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Take Action: Support National Ocean Policy Take Action: Support National Ocean Policy

Last year, President Obama established the nation's first National Ocean Policy in order to protect, maintain, and restore our ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes natural resources for present and future generations. Unfortunately, some in Congress are attempting to stop this policy with a backdoor attack through an appropriations bill that will be voted on when they return from August recess.

Contact your member of Congress today and tell them to support the National Ocean Policy.


New Poll: Strong Opposition to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining New Poll: Strong Opposition to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

The Sierra Club, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, and EarthJustice released a poll today showing that a majority of voters in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee oppose mountaintop removal coal mining.

According to the poll, the number of voters who oppose mountaintop removal dwarfs the number who support it: 57 percent oppose mountaintop removal (and with noticeable intensity, 42 percent strongly oppose), compared to just 20 percent who support it.

Grassroots Activism: Virginia Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Tour Grassroots Activism: Virginia Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Tour

On August 16th, 17th, and 18th, the Virginia Sierra Club joins several other groups for a Clean Energy Tour to draw attention to the health risks of air pollution from coal-fired power plants.

The tour will make stops in Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Alexandria -- and all along the way they'll be posting fun clean-energy videos on their YouTube page.

Get Involved: Moving Planet Get Involved: Moving Planet

Moving Planet is a global day of action on September 24, 2011, that the Sierra Club is sponsoring with 350.org and others. The theme is "a day to move beyond fossil fuels," and we'll get people moving, literally and symbolically, to confront fossil fuels and address climate change.

On September 24th, people will "take to the streets on bicycles, skateboards, foot, and more, coming together as a global community dedicated to moving our planet in a new direction." Find or organize a Moving Planet event near you!


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