Articles written by: Henry Hammel

Born in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Studied Globalization, Environment and Policy at University of Oregon

Shut Down Polluting, Toxic Steel Plant

Shut Down Polluting, Toxic Steel Plant

A dirty, toxic steel plant is illegally endangering the health of people and the environment. It has resulted in one of the most polluted areas in the world. Sign this petition to shut down this plant and punish the company for destroying our environment.

Save World Heritage Site From Oil Spill

Save World Heritage Site From Oil Spill

An oil spill near India has still not been cleaned up, and now threatens a World Heritage Site. The company responsible is already being investigated for their slow response time to the spill. Sign this petition to force the company to completely clean up and remedy the effects of their mistake.

Put a Limit on Oil Refinery Emissions

Put a Limit on Oil Refinery Emissions

The refinement of dirty and environmentally harmful forms of oil could soon be restricted in the Bay Area due to a proposed new bill. This bill would put emissions caps on the oil refineries in the Bay Area, which would prevent any companies from refining tar sands oil or other, more harmful, substances. Sign this petition to ensure this bill is passed, and continue the fight against tar sands oil.

Remove Dam That Threatens Endangered Species

Remove Dam That Threatens Endangered Species

A dam in south Florida has restricted the flow of a river, and is hindering endangered species. The Kirkpatrick dam was part of a failed Army Corps of Engineers Project, which hoped to cut a ditch across Northern Florida to facilitate barge traffic. Sign this petition to get this dam removed and this area returned to its former state.

Punish Family That Allegedly Kept 140 Cats in Meth Lab

Punish Family That Allegedly Kept 140 Cats in Meth Lab

A Louisiana woman and her two sons were allegedly found with 140 cats living in their home, which was also a meth lab. Upon arrival, seven of the cats were already dead while the other 133 had to be euthanized after being removed from the house. Sign this petition to ensure the maximum punishment for these alleged criminals.

Stop Poisonous Pesticide Runoff

Stop Poisonous Pesticide Runoff

As much as 98% of the toxic pesticides sprayed on plants end up running off into the surrounding soil and water. Fortunately, scientists have discovered a new formula that could drastically reduce pesticide pollution. Sign this petition to ensure farmers use this product and stop pesticide runoff.

Require Public Notification After Pollution Events

Require Public Notification After Pollution Events

The public could be put at risk by hazardous pollution due to a recent court ruling overturning a law requiring the public to be made aware of pollution events. Sign this petition to demand an appeal to this decision and ask for the reinstatement of the law that protects the public from pollution.

Clean Up Toxic, Garbage-Filled River

Clean Up Toxic, Garbage-Filled River

A river in Nigeria has been being degraded through human activity for years. It has gotten to the point where the river is filled from bank to bank with garbage and other man-made debris. Sign this petition to ensure this river is cleaned up once and for all.

Save Turtles From Deadly Oil Spill

Save Turtles From Deadly Oil Spill

Two tanker ships recently collided off the coast of southern India, spilling oil into the sea off Chennai city and threatening over 20 miles of coastline. This could not have come at a worse time — it is currently peak nesting season for Olive Ridley turtles that use these beaches for their nests. Sign this petition to ensure this spill is cleaned up, and these animals’ habitats returned to working order.

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Success: Starbucks Begins Placing Recycling Containers in Stores

Starbucks has been in the spotlight for years because of how many of their cups end up in landfills. However, they have recently begun placing recycling containers and testing completely recyclable cups in the UK. Sign this petition to show your support and ensure this action continues.

Ensure Largest Coal Plant in the West Closes

Ensure Largest Coal Plant in the West Closes

The largest coal plant in the western United States, also the seventh largest single producer of carbon dioxide in the country, could be closing its doors. The falling price of natural gas and the increasing price of energy from coal is making the operation of the plant too expensive. Sign this petition to make sure this plant is shut down for good.

Protect 2.8 Million People From Polluted Tap Water

Protect 2.8 Million People From Polluted Tap Water

Nearly 3 million people in rural France are drinking polluted tap water. The places most affected by the pollution are rural areas near large agricultural operations where the use of pesticides, nitrates and other fertilizers is rampant. Sign this petition to protect the drinking water of the French citizens.

