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Take Action: No New Fracking in Our National Forests Take Action: No New Fracking in Our National Forests

The natural gas industry has its eye on our national forests, wild places, and areas around our national parks. From Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota to George Washington National Forest in Virginia to Desolation Canyon in Utah, the fracking industry wants a free pass to drill as much as it wants without taking responsibility for the consequences. We cannot allow gas companies to continue expanding fracking operations on federal lands and putting our wild places at risk.

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Take Action: Protect Bryce Canyon from Coal Mining Best Interns: Is Camping a White Person Thing?

Our Best Interns Daniel and Izzy went to Chicago last month for Outdoor Nation. They met with other leaders and outdoor champions to brainstorm new ways to reach youth and promote a love of the outdoors.

They also took to the time to ask a controversial question: "Is camping a white person thing?" Check out their latest video.


Grassroots Activism: Thousands Speak Out Against Coal Exports, Get Results Grassroots Activism: Thousands Speak Out Against Coal Exports, Get Results

Grassroots Activism: Young Leader Fights Coal Ash in Her Alabama Town Cece Durden is only 17 years old, but she's already making a big difference in her community of Uniontown, Alabama. Cece is raising awareness about the local landfill full of coal ash and the nearby polluting wastewater facility.

"I'm doing what I can to get more youth involved," says Cece. Learn more about Cece in this column by Sierra Club National Program Director Sarah Hodgdon.


Grassroots Activism: Nebraska's Solar Tour
Grassroots Activism: Nebraska's Solar Tour

More than 60 people participated in a solar tour of Lincoln, Nebraska, last week. The Sierra Club worked with a coalition on the event, which was designed to urge Lincoln Electric System to adopt a "CLEAN" contract that would help boost solar for homeowners, landlords, schools, businesses, and churches.

Learn more on The Planet blog.


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