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Take Action: End Tax Breaks for Big Oil Take Action: End Tax Breaks for Big Oil

Every year American taxpayers give four billion dollars in outdated tax breaks and subsidies to one of the most profitable industries on the planet. These loopholes, some of which have been in place for nearly a century, are no longer necessary. In fact, high prices at the pump are reflected in the industry’s record profits in 2010 and 2011. These subsidies and tax breaks for Big Oil waste taxpayer money, contribute to the federal deficit, and lock the United States into a dirty energy future.

Tell your senator to support clean water and oppose Senator Barrasso's dirty water amendment.

Take Action: Tell the EPA to Get Serious About Factory Farm Pollution Protections Take Action: Tell the EPA to Get Serious About Factory Farm Pollution Protections

Large factory farms produce more than 300 million tons of manure each year, much of which ends up in our water. Despite the serious health and environmental threats from this pollution, most factory farms don’t comply with clean water protections. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t even know where all the factory farms are located, how much waste they produce, or how the waste is stored and used.

Tell the EPA to gather comprehensive information on factory farms so our families and waterways can be adequately protected from factory farm pollution.

Grassroots Activism: The Sierra Club and AARP Fight Nuclear Power Grassroots Activism: The Sierra Club and AARP Fight Nuclear Power

In Iowa, the Sierra Club chapter joined forces with the AARP to defeat a pro-nuclear bill in the legislature. Armed with polling that showed three-quarters of Iowa residents opposed the nuclear energy bill, the groups and other allies lobbied, made phone calls, attended public hearings, and submitted comments. The result -- many legislators changed from support to opposition, and the bill stalled.

Wild Legacy: Conservation and Climate Wild Legacy: Conservation and Climate

Represented by Lands Team Senior Representative Catherine Semcer and volunteer leader Marion Klaus, the Sierra Club recently had the honor of being featured at The Wildlife Society’s annual meeting. Semcer delivered a plenary speech on safeguarding our natural resources in the face of climate disruption, and the Resilient Habitats campaign scientific blueprint for protecting the Pacific Northwest was presented as an example of conservation planning in a changing world. The Wildlife Society is the largest professional organization of wildlife scientists in North America.

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