Living near some coal ash sites can be more dangerous than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. We are launching new efforts to educate and engage citizens, many of whom are unaware that they may live near a coal ash site.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.