October 8, 2015
This week, Senator Ted Cruz held a hearing to attack the clean air and clean water safeguards that protect millions of families all across America. Sierra Club President Aaron Mair was there to talk about how communities of color, which are disproportionately affected by pollution and climate disruption, rely on these safeguards to protect them. A friend to big polluters, Cruz unsurprisingly tried to cover all their talking points. His game? To attack the climate science that shows how carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels is causing climate disruption in the first place while assailing the Clean Power Plan, which would allow us to act on climate disruption and protect people’s health. Well, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair has a few things to share with Senator Cruz. Check out his response.
October 8, 2015
Only one day after Sierra Club Minnesota and numerous partner organizations delivered more than 11,000 public comments to the state public utilities commission calling for less coal and more clean energy, Xcel Energy announced that it will retire two coal units and accelerate its investments in solar and wind power, retiring 1,200 megawatts (MW) of coal and adding 3,500 MW of wind and solar!
October 7, 2015
Tenth-century Anglo-Scandinavian King Canute, tired of sycophantic courtiers who praised him as all-powerful, took his throne to the ocean's edge and ordered the incoming tide to retreat. In answer, the waves washed upon the king's feet and continued to rise, shaming those who claimed he could control even the sea. One thousand years later, what will the California Public Utilities Commission do when confronted with the rising tide?
October 5, 2015
I was driving down from Denver where ten Sierra Club members and activists from New Mexico had traveled to testify in one of three EPA hearings on their newly proposed methane rules. The view was incredible with rainstorms rolling along the horizon, the sun illuminating the streaks of moisture...
To fish or to mine? Alaskans must decide the future of a wild beach with a long history.
Lumber Liquidators was turning virgin trees from the world's last Siberian tiger habitat into floorboards.
Can you help Clueless U clean up its act? Play to find out.
A Columbia student helps Nepali villagers deal with climate change.
A wig made of sea sponge protects this crustacean from predators.
Wisconsin and Florida officials adopt the bureaucratic equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and saying "la la la."
Now a successful solar entrepreneur, in 1979 15-year-old Larry Hoang was one of the "Vietnamese boat people."
Paddling among gators and very colorful locals on the Big Bend Saltwater Trail.