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Sierra Club and Aspiration launch new platform for sustainable investing

Putting your money to work for sustainability is probably one of the most important things you can do. It just got easier.

Everything's Bigger In Texas - Including Air Pollution Problems

A good day and a bad air pollution day at Big Bend National Park. (Image courtesy of Big Bend National Park's webcam) Earlier this month, the Sierra Club stepped in to fight big polluters who are attempting to halt the EnvironmentalShow More Summary

The Peru Trade Deal Turns 10: The Consequences of Irresponsible Trade Past, Present, and Future

Today, April 12th, marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of a trade pact between the U.S. and Peru. This trade agreement was the first, and only, U.S. trade agreement that the Sierra Club did not oppose. The Peru free trade deal...Show More Summary

Global Coal Plant Overbuilding Could Cost $981 Billion

“The world has too many coal-fired power plants, yet the power industry continues to build more,” and could cost up to $981 billion. This is the conclusion from the second annual report published by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm, investigating the global coal plant pipeline. Show More Summary

Sierra Club's Legal Theory In Frackquake Case Draws 'Star Trek' Comparison

An Oklahoma Geological Survey in-ground seismic station is buried near Waynoka, Okla., Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The OGS, a state agency, is installing ten stations in the area to monitor earthquake activity. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) The Sierra Club and Public Justice are taking a novel approach in citing the Resource Conservation [...]

Taking the Struggle for Clean Air and Water to Washington, DC

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of speaking before more than 30 Sierra Club Beyond Coal volunteers and staff who flew to Washington, DC, for training and in-person meetings with members of Congress. Participants joined from states...Show More Summary

These 2 charts show why investing in coal power is a waste of $1 trillion

Coal investment could be a waste of $1 trillion (£695 billion), according to three anti fossil-fuel groups. In a report released on Wednesday by CoalSwarm, Sierra Club and Greenpeace, demand for coal is falling much faster than the rate...Show More Summary

Report: The Money Wasted On Stranded Coal Assets Could End World Energy Poverty

Nearly a trillion dollars -- $981 billion to be exact. According to a report released today by the Sierra Club, CoalSwarm, and Greenpeace, Boom and Bust 2016: Tracking the Global Coal Plant Pipeline, that is the estimated amount that could be spent on the global coal plant pipeline. Show More Summary

Support Grows for Electric Car Consumer Rebate in New York

This post was co-authored by Kathleen Benedetti-Fisher, the New York representative for the Sierra Club's Electric Vehicles Initiative. Photo Credit: Sierra Club As SUVs were gaining momentum in 1998, the Sierra Club issued a press release condemning "greenwashing" by General Motors for using a loophole to meet the federal CAFE standards. Show More Summary

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/10/2016

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. TPP/TTiP/TISA “Following Announcement of TransCanada’s Investor-State Case against the United States, Environmental Organizations Urge Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership” (PDF) [Sierra Club]. The...Show More Summary

Can Christianity Make the U.S. Care About Climate Change?

John Muir was a fervent believer. Not just in science or conservation or the National Park Service, which he championed. The founder of the Sierra Club and father of American environmentalism also believed in God. “The forests of America,...Show More Summary

HECA Yeah! Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) Coal Plant Developer Throws in the Towel

By Andrea Issod Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) Coal Plant Developer Throws in the Towel We did it! For years, alongside local community groups and activists, Sierra Club has been fighting the ill-conceived $4 billion dollar proposal to ship coal into California to produce fertilizer and power. Show More Summary

Puerto Rico Lead Pollution Suit Is Time Barred, D.C. Cir. Rules

A lawsuit challenging the permitting of a waste incinerator in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, failed in the D.C. Circuit last Friday, as the court of appeals ruled the Sierra Club de Puerto Rico was almost 36 years too late in bringing its Clean Air Act challenge. The incinerator plant, which......

Backpacking Together as a Couple with Susan and Ralph Alcorn

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

How long have you been a couple? Ralph and I met in 1987 on a Sierra Club car camping trip to Baja California (to see the migration of grey whales) and have been together ever since. Though we didn’t see any whales (wrong time of year!), it was a very successful trip. Were you both […]            

You Know Electric Cars Are Poised to Take Off When the Koch Brothers Plan The Technology's Demise

Photo Above: A sampling of the electric vehicles available on the market today. Photo Credit: Sierra Club. Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise. In some locations, it's no longer surprising to see LEAFs, Volts, or any of the multitude of available plug-in models driving alongside us on the road. Show More Summary

The WTO Just Ruled Against India's Booming Solar Program

Co-authored by Ilana Solomon, director of the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program. Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) hasShow More Summary

Sierra Club Sues Over Oil Company Earthquakes

By Nicholas Jimenez Oklahoma Oil Companies' Wastewater Disposal Practices Leave Residents Shaken For the past few years, residents of Oklahoma and Kansas have been battling a bizarre and devastating environmental threat: human-induced earthquakes, caused by oil and gas companies pumping massive quantities of polluted water underground. Show More Summary

Environmental Groups Oppose Mayor's City Light CEO Nominee

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Larry Weis defended his environmental record before city council members last night. Seattle Channel The local chapter of the Sierra Club and the environmental justice group 350 Seattle are asking the city council to reject confirmation...Show More Summary

A Bump in the Road: Impact of the SCOTUS Clean Power Plan Decision

"We want to be clear... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who heads up climate campaigns for the Sierra Club, said in a telephone press conference on Thursday.

New York Drivers Need an Electric Car Consumer Rebate

This post was co-authored by Kathleen Benedetti-Fisher, the New York representative for the Sierra Club's Electric Vehicles Initiative. While New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an important and much-needed phase-outShow More Summary

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