Re: Tell President Obama: No More Public Lands and Waters Giveaways


RanRainforest Action NetworkRainforest Action Network
 I wanted to make sure you’d seen this, from Monday. It’s been five years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the Gulf Coast is still suffering. President Obama can help ensure there are no more Gulf oil spills — and establish his climate legacy at the same time.We’ve already had a great response from thousands of RAN supporters. Will you join them by adding your voice?

Tell President Obama: no more oil, coal and gas leases in coastal waters and on public lands.

Five years ago today, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing eleven people and sending some 210 million barrels of oil flooding into the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama called it “the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced”.1

Never again. The president can help ensure there are no more disasters like the Deepwater Horizon — and establish his climate legacy at the same time. Call on President Obama to stop leasing our public lands and waters to the fossil fuel industry.

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The Gulf Coast is still suffering. The 170,000 workers who cleaned up the spill are at greater risk for cancer, and kidney and liver disease.2 Last year, dolphins and whales off the Louisiana coast died at four times the usual rates.3 And 10 million gallons of oil sit on the Gulf floor in a congealed “bath mat” the size of Rhode Island.4

BP controls more of the deepwater Gulf than any other oil company, with an outrageous 600 leases.5 In the case of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a U.S. judge found BP’s conduct to be “grossly negligent”.6 But — to be clear — when it comes to the fossil fuel industry, gross negligence is business as usual.

So we’re joining our friends at CREDO Action to say: No more Gulf oil spills. No more giving away our public lands and waters to rapacious fossil fuel companies that care only about their profits. Tell President Obama to issue an executive order now.

President Obama wants to be remembered as a climate leader. But he has a huge climate blindspot. While the president has pushed for international agreements to limit carbon pollution, he’s also presided over a massive drilling boom on our public lands and in our coastal waters.

That explosive growth is killing the climate. Emissions from federally managed lands and waters cause approximately 24 percent of U.S. energy-related greenhouse gas emissions annually — mostly from coal, oil and gas.7

The solution is simple. If President Obama wants to establish a real climate legacy, he should issue an executive order instructing federal agencies to stop granting new and expanded leases to extract fossil fuels from public lands.

To avoid catastrophic climate change, scientists say we must keep between 67% and 80% of the world’s remaining fossil fuels in the ground.8 One quarter of U.S. fossil fuel production happens on federally-managed lands and waters. The president can take a huge step towards stopping climate change — and preventing future Gulf oil spills. Urge him to issue an executive order today.

For our lands and our waters, our communities and our climate,

Amanda_400x400.jpg Amanda Starbuck
Climate and Energy Program Director
Rainforest Action Network

P.S. Bridge the Gulf, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Idle No More Gulf Coast are among the many organizations fighting for justice and accountability in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. On this fifth anniversary of the BP disaster, support them today.

Sources:

1. “Remarks by the President to the Nation on the BP Oil Spill”, White House Office of the Press Secretary, June 15, 2010
2. “BP Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Are At Higher Risk Of Sickness, Cancer”, ThinkProgress, Sep. 17, 2013
3. “Science Links Dolphin Deaths to BP Oil Spill – Again”, National Wildlife Federation, Feb. 13, 2015
4. “Scientists have found a 10 million gallon ‘bath mat’ of oil on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico”, Business Insider, Feb. 4, 2015
5. “Deepwater Gulf of Mexico”, BP
6. “U.S. judge upholds BP ‘gross negligence’ Gulf spill ruling”, Reuters, Nov. 13, 2014
7. “Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Energy Extracted from Federal Lands and Waters: An Update”, Stratus Consulting, prepared for The Wilderness Society, Dec. 23, 2014
8. “Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted capital and stranded assets”, Carbon Tracker Initiative & Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 2013; “Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report”, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2014.

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Kayem Foods Recalls Sausage Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Kayem Foods, a Chelsea, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.

04/24/2015 06:18 PM EDT Greystone Foods, LLC voluntarily recalls Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell by date 04/21/16 shipped to Publix Supermarkets warehouse in Lakeland, FL warehouse due to possible health risk.

 

04/25/2015 11:43 PM EDT  TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

 

 

Hong Ha Recalls Beef And Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Hong Ha, a Hyattsville, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,164 pounds of beef and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

West Liberty Foods Recalls Grilled Chicken Breast Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination West Liberty Foods, a Tremonton, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 34,075 pounds of grilled chicken breast products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.

04/17/2015 04:15 PM EDT Conway Import Co., Inc. is recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
04/17/2015 07:23 PM EDT Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989. The product was supplied by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility these nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella.
04/20/2015 04:59 PM EDT
Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. is recalling 4 ounce packages Pine Nuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and other with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
04/21/2015 03:52 PM EDT State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers not to consume La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco “Fresh Cheese” made by Queseria La Poblanita, Inc., 216 E. 117th St., New York, NY, 10035, due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination. To date, no illnesses are known by the Department of Agriculture and Markets to be associated with this product.

Recall Notification Report 065-2015  (Turkey and Beef) Michigan Brand, Inc., a Bay City, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 737 pounds of turkey and beef products due to misbranding.

