Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Actions:

Urgent actions (those will deadlines fast approaching):

  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and submit a public comment opposing the EPA’s efforts to dump toxic, polluted wastewater into our lakes, rivers, and streams. Comments are due January 21. NRDC
  • Take action with Audubon and send a public comment to oppose drilling in the special Teshekpuk Lake wetlands and to continue recognition of the Colvill River Special Area. Comments are due January 21. Audubon
  • Take action with Earthjustice and protect the Western Arctic from oil and gas expansion. Comments are due January 21. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and submit a public comment opposing dangerous EPA rollbacks of coal ash safety standards. Comments are due January 31. NRDC
  • Take action with Wilderness Watch and urge the Holloman Air Force Base to drop its proposal to expand military training over America’s National Wilderness Preservation System Wilderness areas. Comments are due January 31. Wilderness Watch
  • Take action with City of Boulder and submit your comments for the Expedited Review of Prairie Dogs in Irrigated Lands. OSMP’s identification of a draft approach and its evaluation of potential actions is a response to direction from the Boulder City Council, following a recommendation from the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) last spring, and uses community input the department received this fall.  Proposed recommendations include options for both non-lethal and lethal control measures. Comments are due February 16. City of Boulder

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with Oceana and tell the National Marine Fisheries Service to establish critical habitat for humpback whales. Oceana
  • Take action with CHISPA and tell your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Clean School Bus Act to bring clean school buses to your community. CHISPA
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Senate to protect the Grand Canyon from the mining industry. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and protect snowy egrets from preventable death. NWF
  • Take action with South Yuba River Citizens League and tell Congressmen LaMalfa and McClintock to protect the Headwater Forests and the Yuba River watershed. SYRCL
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and urge automakers to withdraw their support for reduce states’ ability to pass their own rules to limit car emissions. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and stand up for the Dolores River Canyon. SJCA
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and don’t let Trump silence the American people and embolden polluters. NRDC
  • Take action with Environmental Action and tell your Senators to stop another Deepwater Horizon. Environmental Action
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and protect the Caja del Rio. NWF
  • Take action with The Humane Society and ask your US Representative to support the Humane Cosmetics Act. The Humane Society
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the BLM to protect vulnerable sage-grouse habitats from Big Oil drilling. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Oceana and tell the US and Canadian government officials to protect North Atlantic right whales. Oceana
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and help Colorado fight for the environment in 2020. NRDC
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and urge the White House to reconsider environmental rollbacks. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with 314 Action and tell Congress to pass an EPA workers bill of rights. 314 Action
  • Take action with Daily Kos and sign the petition to Congress to block Trump’s gutting of environmental rules. Daily Kos
  • Take action with Center for Biological Diversity and defend Wolf Creek Pass from another land grab. Center for Biological Diversity
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and tell your member to save nighthawks and all wildlife in decline by supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. NWF
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell your Representative to cosponsor HR 5552, the Migratory Bird Protection Act to restore longstanding protections to migratory birds. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with 350.org and tell Buttigieg to step it up and offer climate solutions that match the scale of the crisis. 350.org
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and sign the petition to world leaders: the time for action on climate change is now. NRDC
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the BLM to do their duty and protect wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress to remove BLM Director William Pendley. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coalition and sign the petition demanding the Senate take immediate action to restrict the use of PFAS. SEECPAC
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell big US banks that Arctic drilling is bad business. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and save America’s largest National Forest from destruction. NRDC
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Trump Administration to uphold the “Magna Carta of environmental law.” Friends of the Earth

Older (but still relevant) actions:

Rocky Mountain Wild

  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild and sign the petition stating that you support wildlife crossing structures in Colorado. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild and ask the Colorado BLM Director to protect vital habitat for Colorado species, starting with the threatened Gunnison sage-grouse. Rocky Mountain Wild

314 Action:

  • Take action with 314 Action and tell the Senate to ban offshore drilling. 314 Action
  • Take action with 314 Action and stand with the Speaker and support the United States staying in the Paris Climate Accord. 314 Action
  • Take action with 314 Action and tell Trump: don’t change the National Environmental Policy Act. 314 Action

