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Take Action: Protect Our Public Lands -- Read more. Take Action: Protect Our Public Lands

America's public lands are important to our long-term economic and environmental well-being and must be safeguarded now and for the future. Yet too many of these treasured lands lack the full protection they deserve. Places like the Organ Mountains of New Mexico, the Canyonlands of Utah, and the Grand Canyon Watershed of Arizona are too special for us to allow them to be destroyed by mining, drilling, or clear-cutting. They should be protected as national monuments.

Tell President Obama to permanently protect our most important wild places.


Take Action: Don't Trade Away Superior National Forest -- read more Take Action: Don't Trade Away Superior National Forest

As early as Wednesday, the House of Representatives could vote on a bill that would trade away 86,000 acres of land in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest to be used primarily for toxic sulfide mining. This bill bypasses environmental review and offers no opportunity for the public to weigh in on the process.

Please tell your member of Congress to oppose this devastating land swap.


Sept. 11 Remembrance: Veterans to Summit Three Peaks -- read more. Sept. 11 Remembrance: Veterans to Summit Three Peaks

The Sierra Club's 9/11 Veteran Climbing Series continues on today's anniversary. The Mission Outdoors program, in partnership with Veterans Expeditions, Paradox Sports, and Big City Mountaineers, will lead 24 military veterans up three different peaks across the country.

As part of the ongoing Veterans Climbing Series that the Sierra Club first sponsored last year, the four organizations will concurrently guide teams up the Grand Tetons (Wyoming), Mt. Shuksan (Washington), and Mt. Washington (New Hampshire).


Grassroots Activism: Door-To-Door Against Coal -- read more. Grassroots Activism: Door-To-Door Against Coal

In late August, members of Coal-Free Spokane (Washington) went door-to-door in one Spokane neighborhood to talk about the dangers of coal exports.

"(The neighborhood of) Chief Garry would get hit with the diesel exhaust, coal dust, noise, and delays of around 60 new coal trains daily if coal export terminals were to be built," organizer Crystal Gartner says. "Yet no one we spoke to had heard about the issue or the threats facing our community."

Learn more on the Scrapbook blog.



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