Sierra Club
Sierra Club Currents
Share this page on FacebookShare this page on TwitterShare this page with other services

Take Action to Improve Our Cars' Fuel Economy! Take Action: Improve Our Cars' Fuel Economy

Spiking gas prices and last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have made it clear that we need to break our addiction to oil. The single biggest step we can take to move beyond oil is to set strong vehicle fuel efficiency standards of at least 60 miles per gallon by 2025. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is now considering the environmental impacts of setting new vehicle standards.

Tell DOT that strong standards will move us beyond oil and benefit the environment.

Take Action to Protect Our Borders and Coasts Take Action: Protect Our Borders and Coasts

An assault on America's public lands and environmental laws has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The "National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act" (HR 1505) would waive 30 federal protection laws in a zone that extends 100 miles into the U.S. from all land borders and coasts. The bill would also prohibit the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, which oversee our national parks, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges, from taking any actions to preserve the natural integrity of the lands if it conflicts with the Department of Homeland Security.

Tell your representative to protect our borders and coasts by voting no on HR 1505.

Check out The Last Mountain! Movies: "The Last Mountain"

The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal. A new documentary called "The Last Mountain" tells the story of this battle which is one with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live.

Watch the movie's trailer and learn more.

Get involved: three epa hearings this week Health: Soot and Asthma

Did you know that asthma is the number one illness that causes kids to miss school in the U.S.? Air pollution from coal plants and cars causes asthma attacks and makes kids sick. New standards from the EPA would protect public health and reduce pollution. Learn more at the Sierra Club's new asthma and air pollution center.