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Volume VI, #137
Nov 4, 2008

“If you thought the first 100 days of the Bush administration were bad, just wait and see what the last 100 could bring."

-- Rep. Edward Markey (D- Mass.)

In this issue

1) Take Action: Get Out There and Vote!
2) Take Action: Protect the Gray Wolf
3) Bush Administration: To Be Continued
4) Victory: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine Stopped

1) Take Action: Get Out There and Vote!
Today's the day! Months of the campaigning, debating, and volunteering have all built up to this one very important day -- Election Day. We're proud that Sierra Club members like you have always voted in high numbers. This year more than ever our votes are critical to bring about a clean energy future, so please go vote -- and don't forget to remind your friends.

Not sure where to go or what to bring to vote? No problem, just visit and type in your zip code to find out everything you need to cast your vote today.

2) Take Action: Protect the Gray Wolf
Just weeks after abandoning its disastrous delisting of gray wolves in the Rocky Mountains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced new plans to take them off the endangered species list!

Less than a month remains to submit comments urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to slow down and act in the best interests of these wild creatures, which is to keep them on the endangered species list. 

Currents action alert arrowPlease tell USFWS to protect the gray wolf!

3) The Bush Administration: To Be Continued
Critically important rules under the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act are on the Bush administration’s hit list. In the waning days of the Administration look for new rules issuing leases for oil shale development, clearing the way for transmission line corridors, allowing higher levels of pollution near our national parks and weakening protections for our waters.

So while today we're fighting for a cleaner future at the ballot box, we'll be right back on the ground and in agency offices fighting to improve our waters, air and special places tomorrow.

4) Victory: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine Stopped
The Sierra Club, along with several local community groups won a great victory on Friday, when a federal judge halted mining activity at two mountaintop removal coal mines in West Virginia.

The ruling is the latest in a string of decisions that have consistently criticized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its failure to fully evaluate the impacts of this devastating mining practice on nearby streams.

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