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ACTIVISM WORKS

WHO WILL TAKE SCOTT PRUITT'S PLACE TO LEAD THE EPA?

SISTERS ONLINE is delighted that Scott Pruitt has resigned. Our activism calling for his resignation worked!

But what happens now? Who will take his place? Not Andrew Wheeler! Wheeler has spent the last ten years lobbying corporations and he denies global warming. We don't want him as the EPA Chief.

Please tell your Senators to confirm only someone who will work for the health and well-being of American families. Someone who will work for the climate and protect clean air and clean water.

Please contact your Senators now. It isn't too early. Thank you.

OPPOSE THE MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN

On June 26, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold President Trump's discriminatory Executive Order banning travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Instead of providing a needed check on Trump's most dangerous and xenophobic impulses, the Supreme Court justices gave him a blank check to discriminate against Muslims.

Please take action saying that you condemn the ruling and the racist and inhumane ban. Tell your elected members in Congress to stop Trump's ban.

Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Judy Chu have introduced legislation to overturn this racist policy. The bill would withhold any funding to enforce the Muslim ban. Also, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has introduced two bills to block the ban. One would rescind Trump's Muslim ban executive order and the other would amend the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act to restrict the president's authority to bar people from entering the U.S.

The travel ban turns away refugees fleeing terror and war, burdens the family members of American citizens and legal residents, and does nothing to keep the U.S. safe. It also jeopardizes our relationships with Muslim-majority nations and serves as anti-American propaganda for terrorist recruitment.

Please call your elected officials in Washington now. Thank you!

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO FAST-TRACK THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

We thought that we had defeated the KXL northern leg during the Obama years, but Trump and the oil industry are trying to bring this pipeline back from the dead. Shortly after his inauguration, Trump signed an executive order forcing the “approval” of the pipeline. 

This brazen decree is compounded by the Administration’s current effort to shortcut the environmental review. After the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a new route last year, the Administration is trying to limit the environmental review solely to the new route instead of a full review of the entire pipeline. The last full review was in 2014 and it’s out of date! This is why Indigenous Peoples, ranchers, and other communities impacted by the pipeline are demanding an environmental impact statement (EIS) along the entire proposed route.

We’ve defeated KXL before, and we can do so again! The State Department is collecting public comments on the environmental impact of the pipeline.

Take action here

We cannot allow Trump to run roughshod over our environment by scrapping environmental reviews. KXL would carry 830,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands every day across the United States down to the Gulf Coast. And one of the dirtiest sources of oil on the planet, no less! The annual greenhouse gas emissions made possible by  KXL could be equivalent to nearly 40 million cars on the road.

Under Trump, it might seem like fighting for the environment is a constant uphill battle, but the movement against pipelines is powerful. It’s been 10 years since the Keystone XL pipeline was first proposed, and major international banks like HSBC have announced they will no longer fund new tar sands projects. More Americans than ever oppose KXL. Back in 2013, 66% of Americans favored the pipeline, but, today, that figure is down to 42% and 48% now oppose the pipeline. We need to use that momentum! 

Your public comment will help ensure a thorough environmental review--and build the  mounting opposition that can stop this pipeline once and for all.

Your voice will also help show polluters--and the banks that fund them--that there is a massive movement determined to stop KXL and all the dirty pipelines no matter Trump’s ambitions, from Trans Mountain in western Canada to Line 3 in Minnesota. If you speak out and help power the movement, we may defeat KXL for good!

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