House Republicans and the coal industry are putting profits and politics above public health, specifically above the health of those workers they are so quick to defend in pro-coal commercials and at public hearings.
Clearly wind is working for Illinois' economy and environment. Let's hope Illinois' congressional delegation can put all these benefits ahead of partisan politics, and unite behind extending the Production Tax Credit for wind power.
These residents are against this planned facility because of the pollution it would bring -- not to mention what a poor plan it is to build another dirty coal facility after the city just announced the closure of Chicago's two ancient Fisk and Crawford coal plants.
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.
As we continue to retire aging dirty coal plant after aging dirty coal plant nationwide (we just hit 112 coal plants secured to retire), we are also pushing hard to replace them with clean energy, and as little natural as possible.
A war is being waged against the DISCLOSE Act. Its commander in chief is Senator Mitch McConnell, his secret weapon is misinformation and his goal is to protect unlimited dark money contributions to the political process.
When I learned that Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer would be retiring this summer after 30 years with the Sierra Club, it was a bittersweet reminder of how much a single Club leader can accomplish during a distinguished career.
What's more, soot pollution is also the cause of hazy views in our national parks. Asthma and you can't even enjoy the iconic views in places like the Grand Canyon or the Great Smoky Mountains? Come on.
While there is no doubt that New Yorkers, like the rest of the U.S. population, are drinking and eating too many highly caloric foods, there is a more serious health concern coming our way that doesn't seem to bother Mayor Bloomberg.
The wind industry supports more than 75,000 American-made jobs around the country, and is helping to lead the way toward America's clean energy future. But right now Congress is holding the fate of thousands of those jobs in its hands.