Articles written by: Henry Hammel

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shut Down Company Accused of Beating and Kicking Pigs

Shut Down Company Accused of Beating and Kicking Pigs

Reports of pigs being brutally attacked by workers have surfaced out of a controversial facility. Sign this petition to shut the company down and hold the employees responsible.

Dog Found Abandoned and Starving in Her Own Feces Deserves Justice

Dog Found Abandoned and Starving in Her Own Feces Deserves Justice

A dog was found abandoned in a building, so weak from starvation that she could not even walk. The man accused of abusing this poor animal needs to be held responsible. Sign this petition to ensure justice.

Protect National Parks by Demanding Congress Value Them at More Than $0

Protect National Parks by Demanding Congress Value Them at More Than $0

Our national parks are in jeopardy of being sold to large corporations that would use park resources for profit. Thanks to the Republican-controlled Congress, federal lands are valued at $0, which makes it easier to sell and transfer them. Sign this petition now to protect our national parks and public lands from ending up in the wrong hands.

Save Baby Polar Bears From Toxic Chemicals

Save Baby Polar Bears From Toxic Chemicals

Baby polar bears are exposed to more than 1,000 times the safe limit of toxic chemicals through their mothers’ milk due to human pollution. Sign this petition to save polar bear cubs from deadly chemicals.

Shut Down Trains That Cause Excessive Pollution

Shut Down Trains That Cause Excessive Pollution

Massive levels of pollution from a railway threaten the health of people in Israel, but the company refuses to cut its emissions. Sign this petition to stop these harmful trains.

Save Children From Lead Poisoning

Save Children From Lead Poisoning

Lead levels in the water of Fruitvale, California are dangerously high. One in 12 children tested had elevated levels of lead in their bodies. Sign this petition to stop the poisoning of our children.

Save Disappearing Lake

Save Disappearing Lake

Lake Kenyatta is drying up at an alarming rate. Countless animals are dying and losing their habitat to this water loss, and the humans that rely on the animals are suffering as well. Sign this petition to save Lake Kenyatta and all those who rely on it.

Decrease Harmful Vehicle Emissions by Improving Road Design

Decrease Harmful Vehicle Emissions by Improving Road Design

Speed bumps and rough driving surfaces can increase pollution from vehicles by up to 20 percent. Encourage improved road design in order to reduce harmful emissions.

Stop Construction of Pipeline Through Protected Tribal Lands

Stop Construction of Pipeline Through Protected Tribal Lands

A natural gas pipeline is being built through protected land in northern Mexico. Two activists working against the pipeline were kidnapped and one still remains missing. Stop the construction of this pipeline, which threatens the lives of the Yaqui community as well as their ecosystem.

Justice for 100 Animals Found in Squalid Conditions Without Adequate Food and Water

Justice for 100 Animals Found in Squalid Conditions Without Adequate Food and Water

A woman was found with over 100 neglected animals in her home. She was arrested and charged with dozens of crimes. Sign this petition to ensure the prosecution of this alleged criminal.

Save Fish and Marine Environment in the Arabian Sea

Save Fish and Marine Environment in the Arabian Sea

Precious marine habitat and sea life are being threatened by a planned memorial to a warrior king off the coast of Mumbai. Sign this petition to stop the building of this memorial and protect the marine environment and sea life in the Arabian Sea.

Find Psychopathic Mass Animal Murderer

Find Psychopathic Mass Animal Murderer

Over the last year, almost 20 animals have been found mutilated and killed all over Ontario. Sign this petition to punish those responsible for this horrific crime.

Don’t Destroy the Amazon Rainforest

Don’t Destroy the Amazon Rainforest

It could soon become easier for companies to obtain licenses to deforest and otherwise damage the already fragile Amazon rainforest, should a proposed new bill become law. Sign the petition to save the Amazon rainforest.

Justice for Veteran’s Murdered Animals

Justice for Veteran’s Murdered Animals

A veteran in Florida has had his animals mutilated and slaughtered four times in the past year. Dozens of chickens, goats, pigs as well as dogs have been attacked. Please sign this petition to bring the criminals to justice.

Finish Cleanup of Three-Year-Old Oil Pipeline Spill

Finish Cleanup of Three-Year-Old Oil Pipeline Spill

In 2013, an oil pipeline ruptured in North Dakota, spreading more than 80,000 gallons of oil over a 13 acre area of land. The cleanup effort has been ongoing, but there has still yet to be a completion date set by the company responsible. Demand that the cleanup is expedited.

Commend Portland for Becoming First “Salmon Safe” City

Commend Portland for Becoming First “Salmon Safe” City

Portland, Oregon recently became the first city to receive the Salmon-Safe Certification. Commend Portland for making sure its practices are sustainable for increasing salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest.

Don’t Build Destructive Oil and Gas Port on Sensitive Islands

Don’t Build Destructive Oil and Gas Port on Sensitive Islands

Countless species of plants and animals, some already endangered, are threatened by construction of a new oil and gas port. Government authorities are knowingly putting these animals at risk for their own gain. Sign the petition to stop this misguided project.

Stop Canada’s Deadly Refining of Tar Sands Oil

Stop Canada’s Deadly Refining of Tar Sands Oil

Canada is the largest oil producer in the Western Hemisphere because of The Alberta Tar Sands. The use and refining of tar sands oil is even worse for the environment than conventional crude oil, and needs to be stopped. Sign the petition to stop Canada’s investment in tar sands.

Justice for Over 30 Malnourished, Mistreated Animals

Justice for Over 30 Malnourished, Mistreated Animals

An Oklahoma man was arrested when police found over 30 neglected and malnourished animals from the community on his property. Sign this petition to ensure justice for the dozens of helpless, injured animals.

Stop Dirty, Outdated Practice of Biomass Burning

Stop Dirty, Outdated Practice of Biomass Burning

Burning biomass for energy adds to climate change while destroying forests. Unfortunately, many countries are looking to biomass as an alternative to fossil fuels. Tell the European Union to pursue truly sustainable energy, not biomass.

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