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From East to West, Good News for Wilderness and Communities Threatened by Coal Projects

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In the past week we've received good news on major proposed coal projects that pose a threat to communities and beautiful places, from both the easter...

The Joys of Summer Include Savoring the Great Outdoors

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Ahh, summertime. Just hearing the word "summer" makes you relax a bit, especially for those who endured this harsh winter. As June turns to July, it...

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. After years of amazing community a...

The Power of a Plan

Michael Brune | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Kudos to the EPA. But you know what? We've already seen some important results from this plan that -- if not quite "accidental" -- were by no means a sure thing, either.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Utility Is Phasing Out Some Coal Units, And It Won't Cost That Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

The Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska announced on Thursday that it will retire three coal units in the next two years at its North Omaha plant ...

Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access Market Valued at $12 Billion

Justin Guay | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

One in five people around the world, approximately 1.3 billion people, lack access to electricity.

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

It Reeks of Injustice in Wasco, CA: A Latino Barrio Gets the Short End of the Pollution Stick, Again

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

In Wasco -- in the San Joaquin Valley where tens of thousands of farm workers toil -- a local ordinance has approved the expansion of a railroad coal depot right next to an overwhelmingly Latino barrio.

Why Are Some in Congress Content to Let Wind Industry Jobs Blow Away?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Clean energy enjoys strong, broad, bipartisan support. It's time to make more citizens aware of what their elected representatives are actually doing -- or not doing -- to support it.

Kick Nature-Deficit Disorder to the Curb: Celebrating Great Outdoors Month

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

June is Great Outdoors Month, and there is no better time to kick Nature-Deficit Disorder to the curb. So, let me share ten ways to get outside and celebrate the outdoors this month.

Partners for the Future

Michael Brune | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

I was honored to be invited to speak to the United Auto Workers in Detroit at their convention this week. Even though the Sierra Club and the UAW have been working together for years, some people don't know we're natural allies.

Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires a Family of Activists

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Kathy Mohr-Almeida and her daughter Anna -- along with millions of others in Arizona and surrounding states -- could breathe a little easier if the Environmental Protection Agency steps up to enforce the Clean Air Act protections for Navajo Generating Station, one of the biggest polluters in Arizona.

Why Are Our Tax Dollars Helping Companies Discriminate?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Is it too much to ask my environmentally friendly, pro-LGBT rights, pro-civil rights friends in the Obama White House to ask their appointees at Ex-Im to have some regard for these values when they are doing their work at the agency?

Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you watched this week's episode of Showtime's climate series Years of Living Dangerously, you saw a fantastic piece by America Ferrera called "Agai...

Score Another One for Wilderness

Michael Brune | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

For more than a century, presidents have been using the Antiquities Act to save our national treasures, and President Obama's just-announced designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico shows exactly why this law is so indispensable.

Transatlantic Trade Pact Endangers Action on Climate

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The health of our families and our communities are indeed in danger. A newly proposed trade deal with the European Union threatens our climate and hinders the ability of governments and communities to tackle the crisis of climate change.

Zach Carter

Drill Baby Drill: The Secret Trade Memo

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under...

Will the Next Coal Ash Disaster Be in Your Neighborhood?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Guess what -- you might be living near a toxic coal ash dump that threatens your local water supply, without even knowing it.

ForestEthics and Sierra Club Urge PepsiCo to Stop Using Tar Sands Fuel

Michael Marx | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Michael Marx

We will continue to send the message to America's biggest companies that tar sands is toxic for our communities and our environment -- and therefore toxic for their brands. We will keep up the pressure until demand for tar sands fuel is squashed, and Alberta's bitumen is kept safely in the ground.

To Live Dangerously or Not to Live Dangerously? It's Our Choice

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today, a national committee of experts in agriculture, climate science, commerce, and disaster relief released the National Climate Assessment. The report is the nation's foremost comprehensive, peer-reviewed analysis of the impacts of climate disruption, showing us the effects of climate disruption across the country.

Indigenous Amazonian People Threatened by Oil Drilling

Aaron Isherwood | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Aaron Isherwood

We travelled up the Rio Pastaza in a dugout canoe to the village where he grew up. We spent the next 10 days living with the Achuar. In every village we visited, the Achuar were united in their opposition to the oil drilling and angry at the government for not consulting them.

The Vampire, the Preacher's Daughter, and Me: Behind the Scenes of Years of Living Dangerously

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This coming Sunday, May 4, Showtime will air the fourth episode in its Years of Living Dangerously climate series, which includes me and features the ...

How The Sierra Club Is Making It Easier For Corporate Fleets To Go Tar-Sands-Free

Michael Marx | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Michael Marx

Already, 19 companies, including Walgreens, Whole Foods, and Columbia Sportswear have committed to take action on tar sands fuel for their vehicle fleet and shipping operations. Other companies interested in taking action on tar sands have expressed confusion over the chain of custody for petroleum.

Supreme Court: One State's Coal Pollution Not Allowed to Make Another State's Families Sick

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In a huge victory for public health, today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in a case considering the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which ...