Mon 12/17: Three actions today.

Two proposed rules changes close out today and some continued support for your legislators to do the right thing.

Those of us who aren’t scientists may feel we’re not qualified to write about methane pollution, or offshore oil drilling. Not true. Skim through the postings below to get an understanding of what’s being proposed. Stop and look at the links that interest you and reference them in your posts if you wish.

Your comment can be broad-brush : America’s reputation, our economy, government corruption, unbridled corporate power and greed, the environment, the future. Or just one aspect that affects you deeply: your air, your water, your joy, your health and the health of those you love.

There are no wrong answers. The only wrong action is letting this administration think that we don’t care enough to stop them.

Action #1 – DEADLINE TODAY! – December 17th, 11:59 EST

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Wed. – 12/12: “The World Has Had Enough” – Fight/write against the EPA’s methane rollback. Deadline Dec. 17th.

(attribution –  Tea Pain, #BondTrumpBond)

(While our attention is elsewhere… (Trump: orange or striped jumpsuit? Which Dems are missing from the net neutrality petition? 3 years for Cohen…)
…the dark business of deconstructing our protections continues unabated as corporate-friendly and extremist-backed rule-change proposals roll off the assembly line every day.)

Action – Oppose EPA’s Methane Rollback – Deadline Monday, December 17. 11:59 EST

A surprising number of the James Bond movie plots center around the threat of environmental disaster, with the fate of mankind held ransom for money, fame or political power.

Today, with the issuance of alarming government reports at how close we are already to world-wide catastrophe (2018 Arctic Report Card, Fourth National Climate Assessment) one can only wonder if we are inside a real-life James Bond movie. Trump, with his clownishly long ties, the sartorial tic required for any great Bondian villain, is single-mindedly intent on removing all Obama-era protections  – including this one which eliminates the requirement that oil and gas companies check for methane leaks from capped wells on public and tribal lands. If he succeeds, hundreds of thousands of tons of methane will be released, polluting our atmosphere while costing us millions in potential royalty revenue. In return, like the proper villain he is, he’ll continue to profit from huge contributions from extractive industries such as gas, oil and mining.

So be your favorite Bond, be it Connery, Moore, Lazenby, Dalton, Brosnan, or Craig, or even better, Miss Moneypenny, and wield your “Q”-enhanced keyboard against this rule. Continue reading “Wed. – 12/12: “The World Has Had Enough” – Fight/write against the EPA’s methane rollback. Deadline Dec. 17th.”

Wed – 12/5: Today in “Toxic Nominees” – Bernard McNamee is up for a vote. Say “NO” to this environmental nightmare!

Even though an hour-long video outed this Koch-funded oil industry extremist for exactly what he is, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said Based on my conversations I think he understands the FERC is an independent agency and must remain as such.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

No. No, he doesn’t.

Action #1 – Ask your Senator to vote against Bernard McNamee, a horrible choice for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

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Mon – 11/19: “Mommy, what’s a wolf?” Update on the war on endangered species.

This is what happens when science and the knowledge of experts is respected.

This is what happens when they’re not.

Message from Jim Hines, Sierra Club.

Greetings Wildlife Advocates:

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Tues – 11/13: Bees need you to write some stinging comments in their defense. Today. By 11:59pm EST.

Today, we need comments on two almost identical rules regarding some our smallest, yet most essential agricultural benefactors. It will take you about 5 minutes to read this and another 5 minutes to write something.

(These “Rules” are where legislators, who should be packing up their desks, together with their pet lobbyists, push through legislation that is too shady, dangerous and/or un-American to withstand the scrutiny and cameras they would encounter on the floor of Congress. This is where lawmaking, money and influence meet, hoping we don’t notice.)

Action #1/#2 – Just say “NO” to sulfoxaflor  – Dow’s newest invention to accidentally kill off bees. – 2 identical comments – DUE TODAY BY 11:59 pm EST

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Tues – 11/13: The legacy of the GOP – making endangered animals extinct. – CALL THIS MORNING!

Action – They are voting to exterminate the endangered gray wolf today in the House. Call your representative this morning!

Kitty Block, acting president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement: “Some members of Congress and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are moving to remove federal protections from wildlife threatened with extinction. This is shameful pandering to a vocal minority of special interests and an affront to American taxpayers who have supported and underwritten decades of efforts restoring these species. The duty of the federal government is to protect threatened and endangered species, not to pander to trophy hunters and predator-control agents.”

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask rep. [_____] to vote “NO” on HR 6784 – “Manage our Wolves” Act.

Contacts
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Background

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Wed 10/31: This is scarier than anything that will come to your door tonight. Last day to comment on this environmental travesty.

On Tuesday, we asked people to comment on a proposed rollback of CA’s Clean Car Standards (Due 10/26), reminding us that even during the distractions of this election season, the Trump administrations’ efforts to push all of our environmental protections through a regulatory shredding machine, continues without pause. We need to gather our wits, our computers and smartphones, and keep fighting on this moving battle line.

Action – Comment on Trumps’ proposal to replace the “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) with his criminally inferior “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) plan. – DEADLINE OCT. 31st. 11:59 EST

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