Penn Environment helps you tell the New Sewickley, PA Board of Supervisors to reject a Dallas-based gas drilling corporation's plans to build a compressor station right near an organic farm. New Sewickley is a town far out in western Pennsylvania, almost 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh (neighboring towns include Knob, Sunflower, Zelienople, and, of course, North Sewickley Township), which means, I suppose, that frackers think they can develop there without anyone noticing, except New Sewickley is also home to family farms, including the Kretschmann family organic farm. Think that farm will grow anything organic when the frackers are done with it? The compressor station would bring air and noise pollution, not to mention truck traffic, which is actually a matter of no small concern in New Sewickey. So let's keep frackers as far away from family farms as possible -- especially in those parts of Pennsylvania the frackers think we don't care about.
Speaking of truck traffic, the Pew Charitable Trusts helps you tell the EPA to set more stringent fuel efficiency standards for commercial trucks. Do not brook any nonsense from right-wingers about REGULASHUNZ KILLZ TEH JOBZ!!!!, because here's how this would actually work: trucks would have to go farther on less fuel, which would make the total cost of delivering goods around the country lower, since gas is a big part of that cost. And the corporations now spending less on fuel would either pass that savings on to consumers in the form of lower prices, or they'd use those savings on other necessary expenses. Hell, they might even create jobs with it. The Consumer Federation of America tells us that commercial truck fuel indirectly costs households a little over $1,000 annually. Presumably you, also, can think of things you could do with a thousand bucks. Also, less fuel means less pollution. Really, no one loses except a few already-overpaid CEOs.