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climate change

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Petition to Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Protect polar bears. No oil drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Right now, a company you’ve probably never heard of is lobbying the Department of Interior to speed through environmental impact surveys so they can drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Home to polar bears and caribou, and the Gwich'in Athabascan Native Americans. It’s the last untouched slice of nature in the United States. If there’s an open season on oil and gas in ANWR, it will be yet another instance of public lands being parcelled off by the Trump Administration. Tell the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation to get out of ANWR. In 2017, Arctic Slope spent $590,000 lobbying the federal government to open ANWR up to oil and gas development. Ryan Zinke even appointed one of Arctic Slope’s top executives to a major post at the Department of Interior. Zinke’s office isn’t alone, in 2017 Arctic Slope lobbied the Senate to allow drilling in ANWR’s 1.5 million acre coastal plane. But before oil companies can buy leases, environmental impact surveys have to happen. Under Ryan Zinke, these surveys have been cut to ram the process through as quickly as possible. Lease sales could start as early as 2019! The size of South Carolina, since 1960 ANWR has been protected from oil and gas development. There are no roads and no towns; only the occasional hiker. The Gwich'in Athabascan Native Americans have relied on migrating caribou in ANWR for millennia. There are also 900 threatened polar bears who call ANWR home. Climate change is peeling away ice sheets that restrict their ability to find food. If oil and gas companies start drilling in ANWR, it could be the end of the Gwich’in Native Americans and America’s polar bears. Wildlife and communities shouldn’t be put into harm's way for nominal profits, tell Arctic Slope that ANWR is off limits! Communities across the U.S. are still reeling from decades old oil spills like Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon, if an oil spill happens in the Arctic, it would have devastating consequences. Tell Arctic Slope ANWR isn’t for oil and gas.

Frank Escalona, Michael Cianos and Susan Schmid
1,088,661 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Commisioners, State Representatives, State Senators, mayors, Governor, City Council Members, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senators

GenZ Trust Fund- Legislative Climate Action within Florida

PLEASE NOTE: We have attached the emails of Florida's house representatives, senators, commissioners, mayors, and our governor to this petition. Every signature automatically gets sent as a notification to them. Your voice has an impact. PLEASE share this petition with everyone around you so we can see legislative action this upcoming session. Generation Z, especially youth with already marginalized identities, is being the most affected by the impacts of climate change. This is the reality, and legislation reducing climate-related disasters by lowering emissions and transforming food systems has never been more important. As a coastal state, Florida will continue to be significantly impacted by sea-level rise and air/water pollution, without any necessary measures taken to reduce the consequences of these events.  While climate change is starting to gain recognition within our state offices,  it’s not enough to affirm that the action we need will be achieved. The GenZ Trust Fund is a youth-led pledge created to ensure that Florida’s elected officials and candidates are willing to invest in GenZ’s future by advocating for a transition to renewable energy, preservation of natural resources/areas, and sustainable agricultural practices that will reduce the impacts of climate change. This is Zero Hour to act on climate change.  And we need our politicians' action. Read our full pledge here: http://zerohourorlando.org/trust-fund-pledge/  

Lorena Sosa
26 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Joe Biden

Joe Biden Must Make Climate A Day One Priority

Can you sign the petition to hold Biden accountable to his campaign promise of stopping climate change and creating millions of good jobs? We have to show that millions of people are with us. Regardless of the tantrum Trump is throwing, the Presidential election is finally over. But our work to stop climate change and win a Green New Deal in 2021 is just beginning.  Sunrise is a movement of young people fighting to stop the climate crisis and create millions of good jobs in the process. We pushed Biden to make bold, Green New Deal-style climate mobilization a central component of his campaign, and then we helped send 3.5 million young people to the polls. Our work paid off—support from young voters, especially young voters of color, skyrocketed. Our generation delivered his margin of victory and helped save our democracy. But now, to make sure that Biden’s new administration delivers on his promise, we need to show them RIGHT NOW that millions of people are with us in demanding immediate and aggressive action against climate change. We must build an unprecedented mass movement of the same coalition that came together to deliver Biden’s victory—people of every age, race, and class background who believe in climate, racial, and economic justice. And with record-setting climate disasters and the coronavirus pandemic devastating the country, there’s no time to waste. We The People won Biden his election. And now, it’s up to us to ensure he takes action. 

Sunrise Movement
139 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Kate Brown

Eliminate Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers in Oregon = Better health for everyone/everything

Eliminate Gas-powered Leaf-blowers in Oregon - NOW This is especially important now that we are facing Covid-19 which attacks the lungs. Leaf-blowers create toxic exhaust and dust = Their use needs to be curtailed NOW! Oregonians should have the right to right to enjoy our own property, open our windows on a beautiful day, work quietly in our gardens and walk our dogs or exercise outside without landscapers' gas leaf blowers destroying the peace of our neighborhoods with their constant blasting of deafening noise, dangerous particulate matter, and carcinogenic exhaust.Why is this important?2-Stroke leaf blowers, which are omnipresent around Oregon, are 300X more polluting than a car in terms of ozone-causing pollution. The 2-stroke engine has been banned for every other use except lawn maintenance engines due to heavy lobbying by the landscaping industry.  These have recently been banned in Washington, DC. We need to get on board. In truth, all gas leaf blowers destroy our air quality and our rights as property owners. Thousands of studies proclaim the importance of time spent in nature for reducing anxiety and stress. Our yards used to offer tranquil stress reduction, but are now the source of noise and chaos in urban life. Green spaces are rendered uninhabitable by the roar, growl, wail and whine of constant leaf blower noise. Many once-peaceful neighborhoods, now sound like industrial zones-- without being zoned industrial. Homebuyers want peaceful, quiet neighborhoods and the noise pollution is bringing down our property values. If our peace of mind and health aren't important, what is? Even a newer 2017 4-stroke gas leaf blower was recently tested emitting 50X more brain-damaging particulate pollutants than all the car engines in a busy intersection at rush hour. This particulate pollution ends up in children's lungs. Their developing lungs are permanently stunted and damaged. And consider the workers who carry these machines on their backs for 8 hours a day. What's in store for them? They're destroying their lungs and their eardrums when a rake or a broom would work just fine. Smart sustainability means less focus on the perfect golf-course-style lawn. Wasteful lawns that sit unused in front of our homes use fossil fuels, chemical inputs, water and add tons of pollution. Dealing with fall leaves doesn't have to mean a loud polluting battle of roaring leaf blowers. We can all use wire composting bins. It's so easy; you hire the teenager down the street to RAKE your leaves into your bin and leaves turn into healthy soil and mulch by next year. Or, just leave the leaves to compost in place! All this leaf blowing is meant to achieve a "perfectly manicured look" but the price we pay for a golf course type lawn is too high. Naturalistic landscaping is gorgeous and the best landscape designers understand the need for neat, tidy, native-plant yards that can be tranquil organic gardens without the need for polluting loud equipment. It's not necessary. Let's change the paradigm. Small changes for the better in landscaping can make a difference for all of us. AGZA.net researches all the newest electric landscaping equipment and can help institute changes. Let's switch to the newest, quiet, battery-pack electric leaf blowers or bring back the rake for healthy exercise and embrace beautiful, naturalistic landscaping and less lawn.Join a newsletter for this issue @ https://tinyurl.com/noGLBs-in-Oregon

Albert Kaufman
2,286 supporters