August 27, 2015
Posted for Elaina Perry On a scorching day in late May, I walked alongside a fellow intern with a crowd of new friends. We marched as a group of about 200 along a six mile walk. As we walked, we clutched signs of all shapes, sizes, hues and styles that conveyed a similar message: “STOP Dominion LNG.” With our signs held high and a megaphone in the center of the pack, we chanted. Down the roads we tramped as we echoed the the speaker saying “We are Cove Point.” ...
August 14, 2015
Last Wednesday's Air Quality Control Advisory Council (AQCAC or “ack-ack”) meeting was rough, and Maryland backslid on years worth of progress when the council shockingly voted to support a new air quality plan from Governor Larry Hogan’s administration that significantly weakens protections previously finalized under the O’Malley’s administration.
August 14, 2015
Do you ever wonder about the details of how we're going to move away from fossil energy at the rate every leading scientist says is necessary to to combat climate disruption? We found a pretty in-depth and exciting transition plan out there that we wanted to share. Check out this final blog post by our Beyond Coal summer intern, Taliah Dommerholt, to learn about The Solutions Project - a roadmap to 100% clean energy for Maryland and every other state in the U.S.
August 12, 2015
On Saturday, August 1st, 20 Sierra Club kayaktivists lead by Outings Leader Ken Clark and star intern Taliah Dommerholt paddled along the Middle River and Dundee Creek to visit one of Maryland's dirtiest coal-burning power plants: the C.P. Crane Generating Station.
August 6, 2015
Join us at the Jamboree! The 2015 Jamboree will be held at the beautiful Catoctin Mountain National Park in Frederick, MD. Register today or by September 1st and receive a $10 discount!
August 4, 2015
Lesser Celandine is invasive in 19 states in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest according to the U.S. National Forest Service. It forms large, dense mats on the forest floor and displaces nativespring ephemeral wildflowers. We have been removing it at many of our preservation sites so that native plants, and the butterflies and birds that depend on them, can recover. Please take a minute to send a message to your members of Congress urging them to vote for restoration and expansion of research by the Federal Government on host specific biological controls of Lesser Celandine and other non-native invasive species.
July 24, 2015
Environmental issues stretch far and wide past our beloved state of Maryland. From major droughts in California to the secrete implementation of GMOs in our produce, there is a lot to take in as is. The issue of sea level rise is one that most people have heard of already, but a lot of them are unaware that the effects of it are happening right now to own country. I would like to bring the spotlight to an environmental problem that has risen, our should I say sunk, the good state of Louisiana.
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