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July 28, 2014 | Blog Post

Obama Opens Door to More Dirty Drilling in Atlantic

Which of the following issues do you think is important for the environmental movement?

  1. Protecting marine species, such as whales, dolphins and sea turtles
  2. Investing in a clean energy future and reducing U.S. dependence on fossil fuels
  3. Avoiding unnecessary risk of oil spills in our world’s oceans

Any choice indicates that you may find troubling a recent announcement from the Obama administration. This one’s a doozy—read on.

July 28, 2014 | Case

Calling for New York State to Ban Super-toxic Rat Poisons

A coalition of wildlife and conservation groups have filed a legal petition urging the state of New York to ban super-toxic rat poisons responsible for indiscriminate poisonings of children, pets and wildlife—including the family of Pale Male, the famous red-tailed hawk living in New York City’s Central Park.

July 28, 2014 | Legal Document

New York Rodenticide Petition

In this legal petition, a coalition of wildlife and conservation groups are urging the state of New York to ban super-toxic rat poisons responsible for indiscriminate poisonings of children, pets and wildlife species.

July 28, 2014 | Blog Post

Pesticides: Stories from the Frontlines, Part 2

Farmworkers share stories from the frontlines, in this second installment of a weekly series:

Part 2: When going organic isn’t possible

"I am a farm worker and only use organic methods. It is the only way to protect all.

"When I first heard about the illnesses that our farmworkers were having, I began to only buy organic produce. It was more expensive, but it was doable. Then when we began to farm, we knew the way we needed to proceed.

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