Posting History for Mary Anne Hitt
|A Victory in the Decades-Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Gulf and Beyond
Suzie Canales never planned on going back home. But, when she saw what was happening to her family, her friends, and her neighbors in her community, she could not stay away. In 1999, Suzie visited ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/22/2015||2||16||-||-|
|Asheville Coal Plant to Retire After High Profile Three-Year Campaign; Clean Energy Work To Continue
This week I want to honor some of the most hard-working activists on our Beyond Coal campaign - Team Asheville in North Carolina. After years of rallies, public meetings, educational forums, ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/20/2015||12||16||-||-|
|Standing with Tribal Nations Opposing Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest
Otto Braided Hair speaks at a press conference against coal exports. He is a traditional leader from the Northern Cheyenne and does not represent the tribal government. "We collectively stand ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/15/2015||4||35||-||-|
|Fighting for the Right to Breathe in Detroit and Beyond
The following guest post is an open letter to Detroit-based utility company DTE Energy, which is having its annual shareholder meeting this week. The letter was authored by Alisha Winters, a mother ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/06/2015||2||4||-||-|
|Congressional Scouting Report Reveals Who's Hitting Homeruns, Striking Out for Clean Air
Spring time means baseball season for so many - a nice evening out at the ballpark with a hot dog, peanuts, and a cold beverage. We all love a homerun, except when it's against our team, of course.
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/30/2015||3||3||-||-|
|First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground
Deepwater Wind employees assemble pieces of the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island. Today, the U.S. took another big step in the transition beyond coal to a clean energy, as the nation's first ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/27/2015||21||33||-||-|
|Take Your Kids to Work...And Speak Up for Their Health
Mary Anne Hitt testifying with a very tiny Hazel. Thousands of parents across the U.S. today are taking part in the annual "Take Your Child to Work Day." It's a great chance to show our sons and ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/23/2015||1||2||-||-|
|Spartans Move Beyond Coal
On the heels of last week's fantastic Bloomberg Philanthropies and Beyond Coal announcement came some news from Michigan demonstrating once again how powerful our activists are. Michigan State ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/17/2015||5||7||-||-|
|Doubling Down with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Replace Coal with Clean Energy
Today, I had the honor of standing with Michael Bloomberg and dozens of Sierra Club volunteers, staff, and supporters in Washington, DC, to announce a new round of investment by Bloomberg ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/08/2015||26||15||-||-|
|More Than 200 Rally for Clean Energy in Oregon
Clean energy lovers cover the front steps of the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon. On Tuesday, more than 200 leaders from the public health, academic, business, and environmental community traveled ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/26/2015||4||16||-||-|
|Polluters Again Challenge Common Sense Public Health Protections at the Supreme Court
Today, the Supreme Court will hear polluter arguments against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) vital Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), a long-overdue protection finalized in 2012 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/25/2015||5||4||-||-|
|Global Wave of New Coal Plants is Going Bust, New Report Finds
Co-written by Nicole Ghio, campaign representative of the Sierra Club's International Climate Program. Today, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm, keeper of the global coal plant tracker database , ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/16/2015||22||58||1||-|
|Detroit-Area Residents Demand Clean Air
On Wednesday night I was proud to join hundreds of residents from River Rouge and other Michigan communities in speaking out for cleaner air in Detroit. For decades, the residents of River Rouge ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/13/2015||9||12||-||-|
|Court Ruling Means Cleaner Air for Millions of Americans
This week, we secured an important victory for public health when a federal court approved a timeline and framework for protecting Americans from an especially harmful type of air pollution. Sulfur ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/04/2015||1||9||-||-|
|North Carolina's Brevard College First in the Southeast to Divest
Students with Divest Brevard. College students, faculty, and administrators at North Carolina's Brevard College are cheering at Friday's news that the school will divest from fossil ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||02/20/2015||10||12||-||-|
|"Fighting for Our Right to Breathe"
Desert Mirage High School students outside the EPA hearing on smog standards. Photo by Marta Stoepker. "None of us should have to be here right now fighting for our right to breathe." That's what a ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||02/05/2015||4||12||1||-|
