This is the final edition of Currents for 2013. Thank you for a wonderful year of successful activism! The next Currents newsletter will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
Grassroots Activism: Standing Up to Coal in Detroit
Detroit Beyond Coal volunteer Douglas Myers penned a powerful op-ed about the realities of coal's toxic pollution in his community of River Rouge.
"People don't tend to listen when I attribute my family's health ailments to having lived near the River Rouge coal plant -- but the facts are on my side," says Myers in the column.
Grassroots Activism: Teaming Up for the Sage Grouse
Congratulations to the Sierra Club activists in Utah! In a recent span of just five days, activists with the Sierra Club's Our Wild America and Beyond Coal campaigns in Utah helped generate 14,000 comments urging the Bureau of Land Management to protect sage grouse habitat from a proposed coal mine.
Grassroots Activism: Transit Progress in Florida
Way to go, Sierra Club Florida! After two years of educating the public, organizing members and activists, and building coalitions, the chapter's Florida Healthy Air Campaign triumphed last week.
The Pinellas County Commission voted to put the "Greenlight Pinellas" transit plan on the November 2014 ballot after a public hearing at which more than 100 supporters turned out to pack both commission chambers and two floors of overflow space.