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"The report completely ignores the 'hidden' benefits of coal-based generation. Numerous studies have shown the health benefits of electricity in providing air conditioning, heating and refrigeration."

-- Carol Raulston, spokeswoman for the National Mining Association in response to the National Research Council report showing $62 billion a year in hidden costs from coal, not including global warming.

In this issue:
1) Take Action: Defend the Clean Energy Jobs Bill from Polluting Industries
2) Take Action: Help Kill Energy Vampires This Halloween Eve!
3) House Parties: Help End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
4) Watch: Latest from Coal is Too Dirty

1) Take Action: Defend the Clean Energy Jobs Bill from Polluting Industries
Dirty OilAmericans want comprehensive clean energy legislation that will create more jobs, less pollution, and greater security, but Big Coal and Oil are trying to weaken or even kill this important effort. They are fighting to get rid of the tools that hold them accountable -- like EPA's Clean Air Act authority to regulate global warming pollution.

The work of these polluters undermines progress towards the clean energy economy that America needs to solve its economic and climate crises.

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Tell the Senate that they must fight back against these old polluting industries and pass a strong clean energy jobs bill

National Weatherization Day! 2) Take Action: Help Kill Energy Vampires This Halloween Eve! 
This Oct. 30 help kill energy vampires on National Weatherization Day, saving $21 billion annually on home-energy bills. Plus weatherization efforts have the potential to lower global warming emissions by up to 160 million tons annually by 2020; no tricks, just a great big treat, according to the "Recovery through Retrofit" report released yesterday by the White House.

Spread the word about National Weatherization Day by writing a letter to your local newspaper. We make it so easy you don't even have to lick a stamp!

3) House Parties: Help End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining 
Coal CountryThis November, thousands of people nationwide will be hosting and attending house parties to watch the stunning new film Coal Country and to take action to end mountaintop removal coal mining. You can be a part of this national movement by hosting a Coal Country House Party in your community during the week of Nov. 10th-14th, to show this powerful film and take action together.

It's an easy and effective way to help protect the streams, mountains, and communities of Appalachia from this devastating mining practice.

Sign up to host today for your very own free sneak peek DVD, and a special host packet!

4) Watch: Latest from Coal is Too Dirty 
2dirty4collegeThe Sierra Club and the Sierra Student Coalition today released the third in a series of online video ads. Targeting college students, the ads are the latest development in a heated debate about clean energy on campuses.

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has been actively pushing coal on campuses around the country and now students are pushing back.

Watch all three videos here:  

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