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Let Success Breed Success

Michael Brune | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We could go on disproportionately subsidizing fossil fuels that harm our health, national security and environment and add insult to injury by actively discouraging development of the energy sectors that will eventually allow us to leave fossil fuels behind.

Major New Clean Energy Projects Lauded by Business, Labor, Environmental Organizations

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are replacing dirty coal power with clean renewable energy that won't harm public health but will create good jobs. Now, we need to unlock this kind of innovation and job creation in every state in America. This is our energy future!

Obama's Monumental Opportunity

Michael Brune | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Last November, Obama used the Antiquities Act to protect Virginia's Fort Monroe, an important and symbolic Civil War site. It was an admirable choice, but so far it has been his only choice. If I were president for a day, I'd start with these three.

VIDEO: Coal Will Say Anything

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Sierra Club has just launched a new series of videos underscoring how truly ridiculous it is for the coal industry to claim coal is safe and harmless.

"Our Land, Our Decision": Kosovo Protests World Bank and U.S. Plans for New Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While the U.S. has stopped building new coal plants and has rejected 166 proposed coal plants in the past decade, some of our government institutions are, inexplicably, trying to force new coal plants on other countries.

New Carbon Pollution Safeguards Will Protect Our Health, Our Children's Future

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Every family has the right to breathe clean air, free from the toxic pollution. By establishing carbon pollution protections, the EPA is moving forward to clean up and modernize the way we power our country.

State by State, Americans Are Continuing the Drumbeat for Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In Michigan, not only is the state's renewable energy standard creating jobs and generating millions of dollars of investment, but the ongoing movement for clean energy has also meant that some renewable sources of energy -- particularly wind power -- are now cheaper than coal.

Diversity in the Outdoors, Part III

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Stacy Bare

The good news about diversity in the outdoors is that there already a number of outstanding groups and organizations doing a lot of great work to get everyone outside. All of us though, need to do a better job telling the story and more people need to get involved.

Will Plant Be Beneficial Or Dirty And Reckless?

AP | JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Environmental groups have asked regulators and the state Supreme Court to stop construction at Mississippi Power's $2.7 billio...

Shell's Lawsuit Against Environmental Organizations Courts Disaster

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Shell is suing 12 environmental organizations to preempt legal challenges to exploration in the Arctic Ocean. It's a bully image that can only hurt, and Shell should know better because it's happened to them over and over again.

New Plans for Coal Exports Are Bad Business

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are determined to stop these dirty coal exports across the region and instead build a clean energy future that protects the Pacific Northwest's environment, health and economy.

Shell Game

Michael Brune | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Shell wants a judge to block challenges to its drilling plans that no one's even made yet. The real message to anyone who believes America's Polar Bear Seas just might not be the smartest place to start drilling oil wells: get out of the way, there's money to be made.

Sundance Film Festival Highlights Best-In-Class Green Docs

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

It so happens that several particularly memorable environmental documentaries were screened this year at Sundance and I was lucky enough to see a few of them.

Ryan Grim

Natural Gas Bill Profits Four Billionaires | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On any given day, Congress is likely to be considering some type of legislation that would funnel taxpayer cash to a handful of rich men...

McKibben's Extreme Energy: Why Not Frack?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Still, if we forgo natural gas, what are our alternatives? And that was my stance too until I read McKibben's article. Now I'm fiercely on the environmental side. How did he persuade me? His masterful command of language.

The Nation's 100th Coal-Fired Power Plant Retirement

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Now, by retiring existing coal plants, we are saving lives, saving mountains, and saving the planet -- all while clearing a path for clean energy. Take a moment to celebrate this milestone for public health and the environment today.

Looking Beyond the Numbers

Michael Brune | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Today's 100th coal plant retirement is an important milestone, but we still have a lot of road ahead. Our goal is to retire one-third of the country's dirty coal plants by 2020 -- and replace them with clean-energy alternatives.

As Congress Fails to Act, Clean Energy Jobs Hang in the Balance

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Congress has so far failed to act on a common-sense measure that would ensure clean energy can continue to grow at a record pace. Tens of thousands of clean energy jobs hang in the balance.

Making Connections

Michael Brune | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

When I was a kid, my parents took my siblings and me camping up and down the eastern seaboard. They tell me that I even learned to walk at a campground in Maine. Each time Mary and I take our own kids camping, I can feel their connection to nature get a little stronger.

Cheese Graders: Experts Name Their Favorite Green Cheeses

Avital Andrews | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Avital Andrews

No matter how you slice it, mainstream cheese is inefficient fare: Almost 10 pounds of milk are needed to make a typical 1-pound wheel. But you need not forsake your favorite Gouda. Just choose a brand that takes sustainability into account. I asked five experts to name their favorites.

Breaking Up With Coal, Falling in Love with Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Nationwide, communities are saying "No more!" when it comes to dirty coal. Americans are falling in love with clean energy and the good jobs it will bring.

Clean Air and Public Health Wins -- Now Will Energy Company Stand Up for Its Workers?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are committed to clean energy, and we are committed to good jobs. And we will continue pushing FirstEnergy to do the same.

Jillian Berman

One For All: Occupy Wall Street Shifts Focus Of One Environmental Activist | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business

Lisa Renstrom has been both a member of the one percent and an activist for much of her life, but Occupy Wall Street put a new frame on a decade...

NOT SO FAST: Environmental, Historical Groups Sue Presidio Over New Hotel

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco

On Wednesday, the Sierra Club and the Presidio Historical Association filed a federal lawsuit against the San Francisco Presidio Trust in an effort to...

The Sierra Club and Natural Gas

Michael Brune | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

It's time to stop thinking of natural gas as a "kinder, gentler" energy source. What's more, we do not have an effective regulatory system in this country to address the risks that gas drilling poses on our health and communities.