The Trump administration has inked a deal that, if finalized, could open the Tongass National Forest to logging and road construction. Together, we must stop them from destroying America’s largest national forest. The Tongass’ 17 million acres are home to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, 800-year-old trees, and an astonishing breadth of wildlife: brown bears, bald eagles, humpback whales, and sea lions. For years, Alaska’s elected officials and Big Timber-backed allies have tried to get their paws — and saws — on the Tongass. Now, this threat looms larger than ever as the U.S. Forest Service and the State of Alaska work to craft a disastrous Alaska-specific version of the celebrated Roadless Rule.
Email the US Forest Service via Sierra Club and tell them to reject Alaska’s proposed change to the Roadless Rule.
Email Sec’y of State Mike Pompeo and tell him of your opposition to TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
Oppose Roll-back of the Clean Power Plan.
The EPA is now accepting public comments on the proposed replacement of the Clean Power Plan. Tell Acting EPA Administrator Michael Wheeler that you oppose any plans to roll back the Clean Power Plan. President Trump and his allies at the EPA just introduced what the NRDC is calling the “Dirty Power Plan” — their disastrous scheme that would replace the landmark Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is our best chance to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and accelerate our clean energy future. Trump’s rollback is nothing more than a giveaway to fossil fuel companies and utilities that leaves the rest of us to pay the price with extreme weather, poisoned air and water, and a polluted planet. Thousands of Americans who support the Clean Power Plan will fight back against any attempts to dismantle it — in defense of our clean air and water, our climate, and our clean energy future.
Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk and absolutely no reward. Siding with NRDC, a federal judge just rejected the Trump administration’s attempts to fast-track the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline — the fossil fuel monstrosity that would carry 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil each day from Canada’s boreal forest through America’s heartland. This massive pipeline would threaten land, climate, and drinking water supplies, keep us rooted in the dirty fossil fuels of the past, and slow our path to a clean energy future. Now, the fate of this climate-wrecking pipeline lies with Trump’s State Department.
Bad Farm Bill failed to pass. Worse Farm Bill proposed:
Fails to provide reasonable safety net for farmers/low-income families
Weakens successful conservation programs
Allows factory farms to use taxpayer money to cover their costs
Prohibits States from setting stronger safeguards