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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversialNationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 01:25 PM PST with 11 Recommends
As coal plants around the U.S. become increasingly filthy and decrepit with old age, some utilities want ratepayers to pay billions of dollars to keep them running. We're already paying with our ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 09:49 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Among other things ... the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) empowers Corporations to sue local Government over " lost profit " -- that result from environmental regulations . Trans-Pacific ...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 08:51 PM PST with 34 Recommends
The Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park in west Texas are places people visit when they want to reconnect with nature and visit rugged landscapes that remind them of what ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 07:03 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Point Arena - Stornetta in California. Hello 2015! At the start of the New Year I often find myself looking ahead to what may come, eagerly anticipating new opportunities and preparing for new ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 12:11 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Before the year is out, I just had to try my hand at a "Best of…" year-end list because 2014 was so full of amazing victories by hard-working community activists nationwide. From small towns to ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 10:24 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Friday I put up a diary on this issue with links to facilitate citizen action about Arctic drilling in the continental shelf of northwest Alaska by giving comments ("Public Submissions") ...
by e2247
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 01:42 AM PST with 2 Recommends
In New York State, at least, sanity has prevailed . By banning fracking, Governor Andrew Cuomo has acted to protect his state's citizens from a rapacious industry whose presence would inevitably ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2014 at 10:21 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4 U.S. House of Representatives' 300-119 up-vote and now awaits ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 04:21 PM PST with 33 Recommends
Riding alone on the D.C. Metro Silver Line late last Thursday night, I shut my laptop in disgust. I had just left my sister's house in northern Virginia. And now, reading some comments on a Facebook ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 01:19 PM PST with 10 Recommends
If you think mountaintop removal coal mining's days are over, you're wrong. In 2013, Virginia issued nine new surface mining permits and two acreage expansions, West Virginia issued 25 new permits, ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 09:02 AM PST with 12 Recommends
During the past week, the Sierra Club has spoken out about Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York City, and President Obama's executive action on immigration. Some have told us that they ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 07:56 PM PST with 69 Recommends
The Grand Canyon - photo by Jim Dougherty. Guest column by Marni McKinney, vice chair of the Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors. This past September, I had the pleasure of joining The ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 07:25 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Energy Law 360 is reporting that Energy Future Holdings Corp (owner of Luminant power in Texas) and the Sierra Club have reached a deal concerning litigation that the Sierra Club filed against the ...
by LakeSuperior
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2014 at 07:25 PM PST with 15 Recommends
As I imagine you're doing this week, I've been reflecting a lot on what I'm thankful for. Along with family and friends, what tops my list are the people across the U.S. who are ushering in the ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Nov 24, 2014 at 09:55 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Last night, President Obama announced that he will use his executive authority to take the first significant steps toward fixing what has become an increasingly dysfunctional national immigration ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Jobs are not a political issue. Jobs are a people issue. I've enjoyed reading the clean energy jobs profiles in Sierra magazine - especially this one about Lester Johnson, a wind worker in Arkansas. ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM PST with 15 Recommends
In a narrow victory for common sense, yesterday the Senate rejected an attempt to legislate approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Senators like California's Barbara Boxer, Hawaii's Brian ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 04:35 PM PST with 13 Recommends
This piece was co-written with Hilary Shelton, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy and Director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP . Fifty years ago, Congress passed two landmark ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 09:30 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Yes, the election hurt. We feared it would be bad -- and it was worse. By now we've all heard the Wednesday-morning quarterback analyses of how and why the Democratic Party gave up control of the ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 03:29 PM PST with 2 Recommends