Tell EPA, Don’t Rollback Methane Gas Regs

Protect from Methane Gas
Trump’s EPA announced plans to repeal critical regulations that keep the oil and gas industry from leaking dangerous methane gas into the atmosphere. But for now, the EPA has to accept and respond to public comments on this dangerous rollback, so today, we need to register our protest:
Stand with NRDC — send in your official public comment opposing Trump’s reckless rollback of critical regulations for climate-warming methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.
Trump’s EPA has already tried THREE times to roll back methane regulations — so far unsuccessfully. Now, EPA chief and former fossil fuel lobbyist Andrew Wheeler has unveiled the fourth and most sweeping proposal: To entirely repeal the methane limits already in place for new oil and gas sources and to give existing operations a permanent pass.

If Trump’s lieutenants at the EPA succeed, we will be left with do-nothing standards for power plants and vehicles, no limits at all on methane from oil and gas, and new hurdles for curbing climate pollution from other industries.

Send an email via NRDC to the EPA

Tell GE to Stop Investing in Coal Plants

Future GE Coal Plants

GE has said it’s committed to the Paris climate agreement, yet it’s planning to build over a dozen new coal-fired power plants around the world using outdated coal technology that they cannot convince Americans to buy. If built, these coal plants will lock in decades of fossil fuel dependence and dangerous air pollution at a time when we need bold climate action to forestall the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

Send an email via NRDC

to call on GE CEO Lawrence Culp Jr. to immediately end GE’s involvement in these coal plants, end its investments in ALL coal projects, and prioritize its clean energy technology moving forward.

Urge YES on Arctic Refuge, Marine Protection, Florida’s Coastline

Arctic Refuge

Urge your Congressional Representative to vote YES to crucial bills to strengthen protections for our country’s public lands and waters from reckless oil and gas drilling.

  • Arctic Refuge Cultural and Coastal Plain Act (HR 1146)
  • Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (HR 1941
  • Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019 (HR 205)

One click for all three bills

 

Action Therapy – Places to Go to Find Things to Do

The familiar refrain is often, “What can I do?” often accompanied by some hand wringing about the state of our democracy. For starters, here are some remarkable resources.

Just remember: You can’t do everything. But you can do something. Put a stake in the ground and get to work:

Americans of Conscience Checklist

The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration.

5 Calls

5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics

Small Deeds Done (are better than great deeds planned)

So let’s break the work down! Let’s make it manageable. Small actions are not insignificant. A grand master plan means nothing unless someone (like you) takes the small steps that need to happen to make it a reality.

And that’s what Small Deeds is all about. It’s about each of us taking regular, small steps – that together lead to massive, crushing, world-bending change.

Protect Endangered Species in Illinois

Protect Endangered Species in IL

Oppose IL HB2425/SB1336 which threaten endangered species

Email your IL Senator & Representative

Right now, protections for endangered and threatened species in Illinois are under attack.
Anti-wildlife members of the Illinois State Legislature, emboldened by the Trump administration and its Big Ag and fossil fuel allies, are fighting hard to gut the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act.
If we don’t stop them, it could spell trouble for monarch butterflies, owls, birds, turtles, and other imperiled wildlife.

OPPOSE the Toxic Pebble Mine

Toxic Pebble Mine

Tell the Army Corps that You Oppose the Mine!

The Trump administration is recklessly rushing the approval of the Pebble Mine, the highly controversial gold and copper mine proposed for Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a draft environmental impact statement that completely ignores potential catastrophic wildlife destruction and impacts to local commercial fisheries. You can put pressure on the Army Corps by telling them to reject the Pebble Mine proposal.

Email the Army Corps during Public Comment Period ending May 30

Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act

Protect Arctic Refuge

Urge your US House Rep to cosponsor the Act

Email your U.S. House Representative

Restore vital protections for Alaska’s pristine Arctic Refuge.
The long-fought battle to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — our nation’s greatest wildlife sanctuary — is heating up on Capitol Hill. Right now, a new bill is moving through Congress that would block the Trump administration’s disastrous plan to allow destructive oil exploration and drilling in the Arctic Refuge and restore protections to this pristine wild place. Legislation is the only surefire way to protect the Arctic Refuge permanently from fossil fuel development. We need your help to mobilize massive public pressure on every representative in Congress to support this critical bill.

Oppose HB 1633, which tries to squash protest

Squashes protest

Infamous HB 1633:

  • Squashes protests with heavy penalties
  • Responds to Standing Rock protests
  • Supported by American Petroleum Institute, Koch Industries, Energy Transfer Partners
  • Opposed by ACLU, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Greenpeace, Save Our Illinois Land, National Lawyers Guild
  • Read more HERE

Contact your IL Representatives:

  • 51st District, Mary Edly-Allen, Email, Springfield: 217-782-3696, Libertyville: 224-206-7647
  • 58th District, Bob Morgan, Email, Springfield: 217-782-0902, Highwood: 847-681-8580
  • 59th District, Daniel Didech, Email, Springfield: 217-782-0499, Buffalo Grove: 847-478-9909
  • 60th District, Rita Mayfield, Email, Springfield: 217-558-1012, Waukegan: 847-599-2800
  • 61st District, Joyce Mason, Email, Springfield: 217-782-8151, Gurnee: 847-855-8600
  • 62nd District, Sam Yingling, Email, Springfield: 217-782-1664 Round Lake Beach: 847-231-6262

OPPOSE oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Interior

Oppose oil Lobbyist Bernhardt

Call Senators

OPPOSE oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Interior.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth: ‭(202) 224-2854‬ Sen. Dick Durbin: (202) 224-2152‬

Trump is trying to force his most conflicted cabinet nominee yet through the Senate confirmation process. Trump’s nominee for Interior Secretary is a former fossil fuel lobbyist and a walking conflict of interest.
David Bernhardt used to represent the same oil and gas interests that want to mine and drill in our National Monuments and gut our endangered species protections. Now, he has been nominated to run the Department of the Interior — the agency that oversees oil and gas leasing on our public lands and waters. If confirmed, he’ll surely continue Trump’s plan to destroy Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Bernhardt served as former Interior Secretary Zinke’s number two before Zinke was forced to resign last year. During that time, Bernhardt’s former fossil fuel industry clients began receiving favorable decisions from the Department of the Interior.