|Ohioans Stand Up in Force to Oppose Bailing Out Old, Dirty Power Plants
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 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||01/23/2015||9||23||-||-|
|Texas Coal Plants Are Polluting the Air Across Several States
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 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||01/14/2015||15||22||1||-|
|A Dozen Reasons 2014 Was Awesome for Clean Energy & Beyond Coal Victories
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 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||12/23/2014||6||21||-||-|
|Report Outlines Ways to Protect Appalachian Communities from Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining
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, ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||12/08/2014||3||12||1||-|
| Thankful for Community Victories Like This One
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 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/24/2014||1||7||-||-|
|The Wind Energy Production Tax Credit Isn't About Politics, It's About People
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. ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/21/2014||7||15||-||-|
|As scientists sound the alarm on climate, a reason for hope
The People's Climate March in September of 2014. When I look at my daughter -- and I know all parents feel this way -- I know I would do anything to keep her healthy and safe. A new report out from ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/03/2014||5||15||1||-|
|Momentum builds in Louisiana, the latest front in the fight against coal exports
In recent weeks, something amazing has been happening in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana – communities have been standing up and casting votes to ring the alarm about proposed coal export projects. ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||10/17/2014||4||15||-||-|
|College students continue to lead the way on clean energy
All this good clean energy news lately, and I haven't talked about the recent college victories! Last month, thanks to tremendous student activism, officials at the University of North Carolina - ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||10/10/2014||2||8||-||-|
|EPA Takes Real Steps Toward Curbing Smog Pollution - Now We Need Your Voice
The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that we’ve been doing it wrong for years; our air is not as clean or as safe as we once supposed. The agency’s smog pollution policy assessment,
|Mary Anne Hitt||09/11/2014||8||15||-||-|
|David Keeps Winning: 10 Recent Victories That Will Give You Hope for the Planet
Indianapolis Beyond Coal activists. Wow. That’s the word I repeated over and over this summer, as news rolled in of one clean energy victory after another. These are David and Goliath campaigns, ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||09/09/2014||10||23||-||-|
|Labor of Love: How My Small WV Town Launched a Game-Changing New Model to Go Solar
Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn'
|Mary Anne Hitt||08/28/2014||9||37||1||-|
|Weeks, months, and years later, still no coal ash safety standards
The February coal ash spill in North Carolina's Dan River. Photo by Appalachian Voices. This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014,
|Mary Anne Hitt||08/08/2014||3||12||1||-|
|Hearings and Rallies Next Week! Your Voice is Needed to Support Climate Action
Help us support the EPA - it's time to act on climate! (photo courtesy of Josh Lopez) Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||07/23/2014||3||13||-||-|
|From East to West, Good News for Wilderness and Communities Threatened by Coal Projects
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 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||07/03/2014||2||11||-||-|
|North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory
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, ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/26/2014||4||28||2||-|
|Why Are Some in Congress Content to Let Wind Industry Jobs Blow Away?
This is a guest column from my colleague Dave Hamilton, director of clean energy for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. Believe it or not, there was a day when the Production Tax Credit for ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/12/2014||18||19||-||-|
|EPA Carbon Standards Give Our Kids a Fighting Chance
As dire warnings from climate scientists continue to escalate and what were once rare extreme weather events ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/02/2014||2||13||-||-|
|Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires Family of Activists
11-year-old Anna Rose Almeida speaks at a clean air rally. Kathy Mohr-Almeida and her daughter Anna - along with millions of others in Arizona and surrounding states - could breathe a little easier ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/30/2014||3||14||-||-|
|Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond
If you watched this week's episode of Showtime's climate series Years of Living Dangerously , you saw a fantastic piece by America Ferrera called "...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/22/2014||3||16||-||-|
|Will the next coal ash disaster be in your neighborhood?
