Tag Archives: Public Lands

Speak Out To Stop the TPP/Save the Grand Canyon/Ban Fracking on Public Lands

The secretive and disastrous TPP is in the House. Although Fast Track was blocked in the Senate, it’s yet to be dropped by the House.

Public Citizen is running a campaign to send letters to House representatives — You can send a letter from their website.

“We’ve seen the damaging effects of the so-called “free” trade deals of the past which send our jobs overseas, undermine protections for workers, the environment and consumers. The U.S. is currently negotiating the most threatening of all trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — the biggest and most dangerous deal since NAFTA and the WTO.”


EarthJustice is running a petition on MoveOn.org to save the Grand Canyon from mega development–please take a look and sign.

“The Forest Service is currently weighing a permit application from the tiny Town of Tusayan, Arizona, to improve roads and build utilities in the Kaibab National Forest to enable development of a sprawling housing and commercial resort complex on the doorstep of Grand Canyon National Park.

Tell the Forest Service to reject this damaging development proposal now.

The purpose of the proposed roads, sewers, water and other utilities is to literally pave the way for construction of a huge development benefiting Italian developer, Gruppo Stilo USA, at the expense of Grand Canyon National Park.

Because the development may tap and mine groundwater that feeds creeks, springs and seeps in the Grand Canyon, the National Park Service has labeled the project one of the two biggest threats to the park in its nearly 100-year history.”


Food and Water Watch is running a campaign to Ban Fracking on Public Landsplease drop in to sign.  fracking

Update: U.S. Representative Mark Pocan re-introduced the bill to ban fracking on public lands (Earth Day – 4/22/15).

Fracking has already caused serious damage to our public lands, particularly in the areas that serve to buffer America’s most precious national parks and monuments. By the end of 2014, oil and gas companies had leases on over 34 million acres of public land, and over 200 million more acres are currently being targeted for drilling.

No amount of regulation will protect us or our public lands from the impacts of fracking. Regulated fracking still results in harm to people’s health, accidental spills of toxic waste, air pollution, earthquakes, drinking water contamination, habitat destruction and worsening climate change.

The only way to protect ourselves and our land from the risks of fracking is to ban it altogether.