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OSHA: PROTECT WORKERS FROM TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT

We probably have all heard on the news that there are triple digit heat indexes out west right now. So much of our fruits and vegetables come from out west and Florida and, as you know, many of the pickers are immigrants. Let's act on their behalf and ask OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) to assure that these pickers, etc. are cared for properly when the heat is so deadly.

Please contact OSHA and tell them of your concerns. Here is the information you need:

U.S. Department of Labor
OSHA
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Room # N3626
Washington, DC 20210

1-800-321-6742

For local offices across the U.S.: https://www.osha.gov/html/ramap.html

Thanks for taking action for migrant workers!

 

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 The last full review was in 2014 and it’s out of date!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!

Information and link from GREENPEACE.