easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-29-07

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Action Alerts

Center for Biological Diversity: Kempthorne Awarded Rubber Dodo
On Friday, August 24, we awarded the first annual Rubber Dodo Award to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in recognition of his one year and 90 days in office without listing a single new species as threatened or endangered. That’s a record.

DawnWatch: NY Times on meat and global warming link 8/29/07
“Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change”

DawnWatch: Bob Barker offers to pay for Maggie’s move to sanctuary — Anchorage Daily News, 8/28/07
“Bob Barker says price is right to move Maggie off to California.”

Defenders of Wildlife: Keep Bald Eagles Soaring!
Tell the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service to keep strong protections in place for bald eagles.

Greenpeace: Say Yes To Cape Wind
We need YOUR help to get Congress on track and make offshore wind a reality.

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-30-07

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Action Alerts

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): Urgent: House Votes Tuesday to Shut Down Horse Slaughter

MoveOn.org: Start our clean energy future now

Oil Change International: Stop Iraqi Oil Theft – Start Clean Energy at home

SaveOurEnvironment.org: Strengthen the Energy Bill – Write your Rep!

Carnivals

Vegetarian Carnival #4 (July 30, 2007 @ Veggie Chic)

Petitions

Urge Congress to End Aerial Gunning of Wolves!

Stop Dalhousie University from murdering dogs and puppies.

Seahorse in Peril

Do not expand Military zone

Animal Rescue Kerala: Mass Killing of Stray dogs in Kerala/India

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UCS: Urge Congress to Support Cool Cars and Clean Energy

Friday, June 8th, 2007

UPDATE, 6/8/07:

This was one of a slew of climate change action alerts to grace my inbox today. Rather than post ’em all separately, here are a few more. Enjoy.

Audubon: Renewable Electricity for a Clean Future

The debate on America’s energy policy is expected to hit the floor of the U.S. Senate in the coming weeks, and we need to make sure that any energy legislation includes a strong nationwide renewable electricity standard (RES). Twenty-three states already have renewable electricity standards, which require utility companies to generate a certain percentage of electricity from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar. Establishing a nationwide renewable electricity standard is one of the biggest steps we can take to reduce global warming pollution; we have the technology to do this right now, but we need Congress to lead the way.

SaveOurEnvironment.org: Tell the Senate: 15% Clean Energy By 2020!

The Senate is about to begin debating a crucial bill that would require at least 15% of our electricity to come from clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2020. Increasing our use of renewable energy sources will help slow global warming, create jobs, save consumers money, and increase our energy independence.

Don’t wait – NOW is the time to show your support for a cleaner energy future! Your Senators need to know that you want clean, renewable energy without further delays.

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Via the Union of Concerned Scientists:

Urge Congress to Support Cool Cars and Clean Energy

This summer, as millions of Americans are turning on their air conditioners and hitting the highways, the new leadership in Congress has an opportunity to protect our families’ pocketbooks and begin to curb global warming. A package of energy and climate proposals will come before Congress in the next few weeks that could offer significant savings on the cost of gasoline and electricity, as well as reduce America’s global warming pollution. Now is the time to tell Congress that they must reduce our dependence on oil and other polluting fossil fuels by increasing fuel economy, energy efficiency, and our use of clean, renewable energy. Please contact your legislators and urge them to protect American families, help resolve our energy problems, and reduce global warming pollution today.

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Protect Yellowstone, Stop the Snowmobiles!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Protect Yellowstone, Stop the Snowmobiles!

The Bush Administration is considering a dangerous plan to triple the current average number of snowmobiles in Yellowstone each day from 250 to 720! More snowmobiles would cause an increase in air pollution, noise, habitat destruction, and disturbances for the park’s wildlife and visitors, alike.

Help stop the snowmobiles to keep Yellowstone’s air clean, its wildlife protected, its visitors happy and its winters serene. Hurry! The public comment period deadline is June 5th.

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Take Action for A New Energy Future

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Take Action for A New Energy Future

By tapping into renewable energy sources, we can cut global warming pollution, create jobs, save consumers money, and increase our energy independence. But we need your help to put America’s enormous renewable energy potential to use.

[Click here] to urge your Representative to co-sponsor the Udall-Platts renewable electricity standard legislation!

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Prevent Future Hurricane Katrina Mess Ups!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

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From: Julie, SaveOurEnvironment.org – action [at] saveourenvironment.org
Date: May 7, 2007 3:39 PM
Subject: Tell the Senate that Global Warming should not be ignored

No More Hurricane Katrina Messes!

