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Sierra Club's War On Coal Goes Global

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club is going global with its effort to block new coal-fired power plants. The environmental group has claimed at least p...

The Audacity of Action

Carl Pope | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The Beyond Coal focus has moved from stopping new plants to retiring the existing, outmoded, polluting fleet -- already 149 of 522 coal burners have announced retirement dates in the next few years, and the Pacific Coast will soon be a coal-free region.

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

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.

Climate Change Is Definitely in the Michigan Air This Season

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 12.09.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

This is a critical moment in the struggle to protect people and the planet from the unbridled excesses of industry. With the right policies in place, we can grow stronger local economies and healthier communities.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Could Generate Savings, Efficiency

David Vognar | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
David Vognar

As Rio+20 is producing mild expectations and there is still no promise of a global agreement on reducing the greenhouse gasses that cause climate change, many grassroots activists and green-minded business leaders are taking efforts into their own hands.

'Green News Report' - April 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Better l...

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.

WATCH: College Students Nationwide Speak Out Against Coal

Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

Last month, students from colleges and universities across the country became a part of the Sierra Club's ongoing Beyond Coal campaign. Student act...

PHOTOS: Disturbing Ad Campaign Suggests Power Plants Could Threaten Pregnancies

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

Disturbing images of pregnant bellies confronted commuters in Washington, DC this week. The threat of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plan...

WATCH: DJ Steve Porter Remixes Bloomberg And Beyond Coal

Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

DJ Steve Porter, known for his remixes of infomercials and press conferences, has teamed up with the Sierra Club and their Beyond Coal campaign. Th...

Christmas in Summer

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

In this Christmas in the summertime, Bloomberg has planted a seed of hope that promises that Big Coal's days are numbered.

Game Time

Carl Pope | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

As of today, the coal lobby knows that it faces an opposition that is not only organized, not only networked, not only national -- but also empowered.

The Coal Stops Here

Michael Brune | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

I'm usually skeptical of absolutes. But not when it comes to coal.

Moving Beyond Coal: A Game-Changer

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

New York mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg just announced a $50 million commitment over four years to clean the air, move beyond coal, and accelerate the transition to cleaner, cost-effective energy sources.

Sierra Club Took My Hair and All I Got Was a Beyond Coal Button

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I just had a lock of my hair chopped off to benefit science and the planet. I was joined by other moms, children and babies in more than 25 cities ac...

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...

Los Angeles City Council Has the Chance to Prepare for the Coming Storm of Increasingly Expensive Coal

Bill Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bill Corcoran

What is unique about this particular cloud hovering above Navajo Generating Station is that this time, it isn't just pollution. This cloud is a storm of financial calamity heading right for LA.

Leaders Needed to Move LA Beyond Coal and Into the Sunlight

Bill Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bill Corcoran

When it comes to reforming the way Los Angeles gets its power, sunlight is useful in more ways than one.

Stopping Blackstone Coal

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Last week when we hit the 100th coal-fired plant abandoned or prevented in the U.S., someone asked me, "What's next?" My answer came quickly: "It's time to stop the next 100."