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Take Action: Close Fracking Loopholes for Oil and Gas Polluters! Take Action: Close Fracking Loopholes for Oil and Gas Polluters!

Our nation is under a frack attack! Dirty oil and gas drilling and fracking are expanding -- polluting the air, water, and nearby landscapes of communities across the country. The fracking industry doesn't have to follow the same environmental rules or laws that other industries do. Five bills just introduced in Congress would force oil and gas companies to follow the same environmental laws as other industries and help better protect our clean air and clean water from toxic chemicals.

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Tell your representative to sponsor these important bills to better protect our landscapes, air, water, and communities from fracking pollution!


Take Action: Save the Reef Sharks Take Action: Save the Reef Sharks

Today it is people, not sharks, that pose the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef's wildlife. Media reports have linked the U.S. Export-Import Bank to two massive coal projects in Australia, which would include dredging and shipping through the Great Barrier Reef. You can help restore sharks to their natural place as the reef's top predators.

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Tell Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg to save the Great Barrier Reef from coal.


Inner City Outings: How a River Can Change Inner City Outings: How a River Can Change

Even though she's been taking kids on river rafting trips for 19 years, Sierra Club Inner City Outings volunteer Mel MacInnis says she still loves leading the journeys every time.

Read about her most recent trip on California's Lower Klamath River with eight boys who'd never been rafting before.


Grassroots Activism: University of Georgia Students Call for Clean Energy Grassroots Activism: University of Georgia Students Call for Clean Energy

Students of the University of Georgia Beyond Coal group packed a public hearing with other local residents last week. They made sure the school heard their concerns about the campus's dirty, old coal boiler and the need for UGA to take the lead on clean energy.

UGA Beyond Coal student Laura Tuolme was also featured in a USA Today article for her work on campus.


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