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Embracing Clean Energy in the Northwest and Beyond

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This past weekend we announced that the Washington State Senate approved a landmark agreement between the Sierra Club, Governor Chris Gregoire and TransAlta to phase out the state's massive 1,600-megawatt coal plant between 2020 and 2025.

What Have They Done to the Rain?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It is raining outside right now. And coming down with the rain are measurable -- if trace -- quantities of radioisotopes from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors.

Rainforest, USA

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Everybody knows about the great tropical rainforests in the Amazon, Southeast Asia, and central Africa. But it's not the location that makes a rainforest

Get Your Motor Hummin'

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

If we reach the goal President Obama has set of one million electric vehicles in four years, it's the start of a quiet revolution that can ultimately free us from Big Oil.

United We Stand for Solutions

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

When workers began protesting Governor Scott Walker's attempt to bust the public employee unions in Wisconsin, I was proud to say that the Sierra Club stands firmly behind the right to organize and bargain collectively.

No, BP Won't Make it Right

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The mounting evidence is that the Gulf Oil disaster will cost far more than originally estimated, and that BP is desperately seeking to avoid paying its share of the bill through whatever legal loopholes available.

How Politics Can Endanger Every Species

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Endangered species don't vote, don't make campaign contributions, and don't stand a chance if their fate is subject to the whims of politicians rather than sound science.

Weekly Mulch: Chevron Must Pay; GOP Tries to Gut the EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A Bolivian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainfor...

Why Green Is Also Blue

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

I'm proud of the Sierra Club's role in forging a tighter bond between the environmental and labor movements. It's a natural fit, because hard hats and tree huggers share fundamental goals and values.

Emanuel the Best Choice for a Cleaner Chicago

Jack Darin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Throughout his career, Rahm has not just been a strong supporter of environmental protection -- he has been a key strategist in efforts to protect Lake Michigan, and to move toward a clean energy future.

The Billionaire Brothers Who Make Us Sick

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This weekend, two billionaire brothers will hold a private, closed-door meeting of elite and powerful donors and supporters of the oil industry. You c...

Time to Clean Up

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Coal has redefined the word "cheap" as keeping the profits and passing your true costs onto society. But those days are numbered.

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

Poison and the Price We Pay

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week I wrote about a congressional bill (H.R. 97) that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from cleaning up pollutants -- by simply ch...

Addressing Climate Change: Push the Big Push!

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

What if there were an affordable plan to improve America's health, wealth, and national security? The United Nations Division of Sustainable Development developed one in 2009, nicknamed the Big Push.

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

A Bit of Summer in December

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

On a cold, rainy California morning -- the shortest, darkest day of the year -- a ray of summer sunshine showed up in my mailbox all the way from New ...

ExxonMobil Sued For Allegedly Releasing 8 Million Pounds Of Illegal Pollution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — The largest U.S. oil refinery released 8 million pounds of illegal pollution in the last five years, violating federal air pollution l...

E-Readers Versus Old Fashioned Books -- Which Is Greener?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

The E-Reader would seem to be more environmentally friendly than your typical paper and cardboard book. Should we be buying them this holiday season?

A Fabulous Christmas Present

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President Obama, save that lovely bearded man some work and be our Santa: turn the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into a national monument.

Is Yingli the Next Solar Superpower?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I remember watching the World Cup Soccer matches this summer, but I didn't last long because the constant humming of those plastic horns in the backgr...

EPA: Three Letters to Be Thankful for

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The Environmental Protection Agency celebrates its 40th anniversary next week, but I think it's worth taking a moment this week to be thankful for what the EPA has accomplished during four decades.

Lucia Graves

Some GOP Senators Become Unlikely Allies Of Green Groups In Fight To Gut Ethanol Subsidies | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- After being elected with a strong mandate to cut spending, all Republicans don't agree on how best to rein in the deficit -- and some ha...

Kentucky Cancels Coal Plant, New Power Movement Electrifies Grassroot Alliance

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Thanks to a growing grassroots movement, a broad alliance of Kentucky activists sent a message across the nation today: A just transition to a clean-energy future, even in the heartland of coal country Kentucky, is possible.

Last Chance to Tell EPA We Want Strong Coal Ash Safeguards

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The comment period ends tomorrow for the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed federal safeguards for toxic coal ash.Coal ash is the by-product o...