Take Action: Stop Exposing Communities to Toxic Coal Ash
A new threat to strong coal ash protections, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 (HR 2218), has been introduced in the House and will be voted on soon. This legislation sets up weak standards that protect polluter profits and fail to ensure protection of public health. This bill leaves at-risk communities living with coal ash pollution like arsenic, selenium, and lead, and it provides no assurances for protecting their health, water sources, or air quality.
Tell your representative to support real coal ash protections and oppose HR 2218.
Take Action: Will the U.S. Export-Import Bank Undermine Obama's Climate Plan?
Last month President Obama pledged to end public funding for overseas coal plants as part of his Climate Action Plan, but the U.S. Export-Import Bank may undermine his leadership when it votes on whether or not to support a dirty coal plant in Vietnam. The bank has a long history of financing massive fossil-fuel projects with our tax payer dollars -- will it now change course and live up to Obama's promise?
Tell the Export-Import Bank to stop supporting dirty coal.
Video: Our Wild America Google+ Hangout
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune just got back from a two-week family road trip to some of America's most amazing wild places.
If you missed last week's Google+ Hangout with him and other members of the Sierra Club's new Our Wild America campaign, you can now watch it online!
Mission Outdoors: Healing Veterans With Wilderness
Sierra Club Mission Outdoors staffer Joshua Brandon is an Army veteran who has personally experienced how transforming the outdoors can be. Now he's aiming to get even more veterans outside.
"(Veterans) get out into nature, they fall in love with it, and they want to protect it. The Sierra Club can help vets, and the military can help us. We're natural allies," says Joshua in this column by Sierra Club National Program Director Sarah Hodgdon.