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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...

Bay Area Protests Welcome President Obama + Send Clear Message on Keystone XL Pipeline: NO!

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Mass demonstrations welcomed President Obama to the Bay Area today and sent him a clear message on the Keystone XL Pipeline: Just say NO!

Protecting Northwest Communities from Coal Dust Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution...

The EPA Must Protect Our Water From Coal Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Here's a pretty shocking fact: While many of us know that coal-fired power plants create significant air pollution, it turns out they're one of our bi...

Who Needs Congress?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Here's some more good news that happened in spite of the current Congress, which has been more interested in weakening the Clean Air Act than enforcing it. During the past two decades, the air in our national parks has dramatically improved.

"The Era of Coal is Over": Los Angeles Will Move Beyond Coal by 2025

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today, after a three-year campaign by tens of thousands across the city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined our L.A. Beyond Coal activists ...

Environmental Leaders Making Herstory

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

While we should celebrate and lift up the women making a difference for our communities and our planet every day, Women's History Month gives us a nudge to do it now.

Lucia Graves

Massive Keystone XL Protest Awaits Obama At Fundraiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will be met on a fundraising trip to San Francisco next month by hundreds of activists urging him to reject a per...

Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of...

Calling All Role Models -- Including Elmo

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club's role models don't have red fur or say "oh boy, that tickles" when you squeeze them; they're just ordinary people like you and me doing extraordinary things every day in their communities.

DTE's Claims of Being a Good Neighbor Contradicted by Clean Air Act Violations

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Continued corporate tax breaks contribute heavily to the poor financial condition of these communities just as industrial pollution contributes to their poor environmental and health conditions.

Standing Up for Clean Water When States Won't

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Imagine that you've grown up in a beautiful, hilly countryside near many streams where you played and fished as a child. Now, years later, you can't e...

Sally Jewell: From REI to DOI?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

From everything I've seen, Sally Jewell has the potential to be a great Secretary of the Interior. Based on the Obama's administration's track record of protecting public lands thus far, though, I have to hope this expert kayaker doesn't find herself paddling into the wind.

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Poisons Appalachia's Waterways

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I remember the first time I saw a mountaintop-removal coal mining site - Kayford Mountain in southern West Virginia. Those images have never left my m...

Suit: Coal-Powered Plants Violated Federal Law 1,400 Times

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit

An environmental group is taking action against an energy utility company they say is responsible for at least 1,400 violations of the federal Clean A...

Latina Activist Stands up to an Industry Sick With Greed

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

The pipeline -- a project that must be first approved by President Obama -- would transport millions of barrels of a type of crude that contains 20 percent more carbon than the conventional kind. Scientists have warned that if this project were completed, it would mean game over for the planet's climate.

Montana and Minnesota: Coal vs. Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

It's easy to get excited about the future coming off our recent announcement that we're half-way to our goal of retiring one-third of the nation's coa...

1 Billion Still Rising

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

The struggle to prevent violence, to stop destructive environmental practices and bring healing needs your support. Every positive action makes a difference.

India & Solar's New Normal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The most important reason to adapt is the speed with which it produces results. That's because small scale, localized deployment is agile and capable of growing rapidly. An attribute that large-scale centralized solar farms lack -- especially in India.

Hanging Out: Diversity in the Outdoors

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Stacy Bare

Our natural heritage is just that, our natual heritage, but as a country the outdoors are seen as a typically white and often times male domain.