Neil Bhaerman - Communications Manager

Help us stop Donald Trump’s Dirty Water agenda.

How we win.

November 29, 2018

Protecting clean water has always kept us busy. We’re rooted in our groundbreaking campaign to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972, and from the moment the Act was signed into law there have been corporate polluters and anti-government ideologues attempting to weaken or subvert the law.

Mineral King Valley / photo: kylwalsh on flickr.com cc

Trees can’t vote. Rivers can’t vote. You can.

November 5, 2018

Our rivers, streams, and wetlands threatened by a repeal of the Clean Water Rule can not vote. Our western forests threatened by more frequent and severe wildfires due to climate change can not vote. Endangered species, like the iconic California Condor, threatened by congressional rollbacks on protections, can not vote.

Coal Ash at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant / photo: flickr.com/appvoices (CC BY 2.0)

Scott Pruitt’s Latest Attack on Environmental Justice

April 24, 2018

Help us make sure that Scott Pruitt doesn’t increase the burden that communities of color face. Help us stop the rollback on coal ash protections.

Flood wall in Matewan, WV commemorating the Mine Wars, photo: Neil Bhaerman

Teachers on the Front Lines in Fossil Fuel States

March 15, 2018

In the classrooms, and in state capitals, teachers are confronting powerful oil, gas, and coal industries. We should stand in solidarity with them and draw inspiration from their organizing

Ryan Zinke / photo: flickr.com/gageskidmore cc

The Misadventures of Ryan Zinke

March 1, 2018

It’s been exactly a year since Zinke inexplicably rode a horse to his first day of work as Secretary of the Interior – and it’s been a great year for the oil and gas industry, but a bad year for public lands, clean air protections, and government accountability.

Hurricane Harvey, image via NOAA

That tweet.

December 5, 2017

Here’s my problem with Donald Trump's tweet: the thought that you can separate out “hurricane effects” and only look at the rest of the economy.

Matewan Massacre marker, Matewan, WV. photo: NDB

Protect History and Water by Protecting Blair Mountain

October 23, 2017

If we want to shift our energy future and protect our water and climate, then we will need to go head-to-head with the fossil fuel industry. History reveals this is possible.

EPA office building

Get to know the “Dirty Deputies”

October 4, 2017

Today the Senate is considering nomination for four top positions at EPA. All four have close ties to the chemical and fossil fuel industries, and all four are committed to rolling back programs that keep our water clean or protect our families from toxic chemicals.

Ryan Zinke & Rick Perry / photo: Secretary Zinke twitter account

Checking in on the Rigged Cabinet

July 27, 2017

In the early days of the Trump administration, we expressed many concerns about the collection of billionaires and ideologues that the President was nominating for his cabinet. So what have these folks been up to lately?

question mark / photo: flickr.com/debord (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Who are these people? Part 2 - Energy Beachhead Hires

March 14, 2017

Last week, we introduced you to Donald Trump’s “beachhead hires” at EPA – executive branch staff who can be influential in determining an agency’s mission under a new President. Today, we’ll take a look at the Department of Energy beachhead hires.