As a junior in college, I helped write the Sierra Student Coalition’s Campuses Beyond Coal Campaign to retire the 60 remaining on-campus coal plants on universities nationwide. Students and campuses had the opportunity to lead the nation in moving beyond coal. Today the grassroots power of...
Following decades of detrimental overseas coal project financing by Multilateral Development Banks (MDB), there has been meaningful progress made to secure new policies at MDBs to limit this type of financing -- specifically for coal projects, which are prone to devastating environmental and human rights violations. This includes clear restrictions at some of the world’s largest financiers, including the World Bank, European Investment Bank (EIB), and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). But despite this progress, there are some entrenched interests that refuse to get with the times.
This week on Sierra Club Radio:
We're honored to talk with grassroots hero and renowned environmental activist Lois Gibbs, whose work in Love Canal in the 1970's sparked a movement to clean up toxic waste. She talks with us about creative tactics in activism; what gives her hope; and her work now...
Last week the Sierra Club continued its push-back against the rush to replace one dirty fossil fuel with another. Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is proposing to build a new natural gas “peaker” plant
in Tempe, Arizona. The proposed Ocotillo plant would exacerbate air quality in an area that already violates standards for particulate matter (soot) and ozone. It would also be allowed to emit greenhouse
gases at a rate that is just shy of a coal plant.