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Petitions 2013

Stop Largest Proposed U.S. Uranium Mine

Proposed Roca Honda Uranium Mine Would Defile Mountain Sacred to Southwestern Tribes

Speak out now

to protect sacred Mt. Taylor from a massive uranium mine. If approved the mine would create a denuded landscape that equals more than 200 football fields.

A Canadian company and its Japanese partner known as Roca Honda Resources is proposing to dig up as much as 28 million pounds of uranium from the flanks of Mt. Taylor west of Albuquerque.

The U.S. Forest Service will take public comment up until June 13

on a draft environmental impact statement on the uranium mine nine miles from the peak of Mount Taylor and well within the boundary of a Traditional Cultural Property designation meant to protect the mountain’s sacred values.

The mining operation would pollute and diminish water supplies—which would contribute to the long history of human health impacts from uranium mining in the region. Uranium contamination from past mining projects remains unremediated.

Mining uranium in the Mt. Taylor Traditional Cultural Property is like mining in the National Cathedral. The traditional cultural property has great spiritual significance for indigenous people across the Southwest.

Tell the Cibola National Forest

that the proposed Roca Honda uranium mine is unacceptable in the traditional cultural property, and the impacts to water and human health are simply too great.

Water and a healthy community are human rights. The federal government and the state of New Mexico need to recognize the rights of people who are living in uranium impacted communities and say “NO” to the proposed Roca Honda mine.

2 Petitions from Organic Consumers Association / USA
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Tell Congress to Uphold States’ Rights to Label GMOs !

Monsanto hoped that by pouring $46 million into defeating California’s ballot initiative to label GMOs last year, other states would be discouraged from launching similar campaigns. It didn’t turn out that way. GMO labeling laws have advanced in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine. Washington State voters will decide the issue in November, at the ballot box.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Congress Member: Reject the King Amendment and any other rider or amendment to the Farm Bill that would take away states’ rights to label GMOs!

Tell the USDA: No More Field Trials of Unapproved GMO Crops!

It's official. An Oregon farmer has found an unapproved, illegal variety of wheat, genetically engineered by Monsanto to withstand the company's toxic RoundUp herbicide, growing on his property. The rogue GMO (genetically modified organism) wheat was discovered a full eight years after Monsanto’s last known field trials in the state. The discovery is proof that GMO crops, legal or otherwise, have the potential to contaminate conventional non-GMO and organic crops. It also raises the question: How many other unknown instances of contamination have occurred but have not yet been discovered? Especially with Monsanto conducting hundreds of field trials of GMO crops in the U.S.?

TAKE ACTION: Tell the USDA: No More Field Trials of Unapproved GMO Crops!

Stop Feeding Honeybees Genetically Modified Foods
5 years ago

A combination of things may be causing our bees to disappear- the important insect that pollinates our food crops- through what has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder, (CCD).

Disease, pesticides and pollution have been examined as a causes for honeybee deaths, and the sudden loss of a colony’s worker bee population.

But there is something else coming to light that commercial bee keepers do in order to harvest honey from a beehive. They take the honey, (which is the food source for bees), and replace it with high-fructose corn syrup.

While corn syrup itself is not a genetically modified food- the corn coming from Monsanto is, and there is a very real possibility that the genetically modified food source is killing honey bees. We ask the Environment Protection Acency to further reseach this, and prohibit commercial beekeepers from feeding corn syrup to honey bees.

Tell the BLM to Listen to People, Not the Oil and Gas Industry
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Protect U.S. Public Lands from Dirty Drilling
BLM Draft Rules Harm Health, Wildlife, Water

Whether we like it or not (and we don’t), fracking-enabled oil and gas drilling is happening on public lands across the country, especially in the West.

This not only impacts the water, wildlife and air quality of our National Forests and other public lands, it also impacts the families who own the surface of the land they live on, but not the rights to the minerals underneath.

Strong rules for drilling on public lands are the only way to protect the health and welfare of these “split estate” owners who have no control over the oil and gas beneath their homes.

The BLM is deciding what rules will govern fracking on public lands, and the proposed rules do little to protect public health, air, water, wildlife and recreation on and around your public lands.

It’s time to speak up and tell the Obama administration to listen to the people, not the oil and gas industry.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Bureau of Land Management to protect public health and public lands.

