The world is awash in plastic trash. We've produced more than 9 billion tons of plastic since the middle of the 20th century and most of it lingers in landfills and recycling piles, in our oceans, on our beaches, and in our bodies. It's not going anywhere anytime soon. It's our toxic legacy.
The President can ignore reality all he wants, but he can't stop us from taking action to fight climate change and protect clean water. We know we can't count on the federal government to protect the future anymore, so we're going to take our fight to the states.
Make sure your elected officials hear from you about water. - whether they are home during a "home work period" or in DC. Make sure they know that you expect them to join you to protect clean water. Make sure they know who they work for - you.
Methane is a climate change steroid. It is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the near term. It's polluting our air and making communities sick.
On Saturday that hunger met the streets where we found hope and inspiration in each other. We came together in Washington and New York and Oakland and Austin and Chicago and Fairbanks and Nashville and Cleveland and hundreds of cities and towns to march toward a just future. It was the biggest mass demonstration in U.S. history. It was beautiful.
Here's the thing: It wasn't a march, it was an occupation. And it wasn't one day, it was day one.
On the same day that the Trump Administration scrubbed all mention of climate change and climate action from WhiteHouse.gov, it published what my colleague Lynn calls a "love letter to fossil fuels".
An Oil Company CEO; a Board Member of the Dakota Access Pipeline company; a one-term anti-environment coal-state Congressman who wants expanded fossil fuel development – more oil, gas and coal; the state Attorney General leading lawsuits against EPA and the Clean Water Rule.