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Take Action: Say No to the Tar Sands Pipeline Take Action: Say No to the Tar Sands Pipeline

This weekend, a rupture in an Exxon pipeline sent 42,000 gallons of oil spewing into the Yellowstone River. Local residents are powerless to protect their land, and are already experiencing adverse health effects from exposure to the oil. Despite this ongoing disaster, the House is preparing to vote on legislation to speed up the permit for a new tar sands oil pipeline, Keystone XL. This project will also cross the Yellowstone River, in addition to pristine land in six states and the Ogallala Aquifer, threatening the drinking water of 2 million Americans.

Tell your U.S. representative to oppose the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.

Take Action: Protect Our Waterways from Pesticides Take Action: Protect Our Waterways from Pesticides

Treating pesticides as pollutants when they're applied to waterways is common sense. Pesticides are manufactured to be toxic to living things and cause significant harm to public health and aquatic ecosystems. However, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would allow pesticides in our waterways to go unchecked -- creating a dangerous blind spot in protecting human health and ecosystems.

Email your senators today and tell them to protect our waterways from pesticides!

Oil Spill: Exxon Pipeline Ruptures Along Yellowstone River Oil Spill: Exxon Pipeline Ruptures Along Yellowstone River

An Exxon oil pipeline ruptured in Montana over the weekend, sending at least 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River and onto the riverbanks, and forcing residents downstream to evacuate.

"Unfortunately, (this) Exxon oil pipeline burst is just another incident in a long string of disasters caused by Big Oil - reminding us again why we need to move beyond oil and end its stranglehold on our nation once and for all," said Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director.

The land of Sierra Club Montana staffer Mike Scott has been affected, and he and his wife (who works for the National Wildlife Federation) are working to organize their neighbors.

Event: World Population Day Event: World Population Day

July 11th is World Population Day, an especially important day this year as our world's population is slated to hit seven billion people in October. Created by the United Nations, this day provides an opportunity to reflect upon global population, health, economic inequity, and environmental issues. To learn more about World Population Day and how you can get involved with population and environment initiatives year round, sign up for the Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program email newsletter.