easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-27-07

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Action Alerts

DawnWatch corrected: B.R. Myers questions Michael Pollan’s thinking — Atlantic Monthly, September 2007 edition
“Hard to Swallow — The gourmet’s ongoing failure to think in moral terms.”

Kinship Circle: 8/25/07: Supervalu Is Super Cruel
Based on PETA’s “Tell Supervalu to Stop Abusing Animals!” alert

People for the American Way (PFAW): Bush’s Enabler General Steps Down
Tell your senators that they must insist on an attorney general who will represent the interests of the American people and defend the Constitution.

True Majority: Alberto Gonzales Resigns
Tell your Senators to only confirm an Attorney General who truly believes in democracy and freedom – not another Bush crony who fights to restrict civil liberties and ignores the Constitution.


Vegetarian Carnival #6 (August 27, 2007 @ Veggie Chic)

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-14-07

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Action Alerts

DawnWatch glamour-fun alert: Farm Sanctuary Gala, Beverly Hills, Saturday September 8, 2007
The Farm Sanctuary Gala is at the classic Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, September 8.

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: Stop Ocean City, New Jersey from Using Ancient Rainforest Timbers for Boardwalk Decking
An important precedent must be set that industrial logging of ancient forests, even if FSC “certified”, must end

The Sierra Club: Support Legislation to Stop Global Warming
Urge your Representative to support the Sanders-Boxer Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act!

The Sierra Club: Fight Logging Road Subsidies!
We need Congress to stand firm and oppose logging road subsidies in the Tongass National Forest.

True Majority: Sign the American Freedom Petition
Tell Congress to take back their permission for warrantless spying on Americans

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Greening the intertubes (and the halls of Congress)

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

As promised, a roundup of recent green legislative alerts. So many bills, so little time. Even a link dump feels like heavy lifting.

Audubon: Better Fuel Standards for a Clean Future

The U.S. Senate is debating America’s energy policy, and we need to make sure that any energy legislation includes at least some increase in corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE), which have not been improved in over 25 years. Raising the fuel economy of cars and trucks reduces our addiction to oil, helps to clear our skies and reduces global warming pollution. This is off-the-shelf technology we have right now, but we need Congress to act.

Please write to your U.S. Senators and tell them to oppose the Levin-Stabenow amendment to weaken the modest CAFE standards in HR 6.

Greenpeace: Put Congressional Leaders in the Hot Seat

When the Democrats took over they promised bold action on global warming. Now halfway through the year and two weeks before the 4th of July recess, it appears that the first major action on energy in the House of Representatives will take us in the wrong direction. Instead of creating an energy bill that solves global warming, the legislation that has emerged thus far protects the auto and coal industry.

Chairmen John Dingell and Rick Boucher are proving to be poor leaders in the important fight to create sensible energy policies and to stop global warming. The chairmen of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are doing just the opposite of what the Democratic majority said they would do—push for smart energy policies and attack global warming head on.

America needs real leadership on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, not more of the same.

Take Action>>Tell Speaker Pelosi to use her power as Speaker of the House and get Congress back on track.

True Majority: Tell Congress – “You’re in the Hot Seat”

It’s now or never for Congress to get serious about global warming. Scientists tell us that if we don’t put a cap on global warming pollution and reduce emissions 80% by 2050 that the situation could become completely out of control. So we’re turning up the heat on Congress and demanding that they support strong action to solve global warming. Help us reach our goal of 50,000 signatures nationally by August by adding your name to the list. Let your Rep. know that “We’re counting on you: You’re in the Hot Seat.”

Union of Concerned Scientists: Our Chance to Raise Fuel Economy Standards is Here!

The average fuel economy of American automobiles hasn’t changed in decades, despite steady advances in vehicle technology. More fuel-efficient cars would give American drivers much-needed savings at the pump while helping to reduce our oil dependence and global warming pollution. Now is our chance to lock-in stronger fuel economy standards for all vehicles! As early as tomorrow, the Senate will vote on an Energy Bill provision that would raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020.

Please call your senators and tell them to support CAFE reform of at least 35 miles per gallon for cars and light trucks by 2020 with no loopholes. Any attempts to weaken this long overdue reform will be a vote for higher gas prices and continued oil dependence.



True Majority: Increase Fuel Standards

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Via True Majority:

Increase Fuel Standards

While gas prices change almost daily, fuel economy standards for the cars and trucks we drive haven’t been changed in over 30 years. But Congress has a chance to change that by passing the Fuel Economy Reform Act (H.R. 1506) which would increase fuel efficiency standards for our cars and trucks nationwide. By increasing fuel efficiency, we’d be reducing our oil dependence, cutting carbon dioxide emissions and, since our cars will be using less gas, we’ll be saving more cash.

Tell your representative to take immediate action to combat climate change and protect our environment. Tell them to start now by supporting increased fuel economy standards.



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.


UPDATE, 6/6/07:

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


UPDATE, 6/4/07:

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


UPDATE, 5/8/07:

See also: No to Liquid Coal, via Greenpeace.


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.



True Majority: Protect our coasts, not oil profits

Monday, December 4th, 2006

UPDATE, 12/5/06: One more action alert regarding S. 3711 – this one from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV).

Via True Majority:

Protect our coasts, not oil profits

This week the House is voting on a bill (S. 3711) that would benefit the oil industry by opening up more of our coastal areas to off-shore drilling — starting with Florida.

Tell your Representative to oppose this bill and protect our coasts, not Big Oil’s bottom line.

Find out more about S. 3711 here.

Audubon also has an action alert/sample letter available here.