350.org

  • Take action with 350.org and make big polluters pay to address the climate crisis they’ve caused. 350.org
  • Take action with 350.org and tell Congress and State Attorney Generals to hold Big Oil and other corporate polluters financially responsible for the climate crisis. 350.org
  • Take action with 350.org and tell your government to stop giving public money to the fossil fuel industry. 350.org

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Take action with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and sign your name to show you support the Green New Deal. AOC

American Bird Conservancy:

American Rivers

  • Take action with American Rivers and send a message to the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers today telling them we need to strengthen, not weaken safeguards for clean water. American Rivers
  • Take action with American Rivers and tell your state Senator to support funding for the Colorado Water Plan. American Rivers
  • Take action with American Rivers and help stop the Gila River Diversion. American Rivers

Animal Legal Defense Fund

  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and tell Congress to stop cruel high-speed pig slaughter. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and urge Congress to protect endangered animals. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and urge Congress to protect pigs from cruel high-speed slaughter. ALDF

Audubon:

  • Take action with Audubon and urge Congress to support climate solutions. Audubon
  • Take action with Audubon and protect the ancient trees of the Tongass National Forest. Audubon
  • Take action with Audubon and defend America’s most important bird law. Audubon

Backcountry Hunters

  • Take action with Backcountry Hunters and thank Governor Polis for supporting migratory corridors. Backcountry Hunters

Center for Biological Diversity

  • Take action with Center for Biological Diversity and urge the Air Force not to expand military airspace over the Gila Wilderness and Rio Grande Valley. CBD
  • Take action with Center for Biological Diversity and defend Wolf Creek Pass from a land grab. CBD
  • Take action with Center for Biological Diversity and tell the EPA to stop approving bee-killing pesticides. CBD

CHISPA

  • Take action with Chispa and add your name to speak out to protect environmental justice programs. Chispa
  • Take action with CHISPA and tell Congress to support a 100% clean energy economy. CHISPA
  • Take action with CHISPA and tell Interior Secretary Bernhardt: don’t commercialize our national parks. CHISPA

Conservation Colorado

  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell your Congress people to fully fund the Land and Water conservation Fund. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and thank Governor Polis for prioritizing stronger methane rules in Colorado that will help clean our air, fight climate change, and protect public health. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and urge your state legislators to act on climate, protect our lands and water, and safeguard the health of our communities in 2020. Conservation Colorado

Daily Kos

  • Take action with Daily Kos and sign now to demand the EPA preserve our public lands from polluters. Daily Kos
  • Take action with Daily Kos and sign the petition to support Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists. Daily Kos
  • Take action with Daily Kos and tell Congress to hold Trump’s Interior head and corporate tycoon David Bernhardt accountable. Daily Kos

Defenders of Wildlife

  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and protect endangered wolves from traps. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and don’t let the Forest Service endanger Thunder Basin National Grassland’s wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and stop the BLM from stripping polar bear habitat protections. Defenders of Wildlife

Earthjustice

  • Take action with Earthjustice and protect our wild forests in Alaska. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Earthjustice and demand the transition to 100% clean energy. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Earthjustice and hold industry accountable – make them report all toxic PFAS chemicals. Earthjustice

Endangered Species Coalition

  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and ask Congress to overturn the Trump Extinction Plan. ESC
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and petition the Senate and House of Representatives to support action to overturn the Trump Extinction Plan. ESC
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and ask Congress to pass the PAW and FIN Act to restore the Endangered Species Act. Endangered Species Coalition

Environmental Action

  • Take action with Environmental Action and don’t let Nestlé drain Ginnie Springs. Environmental Action
  • Take action with Environmental Action and tell your US Senators: protect the Tongass National Forest. Environmental Action
  • Take action with Environmental Action and call on the US House of Representatives to protect endangered species. Environmental Action

