Take Action: No Blank Check for the Fracking Industry
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a dangerous way of drilling for natural gas -- and if President Obama does not step in by the end of the year, the Department of Energy (DOE) could write the natural gas industry a blank check for more fracking.
Right now, DOE is studying whether we should start exporting fracked liquefied natural gas. Unfortunately, they are evaluating only the business side of exports, not the environmental and public health effects of fracking.
Send your letter today, telling President Obama that DOE must look at effects of fracking on our communities before making a decision on LNG export facilities.
International Activism: Follow the Climate Work in Doha
International climate negotiations kicked off this week in Doha, Qatar, where world leaders are talking about the best path forward toward solving the climate crisis. The Sierra Club is also there to push for sensible solutions and provide coverage.
Learn more on the Compass blog.
Grassroots Activism: Sandy's Effect on Turtles
You've read about our response to superstorm Sandy, but maybe you didn't hear about what our New Jersey leatherback turtle activists are doing after the devastating storm.
Kathy Lacey of the Terrapin Nesting Project is blogging on the Activist Network about the damage and response for their hatchlings after Sandy.
Grassroots Activism: College Students and Climate
Last week, as Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune joined the 350.org "Do the Math"” tour stop in Durham, North Carolina, he also took some time beforehand to meet with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Beyond Coal students.
Read more in IndyWeek.