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Posted: Aug 24, 2011 7:54am
Jul 15, 2010

The Care2 community is working hard to make positive changes throughout the world. Continue reading to learn how your dedication is making a difference.

Dirty Air Act Defeated
Dirty Air ActIn a 53-47 vote, the Senate rejected Lisa Murkowski's bill that would have stripped the EPA of its authority to regulate carbon pollution -- letting big polluters off the hook. Thank you to the 17,000 Care2 members for joining efforts with Environmental Defense Fund and signing the petition to keep our air clean. Read more.

Sea Turtles Will No Longer Be Burned 
Sea TurtleThanks to a lawsuit filed by The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Institute -- along with petitions and letters from the public -- BP agreed to stop allowing endangered sea turtles to be burned alive during surface-oil cleanup operations. Over 12,000 signatures were added to the Care2 petitions. Read more.

Plan to Legalize Whaling Fails 
WhalingIn joining efforts with IFAW, Greenpeace and WSPA in the fight against whaling worldwide, five petitions featured on Care2 gathered more than 110,000 signatures in the last year. At an International Whaling Committee (IWC) meeting in Morocco on Wednesday, June 23, a proposal to legalize whaling was dismissed. Read more.

Pesticide Endosulfan Banned in U.S.
EndosulfanIn early June, the Environmental Protection Agency made an announcement banning all uses of the pesticide endosulfan in the United States. 3,000 Care2 members signed the petition -- sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife -- to protect the health of animals and people from this deadly pesticide.Read more.

End Fox and Coyote Pens: Care2 Member Success 
Fox penOne Care2 member created a petition to ban fox and coyote pens. After gathering over 700 signatures in 14 days, his petition was sent to a meeting, where the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission created a draft rule against fox and coyote enclosures. Read more, to learn how you can help finalize this draft rule.

How Your Butterfly Credits Help 
Butterfly CreditsSince the start of the Butterfly Rewards program in 2009, Care2 members have helped animals, people and the environment by simply taking action on our site. We've teamed up with ASPCA, Carbon Fund, Kiva, OXFAM, Population Services International and Trees for the Future in order to provide you with 16 gift options. Read more.

We are proud to continue sharing success stories like these with you -- made possible by our Care2 community and non-profit partners. Please continue to take action and share your own success stories with us by emailingsuccessstories@earth.care2.com.

Keep up the good work! 

Megan S.
Care2 Campaigns Team 
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Posted: Jul 15, 2010 4:59pm
Jun 11, 2010
Pesticide Action Network North America Dangerous pesticide to be phased out in U.S.
Endosulfan Victory!

EPA announces ban of persistent pesticide. PAN Partners around
the world respond.

 

This morning, EPA officials announced the end to use of the dangerous chemical endosulfan in this country. Your activism helped make it happen - congratulations and thank you!

PAN Partners Celebrate!» Check out the responses around the world, from farmworker communities in Florida to experts in Asia looking forward to a global ban.

This is a huge win, with far-reaching impact:

  • It protects farmworkers and rural communities in Florida and California where the chemical is used to grow tomatoes and cotton.

  • It protects Indigenous communities in the Arctic, whose traditional foods are contaminated with endosulfan and its by-products.

  • It reduces risk for all Americans, since CDC studies found endosulfan and its breakdown products in the blood of U.S. men, women and children.


EPA's decision also has global reach - a U.S. phaseout will likely speed the addition of endosulfan to the international POPs treaty next year.

Thanks so very much for helping us make this happen. Over the past three years, we've collected evidence and highlighted local impacts of endosulfan with our pesticide Drift Catcher. We've met with national policymakers to make our case. We've delivered petitions with tens of thousands of your signatures to get their attention. We've filed legal petitions with allies. And we've worked with global partners to move endosulfan toward a worldwide ban.

Congratulations! Together, we're making a difference.

 

 

 

Pesticide Action Network North America works to replace hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. 
 
As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society.

Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) 49 Powell St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
Phone: (415) 981-1771 Fax: (415) 981-199

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Posted: Jun 11, 2010 7:17am
Dec 6, 2009
Earthjustice EventsWaste Deep in Coal AshRSVP!View of the ash spill left over from the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant retention pond failure near Harriman, Tennessee (Credit: Brian Stansberry).

"Wondering what is coal ash? Interested in what is being done about the threat coal ash poses to our drinking water supplies?RSVP to our online chat today!

Coal ash is the leftover waste from coal-fired power plants. Over 129 million tons are created each year, enough for coal ash to flow over Niagara Falls for three days straight! Coal ash contains arsenic, mercury, chromium and a slurry of other highly toxic pollutants. It is often dumped into huge ponds or unlined landfills and there are nearly 600 of these sites located in 35 states. But despite the obvious threat to public health and the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency has not set strong rules for the disposal of coal ash and ensure this health threat stays out of our drinking water supplies.

To find out what Earthjustice is doing about this problem, join Earthjustice Campaign Director Jared Saylor in an online chat and he'll answer your questions.

EVENT DETAILS Event:Waste Deep in Coal AshDate:Thursday, December 10th, 2009Time:11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ETLocation:Your computerRSVP:Click to RSVP!"

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My comment;

Coal is one of our cheap forms of energy, making up a huge portion of electricity generation.

When you turn on your lights, chances are, coal is making it happen, unless you CHOOSE

to sign up for GREEN, pollution free power. Every person using power is generating this waste, 

both in the air, in the water, oceans, rivers and lakes, as well as soil. Coal toxins including 

mercury poison all life on the planet, making it more acid and poisonous day by day...

We are slowly strangling all life on the planet in order to keep power on in our homes and factories.

That is a fact... Now, what is each of us WILLING to do to change this fact? 

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 8:41am
Nov 27, 2008
In less than 24 hours, we have already sent more than 65,000 messages to the EPA calling for regulation of carbon dioxide pollution. With your help we can get 100,000 letters to the EPA before the Friday deadline, and send the clear message that we want our climate protected.

There are only 
two days left before the EPA closes the public comment period. Will you take a minute, and add your name?

http://www.RepowerAmerica.org/EPA
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Posted: Nov 27, 2008 6:15am

 

 
 
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