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Take Action: Urge Your Representative to say NO to Keystone XL! -- read about it. Take Action: Urge Your Representative to say NO to Keystone XL!

In 2011, we were inspired when the White House announced that they would delay a decision on the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline project until 2013 to allow for a fair and thorough environmental review. However, Big Oil and their cronies in Congress have already succeeded in bypassing this process. In December, they successfully added a provision to the unrelated tax package that forces a decision on Keystone XL by the end of February.

Tell your representatives and to stand strong against Big Oil and to continue opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.


Success! Grand Canyon Protected from Uranium Mining -- read about it Success! Grand Canyon Protected from Uranium Mining

Department of Interior Secretary Salazar finalized protections Monday that will prevent new mining and mineral exploration on more than a million acres of public land around Grand Canyon National Park. The 20-year protection from uranium and other hard-rock mining comes as thousands of mining claims and several new mines threaten to industrialize the public lands around one of America's greatest natural wonders.

"The Sierra Club applauds the decision to protect these valuable public lands. The majesty of the Grand Canyon has inspired generations of Americans. It has and will continue to play a key role in our country's history, our culture and our economy. It is no place for destructive mining," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.

Send your thanks to the Obama administration today.

In Case You Missed It: Mercury Safeguards Announced -- read about it. In Case You Missed It: Mercury Safeguards Announced

On Wednesday, December 21, the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency announced the first-ever federal protections on mercury emissions from power plants. Twenty years in the making, these groundbreaking protections will have a life-saving impact for families and communities all across the country. The safeguards made headlines nationwide. Here are a few examples: CNN, New Jersey, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Grassroots Activism: Fighting Fracking in Pennsylvania -- read about it. Grassroots Activism: Fighting Fracking in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Sierra Club continues its fight against fracking in the Keystone State. Most recently Chapter Conservation Chair Tom Au penned an Op-Ed in Harrisburg's Patriot News telling the state legislature not to let the natural gas industry exploit the state.


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