Take Action: Thank Secretary Jewell for Working to Protect the Organ Mountains
Take Action: Demand Justice for West Virginia
A devastating chemical spill on the Elk River has poisoned the drinking water for over 300,000 people in West Virginia. Many people are still relying on bottled water to drink, cook, and bathe.
It is no secret that Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, the WV legislature, and the WV Department of Environmental Protection have worked to undercut protections for people's health and the environment in favor of the coal and chemical industry. Unfortunately, this chemical spill is not an isolated incident. There is a silent water crisis in West Virginia, where communities living near coal mines face similar dangers each day.
Sign the petition and tell President Obama that West Virginia leaders cannot be trusted to regulate the coal industry.
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Grassroots Activism: Sierra Club Puerto Recycles Big Time
Congratulations to Sierra Club Puerto Rico activists for helping to recycle more than 5,000 pounds of materials at the recent San Sebastian Festival.
The chapter's Zero Waste Team also educated festival-goers on recycling and got more than 400 signatures on a recycling petition.
Grassroots Activism: Floridians Rally for Clean Water
Sierra Club Florida volunteers joined a coalition of groups at more than 15 statewide rallies to call for stronger clean water standards.
"Our goal is to build a movement of Floridians to demand clean water," said Cris Costello of Sierra Club Florida.