Success: Eight Companies Withdraw Sponsorship from Rodeo

Success: Eight Companies Withdraw Sponsorship from Rodeo

After public outcry, eight companies have withdrawn their sponsorship of a rodeo that was caught committing acts of animal cruelty. This is a victory for the rights of these animals, but we must let the government know more needs to be done. Sign this petition to thank the companies and ensure even further action against rodeos.

Stop Killing the Mississippi River With Pollution

Stop Killing the Mississippi River With Pollution

Upon entering the Twin Cities area, the Mississippi River goes from teeming with life to polluted and lifeless. Sign this petition to force the government to clean up the Mississippi River, and prevent further pollution from entering.

Stop Torturing Rodeo Animals

Stop Torturing Rodeo Animals

Multiple acts of severe animal cruelty and endangerment are apparently shown in a video taken at a rodeo in New Zealand. To make matters worse, the New Zealand government does not have any restrictions on the treatment or keeping of rodeo animals. Sign this petition to protect animals at rodeos.

Force Kentucky to Strengthen Animal Protections

Force Kentucky to Strengthen Animal Protections

For the tenth year in a row, Kentucky has placed dead last in the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s annual report. The state lacks many laws other U.S. states have that protect animals from cruelty and neglect. Sign this petition to force Kentucky to update its laws.

3,000 Geese Killed in Toxic Pit — Take Action

3,000 Geese Killed in Toxic Pit — Take Action

Recently, more than 3,000 geese died after landing in a toxic pond to escape a snow storm. The pond is in fact a 50 billion-gallon toxic pit, increasing in size every day. Sign our petition to make sure this toxic pond is finally cleaned up.

Stop Dams From Leaking Oil Into Columbia River

Stop Dams From Leaking Oil Into Columbia River

Dam operators must switch to eco-friendly oils in order to stop harmful substances from leaking into waterways thanks to a new ruling. Despite this ruling, they will be allowed to drag their feet while searching for alternatives. Demand that a timeline is set to remove pollutants from our rivers.

Don’t Let Oil Spills Go Unreported

Don’t Let Oil Spills Go Unreported

Oil companies could get away with polluting the environment in North Dakota and never disclosing the information, if a proposed bill passes. This new piece of legislation would not require companies to report oil spills contained on well sites that are 10 barrels or fewer. Sign this petition to ensure this bill does not pass.

Punish Criminal Who Cut Off Dog’s Nose

Punish Criminal Who Cut Off Dog’s Nose

Baron the dog had his nose, ears, and tail cut off by an unknown perpetrator. Make sure the person responsible for this heinous cruelty is found and brought to justice.

Clean Up Diesel Spill Threatening Wildlife Management Area

Clean Up Diesel Spill Threatening Wildlife Management Area

A truck carrying diesel fuel crashed, spilling 500-1,200 gallons of fuel into a river in New Mexico. The Cimarron River, Eagle Nest Lake, the town of Eagle Nest, Cimarron Canyon State Park and the Colin Neblett Wildlife Management Area are threatened by this spill. Sign this petition to ensure it is cleaned up completely and correctly.

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Don’t Allow Draining of Carbon Capturing Peat Swamp

A peat bog the size of England was recently found to contain more than 30 billion tons of carbon. If this peat bog is cleared or dries up, that carbon will be released into the atmosphere. Sign this petition to ensure this peat bog remains carefully preserved.

Make Animal Cruelty a Felony in Mississipi

Make Animal Cruelty a Felony in Mississipi

It is not a felony to commit animal cruelty in Mississippi. It only becomes a felony on one’s second offense. Sign this petition to stand behind a law that would this, and protect the animals of Mississippi.

Don’t Let Canada Build Another Deadly Pipeline

Don’t Let Canada Build Another Deadly Pipeline

A massive expansion of a toxic tar sands oil pipeline was just approved in Canada. This expansion is a step in the wrong direction, and will pose a serious threat to the environment and surrounding communities. Sign this petition to oppose the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Let City Shut Down Company Causing Lead Poisoning

Let City Shut Down Company Causing Lead Poisoning

A community is threatened by toxic industrial facilities causing lead poisoning and asthma. Currently, the city does not have the power to shut down the companies producing the pollution. Sign this petition to give the city the power to close these toxic production plants.

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