Take Action: Don't Frack Our National Forests!
Last year, the U.S. Forest Service made an important decision when it proposed keeping dangerous and dirty oil and gas horizontal drilling and fracking out of the George Washington National Forest in Virginia and West Virginia. This unique and beautiful forest provides critical wildlife habitats, as well as recreation opportunities and clean drinking water for millions of residents and visitors annually. The oil and gas industry is now pressuring the administration to allow fracking in this forest.
Tell the Forest Service to stand firm in its plan to prohibit fracking in the George Washington National Forest.
Take Action: Protect and Preserve Sierra Nevada Forests
California's national forests offer some of the most spectacular experiences in America: Hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney or along the Pacific Crest Trail. Exploring the forests around Lake Tahoe. Marveling at majestic giant sequoias.. But our national forests are not only beautiful landscapes -- they also provide clean drinking water and vital wildlife habitat, while fueling our state's economy.
This year, the U.S. Forest Service is taking a fresh look at how the forests of the Sierra should be managed in coming decades. With so much at stake, we must make our voices heard and ensure that California's national forests are protected.
Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect and restore Sierra Nevada forests.
Road Trip! Brune Family Vacation Celebrates New "Our Wild America" Campaign
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and his family are hitting the road to launch the Sierra Club's new "Our Wild America" campaign. The campaign will build on the Sierra Club's historic work to protect nature, redoubling efforts to save America's wild places for everyone to explore and enjoy.
During the two-week trek across the western United States, the Brune family will visit many places desperately in need of protection and talk to local community leaders about how we can save our wild legacy and reenergize people to go out and enjoy all our public lands have to offer.
Learn more on the website!
Grassroots Activism: Delaware Speaks Out for Clean Air
Last Tuesday, hundreds of Delaware residents gathered in Delaware City for a public hearing about the local refinery's air permit. Parents, nurses, union members, and many others spoke up for better air-quality monitoring and better emergency measures for the community living near the facility.
Learn more on the Compass blog.