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.
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.
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.