, they will show up below as a “Thank you” or “No Thank You.” Please send 'em both a note!

  • Tell Tyson to stop polluting Illinois' waterways

    Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into our waterways — threatening both the environment and human health.

    In fact, Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. dumped 2.5 million pounds of toxic releases into Illinois' waters in 2012, a significant portion of the 6.1 million total pounds of toxics dumped into Illinois' waterways that year.

    Polluters should be held accountable for their actions. Please sign the petition to urge Tyson stop polluting Illinois' waters.

  • Tell President Obama: Declare our nation’s parks and forests safe from fracking.

    Oil and gas companies have expressed interest in fracking 12 million more acres of public lands -- and the Obama administration is on the fence whether to let them have it.

    Please tell the president: Do not allow fracking in our national forests or near our national parks.



  • Don’t let polluted politics foul our waters

    PollutingPoliticsThe same companies that are polluting our rivers with toxic chemicals are also polluting our politics with their spending.

    Right now, Illinois' water polluters are spending millions to lobby their allies on Capitol Hill to block the clean water rule, which, if adopted, will help protect the drinking water of 1.7 million Illinoisans that is currently at risk to pollution. A bill to stop the clean water rule is currently pending in the House of Representatives.

    Send a note to your representative asking him or her to not be influenced by polluters, but to listen to the majority of Illinoisans who want to move forward with protecting our waterways and drinking water.

  • No Bees, No Food

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

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

  • We're going big on solar

    Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't just the ones with the most sunshine; they're the ones with smart pro-solar policies.

    That's why we're urging our leaders to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your business name. 

  • The most important thing you can do to solve global warming

    President Obama has announced the biggest action we’ve seen in years to fight global warming – setting the first-ever limits on global warming pollution from existing coal plants, the single largest source of global warming pollution in America.


    Send a message to your representatives in Congress urging them to support the Clean Power Plan. 

  • It's time to go big on solar 

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    Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't just the ones with the most sunshine; they're the ones with smart pro-solar policies.

    That's why we're urging our leaders to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell your Congress members: Be a clean water champion

    The proposed clean water rule would restore protections to nearly 50,000 miles of Illinois' streams. Will Congress heed the more than 800,000 Americans who have called on the EPA to protect our drinking water and ensure the health of our streams? Or will Congress cater to the polluters and developers who want to pollute our waterways and pave over our wetlands? 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 Congress members urging them to move forward on clean water by making a public statement in support of the clean water rule.

  • Stop Keystone




    Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. Help stop Keystone by urging your senators to vote NO.

  • Stop Keystone




    Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. Help stop Keystone by urging your senators to vote NO.

  • Stop Keystone




    Mitch McConnell is making the Keystone XL pipeline the new Senate’s first order of business. Help stop Keystone by urging your senators to vote NO.

  • Go big on solar

    Call on the governor to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.





  • Save the Bees!

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

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

  • 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.

  • We need to #PutSolarOnIt 


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    Put Solar On It

    We've just begun to tap the potential to power the nation with virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun. With the cost of solar energy declining, we must take advantage of solar energy to meet our energy needs while reducing pollution that harms our health and contributes to global warming.   

    That's why we are asking our state leaders to commit to a bold goal of getting 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.  

  • It's time to go big on solar 

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    Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't just the ones with the most sunshine; they're the ones with smart pro-solar policies.

    That's why we're urging our leaders to commit to getting at least 10% of our power from the sun by 2030.

    Amplify our call by adding your name.

  • Tell your senators: Be a clean water champion 

    Protect clean water

    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.

  • The most important thing you can do to solve global warming 

    AME_Global_Warming_landing_image.jpgPresident Obama just proposed the biggest action we've seen in years to fight global warming – setting the first-ever limits on global warming pollution from existing coal plants, the single largest source of global warming pollution in America.

    Sign the petition to the EPA supporting limits on carbon from power plants:

  • Protect Lake Michigan

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    Loopholes in the Clean Water Act leave the streams and wetlands that feed and filter Lake Michigan open to unchecked pollution and development. The EPA can protect Lake Michigan and close these loopholes, but big polluters are trying to stop the agency from doing its job.

    Add your name below to urge the EPA  to protect Lake Michigan.

  • Protect Lake Michigan

    Gillson Park Beach

    Loopholes in the Clean Water Act leave the streams and wetlands that feed and filter Lake Michigan open to unchecked pollution and development. The EPA can protect Lake Michigan and close these loopholes, but big polluters are trying to stop the agency from doing its job.

    Add your name below to urge the EPA  to protect Lake Michigan.

  • Protect Lake Michigan

    Gillson Park Beach

    Loopholes in the Clean Water Act leave the streams and wetlands that feed and filter Lake Michigan open to unchecked pollution and development. The EPA can protect Lake Michigan and close these loopholes, but big polluters are trying to stop the agency from doing its job.

    Add your name below to urge the EPA  to protect Lake Michigan.