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ENVIRONMENTAL PETITIONS AND NEWS #1 JUNE OF 2018
4 months ago

Environment

Praise Chile for Nationwide Plastic Bag Ban
Praise Chile for Nationwide Plastic Bag Ban

Chile’s President and Congress recently approved the ban of plastic bags across the entire country. Congratulate this nation on being the first in the Americas to institute a nationwide plastics ban, and ask that it encourage others to do the same.

Save the Chinese Giant Salamander From Extinction
Save the Chinese Giant Salamander From Extinction

Nearly 200 million years of history: the legacy of the Chinese giant salamander eclipses even its possibly six-foot-long size. Now environmental and human threats have placed this storied animal in imminent danger. Help fight for the future of the world’s living fossils.

Prevent Sale and Expansion of Dangerous Pipeline
Prevent Sale and Expansion of Dangerous Pipeline

Canada is set to buy the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline in order to ensure its expansion, an endeavor that will be both costly and risky and is widely opposed. Demand that this purchase and expansion be canceled.

Stop Senselessly Killing Pregnant Whales
Stop Senselessly Killing Pregnant Whales

Over 300 whales were killed last season in Japan, with one third of those killed being pregnant females. While officials claim the killings were for research purposes, non-lethal survey methods can be just as effective. Demand an end to these senseless killings.

Reduce Air Pollution Choking Chinese Provinces
Reduce Air Pollution Choking Chinese Provinces

Hazardous pollution continues to increase in China despite attempts to cut back on the industries responsible. Sign the petition to encourage Chinese officials to enact stricter pollution controls for the health of their population.

Prohibit the Trade of the Fins of Endangered Sharks
Prohibit the Trade of the Fins of Endangered Sharks

Smugglers are taking advantage of Hong Kong’s lax shark fin import policy and are bringing in fins cruelly taken from a number of endangered shark species. This wasteful trade that kills thousands of sharks needlessly must be brought to an end. Sign this petition to demand that Hong Kong end all shark fin imports immediately.

Denounce the Slaughter of Over One Hundred Pregnant Whales
4 months ago

Signed.

4 months ago

Environment

Do Not Bail Out Dirty Energy
Do Not Bail Out Dirty Energy

The Trump Administration is proposing unprecedented intervention into the energy industry to prevent the shutdown of coal-fired power plants. Sign the petition for the Department of Energy to instead support clean energy sources.

Save the Endangered Pacific Marten from Extinction
Save the Endangered Pacific Marten from Extinction

Considered extinct for 50 years, the Pacific marten reappeared in 1996, yet continues to face threats of extinction. At the core of the problem is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s unwillingness to classify them as an endangered species. Sign the petition to urge government officials to put this rare species back on the list.

End Illegal Importation of Hazardous Waste
End Illegal Importation of Hazardous Waste

Thailand is experiencing an influx of hazardous electronic waste, the processing of which is largely unregulated. Sign the petition to demand Thai officials to regulate the importation and processing of this dangerous material in order to protect human health and the environment.

Promote the Conservation of Cuckoo Bees
Promote the Conservation of Cuckoo Bees

According to The Wildlife Society, the cuckoo bee has suddenly reappeared in western Canada for the first time. Even though they may be a ¨social parasite¨ based on their ability to infiltrate hives, they’re indicative of an area’s biological health. Sign the petition to convince Canadian politicians to continue tracking their migration.

3 months ago

Environment

Stop Plastic from Destroying Our Oceans and Ban All Plastic Straws
Stop Plastic from Destroying Our Oceans and Ban All Plastic Straws

New York City is planning on joining global efforts to cut back on plastic use by banning plastic straws, which are polluting the ocean and causing harm to marine life. This proposed ban would greatly reduce the amount of plastic this major city produces annually. Sign this petition to force businesses to stop using wasteful plastic straws.

Stop Trump’s Trade War From Destroying Solar Power in America
Stop Trump’s Trade War From Destroying Solar Power in America

Over 2 billion dollars in solar projects have been canceled because of Trump’s decision to tax imported solar panels. This disastrous trade war is endangering the future of renewable energy in America. Sign this petition urging Trump to lift this unnecessary and costly tariff.

Stop the Decline of Australia’s Large Fish Species
Stop the Decline of Australia’s Large Fish Species

Several of Australia’s large fish species are on a steady decline thanks to excessive fishing, putting the oceans and the environment at risk. Unfortunately, the ministry of agriculture and water resources sees no need to review or change anything regarding current fisheries. Sign this petition to demand such a review be given and that steps be taken to save these fish.

Ban Single-Use Plastic Products in the European Union
Ban Single-Use Plastic Products in the European Union

The European Commission has proposed a ban on single-use plastic items like plastic forks and knives and cotton buds. This petition would help lower carbon emissions and keep marine ecosystems safer from pollution. Sign this petition to urge the European Parliament to support the ban.

