1. Don't Let Bought Politicians in Congress End EPA's Regulation of CO2 Emissions
Many politicians in the new Congress are threatening to cut EPA funding and to prohibit the EPA from regulating CO2 emissions as required by the Clean Air Act. This shows the pay for play atmosphere in DC, and Big Oil and Big Coal are paying the bills. Friends of the Earth is asking people to do something about this.
Keep the Clean Air Act Intact
The Clean Air Act -- the key existing federal tool to cut the pollution that causes global warming -- is under attack.
Anti-environment, climate-change-denying politicians are aiming to roll back the Clean Air Act as a tool to reduce dangerous climate pollution. We need to remind our representatives that a clean environment should come before the greed of big oil and dirty coal.
Please join us in the fight to save the Clean Air Act by sending your senators a message today.
Please Take Action Now!
2. Stop Oil Tankers in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest!
(This action is especially important if you are Canadian.)
This action involves protecting forests, which hold a lot of CO2. More importantly, its goal would also help to limit oil production, which is crucial in stopping Global Warming. (See Care2 Action Alert for full text)
The Great Bear Rainforest, a global treasure, needs your help now. The Great Bear Rainforest is located on the north coast of British Columbia, Canada and is the largest temperate rainforest left on the planet! It stores the same amount of CO2 produced by 28 million vehicles.
Enbridge, the world's largest pipeline company, wants to build a pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to the port of Kitimat, B.C., load this crude into huge oil tankers and sail these tankers through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and its dangerous waters. Enbridge owns the pipeline that leaked into the Kalamazoo River, Michigan, on June 26, 2010, in which approximately 877,000 gallons (3.4 million litres) ) of crude oil contaminated one of Michigan state's main waterways.
Anybody can Google "Enbridge oil spill history" to see the list of spills already caused by this company. For example,according to the Polaris Institute, an Ottawa advocacy group dedicated to change, Enbridge has a history of oil spills throughout Canada and the U.S.A. In August 2010, Polaris reported that Enbridge has been responsible for 610 oil spills that released more than 5.5 million gallons of oil from 1999 to 2008. Its website states that "The Michigan spill should be a wake up call to those who would allow Enbridge to build 2 pipelines from the Alberta Tar sands to the coast of B.C."
People in Canada and around the world, please TAKE ACTION NOW to tell Prime Minister Harper that we want, need and demand legislation to ban oil tankers in the pristine Great Bear Rainforest. Please sign my petition to tell Prime Minister Harper that this legislation is wanted, needed, and demanded to ensure that this Global Treasure, the Great Bear Rainforest, is not threatened by the risk of an oil spill!
Please Sign the Petition!