Action – Email your legislators to ask them to stop the EPA’s policy of granting large exceptions for the spraying of apicidal pesticides.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported last week that in 2018 it issued so-called “emergency” approvals to spray sulfoxaflor—an insecticide that scientists as well as the agency itself consider to be “very highly toxic” to bees—on more than 16 million acres of crops known to attract bees.
Read this article here. The video below shows one aspect of what is happening to the bees when exposed to these types of chemical pesticides.
Continue reading “Tues 2/19: Buzz through this action on bees…”
Keep working on Kavanaugh here.
Action #1 – Stop the proposed rollback of CA Clean Car Standards
The Trump-controlled EPA announced that they will be abandoning the long-term fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks for 2022-2025, freezing everything at 2020 levels. Worse, but not unexpected, they are trying to revoke California’s Clean Air Act Waiver that allows us to set our own air quality standards along with our own fuel economy standards. That would force us, along with 13 states (and DC) that follow our lead on fuel economy, to use less stringent federal standards for polluting emissions and fuel efficiency. Both proposed provisions would significantly undermine our efforts to control automobile emissions, protect our citizens’ health and slow dangerous climate change.
Oppose the rollback of key federal clean car standards and the elimination of California’s ability to set more stringent standards. Continue reading “Tues 9/11: Nope, we’re not going back to the dark old days. And we’re not halting our environmental protections either.”
Action #1 – Stop “sport hunting” of predator species to make more game for human hunters. – Deadline tonight!
We need more people to write a short note on the Rules site. You have until Sep 6, TONIGHT, at 11:59 PM ET to tell the Interior department that this is wrong. Go here for all the links.
Action #2 – Stop fracking in CA. Deadline tomorrow, 9/7.
Continue reading “Thurs 9/6: The Regulation Clock is ticking on baby bears & fracking! They are done, tonight and tomorrow.”
Participation in government is no longer just a once-every-election activity…
Action: Stop oil drilling and fracking on our public lands in CA!
Comment today and often to prevent the Trump Administration from declaring open season for drillers to pollute 1.6 million acres of CA’s public lands. We’ve listed three ways to do it. Use them all!
- Comment: here using the portal from ForestWatch
- Email: here directly to the Federal Register.
- Mail: Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Bakersfield RMP Hydraulic Fracturing Analysis, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308
- Here is the original notice to review at your leisure.
Public pressure works! Environmental groups like ForestWatch and rural landowners stopped the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from selling off public lands for $2.00 an acre in 2006. They need the rest of us to help out now. Comment deadline is September 7th, 2018.
Continue reading “Sat – 8/11: Saturday chores: vacuum, clean sink, STOP FRACKING IN CA…”