Rally: Keystone Is Goofy
The Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear will be there, accompanied by a life-size Goofy, to drive home the point: Keystone is a fool's plan that would put our air, water, wildlife and climate at serious risk.
Join us at this fun and exciting event. Let's make sure that everywhere Obama goes, he sees and hears the unmistakable call to reject Keystone XL.
When: Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m.
Check out the Center's activism tools on our No Keystone XL website.
• April 26: "Reject and Protect" — Mass No KXL Rally in D.C. (DC)
"Reject and Protect" — Mass No KXL Rally in D.C.
On Earth Day, April 22, tribal communities, farmers and ranchers from along the pipeline route will ride into Washington on horseback for a five-day encampment to protect the climate, land, water and tribal rights. The Center for Biological Diversity and allies will join in for a mass rally on April 26 and march to the White House to speak out against Keystone to save wildlife, the climate and people from this distaster in the making.
On April 30, a key committee of the California State Senate will vote on S.B. 1132, a bill to halt fracking in the state. We packed the room to show support for the bill at its first hearing — let’s do it again on April 30 to make sure the bill keeps advancing.
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a dangerous oil-and-gas extraction technique that threatens California's water, air, public health, endangered wildlife and climate. Fracking is set to expand, even though it routinely employs toxic chemicals like benzene — we need to stop it in its tracks.
What: California State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality — Hearing on S.B. 1132, a bill to halt fracking in California
Where: Room 3191, California State Capitol Building, 10th and L, Sacramento, CA
When: April 30, 9:30 a.m.
Email Hillary Aidun to RSVP or if you have any questions.
Learn more about California fracking.
River Rally 2014
That’s why more than 700 organizations from around the globe — including the Center — are gathering to share ideas on how to protect our rivers, lakes and oceans before it’s too late. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are among the conference’s many distinguished speakers. The Center’s Hollin Kretzmann will join a panel on the effect of fracking in the United States and ways to protect our waters from the environmental harms posed by this dangerous practice.
When: Opening reception begins May 30, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.; events continue May 31 through June 2.
Cost: Registration for all four days starts at $550. Individual days’ registration available.
Host an Action to Stop Keystone
Learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline.
Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?
Fimmaker Josh Fox galvanized the world against fracking with his film Gasland. Now, he's doing it again with the sequel Gasland II — but this time, he's targeting another level ofcontamination due to fracking: "The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system.
"The result," says the film's website, "is every bit as shocking as the first film."
Learn more about the Center's campaign against fracking.
Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert; loggerhead sea turtle photo courtesy Picasa/Joseph and Farideh
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