Take Action: Tell Your Senators to Oppose Damaging Environmental Rollbacks
The Senate will soon consider broad legislation to fund water infrastructure, such as levees and ports, called the Water Resources Development Act. Unfortunately, the bill contains damaging provisions that would weaken landmark environmental laws and the ability of the public to comment on water infrastructure projects.
Tell your senators not to roll back environmental protections!
Take Action: The U.S. Export-Import Bank Must Move Beyond Coal
President Obama has promised to lead on climate, but his nominee to lead the U.S. Export-Import (ExIm) Bank -- Fred Hochberg -- has supported a dirty fossil fuel binge with our taxpayer dollars.
There is another way. Thanks to a robust climate policy and strong leadership, ExIm's sister institution -- the Overseas Private Investment Corporation -- has financed over $1 billion in clean energy in 2013. Even better, they didn't support a single fossil fuel project. Chairman Hochberg has announced he is staying at ExIm for President Obama's second term.
Tell Chairman Hochberg to stop funding fossil fuel projects.
Grassroots Activism: Responding to Arkansas's Major Oil Spill
Sierra Club Arkansas's Glen Hooks has been working overtime to bring attention to the families affected by ExxonMobil's tar sands oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas, last week.
Glen has been on MSNBC, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and even The Colbert Report talking about this latest spill and how the Keystone XL pipeline could have even worse spills.
We Have a Winner: My Piece of America Photo Contest
Congratulations to Terray Sylvester for winning the My Piece of America photo contest with a gorgeous shot of Happy Canyon in Utah's Greater Canyonlands.
Learn more about Terray and the winning photo on the Lay of the Land blog.
Photo by Terray Sylvester.