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Tuesday April 15, 2014
We all make choices, and some turn out better than others do. But the choices we end up regretting the most, are usually the ones we made against our better judgment. Both individually and... Read More
Thursday April 10, 2014
Our world faces an unprecedented environmental, social, and economic challenge-- climate disruption. As the most recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change notes, the impacts of... Read More
Tuesday April 8, 2014
Did you know that chemical companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the industrial waste industry are exempt from a law requiring companies handling hazardous waste to protect public health and... Read More
Wednesday April 2, 2014
As if fossil fuel's massive climate impacts weren't enough, there is another powerful reason we should leave them in the ground: they're a bad investment.DC Divest's Matt Grason and... Read More
Wednesday April 2, 2014
The 112th Congress was saturated by more than $34 million in direct campaign contributions from oil, gas, and coal interests. In addition, dirty fuel interests spent $270 million on television ads in... Read More
Monday March 31, 2014
By Michael Marx, Beyond Oil Campaign Director Proposed Upper Midwest Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion Threatens Great Lakes and Climate Last week the BP Whiting tar sands refinery in Indiana dumped more... Read More
Thursday March 27, 2014
Let's be real: tar sands are a disaster for the climate, for water, for public health, for Indigenous communities that live in tar sands extraction sacrifice zones, and for communities along... Read More
Monday March 24, 2014
Someone once said, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." Blogging about getting outdoors feels a bit like that. Part of me thinks that rather than writing 850 words... Read More
Thursday March 13, 2014
Photo by Sarah White, courtesy of Conservation Colorado. By Catherine Collentine, Sierra Club Beyond Natural Gas Campaign Representative, Colorado On February 23, Colorado's Department of Public... Read More
Thursday March 13, 2014
Today Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune testified at a Senate hearing about the Keystone XL pipeline. Here's video of his testimony: )  And here are the printed remarks: Mr.... Read More
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Soon, President Obama will announce his decision on the permit for TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Since being proposed five years ago, this one pipeline has galvanized protests... Read More
Friday March 7, 2014
The recent toxic industrial spills in West Virginia and North Carolina over the past weeks have delivered the first hard lesson of 2014: Never take safe drinking water for granted. And yet the... Read More
Thursday March 6, 2014
There's only one more day til the deadline to comment on Keystone XL. Check out this great video from National Nurses United on why President Obama should reject Keystone XL.   TAKE ACTION... Read More
Monday March 3, 2014
Everybody knows that standing in front of a moving car is dangerous, but what about standing behind one? Currently, four out of ten Americans live in a place where the air is sometimes dangerous to... Read More
Wednesday February 19, 2014
A new generation of kids is becoming more dependent on "fast-food" and "smart phones," rather than understanding the importance of "perseverance" and "patience." I'm not alone in feeling that my... Read More
Tuesday February 11, 2014
On a very snowy winter's day February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed a historic executive order: EO 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations.... Read More
Friday February 7, 2014
The following is testimony from Nick Mullins, a former coal miner from Virginia, given Thursday before the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Washington, DC, on carbon pollution... Read More
Thursday February 6, 2014
This week, actresses Amy Smart, Eva Amurri Martino, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Dawn Olivieri joined the Sierra Club in an online video asking California Governor Jerry Brown to make a "clean break... Read More
Wednesday February 5, 2014
The site of the Dan River spill in North Carolina. Photo by Appalachian Voices. See more photos here. On Sunday, a stormwater pipe burst underneath an unlined pit storing wet coal ash at a retired... Read More
Wednesday February 5, 2014
It's not hard to understand why the Sierra Club has had a long and proud relationship with the men and women who serve our country in the armed services. As our history shows, a passion for... Read More