Ask your Senators to help avoid future Hurricane Katrina disasters by voting ‘Yes’ on two important water resources amendments this week.

Contact them now – click here.

We need your help to make sure the Army Corps of Engineers gets its priorities straight with regards to global warming.

The Army Corps’ faulty levees, bad planning, and refusal to heed the warnings of climate scientists led to over a thousand deaths and billions of dollars in damages in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

If we hope to minimize the impact of future natural disasters, the Corps MUST start paying attention to the realities of global warming when managing America’s waterways.

This week, your Senator will be voting on two great amendments to the Water Resources Development Act that will reform the Corps and force it to consider global warming in prioritizing projects.

Contact your Senators today to ask them to make sure the Corps takes the threats posed by global warming into account.

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Fight Global Warming for Earth Day 2007

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Fight Global Warming for Earth Day 2007

There’s no time to waste! Unless we address global warming now, it could cause devastating coastal flooding severe wildfires, droughts, and could kill off 50% of Earth’s species.

But two new groundbreaking bills, the Sanders-Boxer Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act (S. 309) and the Waxman Safe Climate Act (HR. 1590) would fight global warming by reducing emissions and promoting energy efficiency through the use of clean, renewable energy sources.

[Please] urge your members of Congress to support these crucial bills and help stop global warming in its tracks.

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Polar bears need your help

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Polar bears need your help

Polar bears need our help. There are only 20-25,000 of these majestic bears scattered throughout the Arctic, and rising temperatures and industrial pollution are driving them to the brink of extinction.

But there is hope! In December, officials at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a proposal to list polar bears as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.

Securing this “threatened” status will provide crucial protections that can help ensure the survival of our polar bears.

Click here to send a message to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supporting increased protections for polar bears.

The deadline for public comments is Monday, April 9th — please don’t delay!

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Exxon – Pay the victims!

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

UPDATE, 3/28/07:

Here’s a similar alert and sample letter from The Sierra Club.

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ExxonMobil Must Take Responsibility

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Exxon – Pay the victims!

It’s been 18 years since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and ExxonMobil still has not paid the punitive damages it owes to the victims of the spill.

The oil spill destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of Alaskan fishermen and others, and decimated wildlife.

Instead of paying what it owes, ExxonMobil has dragged more than 30,000 people through 13 years of litigation by appealing every guilty verdict it’s been given since 1994! During this time 6,000 people have died waiting for compensation.

Click here now to send a fax to ExxonMobil’s CEO and Board Chair and tell them to stop appealing the guilty verdicts and pay the damages they owe.

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Earthjustice: Oppose Liquid Coal!

Friday, March 9th, 2007

UPDATE, 6/11/07:

Wow. People totally hate the liquid coal proposal. Another link for ya: Liquid Coal is not the Answer, from True Majority.

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UPDATE, 6/6/07:

See also: Stop Liquid Coal, via MoveOn.org.

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UPDATE, 6/4/07:

See also: Say NO to liquid coal, from SaveOurEnvironment.org.

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UPDATE, 5/8/07:

See also: No to Liquid Coal, via Greenpeace.

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Via Earthjustice:

Oppose Liquid Coal! Our cars should be cleaner, not dirtier!

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), famous for saying, “Global warming is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” has proposed a misguided scheme to launch a new industry based on converting coal into transportation fuel.

Liquid coal (or coal-to-liquids) is a global warming nightmare: it produces double the carbon dioxide emissions of conventional gasoline and would be a huge step backward for efforts to combat global warming. Quite simply, liquid coal can turn a hybrid into a Hummer.

In addition to Inhofe’s proposal, there have been other bills introduced that also call for massive subsidies and loan guarantees to launch this dirty coal industry. We must act now to stop them — please take action today!

FYI: A link to a similar action alert was featured in The Sierra Club’s latest edition of Club Currents.

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Support Clean Energy; Stop Handouts to Big Oil

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Support Clean Energy; Stop Handouts to Big Oil

Last week the 110th Congress was sworn in on Capitol Hill with new priorities and goals for 2007 and beyond.

The good news is that new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has stated that one of her top agenda items will be to cut the most outrageous taxpayer hand outs to Big Oil passed by the previous Congress. The House will then invest the savings in efficiency and renewable energy.

