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Rally: Keystone Is Goofy
May 7, 2014
Los Angeles, California

On May 7 President Obama will be at the home of a Disney executive for a fundraiser, and we need your help giving him a full Disney welcome. We're organizing a family-friendly rally to tell the president: Reject Keystone XL now and keep those toxic tar sands underground.

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.

What: "Keystone Is Goofy" rally with President Obama

Where: Near St. Cloud Road and Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

When: Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m.

Get information and RSVP.

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)
• April 30: Help Us Pass a Fracking Moratorium in California (CA)
• May 7: Rally: Keystone Is Goofy (CA)
• May 30-June 2: River Rally 2014 (PA)
• Ongoing: Host an Action to Stop Keystone (nationwide)
• Ongoing: Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Gasland II: The Film (worldwide)

 

"Reject and Protect" — Mass No KXL Rally in D.C.
April 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.

We're at a critical moment in the fight to stop Keystone XL. That’s why thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C., in what could be the last show of mass public opposition before President Obama makes his decision on Keystone XL.

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.

When: 11 a.m.

Where: White House, Washington, D.C.

RSVP now.

Learn more at rejectandprotect.org and check out all the tools the Center provides on our No Keystone XL website.

 

Help Us Pass a Fracking Moratorium in California
April 30, 2014
Sacramento, California

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
May 30 – June 2, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Across the country and around the world, our waters are under constant assault from pollution, depletion and neglect. Whether it’s fighting contaminated rivers in China, oil spills in the Lake Michigan, or poisoned groundwater in Pennsylvania, advocates for clean, safe water are working against a complete disregard for our precious water resources.

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.

Where: Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Cost: Registration for all four days starts at $550. Individual days’ registration available.

RSVP now.

Learn more about the rally and about fracking.

 

Host an Action to Stop Keystone
Ongoing
Nationwide


If we're going to defeat the destructive juggernaut that is Keystone XL, it's time to get real: It's going to take a lot more than petitions and comments. We have to make our objections public and visible.

Say “No Keystone XL” by hosting an event to spread the word about the disastrous tar-sands pipeline. This could be as simple as organizing a polar bear protest at your farmers' market, asking your school or work to hold an event against Keystone, or doing a sit-in at your local park. It's going to take each of us, speaking out in our hometowns, to make a difference.

If you sign up to help do an event, you'll automatically be emailed all the resources you need to mobilize your community — from yard signs to polar bear masks to cut out, talking points, factsheets and pledge sign-up forms.

We'll give you all the tools you need, so please sign up to host an action against Keystone XL now

Learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking
Ongoing
Worldwide

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?

The Center has joined other conservation organizations to launch a Web-based social networking effort dubbed the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. The BioBlitz website allows amateur naturalists from around the world to submit their amphibian photographs, along with dates and locations. The site's lofty aim? To take a census of the world's amphibians and discover which species are still here, and where — so we can make sure they stay here. With your help.

Help save frogs, toads and salamanders — and have fun at the same time — by submitting your observations to the Global Amphibian BioBlitz now. Then learn about the Center's own Amphibian Conservation campaign and get more about the BioBlitz from UC Berkeley.

 

Gasland II: The Film
Now playing
Worldwide

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."

Gasland II is now being shown in various cities. Learn more about the film, watch a trailer, see where it's playing and even host a screening of our own at the Gasland II website.

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