Take Action: No Toxic Ash in Our Water!
Take Action: Save the Sage Grouse!
The Obama Administration, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Department of the Interior are drafting a new management plan for the sage grouse, an iconic bird whose habitat covers parts of nine western states. Only by protecting the best remaining sage grouse habitat now can we hope to conserve this species.
Sign the petition urging the Obama administration protect sage grouse habitat and ensure sustainable management.
Grassroots Activism: Baltimore Rallies for Clean Air
Last week more than 40 Marylanders rallied in Baltimore before delivering 2,000 comments to the Maryland Department of the Environment supporting the agency's proposed clean air standards. "I am here today to tell the MDE that people like me need you to move forward with strong, limits on pollution from Maryland's coal-fired power plants," said Doris Toles a Baltimore City resident suffering from asthma and COPD who spoke at the rally.
"There are many who have died from asthma. I have lost family and friends. Cleaning up pollution from coal plants helps people like me stay alive."
Grassroots Activism: A General in Louisiana's Fracking Fight
The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club is working closely with retired Lt. General Russel Honore's Green Army to fight a fracking plan in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
"Fracking is a serious water quality issue," says Sierra Club environmental justice organizer Darryl Malek-Wiley. "Fracking, be it in Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, or Louisiana is a bad news. It means pollution, health problems, truck traffic, and more. It is the wrong energy choice."