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This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn't just the largest crowd-funded solar project in the state, but also launches a new model making it possible for any WV community organization... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Compass
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Last summer, President Obama delivered a major climate speech in which he laid out his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020. He also committed to deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline based on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Compass
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Last summer, President Obama delivered a major climate speech in which he laid out his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020. He also committed to deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline based on its climate impacts, stating unequivocally: "The net effects of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at The Planet
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This week marks the six-month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014, a broken pipe released up to 82,000 gallons of toxic coal ash and wastewater into the Dan River. The cleanup still... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Compass
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Hundreds of concerned residents from port communities along the Gulf Coast packed an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Houston this week to call for stronger pollution controls near oil refineries. "In Louisiana and Texas, communities around refineries have for too long lived with exposure without knowing what was in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at The Planet
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Hundreds of concerned residents from port communities along the Gulf Coast packed an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Houston this week to call for stronger pollution controls near oil refineries. "In Louisiana and Texas, communities around refineries have for too... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Compass
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California leads the nation in solar energy generation. But while most of California continues moving the clean energy transition forward, the Port of Long Beach has taken a huge step backwards, promoting the interests and protecting the wallets of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Compass
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The Sierra Club's newest award is getting some great attention because of the namesake of our newest Environmental Justice Award. Last week we announced a new national award that bears the name of Dr. Robert Bullard, one of the founders of the environmental justice movement. The new award will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at The Planet
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I've been struck by Pepsi’s "Live for Now" advertising theme. "Now" is good, but I keep wondering: what about tomorrow? PepsiCo, which owns Pepsi, Gatorade, Quaker Oats, Frito-Lay, and dozens of other brands, is one of the largest companies in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Compass
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"It's impossible to protect our environment if we don't defend our democracy." Stephanie Herron, volunteer and outreach coordinator for Sierra Club Delaware, says those words confidently after a fight for voting rights that's lasted for more than a year now in the state. Sierra Club Delaware is working with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at The Planet
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As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds public hearings across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan, national polling continues to show strong support for climate action. And a new survey released by Green For All and conducted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Compass
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Hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Atlanta Tuesday for the first day of public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The EPA proposed these first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Compass
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Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its Clean Power Plan, the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Besides re-establishing the United States as a leader in the drive to reduce the carbon pollution that is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Compass
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Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up carbon pollution from power plants. Now the EPA is holding public hearings on the proposed standard in four cities. If you live near DC, Pittsburgh, Denver,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Compass
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Last week we highlighted the amazing work of the Longview, Washington, community in standing up against coal exports and speaking out for a strong clean-up of a toxic port site in their town. Residents packed a hearing to say as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Compass
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Environmentalists working with the Sierra Club's Florida Panther campaign won a year-long battle Friday to stop oil drilling in southwest Florida after a Texas-based oil drilling company announced it will terminate its lease holdings on 115,000 acres. Numerous environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the Stonecrab... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at The Planet
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Over the last year, activists have been pushing PepsiCo and other companies using tar sands in their massive corporate vehicle fleets to do the right thing and stop using this dirty source of fuel that's poisoning our water, our climate,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Compass
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On Wednesday night, more than 100 community members turned out in force at the Washington state Department of Ecology's hearing on proposed cleanup options for the old Reynolds aluminum smelter site in Longview, Washington. Currently contaminated by cyanide, fluoride, PCBs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Compass
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Gretna, La., might be a small city, but the residents are banding together to speak out against a proposed coal export terminal and the increased coal trains that would come with it. In the past month they've packed two community... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Compass
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Gretna, La., might be a small city, but the residents are banding together to speak out against a proposed coal export terminal and the increased coal trains that would come with it. In the past month they've packed two community meetings to learn more about the proposed RAM Terminal coal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at The Planet
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In case you've missed the news lately, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and his family are touring some beautiful wilderness sites in the Pacific Northwest in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. This write-up from the Oregon Chapter on the Brune family visit to Waldo Lake... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at The Planet
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Earlier this month more than 130 people joined the Sierra Club Florida-led Sunshine State Clean Energy Coalition at a Citizens' Hearing for Clean Energy Solutions to call for greater investments in energy savings and solar power in the state. Sierra Club Florida organizer Julia Hathaway said the Tampa meeting drew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at The Planet
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This weekend, communities from across the northeast San Francisco Bay came together in the fourth of four "connecting the dots" refinery Healing Walks that connected fenceline communities facing refineries and crude by rail oil infrastructure in Contra Costa County. Led... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Compass
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This week the New York Public Service Commission announced that it will require the state to invest in more clean energy as part of its renewable portfolio standard -- and all thanks to action from the Sierra Club and nine other groups. New York had been lagging behind in its... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The Planet
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Sunset Trails Roadless Area in Colorado. Photo courtesy of WildEarth Guardians. By Nathaniel Shoaff, Sierra Club staff attorney In a victory for wild lands and our climate, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson last week rejected Arch Coal's plans to bulldoze six miles of roads through 1,700 acres of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at The Planet