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Fight for a Fairer FERC! | Dive Into Democracy

Increased oil and gas production in the United States and Canada over recent years has lead to demand for new pipelines. Pipeline construction can be devastating to the environment and communities. Companies often use questionable eminent domain practices to seize land from property owners, and building pipelines can involve cutting down extensive areas of forest ...


Protestors Standing up for Climate at the People's Climate March 2017

Time to fight for local climate action! | Dive Into Democracy

Last week, President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. This decision threatens to dismantle the modest progress that has been made towards global climate action and threatens our climate, our rights, and our future. Although international and federal action on climate change may be stalled, lawmakers and ...


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Pesticides Poisoning our Waterways | Dive Into Democracy

Right ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, when so many families are heading to their favorite waterbody to kick off the summer, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would make it easier for companies to dump pesticides into our waterways. Pesticides, which are poisons meant to kill certain organisms, are often toxic ...


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Sail, Boat, or March to Save Our Oceans

On six continents, Waterkeeper Alliance has over 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates fighting for healthy waterways, many of those along coasts taking on issues that affect our oceans. Along the coast of California, California Coastkeeper Alliance actively urges regulators to take actions to mitigate climate change and the ocean acidification that goes with it. On ...


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Our Oceans, Our Future | Dive Into Democracy

Our coasts are under grave threat from the Trump administration catering to fossil fuel companies. The land under the ocean off of our coasts is considered public lands, which means the federal government is in charge of deciding how they are used. Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the federal government decides what offshore ...


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Deja Vu Every Four Days

“This has been the longest 100 days that I can remember.” “It is exhausting.” “It feels like all the clean water, climate, and clean air protections we have achieved, have been destroyed with the stroke of a pen.” Sound familiar? For many of us who believe that sound science should trump greed in determining our ...


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URGENT: Don’t let Industry Hijack our Regulatory Process!

5/26/2017: This post has been updated to reflect the advancement of the RAA. Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed EPA’s important role in creating environmental safeguards in the form of federal regulations, and how the Trump Administration’s effort to “cut the red tape” caters to industry’s desire to increase profits at our expense. Unfortunately, ...


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Bill Dumps Protections From Animal Waste | Dive Into Democracy

H.R. 848 is a blatant attempt to prevent the public from taking action to protect themselves against dangerous pollution caused by industrial-scale confined livestock facilities. Introduced by Representative Dan Newhouse, a Republican from Washington’s 4th district, H.R. 848 takes away a legal tool from the public – the ability to sue hog, dairy, cattle, and ...


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Save EPA | Dive Into Democracy

On top of trying to remove the regulatory safeguards that industry finds too costly, the Trump administration is also launching an effort to weaken – and in some cases, eliminate entirely – the federal agencies charged with creating these safeguards. The “Reorganizing the Executive Branch” website features a video of the Office of Management and ...


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People Before Profits | Dive Into Democracy

Powerful and wealthy corporations and industry trade groups have been flooding the Trump administration with requests to gut critical public health and environmental regulations that industry argues are cutting into their profits or are simply unnecessary. In reality, these requests are nothing more than corporate wish lists that prioritize profits over public safety and clean ...