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Sept 11th -- Let's Save That Date

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

You probably remember exactly where you were nine years ago on September 11th. But do you know where you'll be on that date this year? I hope you'll be joining us for the second annual observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insurance

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insuranceby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tainted egg shell game The Iowa chap...

This One Really Stings

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We called it, simply, The Test. I grew up on a house on Barnegat Bay in Chadwick Beach, New Jersey. With four little children scampering around, my pa...

EPA Ignores TN and AL on Coal Ash, Nearest Hearing Is 260 Miles From TVA Disaster Site

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Residents of Tennessee might have a few things to say about the impacts of coal ash, since the state suffered the worst coal ash disaster in U.S. history less than two years ago.

Fighting Coal Ash, Bureaucracy and Confusion

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

As I have mentioned on this blog before, the Environmental Protection Agency is currently holding public hearings at sites around the country to hear ...

America's Choice: Leave a Legacy of Hell or Bequeath Clean Air

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Labor unions are pressing for passage of policies like a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and comprehensive climate-change legislation that would promote transition to a clean-energy economy.

New Report Reveals Widespread Toxic Coal Ash Contamination

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Power industry lobbyist Jim Roewer: "Wasn't a problem." Leslie Stahl: "Well, it was a problem, but we just didn't know it." This excerpt from a rece...

Who's the Coolest?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The new "Cool Schools" issue of Sierra magazine has some great stories about what's happening on campuses across the country, and it's inspiring stuff...

The Reign of King Coal is Ending

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

by Bruce Nilles, Director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign Contrary to the impression you may have been left with after reading a recent Asso...

Sierra Club -- What Hast Thou Wrought and at Whose Cost?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Sierra Club wishes to close down the operations of a fertilizer producer. But do the economic and social pros and cons balance out, and if not, what can be done to bring greater equanimity to these confrontations?

Frack Attack

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Fracking. It's a word you probably hadn't heard a year ago. This week the EPA had to postpone a hearing on the subject because of concerns the venue might not be able to accommodate the 8,000 citizens expected to show.

Apple Fools' Day

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

This week a prominent climate-cynics site, Watt's Up With That, promoted a climate-misinformation iPhone app that contains far more damaging Orwellian language than the Sierra Club's coal industry spoof.

Burning Coal Plus Hot Days = Unhealthy Air Warnings

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Temperatures are soaring across the U.S., and one major cause is burning coal for energy. With this comes new research that poor air quality isn't just a struggle for your lungs, it's just as tough on your heart.

Take Action: Some in Congress Spreading Misinformation About Coal Ash

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

We need strong, federally enforceable safeguards for coal ash. Research from government and private scientists over the years shows an increasing concern for public health if exposed to coal ash's toxins.

Reality TV or Horror Movie?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This summer's most gripping reality TV show took place 5,000 feet below sea level in the Gulf of Mexico and starred plumes of crude oil gushing 24/7.

Big Oil's Relentless Assault on Democracy

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Money has this amazing power to tear down doors and wipe out consciences. And Big Oil has so much money, it's no longer called money, it's called power.

A Great Day for Wilderness

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Summer doesn't get much better than this. Yesterday, I heard from Sierra Club Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hamilton that we scored three major vict...

Put an End to Sweatshops on Wheels

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James P. Hoffa

The Clean Ports Act is the singular and simplest solution to 'green' this blue-collar workforce and eliminate the sweatshops on wheels that have plagued a critical U.S. industry for too long.

Let's Win One for Steve

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

This week the movement to stop climate change suffered two deaths. One was the end of the year-long effort to find 60 senators willing to support a va...

Game Changer: EPA Asserts Tar Sands Pipeline Environmental Analysis Is Inadequate

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

EPA is charged with protecting Americans' health and safety, and its concerns about this pipeline underscore and validate what Americans are saying across the country.

BP Oil Spill Motivates Sum

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

With the oil spill once again announced as "under control," amidst the chaos, confusion, and the loss of livelihoods, sea life, bird life and beaches, there are some who are trying to benefit from this man-made catastrophe.

Big Cities Want Big Changes in Energy

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

In Chicago, more people live near the city's two old coal plants than any other coal plant in the nation. Chicago is starting what could be a national movement to clean up dirty energy in the inner city.

Chicago's Growing Clean Power Campaign Becomes Ground Zero for National Environmental/Citizens Groups

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

How green is Chicago? Thanks to a growing ward-by-ward grassroots campaign for clean energy, the Windy City has attracted the attention of national ...

Pro Athletes Tour the Gulf, Share Their Thoughts

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Avital Andrews

Today a group of professional athletes and Olympians boarded a fishing boat to tour the oil devastation on the Gulf Coast. Then they held Sierra Club-hosted conference to share their impressions of the damage.

Ashley Judd is Doing the Right Thing

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

My colleague, Sierra Club Conservation Director Sarah Hodgdon, just wrote this excellent piece on Ashley Judd and I wanted to share it here:Actress As...