Protect our water supplies and aquifers by banning fracking. One single Frack uses up between 500,000 and 4 MILLION Gallons of water. A small family barely uses that much water in a lifetime, and these companies use that much water with a single Frack. Then they pump poisonous chemicals into the ground that no one even knows what they contain, leaving communities riddled with illness, cancer, and poisoned wells.
Preservation of fresh water, air and the environment. We must defeat the Keystone XL pipeline and make sure everyone knows how it threatens our lives. If it goes through we can kiss the largest natural aquifer in North America goodbye. We have plenty of oil but fresh water is becoming more scarce every day.
WWII-scale mobilization to restore a climate that is safe, stable, & supportive of human civilization. Rapidly expand our carbon-neutral energy & agricultural systems, conduct groundbreaking research, & implement large-scale adaptation measures. As in WWII, full employment will be achieved. Reduce net greenhouse gas emissions 100 percent. Deployment of measures that remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere until a safe climate is restored.
We need to go back to sustainable farming and put an end to Big Ag and large commercial farms that abuse animals and fill them with antibiotics and hormones, feed them pesticide ridden GMO food that contaminates our environment and our bodies!! We need to do away with ALL AG-GAG laws and make workers and corporations who abuse farm animals face strict penalties!
Nationalize all of our resources including water, fossil fuels and minerals. Why should international corporations generate record profits using our resources while saddling the public with externalized costs such as pollution and the destruction of our wildlife and environment? If we are going to allow industry to profit off of our commons then we the people should share in the profits at the very least. Better yet this would de-incentivize many of these destructive practices.
Save traditional farming! GMOs are drifting into traditional farm crops. Monsanto's RoundUp Ready crops are forcing stronger pesticide use. Animal feed contains 90% of the antibiotics used in the US. Must be stopped to save them for humans! Encourage traditional, organic farming with bigger subsidies, and cut the industrial ag subsidies.
Immediately ban all neo-nicotinoid poisons; they are killing precious pollinators. Ban herbicides like roundup; glyphosates are causing an astonishing array of diseases without any benefit to farming. A quick search for "adverse affects of glyphosates & neonics" shows the many scientific research evidence, yet we still allow public consumption of these deadly toxins.
Moving away from fossil fuels now by development of alternative energy sources, improvements and addition of transmission facilities and increasing efficiency can create more long term jobs than adding a pipeline designed to transport the most polluting fossil fuel when it is known that our dependence on fossil fuels and the methods used to obtain them is damaging air and water needed to maintain life all the while causing costly health issues.