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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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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The Sunset Trail Roadless Area in Colorado. Photo courtesy of WildEarth Guardians - see more photos here. In the past week we've received good news on major proposed coal projects that pose a threat to communities and beautiful places, from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Compass
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Just about every day, I'm hearing about new innovation in electric vehicle (EV) technology on the market or in the works. Sustainia, an annual guide to innovative sustainable solutions worldwide, just announced its 100 top picks. Among the companies were at least five in the EV space. One is Proterra,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at The Planet
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Just about every day, I'm hearing about new innovation in electric vehicle (EV) technology on the market or in the works. Sustainia, an annual guide to innovative sustainable solutions worldwide, just announced its 100 top picks. Among the companies were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Compass
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Today the Supreme Court turned the screws a little tighter on working Americans who are struggling to get by. In its 5-4 decision in the Harris v. Quinn case, authored by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the Court made it harder... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Compass
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This week the University of Dayton made news when it announced that "it will begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool." UD joins a growing list of universities choosing to divest endowments due to concerns... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Compass
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In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. After years of amazing community activism from local parents, business owners, residents, citizen groups, and community leaders, last week the Omaha Public... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Compass
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The proposed Chuitna coal mine in Alaska is the largest climate fight you've never heard of, says Laura Comer of Alaska Beyond Coal. If allowed, the mine would produce more carbon pollution than the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Compass
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While the Republicans in the House of Representatives are great at making sure almost every week is chock full of terrible legislation that would please their Big Oil and King Coal buddies, this week is their official "Energy Week." And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Compass
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Students and Administration look toward a clean energy future for Ohio University Two days ago, the Ohio University administration announced its intent to cancel plans for a brand new gas plant that would have cost the university upwards of $75-100... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Compass
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The clean energy economy is shaking up the system - 74 percent of all new power generation in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014 came from solar, and public transit ridership continues to soar. Hearing about solar and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Compass
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As a renter in Oakland, California, I'm more than a little bummed that I can't put solar on my rooftop, but thankfully that doesn't mean I can't take part in the exponential growth that's happening in the solar industry across... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Compass
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Bart Carlson is a longtime Sierra Club Outings leader with a pretty special reason why he loves leading outings so much: Because he frequently gets to do it with one or both of his sons, Zach and Bart Jr. Bart has led rafting trips, weekend trips, and multi-day expeditions for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at The Planet