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Take Action: Protect Our Nation's Waters Take Action: Protect Our Nation's Waters

Today, many U.S. streams, wetlands, lakes, and rivers lack critical protections against pollution or destruction. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are moving forward with a critical rule-making process that could finally end the many years of confusion and reinforce Clean Water Act protections for over 20 million acres of wetlands, over 2 million stream miles, and the drinking water supplies of over 117 million Americans.

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Tell the EPA to move forward with a strong standard that is based in science!


Take Action: Tell the Senate to Protect Us from Toxic Chemicals Take Action: Tell the Senate to Protect Us from Toxic Chemicals

BPA in our kitchenware, phthalates in toys, formaldehyde in our clothes. Our children and families are exposed to too many toxic chemicals! In response to the demand for stronger protections, a bipartisan group of senators has proposed legislation to update the outdated and ineffectual laws on the books. Their bill -- the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, S. 1009 -- represents an opportunity for Congress to finally pass meaningful protections from known toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, the bill doesn't go far enough and needs improvements.

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Tell the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to strengthen the bill and pass legislation that truly protects our public health.


Volunteer Vacations: Be an Eco Life-Saver Volunteer Vacations: Be an Eco Life-Saver

Cash-strapped parks around the country need your help -- and Sierra Club volunteer vacations are your chance to give back!

Accommodating all levels of skill and stamina, the Sierra Club's service trips feature a variety of tasks, with free days to hike, swim, or simply relax among spectacular surroundings. Take your pick of destinations throughout the Lower 48, Alaska, and Hawaii or bring the whole clan along for a family-friendly experience.


Grassroots Activism: Hundreds Turn Up to Help Colorado Clean Up Grassroots Activism: Let's Hear It for the Bears

Thank you for speaking up for grizzly bears! Sierra Club supporters generated more than 26,900 comments on Montana's inadequate grizzly bear management plan.

Stay tuned to hear more on the future of grizzlies in Montana.


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