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"[I'm] not opposed to industry. [I'm] opposed to dirty industry."

- Allison Sliva, activist fighting the proposed White Stallion coal plant in Texas

1. Take Action: Protect the EPA
2. Take Action: Health Safeguards, Not Oil and Coal Handouts
3. Victory: Tongass National Forest Protected 
4. Today: International Women’s Day


1) Take Action: Protect the EPA

RSVP TodayIn February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a funding bill, or Continuing Resolution, that puts the health of millions of Americans at risk while doing nothing to create jobs or grow the economy.  The House funding bill took aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, slashing its budget by one-third and passing amendments to severely limit the agency's ability to protect the health and safety of Americans. 

The Senate has the power to block the House Continuing Resolution by passing a better bill that protects our air, our water, and our economic growth. 

Take Action!Tell your senators to reject this short-sighted bill from the House, and instead pass a clean bill that protects our health, not corporate polluter profits.

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[object Object]2) Take Action: Health Safeguards, Not Oil and Coal Handouts

In order to boost Big Oil and Coal's already obscene profits, Representative Fred Upton introduced a bill (H.R.910), which will gut the Clean Air Act to make it easier for corporations to pollute the air we breathe. This is a bill meant to protect the corporate polluters who got Upton elected, not help our economy.  But Representatives Henry Waxman and John Dingell are fighting back and asking members of the House to sign a letter opposing dangerous attempts to undermine the Clean Air Act.

 Click here to take action! 

Call your U.S. representative and tell them to stand up to Big Oil and Coal by adding their name to the Waxman-Dingell letter.
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[object Object] 3) Victory: Tongass National Forest Protected  


A federal court ruling issued late Friday will reinstate protections for one of America's most iconic wild places, Alaska's Tongass National Forest. The ruling overturns an exemption that removed the entire national forest from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule is one of the hardest-fought land-protection efforts in our nation's history. The vast majority of the 58 million acres protected under the rule will remain roadless and create havens for people and animals alike. 

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Voting4) Today: International Women's Day

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. The Sierra Club honors this day each year -- and every day -– by supporting the rights, freedoms and accomplishments of women around the world through its Global Population and Environment Program. This year a main focus of the day will be increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services. Learn how you can help.

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