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Take Action: Protect Spotted Owl Habitat Take Action: Protect Spotted Owl Habitat

Due to a recent timber industry court victory, a flawed management plan is back in effect in western Oregon. The plan proposes a 400% increase in logging of the habitat of Northern Spotted Owl. The plan would also eliminate 680 known nesting sites of the owl.

Ask the Obama Administration to withdraw the plan and finalize a new plan for the recovery of the species.

Take Action: End our dependence on oil Take Action: End Our Dependence on Oil

Transportation is the number one use of oil in the United States, in large part due to our sprawling communities and streets that are designed for more cars rather than for other forms transportation. The bipartisan Safe and Complete Streets Act (H.R.1780.) would ensure that streets across the country are designed with all users of the roads in mind—including pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders.

Ask your representative to end our dependence on oil by cosponsoring the Safe and Complete Streets Act.

Juan Martinez, the National Volunteer Youth Coordinator for the Sierra Club was just highlighted by National Geographic as an Emerging Explorer Explorer: National Geographic Highlights One of Our Own

Can Juan Martinez get any cooler? The National Volunteer Youth Coordinator for the Sierra Club was just highlighted by National Geographic as an Emerging Explorer. Juan has a great story about how nature turned his life around in South Central Los Angeles and now he's using his experiences to get other kids outdoors.

Get involved: three epa hearings this week Speaking Out: Three EPA Mercury Hearings This Week

It's a big week for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and you. This week is your chance to comment on the EPA's proposed safeguards against toxic mercury and other air toxics from coal-fired power plants. The agency is holding three hearings on the safeguards. Make sure you send your comment in now!