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A Plan for Climate Change and for a Jobs Movement That Can Win Back Congress

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Americans who understand the challenge of climate change had to be encouraged by the Paris summit where the nations of the globe, including the U.S., pledged to work together to dramatically reduce the burning of fossil fuels -- before it is too late to avoid disaster.

CA Blue/Green Coalition Provides Leadership to Reduce Methane Emissions, Create Good Jobs

Mike Langford | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Mike Langford

The recent editorial in The New York Times "A Modest Move on Methane" (January 19, 2015) is spot on in identifying methane as a major unaddressed clim...

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

Why Greens Are Commemorating the March on Washington

Quentin James | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Quentin James

We're standing up for the clean energy economy that's growing nationwide and proving we don't have to sacrifice our planet for good paying jobs.

You Could Be Driving an Oil Spill

Carl Pope | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It would be a good thing, too, to help reduce both your gas bill and your pollution footprint.

Will the Tea Party Destroy an American Industry to Weaken President Obama?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Voters should not forgive members of Congress who hurt the country to help their electoral chances -- and do so intentionally. But voter accountability for politicians won't save the jobs and livelihoods that are going down all over America this summer in the wind supply chain.

United We Stand for Solutions

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

When workers began protesting Governor Scott Walker's attempt to bust the public employee unions in Wisconsin, I was proud to say that the Sierra Club stands firmly behind the right to organize and bargain collectively.

Sierra Club Stands With Workers

Jack Darin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Sierra Club members were proud to join workers' rights rallies in Chicago and Springfield this weekend.

Keeping Our Air Clean Puts Americans to Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We can have economic growth without stinking up our communities. We can generate jobs without making workers breathe in air that causes cancer, asthma, and cardiac disease.

Obama Visits Union Apprenticeship Training For Good Jobs Today

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stewart Acuff

As I write this, President Obama is visiting a union apprenticeship facility to see firsthand union training for green jobs.

Gone with the Wind: Blowing U.S. Tax Dollars Off Shore

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leo W. Gerard

Washington has doled out hundreds of millions in stimulus funds to foreign renewable energy firms, which compete with and run all over fledgling U.S. firms that were supposed to get the money.

Now is the Time, Al Gore: Coalfield Uprising and Heroes Need National Defense, Green Jobs

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Now is the time for all good greens, rednecks, social entrepreneurs, hellraisers, Repower America and Al Gore to come to the aid of their fellow citizens in the Appalachian coalfields.

When America Works Together, America Works

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

It will probably be months before we know the outcome of the Waxman-Markey bill; in the meantime, it appears that more alliances of strange bedfellows will emerge.