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January 2006: End Exxon's Disinformation Campaign, New Report on a Warmer World, and More January 12, 2006 11:12 AM

Environmental Defense: Finding the Ways that Work

January 2006
Alerts - Tell Exxon's New CEO - End the Disinformation Campaign
Features - Global Warming's Disruptions, Clean Air Act Turns 35, Tuna Safety Tips
Updates - Victory for Central California's Air Quality, Victory for Farm Program Reforms, We Met Our Goal!


Tell Exxon's New CEO – Time is Running Out on Global Warming
ExxonMobil, the most powerful, most profitable, most polluting oil company, claims that it is the world's leading supporter of global warming research. But what Exxon leaves out is that it spends millions of dollars to convince people that global warming is a hoax. Tell ExxonMobil's new CEO, Rex Tillerson, that enough is enough. The world needs action, not disinformation campaigns. Urge him to move ExxonMobil in a new direction


Global Warming is Already Changing the Planet 
For many Americans, global warming is an issue that brings to mind environmental impacts decades or even centuries into the future. Our new report, "Global Warming's Increasingly Visible Impacts," lays out sobering evidence that our planet is already changing -- from shrinking snowpack and vanishing glaciers to more intense hurricanes and tropical storms. Highlights of the report.

Happy 35th Birthday, Clean Air Act! Here's to Many More
December marked the 35th anniversary of the Clean Air Act. Passed in 1970, the Clean Air Act helps millions of Americans breathe cleaner, healthier air. In its 35 years, the Act has prevented thousands of illnesses and premature deaths and saved trillions of dollars in health costs – all without harming America's economic prosperity. But we still have work to do - half of all Americans still breathe unhealthy air. Learn more about the challenges that remain.

What Type of Tuna is Safer for You?
Some types of tuna are high in mercury - a serious health risk for kids and women of childbearing age. Avoid bluefin tuna since it's both high in mercury and is being depleted by overfishing. When buying canned tuna, choose 'light' skipjack tuna over 'white' albacore tuna. Not only does 'light' have three times less mercury, it's less expensive too.


Victory! California Adopts Ground-breaking Air Pollution Rule

Last month, the San Joaquin Valley air board unanimously voted to adopt rules ensuring healthier growth. Developers will be required to reduce air pollution caused by new development. The new rules allow developers to choose from hundreds of measures to reduce or eliminate pollution, including using better building insulation, employing low-energy streetlights, and providing electric-powered shuttle services. Congratulations to California! Check out air pollution in your city

Victory! Farm Programs Slated for Reform 
Thanks to your efforts, Congress rejected a proposal to extend the life of most farm subsidies, ensuring that farm programs are reviewed in 2007 and providing a rare opportunity to reform these programs to help more farmers, the environment and rural communities. Unfortunately, current farm programs don't do enough to reward stewardship or help farmers remain profitable. Most farmers seeking stewardship incentives to improve water quality or restore wetlands are turned away due to inadequate funds. Thanks for your help! Learn more about farm policy and stewardship.

Thank You – You Helped Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal in December
Thanks to the generosity of thousands of Environmental Defense online supporters, we met our year-end fundraising goal and are starting 2006 in good shape! We appreciate the vote of confidence your contributions represent, and we pledge to honor yo  [ send green star]

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support by taking great care to ensure your investment is put to the best possible use on behalf of the environment. We couldn't do our work without you. Thank you.

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