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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Environmental protection we can do RootsAction Team
RootsAction is developing into a major online force for the natural environment.
As illustrated by our new campaign to stop the poisoning of ground water with carcinogenic chemicals at U.S. military bases across the country and the world, we're willing to go wherever the damage is. We don't give any free pass to militarism or nationalism or any political party. Groundwater at hundreds of U.S. bases is poisoned with chemicals used in fire fighting.
The Trump Administration presents new challenges, and the ticking climate clock increased urgency. We can only continue and grow with your continued and increased support. Please click here to make a donation.
RootsAction works alone and with allies locally, nationally, and globally to reduce the damage humanity is doing to the earth.
We've been a big part of campaigns that have pressured prisons to stop poisoning the environment. We've helped persuade cities to block the basing of military jets near schools. We've been part of stopping the creation of what would have been the biggest and dirtiest trash incinerator in the United States, in Baltimore.
RootsAction and partners have lobbied numerous cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to ask Congress to fund human and environmental needs, rather than militarism. Along with others, we've successfully lobbied the U.S. government to block pipelines, to invest in a Green Climate Fund, and to ban oil drilling in portions of the Arctic and Atlantic.
We've helped to prevent an environment-destroying Trans-Pacific Partnership, and to persuade Shell to abandon its arctic drilling plans, as well as successfully lobbying California to prohibit single-use plastic bags.
We have ever bigger struggles ahead, with many more innovations that can be taken from one state to 49 more, and from earth-defenders to the U.S. government. We can only do it with your help.
And as long as we have your help, we promise never to shut down.
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.