Sell Wounded Knee site back to Oglala Sioux Tribe
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James Czywczynski: Sell Wounded Knee site back to Oglala Sioux Tribe for fair market value

One of the country’s poorest Native American tribes wants to buy a historically significant piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were killed, but tribal leaders say the nearly $4 million price tag for a property appraised at less than $7,000 is just too much.

James Czywczynski is trying to sell a 40-acre fraction of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The land sits adjacent to a gravesite where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried.

Czywczynski, whose family has owned the property since 1968, recently gave the tribe an ultimatum: purchase the land for $3.9 million or he will open up bidding to non-Native Americans. He said he has been trying to sell the land to the tribe for years.

The ultimatum comes right before the tribe is poised to receive about $20 million from the Cobell lawsuit— a $3.4 billion settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit filed over American Indian land royalties mismanaged by the government for more than a century.

Sell Wounded Knee Site Back to Oglala Sioux

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Prevent Extrajudicial Killings with Drones and Other Weapons
5 years ago

Amnesty International is deeply concerned that the Obama administration's so-called 'targeted killing' program allows for the use of lethal force that violates the right to life under international law.

The US government's "global war" theory is being used to justify killings around the world with drones and other weapons. The documentary 'Dirty Wars' helps tell the stories of those killed, their families and the impact of the U.S. government's "targeted killings" program.

Now take the next step and urge President Obama and Congress to follow Amnesty International's 5 Point Plan to prevent extrajudicial executions. Together, we can prevent this injustice.

Prevent Extrajudicial Killings with Drones and Other Weapons
Repeal the Blank Check for Perpetual War / USA
5 years ago
Support HR 198 - Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force - legislation that will reexamine and ultimately repeal the flawed blank check authorization to the President to wage war, anywhere at any time.
Restore the Iroquois Nationals' Standing in International Competition
5 years ago

The Iroquois Nationals, a league of sovereign nations recognized by the UN, were denied entry to England using their own passports. The FIL says they can not be permitted in the top bracket for 2014 due to their non-participation in the prior event. The Iroquois have shared their game with the world AND are widely recognized as one of the top three teams in the world. Help push the FIL leaders to do the right thing by seeding the Iroquois Nationals in the rightful position for this competition.

Federation of International Lacrosse: Restore the Iroquois Nationals' Standing
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Stop the flooding of the Cardamom Forest!
5 years ago

Environmentalists from Cambodia and Australia need our help:
A hydropower dam to be built in the Cardamom Mountains would spell the end of the area’s precious rainforest. Thousands of hectares of rainforest would be flooded. The Areng Valley is the habitat of many endangered species and home to the indigenous Khmer Daeum people.

The Cambodian government is set to award the contract to a Chinese company. The good news: The contracts have not yet been signed – the project can still be stopped!

Please support the petition to Guodian Corporation, the Chinese power company slated to build and operate the dam, and to the Cambodian government.

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All signed Pamylle ~ Thank you for sharing these!

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TAKE ACTION: Speak Out to Protect the Rocky Mountains From Dirty Energy

The U.S. Forest Service wants to let the coal industry invade one of Colorado's treasured forest roadless areas. Send a letter today calling on the Obama Administration to keep our forests safe from dirty energy.


Weigh in and support better management direction that spares the Pawnee from fracking.

Arctic Oil Exploration Scheduled To Harm Marine Mammals
5 years ago

Big Oil may not be drilling for oil in America’s Arctic Ocean this summer, but it is still threatening the region’s wildlife.

Marine mammals—such as bearded and ringed seals, beluga whales, and the endangered bowhead whale—depend on sound to communicate, find food, and avoid prey. Oil exploration activities fill the ocean with loud noise that can interfere with these basic functions. Seismic surveying, for example, uses air-guns to detect oil beneath the sea-floor. The blasts—loud enough to cause deafness—occur day and night for months, and cover vast areas of the ocean.

The federal government is proposing moving forward with loud and risky oil exploration methods even though it has not completed an assessment of the cumulative impacts on Arctic marine mammals.

Tell your government to take responsibility for protecting the marine mammals of the Arctic.

