Take Action: Coal Ash Is Threatening Our Water
A new threat to strong coal ash regulations, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 (HR 2218), has been introduced in the House. This bill would leave at-risk communities continuing to live with coal ash pollution like arsenic, selenium, and lead, and it would provide no assurances for protecting health, water sources, or air quality. The new bill leaves citizens nowhere to turn if their state cares more about catering to the coal industry than protecting their families.
Tell your representative to support real coal ash protections and oppose HR 2218.
Take Action: Your Tax Dollars Being Used to Destroy the Great Barrier Reef?
Media sources report that the U.S. Export-Import Bank is prepared to finance the Alpha Coal Project, which will ship coal right through the Great Barrier Reef, with your tax dollars. Now, in the same week that the World Heritage Committee warned that coal ports will endanger the Reef, a new report reveals the entire project is uneconomical.
Tell U.S. Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg to reject the Alpha Coal Project.
Grassroots Activism: Going Retro in Arkansas
Last week, the Arkansas Sierra Club and Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light organized a weatherization project in the small town of Pine Bluff. They recruited 30 local volunteers to help make the local community center more energy efficient, and landed some great media hits while they were at it.
Grassroots Activism: Faith and Enviro Groups Unite Against Coal in Kentucky
More than 2,000 people gathered for a huge rally for clean energy in Louisville, Kentucky, last week.
Sierra Club Kentucky worked with many local and national environmental and faith groups to bring together the huge crowds calling for the state to move beyond coal.