Happy Earth Day 2015.... Now Call Congress

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called trade deal that is being secretly negotiated and will be given a final vote by Congress in the next few months. It is feared the bulk of the plan, a binding agreement that will allow companies and corporations to take governments to a corporate court for perceived infractions of the deal, will gut national environmental and labor protections.

Learn about the TPP here and call Congress to voice your opposition.

 

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China Plan To Cut Pollution Focuses on Coal

China is facing increasing international and domestic pressure to tackle its incredible pollution problems, specifically the release of greenhouse gases and harmful particulate matter. The Government officially released a plan to take on these challenges by targeting its coal-based industry and vehicle fleets.

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