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Take Action: Stand Up for Life-Saving Soot Protections -- Read more. Photo: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures Take Action: Stand Up for Life-Saving Soot Protections

Soot causes respiratory ailments, heart attacks, premature deaths, and a wide range of other serious health problems. But existing safeguards against deadly soot pollution have been shown to be inadequate for communities living in the shadow of coal-fired power plants.

Now the Environmental Protection Agency has the opportunity to update those protections and make them meaningful. A proposed clean-air safeguard for soot could help millions of Americans breathe easier every year.

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Send a message supporting strong soot safeguards now!

Photo: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures

Grassroots Activism: Floating Beyond Coal in North Carolina -- Read more. Grassroots Activism: Floating Beyond Coal in North Carolina

The many activists of Asheville Beyond Coal are celebrating a successful "float beyond coal" event this month. They gathered more than 30 kayaks and canoes for a great photo op on Lake Julian in front of the Asheville coal plant.

The flotilla was part of a recent push to educate Asheville residents on why the town needs to move beyond coal and invest in clean energy.


Grassroots Activism: Getting More Vets Outdoors -- Read more. Grassroots Activism: Getting More Vets Outdoors

Sierra Club Mission Outdoors has been landing many media hits recently on their great work getting military families and veterans outdoors.

In Colorado, KDVR-TV put together a nice story on veterans using their leadership skills in the outdoors.

Mission Outdoors Director Stacy Bare also received attention for his excellent op-ed on the issue for the El Paso Times.


Grassroots Activism: Protecting Utah's Canyonlands -- Read more. Grassroots Activism: Protecting Utah's Canyonlands

Sierra Club Utah activists are hard at work protecting the state's beautiful Canyonlands from development and irresponsible grazing. They recently held a retreat to learn more about current threats to the area and how their work is making a difference.

Learn more on the Lay of the Land blog.


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