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The NEW EPA study on Alaska’s Bristol Bay is out: Harm to Bristol Bay is bigger than before!
The EPA completed a watershed assessment on the suitability of large-scale mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay – home to the world’s largest wild salmon fishery. Just as we suspected -- the long-term risks to the fishery are significant!
Exxon spilled 84,000 gallons of crude oil in Arkansas and a legal loophole will let them get away with it
Tell your Representatives and the President to close the loophole and prevent more spills by stopping the Keystone XL pipeline!
Urge your Representative to support the BREATHE and FRESHER Acts
Emerging science shows that air and water pollution from the oil and gas shale boom harms nearby communities and contributes to climate change. Thanks to a Clean Air and Clean Water Act loopholes, we are powerless to control much of that pollution.
More than two years after the disastrous Gulf oil spill, BP still has not paid a single penny in Clean Water Act fines.
Instead, BP is using litigation to stall this process and abandon its obligations to clean up the Gulf. It's time to pay!
The whole nation is watching how New York handles fracking and public health
Let Governor Cuomo know we're watching. Urge him to release the public health review and allow public comment. Tell him he needs to keep his promise to allow the science to determine whether New York moves forward with fracking.
Over 50 jewelry retailers have already signed the Bristol Bay Protection Pledge
Bristol Bay communities are asking all jewelers to support their efforts to protect Bristol Bay, their source of sustenance and livelihood. Take a minute to thank them for their support!
Because gold jewelry should mean *I love you*, not *I poisoned someone's drinking water*.
Gold jewelry demand accounts for over 80% of annual global gold mine production. So jewelers speaking out against dirty gold are essential to put a stop to irresponsible gold mining.
Urge Signet to pledge not to buy gold from the Pebble mine
Signet Jewelers, Kay & Jared Jewelers' parent company, is the world's largest jewelry retailer. Jewelry represents 80% of annual global mined gold production. Urge them not to buy gold from a mine that threatens the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.
Tell Costco to sign the Golden Rules of Responsible Sourcing!
Costco's reputation as a socially responsible retailer is in doubt because of its stance on jewelry and dirty gold.
Tell the EPA, the White House & the Army Corps of Engineers to close Clean Water Act loopholes
Urge them to close the Clean Water Act loopholes that allow multinational mining corporations to use our clean waters as a toxic mine waste dumps.