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Take Action: Take Action: Protect New Air and Water Safeguards -- Read more. Take Action: Protect the Arctic from Shell's Oil Drilling

Royal Dutch Shell is supposed to start drilling in America's Arctic in just a few days -- but the company recently admitted that it can't keep the promises it made when it comes to cleanup equipment or clean air protections. And this month a Shell drill ship came dangerously close to running aground on its way to the Arctic. If Shell is scrambling like this at the last minute to start drilling, what will it do when an oil spill happens?

Tell President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson that Shell can't be trusted.


Grassroots Activism: Thousands Gather for Fracking Rally -- read more Grassroots Activism: Thousands Gather for Fracking Rally

More than 5,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., this past Saturday for the "Stop the Frack Attack" rally.

"Our call to action, in concert with over 130 other organizations, was to demand that no more drilling harm our public health, water, and air," said Deb Nardone, director of the Sierra Club Beyond Natural Gas campaign.


Grassroots Activism: Speaking Out for Pipeline Safety -- read more. Grassroots Activism: Speaking Out for Pipeline Safety

Sierra Club volunteer Susan Connolly gave some very moving testimony at a pipeline safety hearing in Washington, D.C., last week.

"If you want to know whether tar sands oil is safe, come to Michigan and see firsthand," said Susan, whose family suffered health problems after the 2010 Enbridge tar sands oil spill in the Kalamazoo River.

Read more of Susan's story on the Compass blog.


Saturday Action: Will You Join Hands Across the Sand? -- read more. Saturday Action: Will You Join Hands Across the Sand?

This Saturday, August 5, is the Hands Across the Sand day of action around the world. People will come together at thousands of events in all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide to say NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy!

Find an event near you.



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