According to a recent report by Friends of the Earth, “oil and gas companies continue to benefit from billions in handouts courtesy of American taxpayers. Between tax incentives, royalty relief, research and development subsidies, these companies will receive more than $31.6 billion from the federal government over the next five years.”

Please join us in telling Congress that we do not want our tax money lining the pockets of Big Oil any longer. Write your Representative today urging him or her to support clean energy legislation in the first 100 hours of the new Congress.

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Don’t Let Exxon Decide Our Energy future!

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org and Exxpose Exxon:

Don’t Let Exxon Decide Our Energy future!

Bush’s Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman has hand-picked former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond to lead an influential study to develop policy solutions to America’s energy crisis. We can’t allow ExxonMobil and Big Oil to decide our energy future!

Now is the time for America to develop new energy solutions. We can’t afford to put our energy future — and the future of our children — in the hands of the oil industry.

Fill out the form below to tell Sec. Bodman to pull the project from Lee Raymond and his oil industry cronies and give it to an independent body NOT tangled up in Big Oil.

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SaveOurEnvironment.org: Fight Global Warming!

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Fight Global Warming!

We’re heating up our atmosphere more every day, with devastating human and environmental consequences. Right now, Congress has a chance to do more than just talk about this issue. Crucial legislation that would help slow global warming is currently before both the House and the Senate.

Fill out the form below to urge your representatives in Congress to protect our planet for future generations by co-sponsoring these critical science-based global warming bills!

SaveOurEnvironment.org: Dump This Polluted Pumping Rule!

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Clean water is one of our most important resources. The Clean Water Act was written to ensure that all of the nation’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters, streams, and wetlands are safe for people to drink, swim and fish in, and to provide clean, healthy habitats for fish and wildlife.

All of this depends on keeping the water free of pollution. But now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – the federal agency charged with keeping the water clean – is proposing a rule that would do just the opposite!

The new EPA rule threatens the health and safety of all of the nation’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters, streams, and wetlands. Click below to join me in urging the EPA to withdraw its proposal for this harmful rule before the August 7th deadline.

The proposed rule would threaten our health and the health of fish and other wildlife by exempting projects that pump polluted water into cleaner water sources from the Clean Water Act. For example, under this new rule, polluted run-off could be pumped from a canal system into a drinking water source without a permit or any restrictions. This kind of activity is currently prohibited by the Clean Water Act. Instead of preventing pollution, the EPA’s new plan would spread it from one body of water to another.

The EPA is only accepting public comments on this dangerous proposal until August 7, so click here to share your two cents on this today!

SaveOurEnvironment.org: Last chance to protect our coasts from drilling

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

The U.S. Senate will vote later this week on a bill to open eight million acres off of Florida’s west coast to offshore drilling. The safety of our oceans, cleanliness of our beaches, and the health and lives of our marine wildlife are in danger!

A few weeks ago we alerted you to a U.S. House bill that would do away with 25 years of crucial coastal protections and potentially allow widespread oil and gas drilling off our shores.

Despite strong and outspoken opposition from thousands of SOE activists like you, the House voted to pass this disastrous bill which was written by Big Oil’s favorite Congressman, Representative Richard Pombo (R-CA).

Now our hopes lie with the Senate, which still has an opportunity to reject Big Oil’s attempt to open our coasts to drilling and to push for real solutions to our energy crisis – solutions that embrace innovative new energy-efficient technologies, cut pollution, and reduce our dependence on oil.

Click here to write your Senators today to demand that they protect our coasts and urge them to work towards a clean energy future!

SaveOurEnvironment.org: Urge your Senators to put the Army Corps of Engineers on the right track

Friday, July 14th, 2006

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From: Julie, SaveOurEnvironment.org – action [at] saveourenvironment.org
Date: Jul 14, 2006 10:40 AM
Subject: Urge your Senators to put the Army Corps of Engineers on the right track

Last year our country watched the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina unfold: the levees of New Orleans burst, the streets flooded, and people were left with no place to go. However, with proper management of our waterways we can help make sure this tragedy never happens again.

One of the government agencies taking the brunt of the blame for the flooding of New Orleans is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corp is in charge of this “management,” but for decades has prioritized water projects based on pork barrel politics rather than the needs of the people and wildlife that depend on healthy waters.

Click here to tell your Senators that it’s time to change the way the Corps of Engineers does business.

