Environment

Success: Volkswagen to Recall Vehicles Starting in January

Success: Volkswagen to Recall Vehicles Starting in January

Volkswagen’s CEO announced that it will begin recalling the nearly 11 million vehicles that contain a device designed to fake passing federal emissions standards. Applaud this recall of environmentally destructive cars.

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Success: Judge Overturns Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law

A judge overturned an Idaho law prohibiting the use of undercover surveillance inside factory farms. Judge Winmill ruled the law violated the First Amendment right to free speech and criminalized whistleblowers. Sign the petition and applaud Judge Winmill for protecting public health and animal welfare.

Don’t Allow Hunters to Kill Formerly Endangered Bobcats

Don’t Allow Hunters to Kill Formerly Endangered Bobcats

Bobcats in Illinois face imminent slaughter as hunters will soon be able to shoot one each during every hunting season. Demand Governor Rauner repeal the law that allows the killing of these magnificent creatures.

Stop Destroying Forests That Support Earth’s Biodiversity

Stop Destroying Forests That Support Earth’s Biodiversity

Illegal logging in East African forests is severely threatening the habitat of species such as elephants and rhinos. If it is not stopped, the forests could be completely destroyed within our lifetime. It is imperative that the U.S. stop importing wood from this sensitive region.

Support Transition to Organic Farming

Support Transition to Organic Farming

Transitioning to organic farming is a significant undertaking. Currently, farmers receive no financial support or incentive from the government. Sign this petition to demand organic farmers get the support they need.

Prevent Fur Seals from Washing Up Dead on Beaches

Prevent Fur Seals from Washing Up Dead on Beaches

Eighty sick and dead endangered fur seals have washed up on California’s coast, likely as a result of warming ocean temperatures. Green infrastructure, such as plants along the coast, could help ensure the seals’ survival by helping to cool the ocean. Urge California officials to implement this plan to help save these beautiful creatures.

Develop Wildlife-Friendly Lighting to Save Young Wallabies

Develop Wildlife-Friendly Lighting to Save Young Wallabies

Wallabies are suffering because artificial lighting is adversely affecting their birth cycles, stressing out mothers and making it so they are more likely to leave behind their babies. Urge one of Australia’s major renewable energy companies to develop lighting that is wildlife-friendly in order to help save these beautiful animals.

Save Grand Cayman Reefs from Destruction

Save Grand Cayman Reefs from Destruction

The Grand Cayman reef is facing the threat of destruction due to plans to build piers in its place. Sign this petition and urge the Grand Cayman government to veto this plan and save the coral reef.

End Illegal and Inhumane Gorilla Poaching

End Illegal and Inhumane Gorilla Poaching

Gorillas are being poached at an alarming rate, but with expansion of an already existing poacher to ranger program this inhumane and illegal practice can be brought to an end. Sign this petition to urge leaders to expand this program and prevent further deaths of these magnificent creatures.

Stop Annual Hunt of Endangered Sea Turtles

Stop Annual Hunt of Endangered Sea Turtles

It will soon be legal hunting season for three species of endangered sea turtles in St. Lucia. Act now to save these unique species from going extinct.

Applaud Announcement of Massive New Ocean Reserve

Applaud Announcement of Massive New Ocean Reserve

A 620,000 square kilometer stretch of ocean will soon be designated as protected, thereby forcing all fishing, mining, and oil drilling operations out of the area. Praise the move, which will allow dwindling populations of fish and seabirds to thrive while providing safe spaces for several species of endangered turtle and whale.

Success: Stricter Limits Set on Smog Pollution Damaging the Ozone

Success: Stricter Limits Set on Smog Pollution Damaging the Ozone

Stricter limits have been set on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness and that is destroying the ozone. Applaud this move towards protecting public health and our world.

Sunset over Long Island Sound by Matt Kane

Stop Plan to Dump Waste into Vital Inlet

A vital estuary will suffer from dumping of dredged soils if a proposed plan is approved to continue the dumping for the next 30 years. Speak up now to protect this inlet’s aquatic life and economic value.

Success: U.S. and China Make Deal to Ban Ivory Trade

Success: U.S. and China Make Deal to Ban Ivory Trade

An agreement between the U.S. and China to ban the ivory trade is the largest step thus far in shutting down the harmful industry. This is a victory for wildlife activists who’ve been fighting to save elephants from poaching. Applaud China’s President for enacting this vital ban.

Success: Arctic Drilling Operations Ceased

Success: Arctic Drilling Operations Ceased

Shell Oil has decided to halt Arctic drilling operations, likely as a result of severe public criticism. Sign this petition to thank Greenpeace and other activists for doing whatever possible in order to stop this destructive project.

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Save Threatened Bird from Shellfish Industry Expansion

A diminishing shorebird species is in jeopardy due to an increase in shellfish farms along the bay where the bird typically feeds and rests during migration. We must speak up now to halt new shellfish operations on this bird’s crucial habitat.

Save America’s National Parks from Development

Save America’s National Parks from Development

On September 30, our national parks may lose a critical source of funding. If this happens, private development may occur in currently unspoiled areas. Ensure our national treasures are protected by signing this petition.

Support Ban on Microbeads Polluting the Ocean

Support Ban on Microbeads Polluting the Ocean

Every day, eight trillion microbeads are washed down our drains and flow into the oceans ecosystems. These microbeads form sludge that travels through our lakes and oceans, carrying chemicals and being ingested by marine life. Sign this petition to urge the House of Representatives to ban this toxic plastic nationwide.

Solar energy is critical to the environment.

Prevent Demise of Solar Energy in California

California utility companies are proposing changes to billing methods that could end solar energy in the state. Stop this greed-laden proposal by encouraging the California Public Utilities Commission to vote against it.

Success: Shell to Cease Oil Drilling Efforts in Alaska’s Arctic Waters

Success: Shell to Cease Oil Drilling Efforts in Alaska’s Arctic Waters

Shell announced it will stop drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic waters. Let us celebrate this victory towards protecting the environment and animals there.

Photo Credit: Jaggery

Recall Volkswagen Vehicles that Cheat Emissions Tests

Volkswagen knowingly violated EPA standards by installing defeat devices on five types of diesel engines in the US. Regardless of impending punishment, affected models should be recalled and repaired. Sign our petition to demand an immediate recall of these vehicles.

Ban Exotic Animal Hunts in the United States

Ban Exotic Animal Hunts in the United States

U.S. private and commercial ranches provide trophy hunters a close-to-home option for the slaughter of exotic wild animals. Help stop the slaughter today. Please sign the petition to ban exotic animal hunts in the United States.

Stop Tragic Koala Die-Off

Stop Tragic Koala Die-Off

Even though koalas are a protected species, they are quickly dying off because their habitat is being destroyed for human development. Sign this petition and urge officials to stop decimating koala habitats so this unique species can thrive.

Urge Drought Ridden California to Adopt Water Recycling System

Urge Drought Ridden California to Adopt Water Recycling System

Southern California has been pouring hundreds of billions of gallons of treated sewage water into the ocean, when they could be recycling it through a purification system. This new source of drinking water would ease the strain of the drought on California. Urge Southern California to adopt this system.

Photo Credit: Menke Dave, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Success: Sage Grouse Saved from the Brink of Extinction

Thanks to the strong conservation efforts of western leaders and the USDA, the greater sage-grouse is no longer threatened with extinction. Please thank the USDA for collaborating with other agencies to save this unique bird.

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