If there’s one thing we should all be fighting for together, it should be our environment. Not to sound sanctimonious here, but this is our home and if we don’t protect it, we’re not going to be able to continue living here as a species. Instead of fighting about whether something exists or not—whether it’s evolution, the disappearance of a species, or global warming—we need to be coming up with solutions from all sides. Here are a few ways you can ask for solutions today.
Tell BP it’s time to pay up!
Did you know that BP still has yet to pay a cent in Clean Water Act fines? What the heck is holding them up after the death and devastation their destruction caused our Gulf Coast? Click here to demand that BP pay up now! They are liable for the maximum penalty and I think most Americans would want them to pay this fine now.
Ask for clean air
It’s crazy that we have to even ask, right? But so many companies are given the right to just exude whatever they want in the air, polluting and poisoning. Click here to demand that we obtain the right to clean air in America. Personally, I think we need an environmental bill of rights in this country to protect our land, water, and air, but asking for this protection for the air is a good start!
Stop mountaintop removal mining
More than 100 mountain removal mining permits are currently being fought for by the coal industry. Such mining causes the burial of streams, water contamination, and the destruction of the mountains themselves. The long-term devastation could even be more massive. Click here to ask that these permits be denied and that our mountain tops remain untouched.
Stop the Keystone pipeline
This Sunday, activists will be marching to the White House asking that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline be stopped. Even though President Obama stopped this venture long ago, it remains in danger as TransCanada and others continue to put pressure on the project. Click here to find out more information and to add your voice in protest of its development.
Protect clean air
In addition to asking that all Americans be granted clean air to breathe, we can also ask President Obama to protect the current clean air standards as we move forward in adopting newer, more comprehensive measures. Click here to ask the president for his support.