Very soon, the Senate is set to vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes two important Corp reform amendments introduced by Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ). These amendments would be a great first step to reforming the Corp of Engineers and would help ensure the mismanagement we all witnessed during Hurricane Katrina never happens again.

Click here to urge your Senators to put the Corp of Engineers on the right track by voting for the Feingold-McCain amendments to the WRDA.

These amendments will help make sure that the Army Corp of Engineers is protecting the people and wildlife that depend on healthy and safe waterways, instead of bowing to political pressure.

Help ensure that we are equipped to prevent the type of devastation that struck New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina—click here to take action now!

Once you’ve written your letter, please forward this message to your friends, family members, and co-workers and ask them to join you in writing to their Senators today!

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,

Julie Waterman
Campaign Director, SaveOurEnvironment.org
info [at] saveourenvironment.org

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SaveOurEnvironment.org – Ask your Senators to secure justice for victims of Exxon Valdez oil spill

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

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From: Katelyn Sabochik, SaveOurEnvironment.org – action [at] saveourenvironment.org
Date: Jun 19, 2006 10:36 AM
Subject: Ask your Senators to secure justice for victims of Exxon Valdez oil spill

Action Alert

You probably know that the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, which dumped 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, was one of the worst environmental tragedies in our nation’s history.

It killed hundreds of thousands of animals and birds, oiled nearly 1,400 miles of beaches in Alaska, and ruined the livelihood of tens of thousands of people. Despite all this, the victims of this spill who actually won their lawsuit against ExxonMobil in 1994 have been waiting twelve years to see their judgment satisfied.

Now, Senators from Alaska and Washington, the two states most affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, are taking action to see that justice is finally done. Click here to urge your Senators to join them!

In the twelve years since a federal jury decided that ExxonMobil should have to pay $5 billion in damages to the fishermen and local residents in Alaska that filed suit against them, 10% of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit have died.

ExxonMobil has continued to file appeal after appeal. Furthermore, ExxonMobil has already earned enough through interest by delaying the payment of damages to have offset any financial impact it may eventually face from the verdict. The reason for ExxonMobil’s appeals has always been simply to delay taking responsibility. Enough is enough. It’s high time for ExxonMobil to pay the judgment!

Click here to urge your senators to add their influence to this letter calling on Rex Tillerson and ExxonMobil to pay what they owe to the victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Once you’ve contacted your Senators, please forward this message to your friends, family members, and co-workers and ask them to join you in contacting Congress today.

Thank you for your tireless support on this issue,

Katelyn Sabochik
Online Campaign Manager
info [at] saveourenvironment.org

Support Our Work – Click here now to make a secure online donation to help support our efforts to protect our clean water, clean air, endangered species and wild places.

SaveOurEnvironment.org – Stop skyrocketing gas prices – support fuel efficiency amendment

Monday, June 12th, 2006

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From: Katelyn Sabochik, SaveOurEnvironment.org – action [at] saveourenvironment [dot] org
Date: Jun 12, 2006 10:58 AM
Subject: Stop skyrocketing gas prices – support fuel efficiency amendment

Action Alert

We may soon have a chance to help lower gas prices, decrease our dependence on oil and fight global warming by raising fuel economy standards.

Representatives Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) and Edward Markey (D-MA) will be proposing an amendment that would require an increase in the fuel economy of both cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon by 2016.

Click here to urge your member of Congress to vote for the Boehlert-Markey fuel economy amendment.

The Boehlert-Markey amendment would save an estimated $19 billion in fuel costs and give the average family an additional $495 savings at the pump every year, while taking a significant bite out of global warming pollution and our national dependence on oil.

We need to reduce our reliance on oil to ensure both the health and the safety of future generations. New technology exists today that would make our cars and trucks go much farther on a gallon of gas, a simple solution that would help reduce our dependence on oil. The average car on the road today gets less than 21 mpg–that’s less than the Model T got!

Click here now to send an email to your Representative urging him or her to vote for the Markey-Boehlert fuel economy amendment.

This is the biggest single step we can take to help save money at the gas pump, curb global warming, and cut America’s oil dependence.

Once you’ve contacted your Representative, please forward this message to your friends, family and co-workers and ask them to join you in contacting Congress today.

Thank you again for your support,

Katelyn Sabochik
Online Campaign Manager
info [at] saveourenvironment [dot] org

Support Our Work – Click here now to make a secure online donation to help support our efforts to protect our clean water, clean air, endangered species and wild places.