The February 2014 Duke Energy coal ash spill in North Carolina's Dan River. Photo courtesy of Appalachian Voices. Guess what - you might be living near a toxic coal ash dump that threatens your ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/15/2014||5||16||-||-|
|To Live Dangerously or Not to Live Dangerously? It's Our Choice
What's next? What can I do? Those are questions you might be pondering if you tuned into Years of Living Dangerously on Showtime this weekend, or if you've been watching online clips from ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/06/2014||2||11||-||-|
|The Vampire, the Preacher's Daughter, and Me: Behind the Scenes of the Years of Living Dangerously
This coming Sunday, May 4, Showtime will air the fourth episode in its Years of Living Dangerously climate series, which includes me and features the Beyond Coal Campaign. As the airing of the "...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/01/2014||5||33||-||-|
|Supreme Court: One State's Coal Pollution Not Allowed to Make Another State's Families Sick
In a huge victory for public health, today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in a case considering the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which is designed to protect Americans from dangerous ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/29/2014||99||215||2||-|
|Students Sit-In, Rally to Get Washington University to Cut Ties With Peabody Coal
Washington University students after a rally calling on the school to cut ties with Peabody. If you're looking for clean energy inspiration, we've had lots of it this past week, courtesy of a ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/22/2014||5||13||-||-|
|Big Victory for Public Health - Court Upholds Mercury, Toxic Air Pollution Protections
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld limits on dangerous emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution from power plants. This was a big victory for clean air, clean water,
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/18/2014||8||34||-||-|
|Time for Congress to Act and Save Clean Energy Jobs
Today, the US Senate is casting a vote critical to the future of the U.S. wind industry. Wind power has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and the wind industry now employs more than 80,000 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/03/2014||5||15||-||-|
|Inhaling Ozone Is Like Getting a Sunburn On Your Lungs
I can only imagine the fear that must grip a parent when their child suffers an asthma attack, and I can only imagine how much time and energy they spend doing everything they can to avoid triggers ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/28/2014||7||12||-||-|
|North Carolinians Want Coal Ash Safeguards Now
The controversy continues almost two months after a Duke Energy spill of toxic coal ash into the Dan River. First, the Waterkeeper Alliance discovered Duke Energy dumping some 61 million gallons ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/25/2014||7||14||-||-|
|Victory in Georgia: Students Continue to Make Progress Against Campus Coal Plants
I am thrilled for students at the University of Georgia: After more than four years of campaigning, gathering more than 5,000 signatures and 100 faculty endorsements, and a slew of community and ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/20/2014||1||9||1||-|
|Agencies Dodge Responsibility for Human Cost of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining
This week, we got some disappointing news - a judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers isn't responsible for considering the health effects of coal pollution when it issues permits to fill ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/14/2014||2||10||-||-|
|Our Last Coal Ash Spill: No More Delays for Coal Water Pollution Protections
Last week, security guards at Duke Energy's Charlotte headquarters blocked me from delivering 9,000 petitions signed by Duke customers calling on the company to clean up its toxic coal ash, in the ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/05/2014||2||14||-||-|
|New Poll, Rally Show WV, NC and Beyond are Fed Up With Coal Industry's Pollution
West Virginians hold the coal industry responsible for air and water contamination in the state, and they are tired of the stranglehold they believe the industry's lobbyists have on state politics. ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||02/24/2014||22||42||-||-|
|Enough is Enough: Coal Pollution Spills Reveal a Water Safety Crisis
When it comes to rivers and clean, safe water, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Hundreds of thousands of people have learned that the hard way over recent weeks, after a dangerous ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||02/11/2014||7||35||-||-|
|New Poll: Americans Ready for Action on Carbon Pollution
Public hearing in Washington, DC, Thursday will be packed with supporters. This week we once again heard the call for action from Americans loud and clear: They want clean energy and they want it ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||02/05/2014||11||21||-||-|
|At Last! EPA Required to Finish Coal Ash Safeguards
Late Wednesday we saw a victory for clean water and public health: The Sierra Club is pleased to be a part of a legal agreement with 11 organizations compelling the Environmental Protection Agency (...
|Mary Anne Hitt||01/30/2014||4||27||-||-|
|The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for West Virginia (and It Doesn't Stop There)
Earlier this week my West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the following about whether people should be drinking the water in Charleston and downstream: "It's your decision....I'm not a ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||01/23/2014||193||385||9||-|
|Recovery from WV Coal Chemical Spill Continues - What Next?
