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Lynne Peeples

'Deeply Flawed' Keystone XL Review Prompts Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Environmental advocates are mounting pressure against the U.S. State Department over a Keystone XL review process they say is "plagued by conflicts of...

Patriot Bankruptcy Puts Retired Miners in Life and Death Struggle

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In my many years in Appalachia, I've worked, traveled, prayed, broken bread, and raised a glass with a good many retired coal miners. I know that, in ...

Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Michael Marx | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

If he opens the door to exploitation of the tar sands, he sends the signal to oil, coal and gas companies around the world that the one president who actually got climate change, didn't have the courage to stand up for what was right and protect the birthright of future generations--a healthy planet.

WATCH: 'What's Wrong With Coal'

Posted 06.09.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has released a startling video to raise awareness about the effects of coal on both human health and the environment. "Coal 101: W...

Big Win in Nevada on Clean Energy, Retiring Dirty Coal Power

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

There is big news out of Nevada that will echo around the nation. Late Monday night the Nevada Assembly passed a bill clearing the path to retire the...

Fracking 'Shock Doctrine' Unveiled as 2013 Illinois Legislative Session Nears End

Steve Horn | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

With the deadline looming rapidly, anti-fracking activists -- or "fracktivists" -- have been protesting, sitting in, testifying in committee hearings and committing acts of non-violent civil disobedience daily at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

6 Relaxing Vacations That Give Back (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.02.2013 | Travel

Your idea of a relaxing vacation may not involve volunteer work or sustainability initiatives, but there are ways to give back during your travels tha...

Lucia Graves

Climate Activists Target Missouri Congresswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has joined with Organizing For Action, an Obama-allied nonprofit group, to organize constituents of Rep. Ann Wagner to protest on Wedn...

UPDATE: Live at Historic Vote in Illinois: Steingraber and Citizens Bust Fracking Bill (Video)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Since the Governor and the bill negotiators have refused to visit a fracking operation, citizens delivered letters from impacted fracking and frac sand mining residents from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa to Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Madigan.

A Big Win for Clean Air in Pennsylvania - and Nationwide!

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Coal pollution contains all sorts of nasty, dangerous things, but one of the worst pollutants is sulfur dioxide. Just five minutes of exposure to sulf...

The Chinese Coal Bubble

Justin Guay | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

It seems everywhere you look the coal industry's 'supercycle' hype fails to match reality. Whether it's the EU, Japan or India shameless propaganda ab...

LNG Exports: The Wrong Side of History

Michael Brune | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Future generations will be incredulous that we ever debated the wisdom of increasing LNG exports. The result will be higher domestic prices as well a lot more drilling for natural gas -- primarily by fracking.

Pedaling Towards Equity: Communities of Color Lead Surge in Bike Use

Michael Marx | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

That support is true among the next generation, as well: 89 percent of young adults -- aged 18-29 -- have a positive view of bicycling and 75 percent agree that their community would be a better place to live if biking and walking were safer and more comfortable.

For a Responsible Approach to Bee Health, Ignore the Activists

Jeff Stier | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media
Jeff Stier

The green groups' approach to bee health doesn't just raise questions about their agenda, it answers them. So long as there's political hay to be made, they'd just as soon let the bees keep on dying.

Big New Investments in Wind Energy Across the Country and Around the World

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

After spending last weekend at the Heartland Coalfield Alliance's retreat in the Illinois coal basin region, I'm more inspired than ever. Listening to...

Who Speaks for Illinois on Fracking? Dr. Sandra Steingraber or Sierra Club, Compromising Environmental Groups?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Before environmental lobbyists and legislators push a hydraulic fracking bill through the Illinois legislature, they need to sit down with farmers in Clinton County and learn how well regulations defended their water, farms and cankered lives from the contamination of coal slurry.

Big Victory: Minnesota's Landmark Clean Energy Standard Charts Course Beyond Dirty Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Minnesota energy has begun a new chapter. Minnesota has taken a first step in outlining the next big leap forward in the state's sustainable energy fu...

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

Tar Sands and Soda? Launching the Future Fleet Campaign

Michael Marx | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The Sierra Club is joining and expanding this successful effort to convince even more companies to get on board and go even further to reduce their oil consumption altogether. To date, the climate movement has largely given large corporate oil consumers a free pass. Those days are over.

Sierra Club & Solar Crowdfunding For the World's Poor

Justin Guay | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

1.3 billion people around the world live in darkness lacking access to even small amounts of life changing electricity. The good news is we can chan...

Appalachian Families Denied Clean Water Travel to Washington to Demand Action

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Elaine Tanner and her partner Jimmy Hall have both experienced, up close and personal, the destruction caused by mountaintop removal coal mining. The ...

More Than One Million Actions for Climate and Clean Energy in 100 Days

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy, and it was also the end of our 100 Days of Action for Climate and Clean Energy, which we kicked of...

Cheering Record Coal Exports, Illinois Gov. Quinn Joins Climate Deniers and Big Coal Mayhem

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Within hours of renowned climate scientists announcing a staggering milestone in carbon dioxide emissions, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out the booster wagons for Big Coal and celebrated his state's five-fold increase in record coal exports.

Six Months After Sandy

Michael Brune | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

The scariest thing about Sandy is that such a freak of weather may no longer be so freakish. Here are five critical actions we need him to take, each of which are in President Obama's power right now. If he's serious, none of them is optional.

The Key to Sustainable Development in 2015 and Beyond

Kim Lovell | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Kim Lovell

We've halved the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day, increased school enrollment and increased access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment worldwide. Yet the goal of achieving universal access to reproductive health (MDG 5a) has seen the smallest amount of progress.