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.
In Washington, it's an article of faith that what the National Rifle Association wants, the National Rifle Association gets. But people are pushing back against the entrenched culture of special favors.
Jane thinks that somehow we can't criticize the president, nor challenge him to do a better job than he has so far. We can, and we are. So look a little deeper, Jane, and join us. I'll even waive your membership fee.
The Sierra Club's ability to successfully advocate for environmental causes doesn't depend on access to politicians. But they have opted for an "inside" game, and have thus dropped the ball on pressuring officials from the outside.