Your voice matters. This week, make your position known to lawmakers, businesses and the world. Post a public comment on the proposed EPA Clean Power Plan. Write to your state representatives about fracking. Drop investments in companies that aren’t working to manage emissions. Share your views with friends and neighbors on Facebook. Brainstorm solutions in the MIT Climate CoLab.
Post a Public Comment on the EPA Clean Power Plan
On June 2, 2014, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on carbon pollution. The EPA is now soliciting public comments and will be holding four public hearings in July.
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Write to your State Representatives about Fracking
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a mining technique in which a high-pressure liquid fluid (usually water mixed with sand and chemicals) is injected to a wellbore in order to create small fractures in the deep-rock formations in order to allow natural gas, petroleum, and brine to migrate to the well. This technique has raised environmental concerns including ground water contamination, risks to air quality, migration of gases and hydraulic fracturing chemicals to the surface, mishandling of waste, and the health effects of all these. (Learn more at wikipedia.org)
State and federal regulators and legislators are scrambling to understand and manage the effects of fracking, even as drilling companies move forward with little regulation.
Step 1: Find your state representatives:
- OpenStates.org – type in your address or let the tool use your current location
- VoteSmart.org – type in your address to see all federal, state and local incumbents
Step 2: Call or write to them to share your position on fracking. State representatives often answer their own email and engage in thoughtful, one-on-one discussion with constituents. Make your voice heard.
Drop Investments in Fossil Fuels
Join the movement to divest from fossil fuels at a personal and institutional level.
Share Your Views on Facebook
Consider starting a thoughtful discussion with friends and neighbors on Facebook about climate-related issues. Or help raise awareness by sharing a link to http://climate.nasa.gov or another well-respected climate change resource.
Post or Comment on an Idea in the MIT Climate CoLab
The Climate CoLab, a project of The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence seeks to harness the collective intelligence of contributors from all over the world to address global climate change.