Long story short: tell the Delaware River Basin Commission to do more to protect folks from fracking, tell insurance corporations to treat Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian better, and tell our EPA to regulate “widely-recyclable” plastics more vigorously. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
MoveOn helps you tell the Delaware River Basin Commission (or DRBC) to give the good citizens of the Delaware Valley a more comprehensive ban on hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. "fracking." The DRBC has decided to ban this kind of gas drilling in the Delaware River Watershed – which is good, since fracking pollutes drinking water – but has not banned either importing fracking wastewater or exporting clean water for use to frack elsewhere, which is not so good. I mean, if we’re trying to protect our clean water from pollution, we must protect it from all fracking, not just the fracking that could occur in our backyard. For once we befoul our drinking water with fracking chemicals, we don’t ever get it back.
Change.org helps you tell insurance corporations to stop shorting good Americans injured by Hurricane Ian. You’d think insurance would cover flooding caused by a hurricane, right? Particularly in a climate change era? Sadly, no: insurance corporations have been going rather far out of their way to deny good Floridians the help they need, and no this isn’t “people’s fault for not knowing what insurance they need” – flood insurance is actually hard to get, and when folks don’t know what insurance they need, that’s mostly because insurance corporations avoid telling them the truth and governments don't stop them. But can insurance corporations withstand (even more) bad PR from denying (even more) claims? I think we’re about to find out!
Finally, Penn PIRG helps you tell our Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) to regulate “widely-recyclable” plastics a lot more vigorously. You’ve heard of “wish-cycling,” where you throw a lot of different plastic containers into your recycling bin hoping they’ll take them all? Anyone with a good heart has done that at some time or other, but the way things are, manufacturers, not our EPA, get to declare their plastics “widely-recyclable,” which means more not-actually-recyclable plastics choking off life in our oceans and making their way into our bloodstreams. So if our EPA needs to shorten the list of “widely-recyclable” plastics, they ought to do it. Then we can deal with our plastic problem a lot more honestly.