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How an Activist Can Become an Effective Lobbyist

"Don't confuse what goes on in this building with democracy..." About 15 years ago, what began as few hours a week volunteering at the Sierra Club's Massachusetts office evolved into being a fulltime pro-bono career as a lobbyist, citizen-activist, and Sierra Club environmental advocate. Show More Summary

Sierra Club’s Michael Brune Offers Lousy Excuses About Nuclear Energy Position

During the ECO:nomics Conference held in Santa Barbara, CA April 6-8 2016, the Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold Michael Brune peppered Sierra Club’s Executive Director with direct questions about his organization’s current and potential position vis a vis nuclear energy and climate change. Show More Summary

Sierra Leone fan’s Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A Manchester United fan from Sierra Leone, whose hopes of watching his first game at Old Trafford were dashed on Sunday, saw his despair turn to elation after other supporters clubbed together for him to attend next weekend’s FA Cup final at Wembley. Show More Summary

Manchester United fans band together to help out Moses from Sierra Leone who flew over for Bournemouth

US Manchester United is the most global club in England; they have fans from all four corners of the globe, who fly thousands of miles to get to games at Old Trafford. One such fan is Moses, who travelled all the way from Sierra Leone this weekend to see United play Bournemouth in their final Premier […]

Sierra Club picks a favorite in California's U.S. Senate race

California politics updates: Uber and Lyft's Sacramento victories, Sanders to campaign in Sacramento May 9 2016, 1:01 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to hold a public...

Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign Crosses 100,000 MW Milestone for America's Clean Energy Transition

After over a decade of tireless advocacy from our Beyond Coal campaign and more than 100 allied organizations, America just crossed one of its biggest clean energy transition milestones yet: the announced retirement of more than 100,000...Show More Summary

Wide Awake in Oakland

In 2010, I wrote a post on the eve of my first day at the Sierra Club that I called "Sleepless in San Francisco." Six years went by in a flash, and now both I and the Sierra Club are starting a new chapter -- one you could call "Wide Awake in Oakland," which is the home of our new national headquarters. Show More Summary

It's Time to Rev Up EVs

Mary Lunetta, a campaign representative for Sierra Club's Electric Vehicles Initiative co-authored this post. We're in the midst of a transportation revolution. Have you - or your friends and family - been thinking of switching to aShow More Summary

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

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