Are GE Potatoes Coming to a Store Near You?
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The GE potato was created by biotech company J.R. Simplot, who intends to use it in a variety of fried foods like french fries, and may even market the crop as a "healthier alternative". But the real story is that this crop has yet to be thoroughly tested
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TAKE ACTION: No More Stolen Sisters: Justice for the Indigenous Women of Canada

The "Stolen Sisters" movement is comprised of indigenous families and supporters across Canada who seek to raise awareness about the endemic violence facing Indigenous women.

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Boycott the Brands That Blocked Your Right to Know! - TAKE ACTION!
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   Judy     -         10 hours       ago    - 

Please sign! I refuse to purchase any of my favorite brands owned by parent companies that contributed to the $46 million that helped defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know GMO Labeling initiative.
Where are all the students from Gaza?
5 years ago

Azza, Suhair and Loujain are three Palestinian women blocked from attending the university of their choice. Why? Because it is located in the occupied West Bank. They live in Gaza - where an ongoing Israeli blockade imposes severe restrictions on freedom of movement and other human rights. Students are not allowed to pursue nearby programs in the West Bank, home to over 2.5 million fellow Palestinians.

Please help shine a light on this injustice -tell Israeli officials to stop preventing Palestinian students in Gaza from studying where they choose.

Help End Iceland's Illegal Whale Slaughter
5 years ago

Iceland Hunting Fin Whales After a two-year hiatus, Iceland has resumed its illegal slaughter of endangered fin whales this month -- and plans to kill up to 184 of them this year alone. Despite diplomatic sanctions imposed by the U.S., Iceland also continues to slaughter minke whales and to export whale meat and products to Japan. NRDC is calling on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to step up the pressure by targeting Icelandic companies with ties to the whaling industry for tough economic sanctions. Make your voice heard!

Monsanto: Stop Ignoring Roundup's Dangers PLEASE SIGN
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Monsanto has spent the past three decades wrecking our environment, poisoning our bodies, and pushing species of crops to the verge of extinction with a wide array of toxic products. And Monsanto's signature herbicide, Roundup, does all these things

Keep up the fight for Honeybees !
5 years ago

Last month millions across Europe spoke up for the bees and pressured the European Union (EU) into imposing a two year ban on neonics, defeating the influential pesticide lobby. If we act together, we can convince the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to do the same.

Help us send 75K comments to the EPA by June 27th to save the bees that pollinate our crops and that visit your backyard.

Tell the EPA today to suspend the use of neonics on crops that bees pollinate.

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all signed... thanks Pamylle + Jeanne

Dolphins and Whales
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TAKE ACTION to Ban GMO's & End Monsanto's Reign Over The Food Supply By Harvest
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Tell the Senate: Support the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act
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Whether you're a 100% organic shopper or a fast-food junkie, every single one of us should have the right to know whether the food we're eating has been genetically engineered. We call on the U.S. Senate to support the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act and pass it without delay.
Don't Let the EPA Allow More Chemicals on Your Veggies! PLEASE SIGN
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Unfortunately, the EPA is considering raising the tolerance levels for glyphosate, the main component of Monsanto's ubiquitous Roundup, on the vegetables we eat. That means that we'll be exposed to more of the herbicide when we eat veggies like carrots

Activists to Orca Enslavers: Thanks, But No Tanks PLEASE SIGN
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Shows with dolphins and whales performing tricks may seem fun but in reality, those animals are suffering. Organizations like Save Japan Dolphins, are fighting to make sure that these animals are no longer held in captivity

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thanks Jeanne..signed

Help Stop a Plutonium Fuel Boondoggle
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Stockpiles of plutonium, created in government-owned nuclear reactors and used for nuclear weapons, pose a massive environmental dilemma for our nation.

In a misguided approach to manage over 50 tons of surplus weapons plutonium, the Department of Energy has been constructing a factory at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to convert it into nuclear reactor fuel. The production and use of that fuel, called mixed oxide or MOX, poses a host of environmental risks, and so far no energy utilities have been willing to commit to the use of the problematic fuel in their nuclear reactors.

Due to extreme mismanagement, the cost of the MOX factory, currently only 60 percent complete, has soared from $1.8 billion in 2004 to almost $8 billion today, making it one of the most expensive construction projects in U.S. history.