As a West Virginian, this has been a sad, frustrating, and infuriating time for me, though I do not live in the area affected by last week's coal chemical spill. More than 300,000 people in the WV ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||01/17/2014||3||12||1||-|
|Marquee Investor Backs Away from Coal Exports in the Northwest
One of the largest investment banks in the world has backed away from the Cherry Point coal export proposal in Washington. Earlier this week, financial giant Goldman Sachs sold off its stake in ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||01/10/2014||14||28||1||-|
|Five Years After Tragic Disaster in Tennessee, Still No Coal Ash Safeguards
This coming Sunday, Dec. 22, marks five years since the Kingston Coal Plant's ash dam in Tennessee ruptured, sending more than a billion gallons of toxic sludge into homes, onto farmland, and into ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||12/19/2013||2||16||-||-|
|What's At Stake: Clean Air and Public Health in our Highest Courts on December 10
This Tuesday, December 10, our nation's highest courts will hear two landmark Clean Air Act cases that have big implications for public health. First and foremost, the Supreme Court will hear ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||12/09/2013||4||12||-||-|
|Will Your Tax Dollars Fund a Highway that's a Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine in Disguise?
Today, Appalachian community leaders are in Washington, D.C., to protest a Virginia coal boondoggle that has set its sights on $2 billion of your federal tax dollars. Mountaintop removal coal ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||12/05/2013||3||18||-||-|
|#ClimateThanks: 5 Things I'm Thankful for this Year
This Thanksgiving, people around the country are using the hashtag #ClimateThanks on Twitter to share who and what they're thankful for in the fight against climate disruption. As director of the ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/27/2013||6||14||-||-|
|Illinois College Students Vote Six to One in Favor of Divestment
Americans continue to demand clean energy from the local to national level, and here's yet another amazing example of quick, successful organizing by college students in Illinois. I'll let my ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/20/2013||3||8||-||-|
|Country's Largest Public Power Provider Takes Major Step to Move Beyond Coal
Today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced it will retire boilers three of ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/14/2013||11||32||-||-|
|Overwhelming Support for Climate Action at EPA Listening Sessions
Last week, I rode a bus from Indianapolis to Chicago for one of eleven listening sessions on the carbon pollution standards being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. When we arrived ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/13/2013||5||13||-||-|
|The "Electrifying Movement" that Continues to Fight Coal Exports
There are a handful of decisions that are going to be made in the U.S. this decade that will be pivotal in the fate of our climate. The six proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||11/04/2013||5||19||-||-|
|Asheville Votes to Move Beyond Coal
Chicago. Los Angeles. Austin. Asheville. Wait, what? That's right, Asheville, North Carolina, can now join the ranks of cities that have chosen to move beyond coal. On Tuesday night the city council ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||10/23/2013||10||36||-||-|
|Celebrating the 1,000th Sierra Club Solar Home
It's been more than two years since my husband and I installed solar panels on the roof of our home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. As the months have passed, I've enjoyed watching the ticker c ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||10/17/2013||7||23||-||-|
|150 Plants Retired: Another Major Milestone Hit in Moving Beyond Coal
Today, the Sierra Club and a growing coalition of over 100 allies announced the retirement of the nation's 150th coal plant . This is a huge milestone in the ongoing campaign to move the country ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||10/08/2013||10||38||2||-|
|Tar Heels Continue to Pressure School to Divest
If you're like me, you're looking for some positive news as the government shutdown and stalemate continues to affect millions of Americans. Let me help - check out the inspiring students of the ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||10/03/2013||2||14||-||-|
|Wendell Berry and Bill Moyers to Talk Coal, Climate This Week on PBS
Beginning October 4, PBS will air a special conversation between two of the people I admire most in the world - Kentucky farmer and author Wendell Berry, and journalist Bill Moyers. Among many other ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||10/01/2013||6||15||-||-|
|Big Clean Energy News Just Keeps Coming: "Solar is the Most Economical Option," Says Energy CEO
