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"It wasn't the gas industry that helped Obama win in Iowa and helped him inspire millions of people around the country. It wasn't [...] activists from Big Oil going around and knocking on doors across the country."

- Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune

1. Take Action: Stop Unregulated Oil and Gas Drilling
2. Take Action: Protect the Gray Wolf
3. Coal: Put Clean Energy First
4. Passing Grade? Banks Put to the Test

1) Take Action: Stop Unregulated Oil and Gas Drilling

Natural gas drilling.Natural gas drilling, especially hydraulic fracturing, is leaving communities in Wyoming with worse air-quality days than Los Angeles and creating toxic, radioactive wastewater.

Unfortunately, oil and gas lobbyists have succeeded in carving out loopholes in the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Air Act, leaving families all over the country to suffer from the effects of unregulated drilling -- dirty air and polluted drinking water.

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Tell your representative that it is time to close these loopholes and protect our air and water from oil and gas drilling. 

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Grey Wolf2) Take Action: Protect the Gray Wolf

Legislators are trying to undermine the Endangered Species Act by overriding the scientific findings of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They want to strip protections for the gray wolf by attaching a rider to an unrelated funding bill -- and then saying it must be passed by the end of this week to avoid a government shut-down. It's not the role of Congress to decide which species should receive protection and which shouldn't -- that's up to the scientists.

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Write your representatives now and tell them to keep the Endangered Species Act intact.

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Coal 3) Coal: Put Clean Energy First    

The Sierra Club and allies today challenged the Interior Department's sham coal leasing program in the Powder River Basin. The Powder River Basin produces more than 40 percent of the nation's coal, making it a major source of carbon and other toxic pollution. The lawsuit comes on the heels of the Interior Department's announcement that billions of tons of new coal will be leased in the Power River Basin.

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RAN Report4) Passing Grade? Banks Put to the Test

A new report card issued today by Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club ranks ten of the world's largest banks on their financing of mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Only one bank, Credit Suisse, received an "A" while the three largest financers of mountaintop removal coal mining show a great need for improvement. Get the details and see the full report card here.

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