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Take Action: Take Action for Cleaner Cars
Millions of Americans live near major roads, and all that vehicle pollution can lead to asthma and other health problems. There is a solution. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed cleaner tailpipe standards that would lower the sulfur content in gasoline, reduce air pollution, save lives, and create jobs through new technology. But Big Oil doesn't want to spend that extra penny per gallon, and is putting their private profit ahead of our public health.
Stand up for children and clean air -- and against Big Oil -- and help reach 50,000 official comments for cleaner tailpipe standards by submitting yours!
Grassroots Activism: Standing Up to Coal in Nebraska
Sierra Club organizers in north Omaha, Nebraska, worked with a coalition of diverse groups to help deliver more than 1,000 petitions to the Omaha Public Power District calling the utility to move beyond coal.
"We had volunteers, friends, and supporters from all over the city come out for the delivery -- everyone from health professionals, retired nurses, coaches, and leaders from local organizations like the Malcolm X Foundation were there," said Graham Jordison, a Sierra Club organizer in Omaha.
Grassroots Activism: Clean Energy Legislative Successes in Hawaii, Minnesota
Their weather couldn't be more different, but Hawaiians and Minnesotans all love clean energy. The two states are celebrating recent state-level clean energy victories.
Hawaii just passed a first-of-its kind clean-energy financing measure that will make it easy for residents to go green and install clean energy, while saving some green at the same time. The Sierra Club and a coalition of environmental and labor groups championed the measure, which will reduce the upfront costs of solar energy and energy-efficiency for residents and small businesses.
Up in Minnesota, the state legislature just passed a clean energy bill that includes a strong solar power standard, a plan on how to move the state beyond fossil fuels, and much more. Learn more in Beyond Coal Director Mary Anne Hitt's column.