Praise Costa Rica for Banning Fossil Fuels
Praise Costa Rica for Banning Fossil Fuels

Costa Rica has recently announced it will ban the use of fossil fuels. The nation has dedicated itself to using 100% renewable energy. Sign this petition to praise the Costa Rican president for his decision to pass policies that support environmental sustainability and ban fossil fuels.

Reduce Toxic Fumes in Rural India
Reduce Toxic Fumes in Rural India

Approximately one million Indians die every year due to health conditions related to air pollution. Many of these premature deaths are in rural areas which are not often the focus of air pollution research. Encourage India to reduce toxic fumes across the whole nation, not just urban areas.

3 months ago

Environment

Do Not Allow Yellowstone Bison to be Slaughtered
Do Not Allow Yellowstone Bison to be Slaughtered

Yellowstone National Park’s Superintendent claims that he is being forced out of his job because of his disagreement with the Trump Administration over a plan to slaughter bison to appease nearby ranchers. Whoever takes his place will likely face similar pressure to kill these iconic animals. Sign this petition to tell the federal government that bison belong in this famous national park.

Drain the Swamp of Unethical, Anti-Environment Officials
Drain the Swamp of Unethical, Anti-Environment Officials

A man who led the drive against clean air is now installed at the American agency tasked with protecting natural lands and resources. Worse yet, he is allegedly deal-making with a powerful anti-environmental think tank. Demand accountability for this flagrant ethical violation that harms long-term U.S. environmental policy.

Stop Plastic from Destroying Our Oceans and Ban All Plastic Straws
Stop Plastic from Destroying Our Oceans and Ban All Plastic Straws

New York City is planning on joining global efforts to cut back on plastic use by banning plastic straws, which are polluting the ocean and causing harm to marine life. This proposed ban would greatly reduce the amount of plastic this major city produces annually. Sign this petition to force businesses to stop using wasteful plastic straws.

Stop Trump’s Trade War From Destroying Solar Power in America
Stop Trump’s Trade War From Destroying Solar Power in America

Over 2 billion dollars in solar projects have been canceled because of Trump’s decision to tax imported solar panels. This disastrous trade war is endangering the future of renewable energy in America. Sign this petition urging Trump to lift this unnecessary and costly tariff.

Stop the Decline of Australia’s Large Fish Species
Stop the Decline of Australia’s Large Fish Species

Several of Australia’s large fish species are on a steady decline thanks to excessive fishing, putting the oceans and the environment at risk. Unfortunately, the ministry of agriculture and water resources sees no need to review or change anything regarding current fisheries. Sign this petition to demand such a review be given and that steps be taken to save these fish.

3 months ago

Environment

Praise Colorado For Advancing Clean Energy
Praise Colorado For Advancing Clean Energy

Colorado’s biggest energy producer committed to replacing two coal plants with renewable energy. Sign this petition to mark a clean step forward.

3 months ago

Signed.

3 months ago

Environment

Environment vs. Polluters: Don’t Let the EPA Tip the Scales in Pollution’s Favor
Environment vs. Polluters: Don’t Let the EPA Tip the Scales in Pollution’s Favor

The environmental destruction and the human sicknesses resulting from carbon pollution are worth just five dollars, according to recent EPA standards. The nation’s lead environmental agency is once again abandoning its mission in favor of anti-environment activists. Ensure the environment and the people do not lose out in the agency’s new cost-benefit analysis.

Denounce Ornithologist for Killing Endangered Bird
Denounce Ornithologist for Killing Endangered Bird

Moments after the rare male mustache kingfisher was identified and photographed for the first time in the Solomon Islands, it was euthanized. The ornithologist responsible tried to justify his actions for the sake of ¨research¨ even though less than 1,000 remain in the wild. Urge leading conservationists to not tolerate such unethical scientific practices.

Protect Napa Valley from Environmental Degradation
Protect Napa Valley from Environmental Degradation

Longtime Napa Valley locals, conservationists and business owners fear that agricultural development is endangering the cherished California lands. Many attribute this to corporate greed within the lucrative wine industry. Sign the petition to urge companies to limit their amount of environmental exploitation.

Stop the Disappearance of Songbirds’ Habitat
Stop the Disappearance of Songbirds’ Habitat

Scotland’s garden warblers are at risk of habitat loss, due to the increasingly tidy countryside clearing away most of the thick brush the birds thrive in. While the species is currently of least concern, they could become endangered very quickly if their habitat disappears for good. Demand protected areas of brush be designated as safe spaces for the garden warbler.

Save Marine Life by Reducing Plastic Waste
Save Marine Life by Reducing Plastic Waste

Tragically, a pilot whale died in Thailand after having 17 pounds of plastic removed from its stomach. Demand that Thailand take action to reduce plastic waste and save the lives of marine animals.

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