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Make the Call for Better Transportation -- Read more. Take Action: Make the Call for Better Transportation

Next week the House of Representatives will consider a transportation bill that would fund our nation's roads, bridges, and transit systems in the coming years. Unfortunately, House leadership has hijacked the transportation bill and turned it into a wish list for Big Oil. Under their plan, the bill will cut funding for transportation choices such as biking and walking and pay for new roads by opening our public lands and waters to oil drilling, even in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and off Florida's Gulf coast.

Don't Support Coal in India -- read more Take Action: Don't Support Coal in India

The U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is recklessly considering financing not one, but two enormous and risky coal projects in India with your tax dollars.

We've seen firsthand how the bank's previous venture into Indian coal projects went. The huge Sasan plant - the size of eight average U.S. plants - was rife with corruption, violence, and a complete lack of accountability. Now the bank is considering two more of these projects despite the environmental destruction, fierce local opposition, and financial risk they pose.

Tell the U.S. Ex-Im Bank you don't want tax dollars going to international coal projects.

Grassroots Activism: Kicking Ash in Kentucky -- read more.Grassroots Activism: Kicking Ash in Kentucky

More than 70 people spoke out against coal ash at a recent public hearing in Louisville, Kentucky. Sierra Club Kentucky organizers helped turn out the big crowd to take a stand against the toxic substance coming from two coal plants in the city.

The crowds earned many media hits about the event, including this great video segment.

Grassroots Activism: A Synagogue Goes Solar -- read more. Grassroots Activism: A Synagogue Goes Solar

Longtime Sierra Club member Jan Freed of Los Angeles has for years been making efforts to conserve energy and reduce his environmental footprint. But the former high school science teacher had a larger vision: that his synagogue, Temple Sinai in Glendale, California, go solar.

Read Jan's great story on the Sierra Club's Scrapbook blog.

Photo by Leonard Coutin.

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