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#ActOnClimate because our kids and grandkids should be able to enjoy beautiful places like these.

The EPA today released a proposal that will set the first-ever national carbon pollution standards limits for America’s existing power plants. Find out how the rules will make our communities healthier, and learn more about the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution in America.

Today, post photos of your favorite places, of places where you and your family get outdoors, and tag with #ActOnClimate.  We’ll post our favorites here on My Public Lands Tumblr!

View more beautiful BLM-managed places on the BLM’s My Public Lands Flickr site; photos here by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist.

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Check Out What Happened Last Week at the BLM: June 2-6, 2014

Announcements, Events, and News

As another milestone in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week released its Clean Power Plan that calls for cuts in carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States.  Learn more about the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution in America, and view Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s statement - Dealing with Climate Change: A Moral Obligation. The BLM shared information about the plan on multiple social media channels with #ActOnClimate:  My Public Lands Tumblr, @BLMNational Twitter and BLM state Twitter and Facebook accounts (see blm.gov/socialmedia for a full list).

On June 6, 2014, Ruth Welch was officially sworn in as the BLM Colorado State Director by BLM Director Neil Kornze at the BLM Colorado State Office. Read the press release.

Social Media Highlights

On June 1, 2014, the BLM kicked off a month-long social media campaign for the annual Great Outdoors Month in June.  June is designated as Great Outdoors Month each year through a Presidential Proclamation, and highlights the numerous benefits of getting outdoors on our American parks, forests, refuges, and other public lands and waters. Great Outdoors Month features include National Trails Day, National Fishing and Boating Week, the Great American Backyard Campout, and National Get Outdoors Day.  All month, the BLM will post recreation opportunities with #backyard2backcountry #getoutdoors and/or #greatoutdoorsmonth on My Public Lands Tumblr, @BLMNational Twitter and My Public Lands Instagram.  BLM states will post information about recreation opportunities on their Twitter and Facebook accounts (see blm.gov/socialmedia for a full list).

The Octopuses are back! BLM Oregon/Washington staff captured a short video of a Giant Pacific Octopus in the tide pools at Cobble Beach at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. It was hiding under a boulder at the north end of the beach and emerged for only a moment before going into hiding again. View the video on the @BLMOregon Facebook page.


BLM Daily (Internal Blog) Features

As a part of BLM Idaho’s Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month, Upper Snake Field Office Archaeologist Marissa Guenther led a tour to the Fisher Bottoms property located on the South Fork of the Snake River. A dozen people gathered to visit the original homestead and historical ranch complex associated with the Fisher family and well-known author of the frontier Americana genre, Vardis Fisher.  Read the full story, republished externally on the My Public Lands Tumblr.

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URGENT: Stop the Senate from approving Keystone XL!  

The Senate will vote today to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and reports suggest it could come down to a few votes. 

Approving Keystone XL would open the floodgates of climate-killing tar sands crude flowing through the U.S. It would ensure more disastrous oil spills, threaten sources of drinking water for millions, disrupt wildlife, and increase rates of cancer and other health problems in Canada and in refinery communities here in the United States. Take Action now: https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=14697&s_src=714LSNFB07

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Secretary Kerry Delivers a Video Message to COP-19 on the President’s Climate Action Plan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a video message to COP-19 on the President’s Climate Action Plan from statedept in Washington, DC. 

The bottom line is that our planet is warming due to human actions, the damage is already visible, and the challenge requires ambitious, decisive and immediate action.
—  Secretary Kerry on the release of the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment of the IPCC, November 2, 2014

This photo of me snowboarding was taken by @petermorning as the sun settled behind the #minarettes… I love to spend my time outdoors, surrounding myself by nature and everything it provides us… This is a reason for me to protect our earth and #actonclimate ~ What is yours? #pow @protectourwinters #snowboarding #love #mountaims #japanair #flying #nature #outdoorwomen #natureaddict #attitudeofgratitude 🙏✌️

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time & President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is an important step. The New York Times called it “the strongest action ever taken by an American president to tackle climate change.”

The Clean Power Plan is a vital step in the fight against climate change. Add your name today, and tell the EPA you support strong standards for carbon pollution. 

#ActOnClimate 

http://www.barackobama.com/news/climate-change-epa-hearings/

"This poster is designed to promote tree planting in urban areas. Planting trees not only creates a beautiful place to live, but helps keep the air and water clean. By mobilizing an army of volunteers, we can encourage and strengthen communities to start making a positive change in their neighborhoods. The shovel represents hard work, and dedication to service. The tree that grows from the shovel symbolizes the hope and vision for a greener, more beautiful city.” 

- Paula Change for Green Patriot Posters.