On the heels of last week's release of carbon pollution safeguards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires future power plants to deal with their climate-disrupting carbon ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||09/26/2013||15||37||-||-|
|What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal
In the words of our Vice-President, this is a BFD. On Friday, September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency released draft carbon pollution standards for new power plants . If finalized as ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||09/20/2013||11||14||-||-|
|Protecting Americans from Power Plant Pollution
On September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency will release new safeguards against carbon pollution that,
|Mary Anne Hitt||09/17/2013||2||7||-||-|
|Kentucky's Coal Challenges - Public Health, Clean Water, and Clean Air
This week's column focuses on some big coal-related news items out of the Bluegrass State, where some inspiring Beyond Coal activists are making waves. First, some good news: In a victory for ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||09/11/2013||3||8||-||-|
|Environmental Justice Activists Look to Close Big Polluter's Loopholes
A loophole is a polluter's best friend -- and today, community activists from fenceline communities traveled to Washington, D.C., to try and close one of them. These concerned citizens were in ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||08/19/2013||3||12||-||-|
|"Everything is Connected" - The People vs. Coal Exports in the Northwest
In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks. Last week, the news broke that ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||08/09/2013||4||18||-||-|
|UGA Students, Community Take a Stand Against Campus Coal
Nationwide, college students continue to take the lead on climate action. From leading divestment campaigns, to urging their schools to move beyond dirty fuels, this generation of students is full ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||08/01/2013||5||3||-||-|
|Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution
Think about this: Have you spent a day out on the water this summer? Swimming? Fishing? Boating? Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants have been allowed to dump toxic pollution into our ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||07/23/2013||5||17||-||-|
|Activist Profile: National Christian Denomination Stands Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
One of the best parts of my work is that I get to be inspired, every day, by the stories of people who are taking action – and taking leadership – to rein in coal pollution and move America to ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||07/11/2013||3||15||-||-|
|Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections
Today was a great day for clean water. We saw more than 100 activists turn out at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to support strong water pollution standards. We heard personal ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||07/09/2013||6||14||-||-|
|It's Past Time to Confirm EPA Chief Nominee Gina McCarthy
Patience is wearing thin. For more than three months, Gina McCarthy, President Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has been stuck in limbo due to procedural stalling tactics ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||07/05/2013||1||7||-||-|
|What Obama's Climate Announcement Means for Coal and Clean Energy
A crowd rallied in support of President Obama's climate plan today outside of Georgetown University. If you're reading this post, then you are part of the last generation of people who will have ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/25/2013||4||19||-||-|
|Celebrating Solar Power in North Carolina
With all the controversial climate ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/24/2013||4||18||1||-|
|Maine Town Tells Coal Plant to Clean Up Its Act
Every week it seems like yet another small town gets fed up with the coal industry and demands action. This week's fantastic example comes from Eliot, Maine, where Tuesday night residents voted 906 ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/14/2013||2||8||1||-|
|Patriot Bankruptcy Puts Retired Miners in Life and Death Struggle
In my many years in Appalachia, I've worked, traveled, prayed, broken bread, and raised a glass with a good many retired coal miners. I know that, in retirement, they are still paying heavily for ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/11/2013||6||22||1||-|
|Big Win in Nevada on Clean Energy, Retiring Dirty Coal Power
There is big news out of Nevada that will echo around the nation. Late Monday night the Nevada Assembly passed a bill clearing the path to retire the polluting Reid Gardner coal plant. The ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||06/04/2013||16||66||2||-|
|A Big Win for Clean Air in Pennsylvania - and Nationwide!
