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Big Victory: Minnesota's Landmark Clean Energy Standard Charts Course Beyond Dirty Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Minnesota energy has begun a new chapter. Minnesota has taken a first step in outlining the next big leap forward in the state's sustainable energy fu...

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

Tar Sands and Soda? Launching the Future Fleet Campaign

Michael Marx | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The Sierra Club is joining and expanding this successful effort to convince even more companies to get on board and go even further to reduce their oil consumption altogether. To date, the climate movement has largely given large corporate oil consumers a free pass. Those days are over.

Sierra Club & Solar Crowdfunding For the World's Poor

Justin Guay | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

1.3 billion people around the world live in darkness lacking access to even small amounts of life changing electricity. The good news is we can change...

Appalachian Families Denied Clean Water Travel to Washington to Demand Action

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Elaine Tanner and her partner Jimmy Hall have both experienced, up close and personal, the destruction caused by mountaintop removal coal mining. The ...

More Than One Million Actions for Climate and Clean Energy in 100 Days

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy, and it was also the end of our 100 Days of Action for Climate and Clean Energy, which we kicked of...

Cheering Record Coal Exports, Illinois Gov. Quinn Joins Climate Deniers and Big Coal Mayhem

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Within hours of renowned climate scientists announcing a staggering milestone in carbon dioxide emissions, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out the booster wagons for Big Coal and celebrated his state's five-fold increase in record coal exports.

Six Months After Sandy

Michael Brune | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

The scariest thing about Sandy is that such a freak of weather may no longer be so freakish. Here are five critical actions we need him to take, each of which are in President Obama's power right now. If he's serious, none of them is optional.

The Key to Sustainable Development in 2015 and Beyond

Kim Lovell | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Kim Lovell

We've halved the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day, increased school enrollment and increased access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment worldwide. Yet the goal of achieving universal access to reproductive health (MDG 5a) has seen the smallest amount of progress.

Big Oil's Yellow Submarine

Carl Pope | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Every serious nation except the U.S. has an energy policy -- we need one. Obama's economic advisers appear not to want to even discuss the idea.

The Sun Is Rising in the West

Michael Brune | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

The next time someone tries to tell you that renewable energy isn't a good investment, point out that it's good enough for Warren Buffett.

New Solar Farm Shows Clean Energy Can Be Compatible with Conservation Values

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today the Sierra Club welcomes the Antelope Valley Solar Projects in California, one of the largest planned solar projects in the U.S., as developer S...

GOP, Chamber of Commerce and Fox News: Did They Play a Role in the Fertilizer Plant Deaths?

Art Levine | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Art Levine

The evidence is now overwhelming that lax enforcement was abetted by the seven state and Federal agencies that looked the other way or failed to see its 270 tons of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate.

A Path to the Future

Michael Brune | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

the Sierra Club Board of Directors has voted to offer our organization's strong support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. We must ensure that the people who are the most disenfranchised have the voice to fight polluters without fear.

Two More Victories in the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While the fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining is still far from over, we are celebrating today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

Earth Day vs. Tar Sands

Michael Brune | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

If you love the Earth, you need to know some things about tar sands crude -- starting with how it would affect the climate of this wonderful planet we all share. Actually, "affect" is probably the wrong word. We're talking wholesale destruction.

Meatless Monday: Party for Planet Earth

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Welcome to that fabulous planetary party, Earth Day. How can you best celebrate Mother Earth? Use more twirly incandenscent lightbulbs? Walk instead of drive? Good ideas, but the biggest present you can give the planet is to show some plant-based love.

Kosovo Activists Project No Coal on World Bank Building

Justin Guay | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

You would think the choice to reject dirty energy projects would be easy, given the rhetoric coming from the Bank and its president, Dr. Kim, on the need to fight climate change. But talk is cheap, and Kosovars are sick of the World Bank talking clean but acting dirty.

Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Every year the Goldman Environmental Prize committee selects an amazing group of winners from around the world to receive what is sometimes called the...

Moapa to Lead Powerful, Symbolic Walk from Coal to Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Southern Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes are organizing a 16-mile "Walk from Coal to Clean Energy" on April 20, 2013 in concert with Earth Day. This wa...

'Jersey Smart'

Michael Brune | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Today, Greg Auriemma, a cofounder and the chair of the New Jersey Chapter's Ocean County Group, was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for his work as a community climate resilience leader.

With Two Strikes Against It, Detroit Future City Must Connect With Concerns of Citizens

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 06.11.2013 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

How can you design a plan to revitalize the city and attract people to live here without addressing the pollution emanating from the industrial corridor and the Detroit Incinerator, which are so near the areas highlighted for redevelopment like Southwest Detroit and Mid-town?

ExxonMobil's Mayflower Mess

Michael Brune | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

No wonder ExxonMobil is doing everything it can to keep reporters and everyone else as far away from the Mayflower disaster as possible. The more the American public learns about the real cost of tar sands crude, the more opposition to the Keystone XL will increase.

Pacific Northwest Coal Ports May Be on the Ropes

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

What killed Coos Bay? The port's press release blames it on a group led by the Sierra Club, whose arguments were both environmental and financial: Asian demand for coal is falling as pollution and the effects of global warming grow.

Fighting for Environmental Justice in Omaha

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Ever since President Obama invited the American public to a national climate conversation, thousands of Americans have taken him up on that offer by p...