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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
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
Friday March 28, 2014
Though there are no leaves on the trees yet, my home state of Massachusetts became a greener place to live this week. Governor Deval Patrick announced Thursday a rebate program that will provide... 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
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 February 18, 2014
In a speech today in Maryland, President Obama directed his administration to move forward with standards to make our tractor trailers and commercial vehicles more efficient. Already the... Read More
Tuesday February 4, 2014
Imagine pumping 400 million gallons of fuel for your cars over the course of a year. That's roughly twice the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico by BP in 2010. That's also the... Read More
Monday February 3, 2014
MSNBC's Chris Hayes had a great commentary on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this weekend. Are you attending one of the more than 280 Keystone XL protest vigils tonight? Read More
Monday January 6, 2014
Ever wondered why we can't just stick solar panels on top of cars and to fuel them even more cleanly and easily than today's plug-in electric cars? Engineers have actually been working on... Read More
Wednesday December 18, 2013
Are you among the 56 million people planning a business trip or vacation to Orlando, Florida in the next year? Need a car for your trip? If so, I encourage you to rent an electric vehicle (EV)... Read More
Thursday October 24, 2013
Today a group of eight governors announced a landmark initiative to put 3.3 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025. That’s a lot of cars -- more than five times the number of cars the nation’s... Read More
Tuesday October 1, 2013
Were you one of the more than 35,000 people who attended electric vehicle (EV) promotion events in 98 cities this past weekend? Thanks to the third annual National Plug In Day, organized by the... Read More
Wednesday September 25, 2013
By Michael Marx, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Director This weekend the third annual National Plug in Day celebrates surging electric car sales at more than 90 events. Today, less than three years... Read More
Wednesday September 25, 2013
This summer the United States and the European Union launched talks to establish a massive new free trade agreement. The second round of talks will take place in early October in Brussels, Belgium... Read More
Tuesday September 24, 2013
Today Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune today sent a letter to the White House rejecting the notion that the Canadian government could do anything to mitigate the carbon pollution from the... Read More
Wednesday August 28, 2013
Recently, I parked my plug-in Prius near my daughter's camp in Cambridge, MA, and took the train into Boston for a normal work day. When I returned that evening, I was shocked to find my car... Read More
Friday August 23, 2013
In a blog post a couple of weeks ago, I discussed the gender gap in biking citing a new report, Women on a Roll. The report, which was created by Women Bike, a new program from the League of American... Read More
Wednesday August 14, 2013
Biking is on the rise in major cities across the country, and not surprisingly, technology is keeping pace. Years ago, we saw Google Maps include bike directions in many cities, and this year has... Read More
Monday August 12, 2013
  Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Biking is becoming more mainstream nationwide with more and more bike lanes being built, more bike racks being installed, and more cyclists hitting the... Read More
Friday August 2, 2013
Video surfaced this week of a big nasty cloud of pet coke dust blowing off a huge pile of the petroleum by-product that sits along the edge of the Detroit River in Detroit.The massive pile comes from... Read More