Fight for Progress

  • Take action with Fight for Progress and demand Congress pass the Green New Deal. Fight for Progress

Food & Water Watch:

  • Take action with Food & Water Watch and pledge to talk about climate change. Food & Water Watch
  • Take action with Food & Water Action and support the Farm System Reform Act. Food & Water Action
  • Take action with Food & Water Action and protect public drinking water from toxic chemicals. Food & Water Action

Friends of the Earth

  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the EPA to protect bees and our children from pyrethroid pesticides. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress to protect endangered gray wolves from extinction. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the SEC to protect our right to rein in corporate polluters. Friends of the Earth

Grand Canyon Trust

  • Take action with Grand Canyon Trust and sign the petition to oppose the proposal to build new dams that would threaten the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Trust
  • Take action with Grand Canyon Trust and permanently protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining. Grand Canyon Trust

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Humane Society

International Fund For Animal Welfare

  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and ask your Senator to co-sponsor the SAVE Right Whales Act (S.2453). IFAW
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell Congress to protect big cats. IFAW
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and urge your members of Congress to protect the ESA by co-sponsoring the PAW and FIN Conservation Act. IFAW

League of Conservation Voters

  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell the Candidates of the 2020 presidential election to make climate change a top priority. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and take action for a clean ride for kids. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to keep toxic pesticides off our crops. LCV

Moms Clean Air Force

  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell automakers to stand with families and protect our children. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Administrator Wheeler to protect our kids from dangerous methane pollution. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell automakers to withdraw their support for Trump’s plan to cripple states’ ability to pass their own rules to limit car emissions. Moms Clean Air Force

Monuments for All

  • Take action with Monuments for All and tell Congress to stand with America’s national monuments. Monuments for All
  • Take action with Monuments for All and speak up now to defend Bears Ears. Monuments for All
  • Take action with Monuments for All and speak up now to defend Grand Staircase-Escalante. Monuments for All

National Parks Conservation Association

  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and protect Grand Canyon and Chaco culture. NPCA
  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and tell the Senate to fix America’s national parks. NPCA
  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and speak out now for Florida’s marine parks. NPCA

National Wildlife Federation

  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and take action for rugged Browns Canyon National Monument. NWF
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and defend more protections for marine life in the Florida Keys Sanctuary. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and tell your senators to step up for monarch butterflies, bees, and birds by supporting the Monarch and Pollinator Highway Act. National Wildlife Federation

Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress to block Andrew Wheeler’s attack on science. NRDC
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress to help save endangered whales. NRDC
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Senator Cory Gardner to help protect imperiled wildlife. NRDC

The Nature Conservancy

  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and tell Congress to protect the iconic Rockies. TNC
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and demand a fully funded Land and Water Conservation Fund. TNC
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and tell your representatives to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund right away. The Nature Conservancy

Oceana

  • Take action with Oceana and save sea turtles from gruesome deaths on a hook. Oceana
  • Take action with Oceana and tell Congress to protect our coast from offshore drilling. Oceana
  • Take action with Oceana and tell the National Marine Fisheries Service to expand protections for the critical habitat that Southern Resident orcas call home. Oceana

Patagonia

  • Take action with Patagonia and ask the banks to pull gas and oil pipelines from their investments to protect Blue Heart – the last wild rivers on the European continent. Patagonia

The Pew Charitable Trusts

  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and protect wild public lands in Idaho. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and thank your member of Congress for voting to protect lands in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and send a message to help protect Alaska’s Tongass and Chugach National Forests. The Pew Charitable Trusts

Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

San Juan Citizens Alliance

  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and ask Governor Polis to protect wildlife in the San Juan Mountains. SJCA
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and stand up for stronger methane protections in Colorado. SJCA
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and protect wild places in the San Juan Mountains. SJCA

Save Our Roadless Forests

  • Take action with Save Our Roadless Forests and urge Secretary Perdue to protect national forests in Alaska. Save Our Roadless Forests

