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Take Action for Safe Drinking Water – Dive Into Democracy

Throughout the United States, people do not feel safe drinking their tap water. Unfortunately, many of their fears are well-founded. Government’s response to reports of known pollutants in drinking water, such as lead and arsenic, has been wholly inadequate. Compounding this problem is that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slow to respond to ...


Stop a Fossil Fuel Bonanza | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE 11/9/18: We are once again hearing that H.R. 4239 – “SECURE American Energy Act,” could come up for a floor vote soon. This bill would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting safeguards, and weaken protections for marine mammals. Please call your Representative to ...


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Why roll the dice on offshore drilling?

The neverending Taylor Energy oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is just one example of how ill-prepared companies and the federal government are to address the disastrous impacts of offshore oil drilling. However, our government wants to keep rolling the dice and put even more areas of our ocean and coasts in harm’s way. ...


Farmers and Waterways Need a Responsible Farm Bill

Family farmers deserve better Feeding our nation, supporting farmers, and protecting the environment are goals that can readily go hand in hand. But in order for that to happen, our federal government needs to support sustainable, responsible farming methods, and stop giving handouts to corporate polluters. Unfortunately, it is still unclear which path Congress will ...


Take Heed: Get Out the Vote

Last week, as Hurricane Michael quickly strengthened from a tropical depression to a life-threatening Category 4 hurricane, leading to massive destruction and more than a dozen deaths, the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change released a report that is deeply troubling. The climate report, issued by a group of scientists convened by the United ...


Stop Army Corps Barriers on the Hudson River | Dive Into Democracy

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering plans that would erect massive in-water barriers that would damage the Hudson River Estuary! Your voice is urgently needed now to protect the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering six plans to protect New York and New Jersey from coastal storm damage. Several of the plans ...


ACE: Assisting Coal Enterprises?

The deaths, flooding, water contamination, and infrastructure destruction caused by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut are stark reminders that our world is facing the potential of runaway climate change. Meanwhile, the United States is actively dismantling meaningful efforts to avoid climate change disaster. For example, the Trump administration recently proposed replacing the Clean Power Plan ...


Monsters of our own creation

On two opposite ends of the world, millions are reeling from the impacts of superstorms—terrifying reminders of our warming planet. In North Carolina, floodwaters from Hurricane Florence continue to rise, killing at least 18 people, causing massive infrastructure failure, and cutting people off from rescue efforts. At the same time, monster Typhoon Mangkhut has killed ...


Tell Congress: Take Action on Deadly Algal Blooms

Red tide off Florida has turned beaches into morgues, as scores of dead fish and rotting corpses of marine mammals litter shores. Please call your Representatives and Senators and ask them to stand up for healthy waterways by renewing the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act. A devastating red tide prompted Florida’s ...


Tell the Senate our water systems need an upgrade!

The U.S. needs to invest an estimated $1 trillion over the next 25 years to keep the country’s drinking water, sewer, and wastewater treatment systems up to date. But funding bills from the House and Senate for fiscal year 2019 are not nearly enough for overdue upgrades. You can help by calling your Senators and urging ...