While the Department of Energy remains silent about the overall costs, it’s possible there is over $20 billion yet to be spent on the MOX program in its entirety. Even once it’s constructed, the cost of the yearly operation of the MOX plant is estimated to be a stunning $540 million per year if the poorly designed facility can start and operate.

All this is money could be going to pursue cheaper plutonium disposal options and to bolster sustainable energy sources, like solar and wind. Our country needs clean, safe energy sources, not this costly, dangerous pork project.

Tell the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the U.S. surplus plutonium as waste instead of a dangerous experimental nuclear plutonium fuel.

Help Stop a Plutonium Fuel Boondoggle
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Signed Pamylle.

This is also an item on C2NN.

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Too many streams, lakes, and rivers have been poisoned by power plant water pollution. The EPA should protect local communities from this pollution by adopting the strongest possible safeguards.

Take Action Today!

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Defend Endangered Orcas Against Toxic Coal
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Toxic chemicals and sharp declines in salmon have left the orcas that live in the waters of Puget Sound teetering on the edge of extinction—today, fewer than 90 whales remain.

Now Big Coal is planning to bring massive amounts of coal through the Northwest, which would pollute the waters and salmon that orcas depend on with toxic coal dust and soot.

Keep toxic coal pollution out of endangered orcas' waters by signing the petition opposing these disastrous projects.

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Progress: 64%
Alerts Taken: 31825     Goal: 50000

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Oklahoma's Governor to Save Sacred Mountain
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Cal     -         1 hour       ago    - 

Stop the destruction of Longhorn Mountain, a sacred site to local Indian tribes
Ban the Bomb
5 years ago

This week, people from around the world will be calling on their governments to take up the essential work of negotiating a framework that would begin to dismantle global stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Here, in the United States, you can help us push President Obama to take up this cause as a priority for his administration.

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Pass the Respect for Marriage Act
5 years ago

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), it’s time for Congress to completely repeal it.

The Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) repeals DOMA.

   Under RMA, if someone is legally married in any state, the federal government must recognize that marriage.  It means that same-sex couples will get all of the federal benefits afforded to opposite-sex couples.  Once they are married, same-sex couples will be able to get these benefits no matter what states they live in or travel to.

It is common sense legislation that will clarify and legally codify the recent Supreme Court decision that over turned Section 3 of DOMA.

Urge your Members of Congress to support the Respect for Marriage Act today. Click here to sign the petition to Congress and President Obama.

Tell President Obama to Protect Mammals in the Atlantic
5 years ago

Thousands of whales and dolphins in the Atlantic could soon be subjected to loud seismic airgun blasts, shot over and over again for months on end. We’ll need YOUR HELP to stop it.

Right now, we are gathering signatures from members of Congress on a letter to the president asking him to stop these deadly plans. We want to make sure he hears the message, so we’re asking YOU to sign on as well to let him know how important it is that these plans are stopped.

Sign our People's Sign-on Letter to President Obama to reject seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic »

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Dump
5 years ago

Would you bury poison beside your well?

Ontario Power Generation is planning to bury radioactive nuclear waste beside Lake Huron !

Surely the question that comes to many is why on Earth would anyone in their right mind consider the shores of Lake Huron for the first permanent nuclear dump in North America? Lake Huron sits to the north of Lakes St. Clair, Erie and Ontario and the water of this lake flows southward and eastward, eventually connecting to the Atlantic Ocean through the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Great Lakes account for 21 percent of the world’s fresh water resources, or a little over one fifth, and to many native American cultures and First Nation peoples, the Great Lakes are considered the sacred heart of Turtle Island. So, why would anyone consider dumping radioactive poisons that will remain deathly dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years next to such an integral part of the our Great Lakes ecosystem?

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Tell Obama: Keep Oil Companies out of the Arctic
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Right now, President Obama is considering whether or not to open up more of the Alaskan Arctic for oil drilling by launching a new round of lease sales for the Chukchi Sea.

Despite Shell's failures last summer, oil companies are desperate to secure the rights to drill in the Arctic. What's at stake here isn't just one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places on earth. But the future of our climate.

We have a real chance to throw a wrench in this Arctic lease sale process before it even begins. It's expected to start any day, so the time is now to flood the White House with messages telling them to cancel the sale. It’s the perfect opportunity for the President to make good on the climate speech he made just a few weeks ago.

