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Clean Air Victory for Texas as Coal Plant Permit Struck Down

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week Texas residents cheered when a judge invalidated the state air pollution permit for the proposed Las Brisas coal plant in Corpus Christi.

'Modern Family' Star Tours The Grand Canyon

Posted 07.27.2012 | Travel

'Modern Family' actor Nolan Gould -- better known to watchers of the ABC comedy at Luke Dunphy -- headed to the Grand Canyon with the Sierra Club earl...

Black Lung: Coal's Dirty Politics

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

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.

Illinois Wind Job Creation Up to 20,000 and Counting -- Will Congress Blow It Away?

Jack Darin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

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.

Soot Hearings: Speaking Out for Public Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On Tuesday, hundreds of Philadelphia residents rallied and spoke at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on new safeguards to cut deadly soot pollution nationwide.

MISSION: Military Families and Veterans Initiative DESTINATION: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

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Hundreds Rally Against New Chicago Coal Plant

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

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.

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.

Stop the Frack Attack

Michael Brune | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

By coming together, we can ultimately make the gas industry stop all dirty and dangerous drilling and put communities and our air, water, and atmosphere first.

A Good Move for Wind

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

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.

Destination: Pyramid Lake, Nevada Mission: National Family Service Outing

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

2012-07-06-imagepull.jpgWe are heading out to remove graffiti and repaint old picnic stands. We couldn't ask for a more wild place to volunteer to keep the outdoors beautiful. This is Pyramid Lake, Nevada!

The Summer Adventure of a Lifetime!

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

During my last week of school this May, I got a surprise far better than good grades. A call from Sierra Club Headquarters in San Francisco confirmed that I had won the "Best Internship on Earth."

Rebuttal to McConnell's War of Misinformation on DISCLOSE Act

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

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.

To Drive or Not to Drive, That Is the Question: June 21 Is Dump the Pump Day 2012

Michael Marx | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

Public transportation ridership is surging nationwide -- whether it's bus, light-rail or train, Americans are using transit.

Today's Environmental Activists Stand on David Brower's Shoulders

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Peter Dreier

David Brower helped transform environmentalism from a polite cause dominated by don't-rock-the-boat upper-class conservationists to an activist movement that uses political action.

A Lone Star Champion

Michael Brune | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

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.

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Invitation Raises Fresh Suspicions About Secret Corporate Giveaway

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Tra...

New Soot Pollution Standard Benefits Americans, Saves Lives

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

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.

No More Neckties

Michael Brune | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

I do admit to occasionally wearing a necktie, but this Father's Day I'm asking my kids for something a bit more special. I'm asking for a day together outside. If you're a dad, why not do the same?

NYC's Odd Sense of Good Health: No Big Sodas But Radioactive Kitchens

Eileen Stukane | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Eileen Stukane

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.

Pressure Mounts to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week hundreds of residents from Appalachia and beyond came to Washington, D.C., to demand Congress end mountaintop removal coal mining and enforce the Clean Water Act.

Wind Works: Time to Pass the Production Tax Credit

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

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.

WATCH: Joshua Jackson On 'The Dirtiest Oil On Earth'

Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

A new video from the Sierra Club, featuring actor Joshua Jackson, suggests that the oil from Canada's tar sands might not be in Americans' best intere...

Powerful New Video: Protect the Moapa Band of Paiutes From Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Moapa Band of Paiutes continues to fight the pollution from the nearby Reid Gardner coal plant in Southern Nevada, and the Sierra Club stands with...

Up on the Roof

Michael Brune | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

A solar system on our family's roof would eliminate about 89,000 lbs. of carbon pollution during my lease, which is the equivalent of planting 1,037 trees (or of not driving 101,915 miles).