This is a copy of my letter to the company today.
As a consumer, I care about what’s at my Costco. Our oceans deserve better. Costco needs to be a leader in ocean conservation, not a contributor to ocean destruction. I want Costco to have a sustainable seafood policy and stop selling red list seafood, starting immediately with orange roughy and Chilean sea bass.
Your customers want to know the truth. Stop hiding and let your customers make informed decisions about their purchases. I want Costco to have sustainable seafood and transparent labeling for all of us to see.
Costco must also begin to stand up for the oceans and support positive environmental change.
In almost every Costco store you’ll find freezers and coolers full of unsustainable fish. In fact, Greenpeace surveys found that Costco continues to sell fifteen of the twenty-two red list seafood items.
This is illegal! I will publicize the heck out of this until you decide to do the right thing. This really pisses me off.
In such a competitive world I would think you would realize how this publicity will effect your business.
You won’t believe this.
While President Obama was securing funds from BP to pay for the damage their oil spill is wrecking on families in the Gulf, Republicans apologized… to BP.
Yes, Texas Congressman Joe Barton actually apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward and called it “a tragedy in the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown.” That’s right – Republicans think the “tragedy” is that BP will have to pay victims of their disaster.
This isn’t from some backbencher. Republicans want to put Congressman Barton in charge of the entire Energy and Commerce committee!
With our June 30th FEC reporting deadline fast approaching, now is the time to send an overwhelming message that Americans will not stand by as Republicans shamelessly shill for their Big Oil backers. The national media will use our grassroots totals to judge our will to fight against the Grand Oil Party.
We’re nearing a watershed moment for clean energy. We’ve worked hard over the last year and a half to get here. And now, just as that moment approaches, our opponents are determined to break our momentum and deny us the progress our country so urgently needs.
I’ve asked Repower America’s Campaign Manager Dave Boundy to share a brief update on our strategy for the coming fight.
Right now, it’s essential to keep our campaign growing. That’s why we’ve set a goal of bringing 1,000 new grassroots donors into this movement by October 15th.
The crucial health care debate has center stage right now, but that hasn’t stopped Big Oil and special interests from escalating their assault on clean energy. In fact, they’re using it as cover while they spend hundreds of millions of dollars to distort the truth and position themselves to defeat our efforts.
That’s why we need you to take action right now. If our movement slows down one bit, our opponents could gain an insurmountable advantage. And when our decisive moment comes, it would be too late.
We don’t have the financial resources of Big Oil, but what we do have is committed members like you, who are paying attention right now and know that clean energy is the only way to set our economy and our planet back on a sustainable path.
American’s everywhere are depending on you to take a leadership role, and keep the Repower America campaign growing. If you want to donate you can at the following link. They are matching donations until October 15th.
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