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Action Alerts! Upcoming Events! etc...


{Nature_and_Environment.4.1}: Kai Hagen {kai} Tue, 24 Feb 2004 00:36:57 CST (HTML)

A place for Action Alerts (timely requests for e-mail, letters, phone calls, attendance at rallies or hearings, etc).


{Nature_and_Environment.4.2}: Kai Hagen {kai} Tue, 24 Feb 2004 00:44:15 CST (HTML)

Take Action!
Stop the Bush Administration's Abuse of Science!

Across a broad range of public policy issues and on an unprecedented scale, the Bush administration is censoring and distorting science-based information that does not match its agenda. This misuse of science has serious consequences for our health, safety, and environment. Urge your representatives and senators to insist that congressional science committees investigate this important issue.

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{Nature_and_Environment.4.3}: Kai Hagen {kai} Fri, 12 Mar 2004 11:55:02 CST (HTML)

"With over 800,000 members, Action Network is a gateway to online activism centers for over 170 leading environment, health and population advocacy organizations. Action Network ensures that the power to change our world is only as far away as your computer.

With just a click of the mouse, activists can make their voices heard. Action Network partners mobilize activists by e-mail, inviting you to weigh in when it counts by sending a personalized messages to key policymakers--locally, nationally or around the world."


{Nature_and_Environment.4.4}: {kai} Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:28:20 CST (0 lines)
{erased by kai Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:29:57 CST}


{Nature_and_Environment.4.5}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:29:40 CST (HTML)

From American Rivers Action
Fri, 26 Mar 2004
Save Endangered Species from Pesticides

Dear River Advocate,

Take action today and tell the Bush administration to protect endangered species from dangerous pesticides before the comment period ends March 30!  Click here to take action!

Under industry pressure, the Bush administration has been rewriting and weakening the Endangered Species Act provisions that protect fish and wildlife from harmful pesticides.  The pesticide industry has sought such changes for many years to avoid biologists* review of the impact of pesticides on endangered fish and wildlife.

It is widely known that pesticides are very dangerous and can cause massive fish kills.  For example, more than 54 different pesticides threaten the health of endangered salmon in the Northwest and may partially account for their declining populations.

The administration has proposed a new rule that would give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unilateral decision-making power to determine the risks of many pesticides to endangered species, leaving expert scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service out of the loop.  In recent years, the EPA has a terrible track record when it comes to pesticides and endangered species * ignoring their own science and allowing the use of pesticides that threaten endangered fish and wildlife. 

Take action today at

...and urge the Bush administration to reject industry*s attempt to weaken Endangered Species Act protections for fish and wildlife.  Tell them to withdraw the proposal that would take fish and wildlife expert scientists out of decisions over pesticide use.

Thank you for taking action. Together, we are making a difference for rivers and wildlife nationwide.

Rebecca Wodder
President, American Rivers
March 26, 2004


{Nature_and_Environment.4.6}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:30:25 CST (HTML)

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{Nature_and_Environment.4.7}: Kai Hagen {kai} Wed, 14 Apr 2004 15:23:43 CDT (HTML)

Wind Energy: New Economic Opportunities

A conference for Minnesota and a model for the Midwest
Minneapolis Convention Center
November 21-22, 2002

Through innovative legislative policy, state programs, and utility initiatives, Minnesota has begun a transition to using clean, renewable, and domestic energy sources. As the most cost-competitive and market-ready renewable energy technology, wind energy is at the forefront of this transition.

This conference will draw together a diverse group of businesses, utilities, state agencies, elected officials, energy regulators, advocates, experts, engaged citizens and media- embracing a broad range of economic development, environmental and political interests- to address the issues that need to be incorporated into a plan for shaping this region's energy future with wind power.

Please contact us at with questions about the conference, exhibits, or if you are interested in sponsoring this event, or call 612-870-3462.

You can also visit the Windustry website at


{Nature_and_Environment.4.8}: Rich Mason {richpix} Fri, 27 Oct 2006 03:34:51 CDT (111 lines)

Not exactly an action alert, but may be of interest to some.  Sorry I
didn't have this info earlier to give more notice.



***Live Web-Cast Debate***



WHY: Burlington, VT - After decades of decline and near-oblivion, the
question of a nuclear power “renaissance” is being brought to the fore
as a miracle answer to combat climate change and charge up a new
energy regime free from foreign dependence. Few images elicit more
impassioned responses than that of a nuclear reactor – some of horror
and others of hope. This pressing debate, now raging in every media
medium and outlet, has been universally one-sided. With questions as
crucial to the planet as climate change and energy, we cannot afford
to let statements go unchallenged. The sharply differing views on the
proposed “nuclear renaissance” promises to provide an action-filled
exchange of the contentious issues at hand at the annual conference of
the Society of Environmental Journalists, a “nonpartisan, non-advocacy
membership organization of professional journalists and academics."

WHO: Panelists:

Peter Bradford, Former NRC Commissioner, Vice-Chair, Board of
Directors, Union of Concerned Scientists, Nuclear Energy Advisor,
GRACE Energy Initiative;

Patrick Moore, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASE) spokesperson,
Chair/Chief Scientist, Greenspirit Strategies;

Jim Riccio, Nuclear Policy Analyst, Greenpeace

Moderator: Judy Fahys, Environment Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune

WHEN: Friday October 27th @ 11:15 AM—12:30PM

WHERE: The Conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, in
Burlington, Vermont

Live Web-cast with interactive online polling pre-register one hour
ahead of the debate at:

WHAT: GRACE WEBCAST of a panel discussion from the SEJ Conference

“Cradle to Grave: New Nukes and Old Radioactive Waste”

The promise of greenhouse gas-free electricity has some people
predicting a nuclear power Renaissance. The Bush administration is
pledging billions of dollars in incentives to fast-track the
construction of new nuclear reactors and the reprocessing of waste,
yet nuclear terrorism and proliferation of nuclear weapons abetted by
nuclear power programs remain chilling threats. These thorny issues
have further polarized the debate: some former nuclear opponents
support nuclear as the world's best energy solution, while some former
regulators have doubts about a revival, and other environmental groups
continue to warn of new nuclear risks.

The GRACE Energy Initiative will release a new report in advance of
the debate called—



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