Take Action: Oppose Environmental Roadblocks
The Senate is now considering 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 requirements to study and allow the public to comment on the impact of large infrastructure projects on communities, public health and the environment.
As the Senate considers the Water Resources Development Act, tell your senators not to roll back environmental protections!
Take Action: Don't Let Drillers Frack Your Air and Water
Each day across the nation, the natural gas industry puts people, communities, forests, and parks at risk from dirty and dangerous drilling. Incredibly, the natural gas industry is exempt from key provisions of major federal environmental laws, allowing it to get away with harmful practices that are illegal for others. Gas drillers exploit these unacceptable loopholes to tear up landscapes and contaminate our air and water.
Tell your members of Congress to co-sponsor the BREATHE and FRESHER acts to protect people from fracking pollution.
Grassroots Activism: Holding Polluters Accountable in Detroit
Last Saturday's Marathon Oil refinery explosion and fire was yet another dangerous, polluting event in a string of environmental injustices to plague the residents of the 48217 zip code in Detroit, which is unfortunately famous for being the most polluted in Michigan.
Thankfully local Sierra Club organizer Rhonda Anderson and volunteer Delores Leonard - and many others - are on the case to bring these injustices to light and call for change with the community.
Learn more in this column by Sierra Club National Program Director Sarah Hodgdon.
Grassroots Activism: A Leading Latino
Congrats to Sierra Club Bilingual Media Strategist Javier Sierra. He was just named among the top 100 green Latino leaders in the U.S. by PODER magazine.
"It's a wonderful thing that I'm being recognized, but the Sierra Club is also being recognized," Sierra said. "The Club was the pioneer in bringing Latinos into the environmental community, so this is really a recognition for the organization as well as myself."