Sierra Club

  • Take action with Sierra Club and stop water pollution from coal plants. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell your representative to vote no on Trump’s pro-polluter NAFTA 2.0. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Sierra Club and protect Colorado’s West Elk Wilderness from Arch Coal. Sierra Club

Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition PAC

  • Take action with Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coalition PAC and add your name to support the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis ad urge them to take bold action on climate change. SEECPAC
  • Take action with Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition PAC and tell Congress to take immediate action to protect our oceans. SEECPAC
  • Take action with SEECPAC and demand the Trump administration keep the US in the Paris Climate Agreement. SEECPAC

Union of Concerned Scientists

  • Take action with Union of Concerned Scientists and call on your Senators to support policies that will help mitigate climate impacts. Union of Concerned Scientists

Utah Diné Bikéyah

  • Take action with Utah Diné Bikéyah and defend the Bears Ears National Monument now and defeat the (IM)PURE Act. Utah Diné Bikéyah

Water for Colorado

  • Take action with Water for Colorado and ask Colorado to make sure our Water Plan is getting the investment and support it needs to be successful. Water for Colorado

We Drill

  • Take action with We Drill and protect public lands – stop the Bureau of Land Management move. We Drill

Western Environmental Law Center

  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and save the sacred Chaco Canyon from fracking. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and stop the use of legal M-44 “cyanide bombs” used to kill wildlife. WELC
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and sign on to hold the US Fish and Wildlife Service accountable to protect the Sonoran desert tortoise by giving it Endangered Species Act protections. WELC

Western Resource Advocates

  • Take action with Western Resource Advocates and pledge to vote yes on Proposition DD to help save Colorado’s water future. WRA
  • Take action with Western Resource Advocates and help save Colorado’s water future. WRA
  • Take action with Western Resource Advocates and tell your Governor to make clean air quality a priority this year. WRA

Western Slope Conservation Center

Western Values Project

  • Take action with Western Values Project and submit a statement opposing the Northern Corridor Highway. Western Values Project
  • Take action with Western Values Project and submit a statement opposing the Lake Powell Pipeline. Western Values Project
  • Take action with Western Values Project and call your senators and demand that they oppose William Pendley’s redelegation to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Western Values Project

WildEarth Guardians

  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and defend Colorado’s clean air. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and defend Greater Chaco from fracking. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell BLM: say no way to a highway through Utah’s Red Cliffs. WildEarth Guardians

The Wilderness Society

Wilderness Watch

  • Take action with Wilderness Watch and tell your senators to co-sponsor, support, and pass a bill to stop oil drilling and development in America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Wilderness Watch
  • Take action with Wilderness Watch and ask Senator Bennet to co-sponsor and support the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act. Wilderness Watch
  • Take action with Wilderness Watch and ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor and support the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019. Wilderness Watch

Wilderness Workshop

  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and encourage Senator Gardner and Representative Tipton to support the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and tell Senator Gardner to reject the constant attacks on our public lands. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Wilderness Watch and urge Congress to support the Voluntary Grazing Permit Retirement Act. Wilderness Workshop

Wildlands Network

  • Take action with Wildlands Network and contact your legislators to save red wolves. Wildlands Network
  • Take action with Wildlands Network and urge legislators to vote no on border wall funding. Wildlands Network
  • Take action with Wildlands Network and ask your senators and representatives to co-sponsor the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. Wildlands Network

The Wildlife Society

  • Take action with The Wildlife Society and ask Congress to support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The Wildlife Society

Wolf Conservation Center

  • Take action with Wolf Conservation Center and oppose the nationwide delisting of gray wolves. Wolf Conservation Center
  • Take action wth Wolf Conservation Center and halt the senseless killing of Washington’s wolves. Wolf Conservation Center
  • Take action with Wolf Conservation Center and ask your Congressional representatives to support the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019. Wolf Conservation Center

World Wildlife Fund

  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and protect tigers. Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act. WWF
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and tell Congress to Prioritize Climate Action. WWF
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and help protect the Arctic Refuge. World Wildlife Fund

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