Coal pollution contains all sorts of nasty, dangerous things, but one of the worst pollutants is sulfur dioxide. Just five minutes of exposure to sulfur dioxide can lead to respiratory problems, ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/30/2013||3||21||-||-|
|Big New Investments in Wind Energy Across the Country and Around the World
After spending my weekend at the Heartland Coalfield Alliance's retreat in the Illinois coal basin region, I'm more inspired than ever. Listening to such amazing, committed people talk about their ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/23/2013||1||12||-||-|
|Big Victory: Minnesota's Landmark Clean Energy Standard Charts Course Beyond Dirty Energy
Minnesota energy has begun a new chapter. Minnesota has taken a first step in outlining the next big leap forward in the state's sustainable energy future. Pushed by more than 60 environmental, labor,
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/17/2013||5||17||-||-|
|Appalachian Families Denied Clean Water Travel to Washington to Demand Action
Appalachian activists gather outside the Washington, D.C., Environmental Protection Agency office to demand an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. Elaine Tanner and her partner Jimmy Hall have ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/10/2013||6||20||1||-|
|More Than One Million Actions for Climate and Clean Energy in 100 Days
This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy, and it was also the end of our 100 Days of Action for Climate and Clean Energy, which we kicked off when President Obama began his second term. In ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/03/2013||1||5||1||-|
|New Solar Farm Shows Clean Energy Can Be Compatible with Conservation Values
Today the Sierra Club welcomes the Antelope Valley Solar Projects in California, one of the largest planned solar projects in the U.S., as developer SunPower and owner MidAmerican Solar marked the ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/26/2013||5||21||-||-|
|Two More Victories in the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
While the fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining is still far from over, we are celebrating today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on a massive mountaintop removal ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/23/2013||7||35||-||-|
|Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize
Every year the Goldman Environmental Prize committee selects an amazing group of winners from around the world to receive what is sometimes called the environmental Nobel prize - and I could not be ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/15/2013||2||21||1||-|
|Moapa to Lead Powerful, Symbolic Walk from Coal to Clean Energy
Southern Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes are organizing a 16-mile "Walk from Coal to Clean Energy" on April 20, 2013 in concert with Earth Day. This walk will celebrate the tribe's efforts to retire ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/12/2013||2||17||-||-|
|Fighting for Environmental Justice in Omaha
Ever since President Obama invited the American public to a national climate conversation, thousands of Americans have taken him up on that offer by participating in town hall meetings held by the ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/09/2013||5||8||-||-|
|Protecting Northwest Communities from Coal Dust Pollution
This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution coming off of trains and polluting the region. ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/03/2013||4||8||-||-|
|The EPA Must Protect Our Water From Coal Pollution
Here's a pretty shocking fact: While many of us know that coal-fired power plants create a lot of air pollution, it turns out they're one of our biggest water polluters, too. In fact, as we've ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/28/2013||4||13||-||-|
|"The Era of Coal is Over": Los Angeles Will Move Beyond Coal by 2025
Today, after a three-year campaign by tens of thousands across the city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined our L.A. Beyond Coal activists to publicly announce this blockbuster news: L.A. ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/22/2013||6||14||-||-|
|Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland
The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of the legislature . The offshore wind bill has ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/20/2013||24||44||1||-|
|Standing Up for Clean Water When States Won't
Imagine that you've grown up in a beautiful, hilly countryside near many streams where you played and fished as a child. Now, years later, you can't even let your own kids or grandkids play in those ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/15/2013||6||9||-||-|
|Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Poisons Appalachia's Waterways
I remember the first time I saw a mountaintop-removal coal mining site - Kayford Mountain in southern West Virginia. Those images have never left my mind - a barren landscape where there was once ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||03/13/2013||1||12||-||-|
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- 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 ...36 comments 69 Recs
- Pristine jungle and indigenous culture have long been huge draws for me. So last fall, when my brother Nicholas -- a professional opera singer and avid world traveler -- and I decided to go to ...4 comments 19 Recs
- "-- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Sound familiar? This is the last sentence of one of the greatest speeches in history - ...6 comments 4 Recs
- Everyone has a deep connection to a special place in nature. It may be a public park or trail, a stream, a bit of green in their backyard, or a wilderness area high up in the mountains. We recently ...1 comments 4 Recs
- Last week, as I was pulling into Dead Horse State Park 2000 feet above the Colorado River - and just north of Canyonlands National Park - I remembered the last time I was in Canyonlands. Fifteen ...5 comments 18 Recs
- Watching the members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources question Sally Jewell, who is President Obama's nominee for Secretary of the Interior, brought to mind John McPhee's ...23 comments 25 Recs
- Superstorms. Devastating drought. Out-of-control wildfires. Record-breaking temperatures. There’s no doubt about it: climate change has become impossible to ignore. And while it’s encouraging to ...30 comments 89 Recs
- There's a reason that we're so fired up in our little corner of Washington State. It's not the first snow already falling at the ski area (although that's great!). It's not the Vikings, nor ...14 comments 24 Recs
- Last week we joined with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters in sharing our effort to map out gasoline use across the country, on a county by county basis . ...3 comments 4 Recs
- My colleague Jesse Prentice-Dunn and I posted a column last week that started off by saying "Later this month, President Obama is expected to finalize historic vehicle efficiency and greenhouse gas ...3 comments 12 Recs
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