Take Action: Don't Frack Our National Forests
Last year, the U.S. Forest Service proposed to keep dangerous and dirty oil and gas horizontal drilling and fracking out of the George Washington National Forest in Virginia and West Virginia. This unique and beautiful forest supplies critical wildlife habitats, as well as recreation opportunities and clean drinking water for millions of residents and visitors annually.
Now the oil and gas industry is again pressuring the Obama administration to allow fracking in this forest.
Tell the U.S. Forest Service to stand firm in its plan to prohibit fracking in the George Washington National Forest.
Take Action: Tell the EPA to Protect Communities from Carbon Pollution
Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released carbon pollution safeguards for new power plants. We've known for decades that carbon wrecks our health and our climate, and power plants are the nation's top source. Their pollution fuels climate disruption -- warm summer weekends become scorching heat waves and floods become disasters. Unlimited carbon pollution means more smog, more asthma attacks, and more climate disruption.
Tell the EPA you support these new safeguards and that it's time to finalize them.
Grassroots Activism: Make Your Voice Heard on Nuclear Power
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will soon hold public hearings about radioactive waste storage at nuclear power plants nationwide, and the Sierra Club's Nuclear Free Campaign needs your help packing those hearings.
Learn more on the Grassroots Network website.
Grassroots Activism: Testifying Against Illinois Coal
Last week a big crowd of Sierra Club activists testified at the Illinois Pollution Control Board hearing to make sure Dynegy is held responsible for its five polluting coal plants in the state.
Activists also delivered 8,000 petitions!