Letter to a Decision Maker

Act Today for Clean Energy Now!

clean energy wind turbineseWe're heading in the wrong direction, New Jersey. Oil bomb trains are rolling through our neighborhoods. Plans are in the works for massive new pipelines in the Pinelands and Highlands and a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and drilling off the Jersey Shore.

But there is something you can do about it! The Christie Administration's Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is accepting public comment on updating its 2011 Energy Master Plan (EMP).

Stop the Salem Fish Kills!

salem fish killsThe Governor Christie Administration has broken yet another promise - to stop the killing of 3 billion fish a year at the Salem 1 and 2 nuclear power plants.

Please take action to stop the fish slaughter and hold Governor Christie to his word.

The State has issued a draft permit that will allow PSE&G to operate Salem business as usual – drawing in over 3 billion gallons of water a day, killing over 3 billion fish a year, discharging heated water and other pollutants into sensitive estuarine waters.

Let's Transition to a Clean Energy Future!

clean energy wind turbinesePipelines, oil trains, fracking, and offshore oil and gas projects are impacting every corner of New Jersey. To fight back, we've formed a powerful new coalition to ensure New Jersey transitions to a clean energy future.

Now, we need your help to urge NJ State Legislators to join us - please contact them today!

Protect Drinking Water from Oil and Gas

Recently, more and more information has gone public that has exposed  the oil and gas industry as a major threat to California's water supply. From illegal injection of oil and gas waste into drinking water, to dumping of toxic wastewater into unlined pits, to irrigation of crops with potentially contaminated oil byproducts, there has been no shortage of cause for alarm.

Take action today to protect drinking water!

Tell Austin Energy to Go Big for Solar Now

The Austin city council needs to hear from YOU.  Please tell your mayor and council member to direct Austin Energy to sign contracts to bring online 600 megawatts of new solar energy before the end of 2016, when federal tax credit drops by 2/3, so we can lock into record low prices!

We need a Water Plan that Protects and Conserves Water!

Governor Hickenlooper has called for the creation of Colorado’s first-ever state water plan and the Colorado Water Conservation Board needs to hear from you now!

Ask them to ensure that this plan prioritizes keeping Colorado’s rivers healthy and flowing and protecting wildlife while meeting the needs of Colorado’s growing population as well its many farms, businesses, and recreational water-lovers.

Ban Plastic Microbeads in California!

A single tube of facial cleanser or toothpaste can contain 3,500 plastic microbeads, which are used as exfoliants or simply to add color.  These beads  are rinsed down the sink or shower drain and end up being sent to sewage treatment plants that are not designed to remove floating plastics. Approximately 38 tons of plastic microbead pollution are discharged into California’s waterways and the ocean every year.  None of these plastic microbeads break down in water.  Instead they absorb toxic chemicals from waterways, like PCBs and flame retardants, turning these plastic microbeads into tiny little toxic pills.  These particles are then eaten by wildlife and some of the toxic chemicals move up the food chain into seafood that many people consume!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW!  With a simple click you can send a message to your State Senator, urging them to vote for AB 888 (Bloom) when it comes to the Senate Floor next month.  This bill would ban the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products, while allowing natural alternatives like ground apricot pits, beeswax, and clay.

Save Wind and Solar Energy in Texas!

UPDATE: This bill was passed in the Senate. Take action today to tell the House to vote No! 

No state in the country has more potential for wind and solar energy production than Texas. We already lead the nation in wind, and solar is expanding rapidly. Wind and solar energy helps us conserve water in Texas because they do not require the vast amounts of water that conventional forms of energy production demand. Don’t let the State Legislature move us backward!

Protect Your Water from Toxic Pollution!

Last year's chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia, coal ash spill in the Dan River near Danville, and train derailment into the James River in Lynchburg prove that accidents happen. The risks posed by toxics jeopardize the quality of our water sources and our health.

Two pending bills, SB 771 and 1071, would make it easier to identify hazardous waste sites in Virginia and strengthen state's ability to protect your water and other valuable resources.

  • SB 771 establishes a list of non-federally managed toxic waste sites and makes it easier to respond to any contamination of groundwater or drinking water that may occur.
  • SB 1071 raises the civil penalty the DEQ can issues for environmental violations from $10,000 to $25,000. Virginia's current cap pales in comparison to other states such as North Carolina, which can impose an administrative penalty of $15,000 to $32,500 per day depending on the violation. 
Take Action!

Send a message to your state Senator and Delegate them to "Protect our Water" from toxic pollution!

Legislature Can Reverse Christie’s Veto of Frack Waste Ban!

fracking cracked glassIn August, much to our disappointment and concern but not surprise, Governor Christie vetoed a key clean water bill (S1041) that would have banned the dumping of frack waste in New Jersey. 

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