Take Action: Support the President's Climate Action Plan!
On Tuesday, the nation's top scientists released the National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive, peer-reviewed analysis of the effects of climate disruption across the nation and in our own backyards. According to the report, climate disruption will increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as droughts that destroy crops, floods that wipe out communities, and massively damaging storms like Superstorm Sandy.
Tell your governor to back the president's Climate Action Plan by supporting limits on carbon pollution!
Take Action: Keep the Bill Clean!
A bill that could spur innovation in energy efficiency technologies for residential, commercial, and industrial sectors could get its vote this week, but some senators are trying to turn it into a big step backward on energy efficiency. The bill by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) won't do any good if big polluters manage to derail it with toxic riders. They want to load it up with industry giveaways, including provisions that would roll back building-efficiency standards.
The Senate needs to keep its eye on the ball and not get distracted by industry giveaways. Tell your senators to keep it clean!
Take Action: Call Congress for Better Transit
Join transit riders, workers, and Sierra Club members on May 20 for National Call Congress Day. We'll be calling for more public transit funding in the surface transportation bill. Keep the green coming for the greenest form of transportation! Sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club.
Join us and send a message!
Grassroots Activism: Racism in the Air
A new report from the University of Minnesota found that race, more than any other factor, determines how much pollution a community is exposed to.
"Researchers came to the conclusion that people of color breathe 46 percent more nitrogen dioxide (NO2) -- a toxic compound resulting from the burning of coal and oil -- than non-Hispanic whites."
Read more in Javier Sierra's column.
Photo of Kim Wasserman courtesy of the Goldman Prize