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Take Action: Tell Congress to Save Jobs Today! -- Read more. Take Action: Tell Congress to Save Jobs Today!

As Labor Day approaches, congressional cheerleaders for Big Oil and Big Coal continue to sit on a critical incentive for renewable energy, the Production Tax Credit for wind power development. Failure to act on this important tax credit is threatening jobs we need right now. The industry has already lost nearly 1,400 positions because of uncertainty over the credit’s renewal, and economic forecasters predict it could lose 37,000 more if Congress continues to delay.

Tell Congress to act today to save clean energy jobs!


Take Action: Stand Up for Lake Tahoe's Forests -- read more Take Action: Stand Up for Lake Tahoe's Forests

Right now, the U.S. Forest Service is wrapping up the development of a management plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin, which will determine how these wild forests and rivers will be managed for generations to come. These forests also contain the critical tributaries and watershed that provide drinking water for thousands in California and Nevada.

Tell the U.S. Forest Service to stand up for clean air and water, healthy recreation, and a more sustainable Tahoe community and economy.


Grassroots Activism: Doe, a Mountain -- read more. Photo Petition: Be a Mountain Hero

Our friends over at EarthJustice are gathering photos as part of their "Be a Mountain Hero" push to end mountaintop-removal coal mining. Join the fight by uploading your photo with a short message about why you want to save Appalachian communities and mountains.

The Sierra Club will join EarthJustice and a coalition of groups for a rally in Washington, DC, on Sept. 13, where these photos will be presented to the Obama administration as a powerful public petition to stop the destruction once and for all.


Grassroots Activism: Swimming for the Water Sentinels -- read more. Grassroots Activism: Swimming for the Water Sentinels

Sierra Club supporter and ultraswimmer Jamie Patrick is headed into Lake Tahoe this weekend and he won't get back out until he's finished swimming the entire 69-mile circumference of the lake.

Patrick is using the long swim as a fundraiser for the Sierra Club Water Sentinels program. You can follow along with his Labor Day Weekend swim on his website.



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