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.
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.
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.
As we remember the legacy of Senator Robert Byrd this week, we wanted to note his amazing change of opinion on the issue of burning coal for power. During his final years he signaled that West Virginia must begin to look at a future beyond coal.
Today, the Sierra Club planted 10,000 flags on the National Mall, a representation of the tens of thousands of "virtual" flags that our online supporters have planted in the cause of moving Beyond Oil.
For years the advocates of trade giveaways like NAFTA and the WTO have argued that they wanted a "rules-based" set of global trading regulations. It's a good idea. Unfortunately, they haven't delivered.
We recruited six young adults from Leadership Excellence, to blind taste an array of commercially produced freeze-dried fare. Our volunteers sampled 15 entrees and five desserts and scored
them on a scale of 1 to 10.