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-- -- Stephen L. Miller, President and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) on the entity’s "grassroots" campaign following accusations of forged letters to Congress

In this issue:
1) Take Action: Help Save Sea Turtle Nesting Areas
2) Take Action: Help Protect Wildlife and Create Green Jobs
3) New Video: Meet Jamie Dimon
4) Coal: Arctic Mine Plans Abandoned

Help save sea turtles nesting areas.1) Take Action: Help Save Sea Turtle Nesting Areas

Last April, after a decade long campaign, the Sierra Club and a coalition of partners celebrated the designation of Puerto Rico's Northeast Ecological Corridor (NEC) as a Nature Reserve. The area is one of the most important nesting grounds for leatherback sea turtles in the U.S. But now the turtles could be getting the boot as the Governor of Puerto Rico tries to strip the corridor's designation as a nature reserve.

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Help protect this important sea turtle nesting area!

2) Take Action: Help Protect Wildlife and Create Green Jobs

Rocky Mountain National ParkFollowing the House passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), the Senate has a unique opportunity to build on work by the House to protect wildlife and natural resources while creating millions of good green jobs for America. By investing in a skilled workforce dedicated to safeguarding and restoring our native ecosystems, we can protect our communities' most valuable assets for generation - while creating jobs today

Currents action alert arrowTell your Senator to support domestic adaptation funding in Senate climate and energy bill!

Watch our video and find out more about Jamie Dimon.3) New Video: Meet Jamie Dimon

With a new video, the Sierra Club today is launching a campaign to ask JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon to live up to his promise to "walk the talk." Jamie Dimon talks a lot about "trying to do the right thing" and "good policy on energy and the environment" yet JP Morgan Chase has continued to underwrite some of the dirtiest companies and riskiest coal projects in the country including Massey Energy, the largest and most notorious mountaintop removal coal mining company

Join us in asking Jamie Dimon to live up to his rhetoric.

4) Coal: Arctic Mine Plans Abandoned

Mendenhall Glacier, AlaskaBHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, has announced that it will halt plans to look for and mine coal in the Western Arctic, keeping an estimated 4 trillion tons of coal in the ground. The company which originally planned to mine Alaska's vast coal reserves to fuel Asian markets will now focus on remediation and reclamation. In the words of Theresa Imm, Director of Resource Development for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, "we'll still have operations, there will still be jobs, just no more drilling, no more exploration."

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