Help secure the future of the #SaveTheBactonSandMartins
As part of the Bacton Sandscaping Project, North Norfolk District Council & their partners, Shell & Perenco, erected over 1.3 km of netting on Bacton Cliffs to prevent returning sand martins from nesting. After a successful campaign by #SaveTheBactonSandMartins ,the RSPB & #NetsDownForNature half the netting was removed. Baby sand martins, including the three in the photo, are now fledgling at Bacton, but we don't know how many sand martins have successfully nested or what impact the loss of nesting burrows has had this year. The sandscaping will finish this summer but over half the nesting burrows will be covered by sand. When our Bacton sand martins return next year, nesting opportunities will be severely reduced & many exhausted adult birds will discover their nesting burrows gone forever. We are asking NNDC, Shell & Perenco to do two things: 1. Release the details of all breeding bird surveys conducted by their contracted ecologist/other parties into the public domain. 2. Fund the construction of artificial sand martin banks as mitigation for the loss of nest sites before 2020 breeding season. We have been overwhelmed by the support from people not just in the UK but around the world. Please help secure the future of our Bacton sand martins. Thank you, wildlife heroes, you warm our hearts.
Bring fuel prices under GST.
Please spare time and read carefully. After Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently said that GST Council should consider bringing the petroleum products in the ambit of GST, questions are being asked as to whether the government will accept the idea or not. The retail price of a litre of petrol exceeds due to the levy of central and excise duties. Furthermore, by adding company margin and other costs, the price charged to a petrol pump dealer is the total cost of fuel is being fixed. Assuming that the government brings petrol prices under 12 percent GST bracket, then petrol price could come down to Rs 38.1 in Delhi while at 18 percent, petrol price will come down at 40.05 a litre. If the government pushes petrol to highest GST tax bracket of 28 percent, then it will cost Rs 43.44 per litre in the national capital. Similarly, if government brings diesel prices under 12 percent GST bracket, then it will be sold at around Rs 31 in Delhi. At 18 percent GST, diesel will cost around Rs 33 while at 28 percent GST, it will cost around Rs 37. The above calculations are assumptions-based on current prices of petrol (hovering around Rs 70-71/litre) and diesel (58-59/litre). Amidst comments and criticism by opposition parties of a sharp rise in oil prices after the daily rate revision mechanism was introduced by the government recently. When asked about bringing oil under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Pradhan said that he hoped that it might be brought under the GST. "It will extend enormous benefit to customers.
Save The Sea Turtles by Banning Plastic Bags!
According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy website, “Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. It is expected that another 60 billion pounds will be produced this year alone”. We all have seen plastic bags tumbling in parking lots, fields, and streets but do we really understand the damage they may have? These plastice bags tumbling along eventually find storm drains that lead to rivers and creeks and are eventually carried out to our oceans. Floating through the water they look very similar to jellyfish especially to sea turtles. These sea turtles diet consists mostly of jellyfish, so they are prone to trying to swallow this plastic. These bags then get trapped in their stomachs (this is because sea turtles have downward facing spines which prevent regurgitation) and make it impossible for these creatures to properly swallow food. This is fatal to these animals. Today, six out of seven sea turtles are on the threatened or endangered list. So what can we do? Reusable bags or paper bags are much healthier for the environment! Aside from being deadly to marine life, a plastic bag can take up to 1000 years to decompose! A paper bag only takes 1 month! Since 2013 Alameda County in California, along with many other communities around the world, has banned the use of plastic bags in stores. Costumers are not charged to use paper bags and reusable bags only cost 10 cents each! The results have been tremendously effective, but more communities and stores are needed to make a larger impact! So let’s do away with these lethal plastics and help our environment and marine friends! Let’s challenge our stores to do what’s right! LET’S BAN PLASTIC BAGS!
First Grade student trying to save endangered polar bears.
Hi, My name is Caitlin and I am a First Grade Student in Long Beach, CA. For my school science project, I chose to research why polar bears were endangered. I learned that global warming and drilling for oil in the ocean were the 2 main reasons polar bears are dying. I wanted to do something to help, so I asked my mom if we could try to make companies stop drilling in the ocean. I also wrote a letter to the President of the United States asking for his help too. Please help me try to make this stop before my favorite animal is gone forever!
Stop Oil Drilling in the Ocean!
The April 20 explosion at a BP exploratory drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, 120 miles south of New Orleans, killed 11 workers and initiated what is becoming the worst oil spill disaster ever. This is a prime example of the dangers to notonly peoples lives but also the environment!
Stop Funding Genocide
No company imports more Saudi oil into the United States than Shell and its affiliates, and that's just one of its many entanglements with the Saudis. Shell knows that Saudi Arabia then turns around and uses that money to commit genocide in Yemen. We will boycott Shell unless they stop doing business with the Saudis or convince them to stop the war in Yemen.
Use more alternative fuel
Whether alternative energy sources such as biofuels, hydrogen, solar, geothermal, or nuclear energy can meet energy demands better than finite fossil fuels such as oil and coal remains hotly debated. Proponents of alternative energy argue that fossil fuels are inefficient, unsustainable, environmentally destructive, and the primary contributor to global climate change. They say renewable energies are a viable and immediately needed alternative to fossil fuel use that could boost the US economy and reduce reliance on foreign energy sources. Opponents contend that many technological hurdles have to be overcome before alternative energy can replace even a small portion of the power provided by fossil fuels. They say that fossil fuels will last hundreds of years longer, be made increasingly efficient, remain the most economical choice, and that reliance on inefficient alternative energies will hurt the economy.
Stop Oil Drilling in the Arctic!
We all know that oil is an expensive and valuable resource, it creates jobs and produces money, but at what cost? Oil sources are drying up around the world and its estimated that there are roughly 90 billion barrels of untapped oil in the arctic. The arctic is a fragile and serene land home to many animals that can't live anywhere else in the world. With the laws that once prevented oil companies from drilling in the arctic repealed, oil companies are flooding into the arctic. This brings a swarm of dangerous ships and noise pollution to the fragile environment. The drilling puts animals in danger of spills which are near impossible to clean up in the frozen landscape. The mere aspect of drilling up oil leads to oil being burned and further polluting our environment and atmosphere, and along with the worsening of climate change, the warming causes further melting and destruction of the arctic landscape. This needs to change! Animals are dying, but we continue to exhaust are resources. Sign this petition to tell Shell and Exxon are concerns!
Save The Arctic!
Arctic animals are dying every day because of more and more oil and gas expansions. We need to help them. The situation for Arctic species is already very bleak but will be even worse if more and more journeys to the north are happening, where the habitat for these animals are being disturbed. Also, more fossil fuels means more pollution and climate change, which means a smaller habitat for these creatures to call home. But together we can STOP OIL EXPANSION IN THE ARCTIC. With your help oil and gas expansion will hopefully be stopped in the far north so these beautiful creatures can live a good wholesome life in the wild. If the government and major oil companies takes these issues than hopefully more and more people will agree and try to save the Arctic. Killer whales, walruses, polar bears, the list goes on and on of species who will become more and more endangered unless we do something about it. So please, sign your name, and save the Arctic. Note: As of 6/6/2019 (the date I'm writing this) I'm 9 years old and love writing and Arctic animals.
E-85 To Abilene
Abilene has NO E-85 gasoline. Closest city is Cisco (45 mi away) there are 117k people in abilene and lots of interest for E-85 to be brought. It's a cleaner fuel and cleaner to burn. Help pass this around and lets get E-85 brought to Abilene!!