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Some Environmental Activists Funded By Russian Energy Interests

The Free Beacon has a bombshell report linking major donations – millions and millions of dollars – to groups like the Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council to a Bermuda law firm which represents Russian interests. Russia, of course, has a big interest in fighting American energy development. Shale oil and gas plays in America...

Businesses and Environmental Groups Call on President Obama to Create Clean 'Power India' Initiative

In the lead-up to President Obama's visit to India for Republic Day, environmental groups and solar companies -- including Sierra Club, Schneider Electric, OMC Power, d.light, SunFunder, and Simpa Networks -- have sent the President a letter calling for a "Power India" initiative to provide U.S. Show More Summary

Environmental Groups Denounce Fast Track Trade Process

By DAVE JOHNSON The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters and 41 other environmental groupssent a letter to Congress this week, asking them to oppose “fast track” trade promotion authority for upcoming trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Show More Summary

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings  until May  in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S. Department of Transportation ( DOT ).  As a result, potentially...Show More Summary

India invites Obama over, but wants 350.org and Sierra Club to stay home

The Indian government is cracking down on climate groups that oppose coal projects, just ahead of Obama's planned state visit.

Kansas Officials Admit "Strong Correlation" Between Quakes & Fracking

“If the government and the Kansas Corporation Commission care about the people of Kansas and the damages, they will order a moratorium,” exclaims Joe Spease, chairman of the Kansas Sierra Club's fracking committee following a reportShow More Summary

Important Electric Car Lessons Cruising Under the Radar

Co-written by Gina Coplon-Newfield and Mike Walker. Photo by Aaron Choate Recently, we at AlterAction -a consulting firm focused on large-scale behavior change--and Sierra Club --the biggest grassroots environmental group in the U.S.-- took an in-depth look at the U.S. Show More Summary

Bureh Beach Journal: No Moon Suits, Just Trunks and the Healing Surf

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

As Ebola gnaws through Sierra Leone, those at Bureh Beach Surf Club teach and feed tourists, eking out a living seemingly determined to pursue their passion as a way to cope.

Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine Release Party

For the 2nd year HopsSquatch is sponsoring Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine Release Party. Help us celebrate Sasquatch and Beer at the White Owl Social Club (SE 8th and Main) this Thursday Jan 8th from 6-11pm.

Clueless Sierra Club Activist Doesn’t Know Facts About Flaring In North Dakota

The problem with environmental activists – at least the political sort who show up the most often in stories about energy development – is that the only thing which will ever satisfy them is a complete halt to fossil fuel energy development. Case in point, the State of North Dakota has made some very positive...

2014: A Year in Review on Climate and Trade

In typical year-end fashion, I recently found myself reflecting about 2014. In the past year, we saw governments and multinational corporations using trade rules to challenge climate progress, but we also saw Sierra Club activists and...Show More Summary

Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?

The Sierra Club and Oil Change International jointly released a scorecard evaluating the four major multilateral development banks, World Bank Group, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank, on their investment in clean energy access. All were failing. read more

Calls to Ban Bomb Trains Ramp Up While Communities Await New Regulations

Earthjustice has challenged the Department of Transportation’s denial of a petition by Sierra Club and Forest Ethics to ban the transportation of Bakken crude oil in DOT -111 tank cars. “ Most of the explosive crude oil on U.S. rails...Show More Summary

Martin Litton, RIP

The great environmentalist Martin Litton has died. A radical within what was traditionally a pretty conservative Sierra Club, Litton allied with David Brower to lead the fight to save Dinosaur National Park from the Echo Park Dam in 1956, a key moment in the rise of American environmentalism. He continued fighting for untrammeled wilderness throughout […]

Why the Sierra Club Can't Be Silent

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 consider these to be "non-environmental" issues. Show More Summary

"Reformed" or Not, Corporate Handouts in Trade Agreements Are as Dangerous as Ever (Transport & Environment and Sierra Club)

This blog post was co-writen by Cecile Toubeau, Policy Officer at Transport & Environment. Two proposed trade deals -- the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA), and the United States-European UnionShow More Summary

Toward Securing a Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument

This is a guest column by Marni McKinney, vice chair of the Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors. This past September, I had the pleasure of joining The Sierra Club Foundation executive director Peter Martin and Sierra Club OurShow More Summary

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