One of our members submitted the following environmental petitions.
From the Environmental Defense Fund:
Earlier this week, almost two years after that first day of court appearances, BP begins its third and final phase of the trial
to determine how much money it will have to pay for its part in one of
the worst environmental disasters in US history. Now—more than ever
before—the public needs to send a strong message to BP and its lawyers
that it's time to come clean and accept responsibility. Put an end to BP's deception by signing your name.
From Friends of the Earth:
This week, in the State of the Union, President Obama talked eloquently
about seriously addressing global warming. But now, he needs to follow
through on his rhetoric. Methane has a much larger warming effect than carbon dioxide, and thanks
to the booming oil and gas industries, it is the fastest-growing source
of greenhouse gas emissions. If the EPA doesn’t take strong action to
regulate methane emissions now, the effect on our climate could be
catastrophic. Tell the EPA to protect future generations and take bold action on methane NOW.
EPA is on the
verge of strengthening smog protections that could save not only thousands of
lives but billions of dollars. Don’t let polluting industries weaken your right
to clean air. Ozone pollution, commonly referred to as smog, is a silent
killer. It threatens the health of millions and is responsible for respiratory
ailments, asthma attacks, and deaths. EPA has just released a draft rule
that proposes to strengthen the current ozone standard. But industry is
fighting to stop the EPA from adopting any new standards. Click here
for online petition.
Amnesty International continues to work for human rights and environmental issues.
1. "Changes to environment, land acquisition laws jeopardize human rights," Nov 5, 2014, link
2. "Business and Human Rights," AI USA, link
3. "Cuba: Prisoner releases must lead to new environment for freedoms," Jan 8, 2015, link