The Hickenlooper appointed Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission had the opportunity to create stronger drilling and fracking regulations around drill site setbacks and water testing. However, these new rules are "pathetically weak". Take Action - Ask our legislative leaders to stand up and protect us from the impacts of fracking!
The rules are a failure of the Hickenlooper Administration; he needs to stand up for the people of Colorado, no stand with the oil and gas industry. It is now up to Colorado lawmakers at the capitol to create protective regulations on oil and gas drilling and fracking.
Congress has let automatic across-the-board spending cuts known as “sequestration” go into effect. The President and Congress must agree on a solution to stop the cuts to vital environmental, health, and other programs. These are the programs that help keep our drinking water clean and our air healthy.
Make sure environmental programs aren’t put at risk – contact your Representative and Senators today!
Remember when President Obama called on us to make sure the United States is leading the fight for clean energy? We’re doing just that by urging the President to move forward and take strong action to address climate change. But we need you - sign our Clean Air petition!
The Patrick Administration has proposed to lift the 22-year-old moratorium on more garbage incinerators. The landfills are filling up with things that are easy to recycle or compost—paper, bottles and cans, leaves, and more—and all these materials are already banned from both landfills and incinerators. But instead of enforcing existing waste ban regulations to conserve landfill space, DEP proposes to allow new incinerators to be built. Incinerators, whether old or new, pollute land, air and water, waste energy and resources, and emit more carbon dioxide per megawatt hour than coal. The combustion technologies that the Patrick Administration wants to allow here have been tried and failed in the United States and around the world since World War II.
Tell the Governor that you want him to keep the existing moratorium on building new incinerators.
up to 80% of marine debris coming from land-based litter it time for us
to take action to prevent future pollution. Since two-thirds of this is
packaging material that is not collected for recycling, we know where
the problem is.