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"If you look at the costs of building a coal-fired power plant, and the price of electricity over the medium-term, the economics just don't add up."

-- Leon Flexman, RWE spokesperson on the company's decision to be the second company of four to withdraw from a government sponsored competition to bring CCS online in Britain

In this issue:
1) Take Action: Help Slash Energy Waste
2) Take Action: Support Natural Resource Adaptation
3) Endangerment Finding: Next!
4) Clean Energy Jobs: Bill Clears Senate Committee

garbage1) Take Action: Help Slash Energy Waste
To solve both our economic and climate crises, the U.S. must pursue the cleanest, fastest, cheapest, and safest solutions first. Reducing our energy waste is the quickest and most cost effective way to lessen the strain on energy supplies, curb global warming pollution, control costs for consumers, create jobs, and improve our economy.

Click here to take action!
Ask your senator to invest in energy performance and slash energy waste.

2) Take Action: Support Natural Resource Adaptation
buckGlobal warming challenges America's efforts to conserve the natural world. Fortunately, momentum for Congressional action on global warming is mounting. Recently, Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Max Baucus (D-MT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Natural Resources Climate Adaptation Act, S. 1933, to help revive rural economies and create new American jobs, while protecting clean air, clean water, and our wildlife heritage.

The Natural Resources Climate Adaptation Act will protect our communities and the $120 billion economy that depends on healthy fish and wildlife populations.

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Urge your Senators to cosponsor the Natural Resources Climate Adaptation Act

3) Endangerment Finding: Next!
exhaustIt is now the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) turn to take up the endangerment finding, which was sent over by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last Friday. The EPA also sent over a proposed finding detailing how cars and trucks contribute to global warming pollution. If finalized as is, the endangerment finding would allow EPA to regulate global warming pollution from coal plants, cars and other sources.

EPA received more than 300,000 comments on the rules, many of those supporting the finding from activists like you who see the Big Picture and are working to make it a reality.

Thank you!

4) Clean Energy Jobs: Bill Clears Senate Committee
Clean up your act! Late last week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported out the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act -- an important step toward making a clean energy economy a reality. A bi-partisan group of Senators led by John Kerry and Lindsey Graham are now working to keep the effort moving forward.

The Club is still working hard too, launching new ads as part of a coalition effort targeting House members in six states who voted against the House version of the comprehensive clean energy jobs bill.

Watch the ads on the Sierra Club's YouTube channel

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