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November 21, 2017
I’ve come back home from the United Nations climate talks (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, with so much to be thankful for - namely, for the inspiration from the many Beyond Coal activists I met from all...
November 17, 2017
Beyond Coal Director Mary Anne Hitt, Beyond Coal Volunteer Co-Lead Verena Owen, and Beyond Coal Senior Campaign Director Bruce Nilles at COP23 I'm writing to share highlights from my recent trip to...
November 15, 2017
Well before delegates assembled in Bonn, Germany, for this year’s climate change conference, Fiji, the host nation, encouraged them to conduct their discussions in the spirit of “Talanoa”—a Pacific...
November 2, 2017
I just arrived in Germany for something remarkable - today’s launch of Europe Beyond Coal, a coalition of groups from across Europe who have been working to move their countries beyond coal to clean...
October 13, 2017
We have big news to close out a remarkable week of highs (Michael Bloomberg re-investing in the Beyond Coal campaign) and lows (Scott Pruitt’s announcement of a Clean Power Plan repeal): half the...

Press Releases

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 13:55
Students, community members, and environmental advocates are rallied today at Brescia University to highlight the need for stronger national conversations and commitments to protect the environment.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 14:16
Kentucky Utilities announced today that it will retire two of its three coal-fired units located at the E.W. Brown coal plant near Herrington Lake in Harrodsburg. Advocates including Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, and Kentucky Waterways Alliance have worked for years with local communities to curb dangerous air and water pollution from the plant.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:51
Navajo, regional and national conservation groups today filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to continue their challenge of a 25-year extension of coal operations at Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine. They appealed a decision from Arizonas federal district court dismissing their case. The groups are challenging the Department of the Interiors extension for violating the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 07:48
A new coalition is launching a joint effort today to urge 28 European countries to dramatically accelerate their transition away from coal and toward clean, renewable energy. With the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Italy and Portugal committing to closing their remaining coal plants in the coming decade, Europe Beyond Coal is working to making this transition to a healthier world as swift as possible. Leaders of a sister campaign in the US, the Sierra Clubs Beyond Coal Campaign, welcomed the news.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 07:10
RICHMOND, VA - The Sierra Club announced today that it and the other parties have reached a settlement on Rappahannock Electric Cooperatives rate case, pending final approval from the State Corporation Commission.