Sierra Club Voter Guide
It's hard to separate reality from rhetoric this election, with oil and coal executives spending millions on misleading TV ads. Fortunately, most Americans are motivated to build a healthy future for our kids, and the good news is that plenty of candidates share those values.
The Sierra Club's 2012 Web Voter Guide helps voters cut through the noise and get the facts on candidates in their districts. This online resource features an interactive map of key congressional races, searchable by state and by issue focus.
Learn where your candidates stand on the issues that matter to you.
Flip the Switch to Clean Energy on Election Day
Why are fossil-fuel billionaires spending unprecedented amounts of money this election? Because they're running scared.
To them, clean energy has grown from a nuisance to a direct threat -- and they've pulled out all the stops in a bid to maintain the status quo. But there are candidates eager to fight climate disruption and stand up to big polluters.
Learn about the choices voters face between politicians who push a dirty energy agenda and those who will vote to clean up our environment and our political system.
Where the Presidential Candidates Stand
The contrast between President Obama and Mitt Romney on the issues we care about couldn't be clearer.
Obama has made historic progress growing our clean energy economy, lowering our oil dependence, cutting climate-disrupting emissions, and slashing toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants. Romney named an oil executive and a coal lobbyist as his top energy advisers and released a plan to give Big Oil billions in tax giveaways while they drill on public lands.
Check out this handy infographic to get the facts and share it on Facebook to spread the word about our choice this election.
Radically Different Visions
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune's column on Mitt Romney's energy policy explains how far apart the two presidential candidates are on energy and environmental issues, breaking down five ways that a Romney presidency would move us to a future dominated by dirty, dangerous energy.
Learn the details of the candidates' radically different visions for America.
Photo: Martin Sundberg
Don't Let Wind Energy Jobs Disappear
The wind doesn't distinguish between red states and blue states, but that hasn't stopped wind power from becoming a political flashpoint.
At issue is the renewable-energy production tax credit, which for a cost of about $1.6 billion annually has helped make the U.S. wind industry the second-largest in the world. But the Production Tax Credit will expire at the end of this year if Congress does not renew it, putting 37,000 American jobs at risk.
Write to your representative in Congress and urge them to make clean-energy jobs a priority by renewing the Production Tax Credit.
What's Green and Has Two Wheels?
Enjoy the ride with a custom Sierra Club bike by PUBLIC. Whether tooling around town or cruising on a country road, you’ll be riding fossil-fuel free and supporting the Sierra Club.
These seven-speed, European-inspired bikes come in Sierra Club green and feature our "Explore, Enjoy, and Protect" motto. They're available for a limited time, so pre-order yours today for delivery in May 2013.
Big Coal Getting Jumpy?
Who would've thought a sculpture on a college campus could incite massive insecurity on the part of the immensely profitable fossil fuel industry?
That's what happened after British artist Chris Drury installed "Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around" on the University of Wyoming campus.
Read some of the behind-the-scenes emails, recently made public, threatening the university’s funding if the artwork didn't come down.
Photo courtesy of Chris Drury