This Arctic lease sale will start any day now.

Send an urgent message to President Obama right now telling him to cancel plans for the upcoming Arctic lease sale.

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Today Ecuador's indigenous nationalities declared once again that the Amazon is NOT for sale at a press conference in the rainforest. Tomorrow, as final bids come in for the 11th Round oil auction, they will be rallying in defense of their territories in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon.

Join the virtual rally in an online International Day of Action.
Tweet it, post it, sign it... #AmazonNot4Sale! 

Grassroots International TPP Petition
5 years ago

Grassroots International, along with our partners and allies in Latin America, Asia, and around the world, oppose the TPP. The small farmers, indigenous peoples and communities we work with globally know firsthand the destruction that free trade agreements like this cause to both people and the planet.

Will you join Grassroots International and our allies in the US Food Sovereignty Alliance in saying “No!” to the TPP and the fast track?

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Protect Ecuador’s Isolated indigenous Peoples
5 years ago

Dear friends of the rainforests,

Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest harbors one of humanity’s most fascinating stories: Two indigenous peoples continue to live there in voluntary isolation, as they have for millennia.

Yet loggers, miners and oil prospectors have targeted the natural resources of the Tagaeri and Taromenane tribes’ forest. They are provoking a deadly conflict by supplying guns and alcohol to the Huaorani tribe living near the camps, and agitating against the Tagaeri and Taromenane. This has repeatedly led to deadly raids.

State institutions have been observing the violence without getting involved, while the government is auctioning the last remaining undeveloped indigenous territories to the oil industry. No end to the killings is in sight.

Please lend your support to human rights activists and anthropologists and their open letter with 16 recommendations for the Ecuadorian government.


Time to Phase-out Nuclear Weapons
5 years ago

It has been 68 years since the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing much of their populations in an instant.  Tens of thousands more died from injuries or radiation sickness in the months that followed.  The rest were condemned to live their lives in fear of radiation-induced cancers, and their descendants to this day face increased risk of health effects caused by genetic damage.

The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the second on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.  For decades, these dates have been adopted as times to pause to remember the victims, and also to remember that the threat posed by nuclear weapons remains with us.  They also are a time to reflect on the broader dangers created by the global spread of nuclear technology as a means to generate nuclear power.  Despite the inherent risks of nuclear power generation, demonstrated decisively by the 2011 catastrophe at Fukushima, the immense global nuclear industry continues to push for new nuclear deals, always claiming that the next generation of nuclear power plants will be safe and affordable, despite a record of broken promises stretching back to the dawn of the atomic age.

We must tell President Obama: The time is right and the world is ready to negotiate the elimination of nuclear weapons!

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Tell Congress: Support the "Save America's Pollinators Act"
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Just two weeks ago, 50,000 bumblebees were killed in a parking lot in Oregon by these very chemicals. This past spring, the European Union placed a two year ban on most neonics.  We need to take similar swift action by suspending the use of these chemicals until proven safe to our critical pollinators.

Thankfully, the Save America's Pollinators Act seeks to do precisely that. This bill would call for the suspension of neonics on plants attractive to bees until a full review of scientific evidence indicates they are safe and a field study demonstrates no harmful impacts to pollinators.

This much-needed legislation will also require our government agencies to monitor the health of native bee populations, and to identify and publicly report the likely causes of unusual bee kills.

Tell your Representative to support the Save America's Pollinators Act and protect our bees!

Don't Let the Oil and Gas Industry Call the Shots on Public Land
5 years ago

In America, we are privileged to share in the bounty of our national parks and public lands. Most of these lands and the minerals found on the land are managed by a federal agency that recently released revised rules for fracking on these lands — our lands. The new rules — drafted from industry's "model legislation" — are a joke.

Tell President Obama and the agency responsible for managing our public lands that the new rules are unacceptable, and ask them to ban fracking on public lands.

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The shark fin trade is a chief cause of the decline in shark populations worldwide, which is why states have passed bans and Congress has passed the Shark Conservation Act.

So why is the federal government attempting to undermine these efforts?