04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT Kayem Foods, a Chelsea, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Michigan Brand, Inc., a Bay City, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 737 pounds of turkey and beef products due to misbranding.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
B & R Meat Processing, a Winslow, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,129 pounds of pork products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Royal Frozen Food, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,821 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
B & R Meat Processing, Inc. is recalling approximately 569 pounds of pork products due to nitrite levels in excess of regulatory limit.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Beech-Nut Nutrition, an Amsterdam, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Leader Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Imler, Penn., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of veal carcasses that were produced without the full benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (hydrolyzed soy protein).
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Viz Cattle, a Irvine, California establishment, is recalling approximately 6,082 pounds of flap meat due to misbranding.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,923 pounds of pork and chicken tamale products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (egg whites).
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Vern’s and Sons Food Service, a Milwaukie, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 450 pounds of beef and chicken products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Lebanese Butcher Slaughter, Inc. a Warrenton, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 902 pounds of beef, goat, and lamb products due to misbranding and because the products were further processed without the benefit of full inspection.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Robber’s Roost Jerky, an Ellensburg, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 4 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked beef and pork pepper stick jerky product that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Aadji & Manten International, LLC., a Rockville, Md., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,108 pounds of canned corned beef products not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.
04/23/2015 04:24 AM EDT
Recall Notification Report. Cargill Meat Solutions, a Wyalusing, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,294 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with blue string.
04/22/2015 07:44 PM EDT
SM Fish Corp. of FAR ROCKAWAY, NY is recalling 8 ounce containers of OSSIES HERRING IN SOURCREAM and OSSIES PICKLED LOX DAIRY because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.
04/22/2015 07:43 PM EDT
SM Fish Corp. of FAR ROCKAWAY, NY is recalling 8 ounce containers of OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX & CREAM because it contains undeclared eggs. People who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
04/21/2015 03:52 PM EDT
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers not to consume La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco “Fresh Cheese” made by Queseria La Poblanita, Inc., 216 E. 117th St., New York, NY, 10035, due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination. To date, no illnesses are known by the Department of Agriculture and Markets to be associated with this product.
04/21/2015 10:01 AM EDT
Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
04/20/2015 09:49 PM EDT
Royal Frozen Food is recalling its BLINTZES products due to undeclared milk. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
04/20/2015 04:59 PM EDT
Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. is recalling 4 ounce packages Pine Nuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and other with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
04/17/2015 08:00 PM EDT
PROLAINAT is voluntarily recalling all lots of 9.16 oz packages of Trader Joes A Dozen Sweet Bites (Chocolate & Coffee Opera Cake, Raspberry Macaron Aux Framboises Cake, Caramel & Chocolate Cake) due to undeclared coconut. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to coconut run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. The Trader Joes A Dozen Sweet Cakes is safe for consumption by those who do not have coconut allergies.
04/17/2015 07:24 PM EDT
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
04/17/2015 07:23 PM EDT
Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989. The product was supplied by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility these nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella.
04/17/2015 04:15 PM EDT
Conway Import Co., Inc. is recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
04/17/2015 11:20 AM EDT
Schnuck Markets, Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. is recalling its Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef’s Express departments April 2 – April 14, 2015 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting in the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis.
04/16/2015 06:52 PM EDT
Smiths Food and Drug Stores said today it is recalling select Smiths Bakery Fresh Carrot Cake sold in 7 states because the product contains walnuts that may not be listed on the label.
04/16/2015 09:18 AM EDT
Solutions At Work, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio is recalling CLEVELAND CROPS CHILI CHEEZY KALE CHIPS because they may contain undeclared raw cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to raw cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
04/14/2015 05:06 PM EDT
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared peanuts in America’s Best brand “(Jeera) Cumin Powder”, packaged and distributed by Patel Grocery located at 5303 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.
04/10/2015 08:08 PM EDT
La Guadalupana Wholesale, a long time Mexican food producer based in Chicago, has taken an important action to protect its consumers in the Midwest. “Today, April 8, 2015, we have issued a voluntary recall for our Hot Chicken, Hot Pork and Salsa Verde Vegan tamales sold throughout the Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana between January 16, 2015 and April 8, 2015” said the Alejandro Castro, Vice-President of La Guadalupana.
04/10/2015 08:06 PM EDT
La Guadalupana Wholesale, empresa sólida productora de comida mexicana en Chicago, ha tomado una acción importante para proteger a sus consumidores en el Medio Oeste. “Hoy, Abril 8, 2015, hemos solicitado el retiro del mercado de nuestros productos Hot Chicken, Hot Pork y Salsa Verde Vegan tamales vendidos en el área de Illinois, Wisconsin e Indiana entre Enero 16, 2015 y Abril 8, 2015” dijo Alejandro Castro, Vice-Presidente de La Guadalupana.
04/10/2015 08:56 AM EDT
Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of macadamia nuts due to potential contamination with salmonella.  The supplier of the macadamia nuts has asked us to issue this recall because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
04/09/2015 08:07 PM EDT
Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling the items stated below; (refer to Table in Paragraph 3), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
04/08/2015 07:08 PM EDT
Today Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide.
04/08/2015 04:24 PM EDT
World Wide Gourmet Foods of Woodinville, WA is recalling 2916 packages of Central Market Teriyaki Salmon Jerky because it may contain undeclared wheat and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product

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