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Groups Encourage Transparency, Ask Obama For Honesty About Corporate Spending

The Sierra Club sent a letter to President Obama this week, urging the President to make good on his promise of increasing transparency in Washington. Specifically, the environmental group wants the administration to be forthright about...Show More Summary

Nature: Fuel for Your Health

By Mimi O'Connor Long considered to be America's most influential naturalist and conservationist, author John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892. He called out the therapeutic value found in nature when he wrote, "Thousands of tired,...Show More Summary

EPA Official used Personal E-mail to Solicit Help from Sierra Club

Sounds like something Hillary Clinton would do, you know, using personal e-mail for work purposes that could possibly be illegal cough, cough

On the Road to Red Rock

On the road again! School was hardly out before the family and I had our camping gear packed into the rental minivan. Time for another western adventure to visit and learn about some of the public lands that the Sierra Club and others are working to protect. Show More Summary

The Daily Bike: The Sierra Club Weighs in on Bikes and Wilderness

A few weeks ago, we published a piece about the contentious ban on mountain biking in Wilderness areas. Dan Chu, the director of the Sierra Club’s, “Our Wild America” campaign, gave us the Sierra Club’s

In San Diego and Elsewhere, Cleaner Driving and Cleaner Air within Sight

Recently, Politico announced what we at Sierra Club have long known: across the country, King Coal is on the ropes. In a long-form piece detailing the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign strategy and history of success, the numbers spoke for themselves. Show More Summary

Environmental groups sue Md. Gov. Hogan for withdrawing clean-air regulations

Two environmental groups  filed a lawsuit Thursday against Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and his administration, saying they illegally blocked clean-air regulations approved days before Hogan took office.The Sierra Club and Chesapeake Physicians...Show More Summary

Top Republican Donor To Spend $175 Million To Get His Party To Take Climate Change Seriously

"It's a good thing," said the Sierra Club's Debbie Sease. "I think it is a good thing," said Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party. The post Top Republican Donor To Spend $175 Million To Get His Party To Take Climate Change Seriously appeared first on ThinkProgress.

ME: Coalition Pushes Maine Lawmakers for Passenger Rail Expansion

June 03--A coalition that includes rail advocates, municipal officials and the Sierra Club pushed for expanded passenger rail service in Maine on Tuesday, arguing before lawmakers the economic and environmental benefits of public transit. The...Show More Summary

Colleen Kiernan

Colleen Kiernan is a warrior. In her role as director of the Georgia chapter of the Sierra Club, she battles against power plants, plastic bag manufacturers, and deforestation. Admittedly, her work pulls her in a million different directions, but she says what makes it worthwhile is “seeing all of the effort come together to make […]

Green activists turn their attention — and open their wallets — to fighting Arctic drilling

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Michael Brune is pleased that activists in kayaks are training for another “Paddle in Seattle” to confront an expected Royal Dutch Shell rig on its way to the Arctic to explore for oil. What makes the head of the Sierra Club just as happy is the effect Shell’s Arctic ambitions are...

Massive Pro-Oil Train Derailment Rally Planned To Target Sandpiper Pipeline

Left-wing groups ranging from the Sierra Club to Socialist Action – Twin Cities are planning a march in Minneapolis/St. Paul later this week against “tar sands” pipelines. The timing lines up with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission reviewing the Sandpiper pipeline on Wednesday. An administrative law judge has already cleared the way for Minnesota to join...

Your Contribution to the California Drought and the End Times

You’re an ethical consumer, a responsible citizen of the earth. You’ve been known to reduce, reuse, recycle, upcycle, source locally, compost, trade fairly, and offset as needed. You’ve got a Greenpeace sticker on your Sierra Club sticker on the reclaimed cargo bike you use to transport dead nine-volts and used printer cartridges to your local […]

The Water of Life

Long before the hydration pack, there was the Sierra Club cup. Generations of Sierra Club hikers and backpackers kept these metal cups hooked to their belts, ready for dipping into a cool mountain stream. In his famous 1971 profile of...Show More Summary

Power for All Campaign: Seeking a Faster Timeline for Universal Energy Access

This week, the Sierra Club is participating in the second annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York, a forum bringing together key world actors advocating for sustainably to address the problem of energy poverty worldwide. Show More Summary

California Crude Spill Proves US Oil Industry Needs to Be Regulated - NGO

Sierra Club California chapter Director Kathryn Phillips the United States needs to do more to regulate the oil industry amid the California spill on Tuesday that caused some 21,000 gallons of crude oil to spread nine miles along its Pacific Ocean coastline.

Why Skeptics Should Encourage Energy Use from Fossil Fuels Where Economically Justified

Guest essay by Alan Carlin I was actively involved in environmental protection as a Sierra Club activist and senior EPA analyst for over 45 years, but about eight years ago I concluded that I could not support the energy use/CO2 reduction objectives of the environmental movement and many governments in the developed world. These objectives…

THE CRISIS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE: Government As Faction. “The story goes on to report how th…

THE CRISIS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE: Government As Faction. “The story goes on to report how the EPA worked in direct collaboration with environmental groups such as the Sierra Club to ‘stuff the public comment ballot box,’ so to speak, likely in violation of the law. Good for the Times for giving this story front-page […]

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