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The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world

A Sierra Club report looks at what would happen if the U.S. burned through its biggest oil, gas, and coal reserves -- and it ain't pretty.

Report Lists Major New Carbon Sources

The Sierra Club names four major potential sources of carbon pollution that, if developed, it says could alter the world’s climate. Dirty Fuels, Clean Fuels is a new report that says developing just a fraction of the energy in these areas would cancel out the United States’ accomplishments in the fight against climate disruption, including […]

Bloomberg to Zuckerberg: ‘You’re not going to teach a coal miner to code’

Bloomberg, who regards Big Coal as he does the gun and tobacco industries, noted that he gives "a lot of money to the Sierra Club" to battle that industry.

Environmental Groups Gear Up to Stop US LNG Exports

Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and 350.org wrote to President Obama, urging him to require a Keystone-style environmental review--presumably entailing similar delays--for the proposed Cove Point, Maryland liquefied natural gas export terminal. read more

Environmental Groups Gear Up to Stop US LNG Exports

The Sierra Club and other groups are taking on US LNG exports just when LNG is gaining support as a key response to Russia's aggressive behavior in Ukraine. The science behind their claims does not withstand scrutiny, and their timing couldn't be worse, geopolitically. Show More Summary

Leaked Sierra Club docs show $150 million to spend on attacking coal

Leaked Sierra Club documents reveal the “green” group’s plans for their massive multi-million dollar “Beyond Coal” campaign. The confidential document shows that the group planned to spend $150 million dollars just attacking coal jobs and forcing energy prices higher. “…we … Continue reading ?

The Sierra Club might be surprised to learn that some of these emissions aren’t soot

Tom Nelson writes: Water vapor as “pollution”?: Sierra Club’s claims are based on opacity, which measures the thickness of emissions from a smoke stack by how much light passes through it. Readers will surely recall some of our stories about … Continue reading ?

North Carolina Voters Want Action On Coal Ash As EPA Asks For More Time On Regulations

A new Sierra Club poll found that 70 percent of North Carolina voters are more likely to support candidates who favor strong regulation of coal ash. The post North Carolina Voters Want Action On Coal Ash As EPA Asks For More Time On Regulations appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Sierra Club Trips for Younger Travelers

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Travel Q

Focusing on those 30 and under, the Sierra Club is offering trips and discounts for younger participants.

Are Natural-Gas Exports the Next Keystone?

The Sierra Club and 350.org, two advocacy organizations that have been key in rallying opposition to Keystone, helped organize a letter 16 groups sent Tuesday to the White House urging Obama to oppose exporting natural gas on the basis of global warming and are calling out one proposed project specifically.

Alaska Sues U.S. Government For Not Letting It Look For Oil In National Polar Bear Refuge

"Burning the fossil fuels found in the Arctic will only accelerate global warming and hasten the disappearance of animals like the polar bear," The Sierra Club said. The post Alaska Sues U.S. Government For Not Letting It Look For Oil In National Polar Bear Refuge appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A. Barton Hinkle on Weaponizing the IRS

last monthNews : Reason

The IRS has proposed a new set of rules for a huge number of social-welfare groups that claim tax exempt status, ranging from the liberal Sierra Club to the conservative Crossroads GPS. As A. Barton Hinkle explains, it’s a classic case of government officials trying to restrict free speech. View this article.

Mississippi Power trying to quell protests from Sierra Club

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi Power is trying to silence one of its biggest critics in a debate over an untested power project. The utility has filed a motion with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the state’s governing body for utilities, to end the Sierra Club’s participation in PSC hearings about the Kemper... Show More Summary

Emulating Gabriel Heatter

Author's Note-This was supposed to be a column about the monthly meeting of the Sierra Club and its program. It developed into something else and I was powerless to stop it. Look for the silver lining, whene'er a cloud appears in the...Show More Summary

Environmental groups launch major ad campaign hammering Republican House candidate on climate change

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As an elections analyst, I've watched countless campaign ads, and they tend to cluster around similar themes. But here's a new spot from the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club that definitely stands apart, particularly...Show More Summary

Should Sierra Club Endorse Coal Rush/Fracking Gov. Quinn -- Or Call Out Environmental Disaster?

Is it enough for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs to hustle today to purge their campaigns of tainted coal industry contributions from a growing mine safety regulator scandal, or should citizens groups...Show More Summary

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Chemicals Act, Efficiency Bill, Luminant Wins Against Sierra Club

House Energy and Commerce environment and the economy subcommittee chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled the Chemicals in Commerce Act, legislation aimed at modernizing chemical regulation through updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act. Show More Summary

Even the Left Hates the IRS's New Proposed Rules, But Nets Won’t Report

Even leftist groups like the ACLU and Sierra Club are worried about being crushed by the IRS, but the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) aren’t telling their viewers about it. The comment period for new IRS rules, that would regulate...Show More Summary

Environment Over People: The Sierra Club’s War on Humans

As I point out in my new ebook, The War on Humans, the contemporary environmental movement is not only fast becoming explicitly anti-human in its rhetoric and advocacy memes–humans as a “cancer” on the earth, etc.–but also in its anti-prosperity prescriptions that would make the developed world far less prosperous–and devastate the ability of the developing world […]

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