We Don't Accept This. Let Us Keep Our Seeds EU! PLEASE SIGN!
5 years ago 

How many here know that the EU is preparing legislation that will make it illegal to grow crops that are not on a list of approved seeds? A list that currently 60% dominated by big corporations like Monsanto, AstraZeneca, Bayer and others?
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Protect Native American Archeological Burial Grounds in Ohio owned by Bonds
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The property is a prospective site for shale gas exploration, drilling and extraction. The property owners have refused multiple offers to purchase or lease rights on the property to drill for shale methane gas. That is their private right. Beyond that right, the property,and specifically the portion of the property Antero Resources seeks to excavate and drill, has also been identified as a Native American Burial Mound site. In addition, evidence exists that other significant and historic anthropological findings on this site may be disrupted or destroyed if excavation and drilling are performed on the Bond property. It is in the best interests of the County, State of Ohio, and Nation, if Antero Resources, and the State of Ohio are prohibited from allowing the imposition of Eminent Domain to procure the property, or any other legal or civil action, including the voluntary sale and use of the property for excavation and drilling for the purposes Antero Resources requires to recover shale gas from this property. Specifically, no excavation below grade should be allowed, and no sub-surface drilling should be allowed which might disturb or destroy any burial sites or archological relics of whatever archeological age, on the Bond Property, for any purpose.

Sign here

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Signed with 725 supporters, 275 needed...
Welcome EPA Administrator McCarthy with a Call to End Mountaintop Removal
5 years ago

Last week, Gina McCarthy became the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. After more than five months of obstruction and delay by Congress, McCarthy is finally in a position to halt the damaging environmental and health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. But in order to make sure that it is a top priority issue, she needs to hear from you today.

Take action now and tell Administrator McCarthy that we need her leadership to end mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Your email has been sent.

Thank you for taking action by contacting EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to end mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.

Save Solar from the Cutting Block
5 years ago

National polls over the last five consecutive years show that 9 out of 10 American voters across party lines feel we should develop and use more solar energy. And this support is consistent across the political spectrum.
Further, the public supports government policies that encourage deployment of more solar. 78 percent of voters say the government should support growth of solar energy with financial incentives and tax credits.

Tell your senators to sign on to the letter sponsored by Senator Merkley (D-OR) and ensure that renewable energy gets its time in the sun.

Green Sea Turtles in Danger in Malaysia
5 years ago

One of the last Malaysian nesting sites for green sea turtles is in jeopardy: the Malaysian government is planning an industrial estate that would destroy Pasir Panjang beach and two neighboring rainforest reserves rich with biodiversity.

The local residents and environmental groups are gearing up to prevent this potentially disastrous project from being realized. Please support them by signing our petition to the Malaysian government:


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Tell Big Biotech to Stop Poisoning Paradise! PLEASE SIGN
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For the past 20 plus years, the Hawaiian Islands have become ground zero for open air field trials of the biotech industry's toxic chemicals and experimental GMO crops. Multiple tests have shown that the biotech industry's harmful chemicals are contaminat
TAKE ACTION: A Crucial Moment in the Battle Against Cloning
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Right now the EU Commission is drafting new proposed legislation on cloning for food production. Cloning has severe welfare implications, both for surrogate mothers and the clones themselves. Take action today.
U.S.: Reject any Military Intervention in Syria
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We urge you to reject any military intervention in Syria, including arming the rebels or creating a no-fly zone, and instead to focus on increasing humanitarian assistance through the United Nations and building active multi-lateral diplomacy without preconditions with all involved parties for an immediate ceasefire, a full arms embargo, and negotiations to end Syria’s civil war......

This is how our petition starts to President Obama on stopping intervention in Syria, Can you sign it?

Urge the Pentagon to Stop Enriching Putin's Arms Dealer
5 years ago

The Pentagon is buying over $1.1 billion worth of helicopters and spare parts from the same Russian state-run dealer that arms the brutal regime of Syrian President Assad.  This purchase comes at the same time that the United States is arming and providing aid to the Syrian rebels.

Rosoboronexport has already shipped $4.9 billion in arms to the Assad regime, which has slaughtered tens of thousands of civilians. The only winners are Russian President Putin’s former KGB colleague Sergey Chemezov and others who run Rosoboronexport. They’ve received billions from Assad . . . and millions from American taxpayers.

Let’s end this contract once and for all.

Urge Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to cancel the arms deal with Rosoboronexport.

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