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Trump Can’t Save Coal: More Capacity Closed Already in 2018 Than in Obama’s Entire First Term

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut down since 2010, and among several to suspend...Show More Summary

Sierra Club Video Slams Ford

Despite what seems to be an about-face at CES 2018, Ford still hasn’t brought a new, electrified vehicle to market since 2013. Worse, the company seems content to let China lead the way in electrification, and only seems interested in EVs insofar as they keep the Blue Oval relevant over there, as opposed to over here

Trading in Your Chevy Nova

The Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Ocean County will be shutting down permanently in October of this year – 14 months ahead of the previously scheduled date, according to a press release from the New Jersey Sierra Club, As the...Read more

Sierra Club Opposes One Of The Most Important Climate Bills In California

Housing more Californians near transit and not in sprawl areas represents one of the most crucial ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Senate Bill 827 (Wiener) would help do just that, by preventing local governments from zoning people (and homes) out of these prime transit areas. So it was surprising to see an environmental organization […]

Bingo Or Boycott? State Of The Union Open Thread

I particularly like the Sierra Club's bingo cards for the State of the Union, because they include squares that give you action items to Resist Trump's attacks on decent government. State of the Union (And Responses) Open thread below....

The Sierra Club’s New Video Attacks Ford for Playing Along with Trump

In a video made public Wednesday, the Sierra Club denounced Ford Motor Company for lobbying the Trump administration and “#PollutingPruitt” to roll back vehicle efficiency and and emission standards. The environmental organization timed the airing of their new video with the D.C. Show More Summary

This Left Wing Environmental Group Blocked Me on Twitter

Don Morrison with the Dakota Resource Council, left, speaks about North Dakota's gas flaring policy outside the state capitol in Bismarck. Also speaking at the event were Wayde Schafer with the Sierra Club, center, and Mindi Schmitz with the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Jamestown, right. Show More Summary

Bringing “Truth to Power” on Climate Change Through Partnerships

Participant teamed with a number of NGOs – including the Climate Reality Project, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, Climate Hawks Vote, and Cool Effect – to develop co-branded websites that present a number of actions for individuals to take where they can use their voices, their votes, and their choices as consumers to fight climate change.  

Notable environmental developments during 2017

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Topping the list is a new Governor who actually cares about it: Molly Diggins, executive director of the North Carolina Sierra Club, said the most noticeable change in 2017 was definitely the new governor. Cooper, she said, has been consistently showing leadership on environmental issues, like offshore drilling since taking office. Show More Summary

Sierra Club quote of the day

From POLITICO's Morning Energy: Meanwhile, Democrats and liberal groups asked for the tax bill to be put on hold until Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is sworn in. "There should be no votes on the despicable GOP tax scheme or other dangerous efforts to put the profits of corporate polluters and...

The Cities Fight Back

News from Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 movement to get Mayors and City Councils into the fight for New Energy. From NationalSierraClub via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(iShow More Summary

Berkeley school board to decide on stripping LeConte’s name from elementary school

For decades, a Berkeley elementary school has carried the name of a prominent conservationist and co-founder of the Sierra Club. But that 19th century geologist, Joseph LeConte, was also a slave owner and munitions supplier to the Confederacy...Show More Summary

Trump wants to to keep the largest coal plant in the West, built on Navajo land, open.

The Sierra Club estimates the facility costs the surrounding community more than $125 million in annual health costs.

Civil War on the Left, Part 51: Sierra Club vs. Sierra Club

(Steven Hayward) In recent years the Sierra Club has been agitating to close down a large coal-fired power plant in Arizona that the Navajo Indians run on their land. But guess what? This coal plant was built way back in the 1960s at the behest of... Show More Summary

Green groups pressure automakers on U.S. fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Sierra Club, Greenpeace USA and Public Citizen and other environmental and consumer advocacy groups plan to turn up the pressure on Wednesday in their campaign to stop automakers from lobbying the Trump administration to weaken fuel efficiency requirements.

Mike Bloomberg Contributes $64 Million to Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he would contribute $64 million to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program in order to push for the expansion of renewables such as solar and wind power.

Tippets: Veterans Fly Fishing Yellowstone, Managing Line Tangles

4 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

A fly fishing trip to Yellowstone National Park with Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program helped change the life of army veteran Evan Bogart. “He feels that spending time in the outdoors might be one step toward healing the trauma that … more ?

Sierra Club Criticizes Puget Sound Energy Over a "Repeal and Replace" Climate Plan

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Montana's coal-fired Colstrip power plant. David T. Hanson Puget Sound Energy, the private utility company that serves natural gas to Seattle and electricity to the rest of King County, has received praise for meeting and exceeding its carbon reduction targets under the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Show More Summary

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