Help Save The Eastern North Pacific Gray Whale From Extinction
the California Gray Whale Coalition (CGWC) request your help to have the gray whale designated as “depleted” under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. A marine mammal population must be listed as “depleted” if it is below its Optimum Sustainable Population. The CGWC submitted a petition to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to facilitate a long overdue status review of the population. Once this is completed, a Conservation Plan would be prepared and implemented to restore the population back to optimal levels.
Please support the efforts to save the Eastern North Pacific gray whale from extinction. Your comments in favor of the petition must be received by NMFS by the close of business day on December 8, 2010.
1. Click this link. This will take you to the form the government set up for comments on this issue.
for more information, check out the IDA Action Alert
Tell the EPA It’s Time to Regulate Factory Farms
Factory farms are regulated under a patchwork system that leaves communities vulnerable to often indifferent and underfunded state environmental enforcement. Factory farm permitting rules released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2008 only require permits for facilities that declare their intention to release manure directly into waterways. Common manure management practices — like cesspool lagoons and applying manure to cropland — don’t require any permit at all.
Communities across the country are suffering from water contaminated by manure lagoon failures, waste seeping into aquifers, runoff from oversprayed fields and air pollution from overcrowded livestock operations.
Lisa P. Jackson
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
EPA general number (202) 272-0167