Stopping Coal Exports
The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign is making tremendous progress in its efforts to end the nation's dependence on dirty coal and transition the U.S. to a clean energy economy. Sierra Club has prevented the construction of over 150 new coal plants, which has reduced the demand for coal in the U.S. But Big Coal threatens this progress with new plans to harm communities, to tear up land, and to poison air and water resources by building new facilities to export millions of tons of coal mined in the U.S. to foreign markets. In response, the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program has ramped efforts across the nation – in Alaska, the Northwest, Texas, and beyond – to block the means by which dirty coal is exported.
Find out more about Sierra Club and our allies' efforts to stop the exportation of dirty coal.
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