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Twin Attacks on Our Clean Energy Future

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Where Proposition 23 is a blatant assault, Proposition 26 is more like a sneak attack. It's confusing, badly written, and pretending to be something it's not.

Time to Pour It On

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It's clear that this year Pennsylvania is playing the role of the crucial swing state that was played by Ohio in 2004 and Florida in 2000. The economic case for clean energy is at the top of students' minds.

Texas' Fight Against Coal and Coal Ash

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This is the latest in our series of community coal ash profiles. This piece was written by Sierra Club Apprentice Sari Ancel.Here's lovely daydream if...

A Sacred Right

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Javier Sierra

Remember this fundamental fact of democracy: if you don't vote, you don't count. Your vote is your most powerful weapon to defend the health and prosperity of your family.

This Ain't No Farmville

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Coal-ash waste may be a local issue, but it's a nationwide local issue. We need to spread the outrage of the people who have been immediately affected to everyone who's at risk -- which includes a lot of people who don't even know yet what toxic coal ash is.

New Orleans East Residents Oppose Garbage Processing Plant

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The specter of garbage trucks exiting Interstate 10 and tearing past their homes to a plant that would vaporize city trash has residents of the Melia Subdivision in New Orleans East worried.

One More Thing to Worry About in Middle School - Energy Regulations?

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Mary Anne Hitt, the director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, is a new mom and has some words for those trying to greenwash schoolkids and co...

Sparring with Bjorn Lomborg -- Round II

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Lomborg has boiled down his message to a few simple points: Trying too hard to solve the climate crisis will cost too much and interfere with solving more immediate problems like poverty, disease, and conflict.

The Aftermath of the TVA Coal Ash Disaster

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This is the latest in our series of community coal ash profiles. This was written by Sierra Club Apprentice Philip Hawes. Tennessee's Emory River has ...

What's So Funny About Jon Stewart's Sanity?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Jon Stewart's not a politician (yet), but I suspect he'll get more people -- especially young people -- thinking about how politics work (or don't work) in this country than any elected official could.

CU-Boulder Falls 12 Spots In Sierra Club's Green Rankings

Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Anas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The University of Colorado needs to pass its green crown to Green Mountain College, a school in Vermont that celebrated last Earth Day by installing a...

EPA Recommends Protecting Clean Water by Rejecting Giant WV Coal Mine

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The EPA just announced it is recommending rejecting the massive Spruce Mine for the simple reason that it can't comply with long-standing clean water protections.

The Most Powerful NGO You've Probably Never Heard of

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Stepping away from the old-style NGO approach to companies, the CDP and its leaders are both optimistic and relentlessly pro-business.

Coping with Coal Ash's Health Effects

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This is the latest in our series of community coal ash profiles. This piece was written by Sierra Club Apprentice Lydia Avila.The community of Joliet,...

An Unacceptable Proposition

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Javier Sierra

Valero and Tesoro are wearing sheep's clothing.

Oklahoma Town Fights Coal Ash

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The town of Bokoshe (450 people) has been there since the 1800s. You can drive through it, you can stop at the post office, and you can graduate from the high school. But for Making Money, Having Fun, there is no town and there are no rules.

Peabody Coal's Plan to Save the World... or Itself

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Just like other dangerous and corrupting corporations before it the coal industry when feeling the pressure in the U.S. has always tried to target the workers, communities and countries least able to resist their abuses.

One Nation March: Sometimes Size Doesn't Matter

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

The One Nation Working Together march did not draw as many people to the Washington Mall as Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally a few weeks prior. A...

A Big Coal Ash Problem At Little Blue

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This post is the latest in our series of coal ash community profiles. Our work on coal ash unfortunately becomes timely yet again, as news came out th...

A Kentucky Community Surrounded by Coal Ash

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This week's Bruce Nilles column is another guest one. This week's coal ash community profile was written by Elizabeth Irvin, a Sierra Club Apprentice....

Toxic Ashtrays in Our Communities

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Behind Puerto Rico's beaches, palm trees, white sand and abundant sunlight hours lurks a threat to the health of almost 100,000 residents -- hundreds and thousands of tons of toxic coal ash.

Coal Ash Threatens Water From Baton Rouge Southwards

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana residents may think coal ash is for Appalachia to fret about. But ash from a coal-fueled power plant north of Baton Rouge is threatening drinking water along the Mississippi River.

Threat Remains Despite VA Coal Plant Delay

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This week's coal ash community profile post was written by Gabriel DeRita, a Sierra Club Communications Apprentice. Also, follow today's EPA coal ash ...

New Coal Ash Video and Facebook App Aim to Educate, Engage

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

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.

Saving the Remaining Old Growth Redwood Forests

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The world is a very different place today from the Cretaceous period. The Tyrannosaurus Rex is gone, but the redwoods remain. Barely.