100 Days of Resistance: The Center for Biological Diversity’s Action Plan

Rather than waiting to react to Donald Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office, the Center for Biological Diversity has drawn up its own plan to resist him during the earliest days of his term.

1. Mobilize 1 million Americans to sign the Pledge of Resistance and commit to fighting Trump's attack on our environment and civil rights.

2. Hold #Earth2Trump rallies in cities and towns across the country to engage, educate and empower people to take action locally and nationally.

3. Strengthen alliances with groups fighting for gender and racial equality, American Indian sovereignty, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech, press and religion, workers' rights and other civil rights and values.

4. Hire 10 new attorneys, investigators and activists to aggressively hold the Trump administration accountable when it violates America's federal environmental laws.

5. Fight the confirmation of Trump's extremist, financially conflicted, unqualified cabinet nominations.

6. Stop the repeal or weakening of the Endangered Species Act.

7. Block efforts to rescind, radically shrink or defund America's national monuments.

8. Stop the dangerous, unnecessary Keystone XL pipeline from being resurrected.

9. Defend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline to protect the culture, history and water of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

10. Stop the construction of a massive new wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that would destroy wildlife habitat, pollute rivers, violate national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and rivers, and cause massive social and economic disruption of border towns and cities.

11. Stand with reproductive-rights organizations defending the Affordable Care Act, abortion rights, access to birth control, and international funding for family-planning programs.

12. Stop the weakening of the Clean Air Act and revocation of the EPA's responsibility to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

13. Stop Trump from revoking the Clean Power Plan.

14. Stop Trump from weakening protection for wetlands and streams.

15. Maintain the moratorium on new federal coal leases and ensure a national assessment is completed of the environmental, human-health and financial costs of the federal coal-mining program.

16. Stop new offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, Atlantic and eastern Gulf of Mexico by defending the five-year offshore leasing program and preventing the repeal of permanent protections against oil and gas leasing in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

17. Fight in the courts – along with the state of California, environmental and indigenous groups – to stop ocean fracking along the California coast.

18. File suit to stop intensive pollution of our oceans by industrial plastics.

19. Defeat proposals to weaken trophy-hunting regulations and expand U.S. imports of endangered species including elephants, lions and polar bears.

20. Defeat efforts to give away federal public lands or turn their management over to states and corporations.

21. Prevent the stripping of federal protection from grizzly bears and wolves.

22. Prevent rollback of protections for imperiled greater sage grouse and more than 300 other species dependent on healthy Sagebrush Sea habitat.

23. Mobilize college students across the country around clean energy, sustainable food and population issues.

24. Petition the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cease the use of dangerous, unnecessary predator-killing poisons.

25. Ensure the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of Agriculture are not stripped of their authority and responsibility to protect people and wildlife from dangerous pesticides.

 

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