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Steve Blackledge, U.S. PIRG's public health program director, tells us about efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics in meat, and investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz discusses her recent piece on Shell Oil and the Arctic.
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When Redwood Chapter leaders met with Congressman Jared Huffman in October, the cordial and productive conversation touched briefly on an exciting proposal to designate substantial new federal Wilderness Areas and Wild and Scenic Rivers in the northern part of the Chapter.
Westchester County AirportThis small suburban airport sits two blocks from a vital water supply, the Kensico Reservoir. This reservoir supplies 85% of Westchester residents and millions of residents in New York City with vital drinking water. READ MORE...
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Sunday, November 22, the Government of Alberta announced that, by 2030, it would completely phase out all coal emissions. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released this statement in response to Alberta's "bold and decisive leadership to tackle the climates crisis".
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Last night, November 19, Seattle's Northwest Power & Conservation Council held a hearing on its Draft 7th Power Plan. Upwards of 60 residents from the Puget Sound area turned out; and so many people signed up to testify that the Council lengthened the hearing. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has held two hearings in Montana earlier this year and two more in Washington earlier this month. Later this month the Council will be in Boise, Idaho; and come December in Portland and...
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by Victoria Brandon, Redwood Chapter ChairJust as the Redwood Needles was going to press, the long-awaited text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) toxic trade deal was released to public view -- and the environmental consequences revealed in the detailed language turn out to be even worse than expected.
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The University of Memphis joined with the Sierra Club to present the 14th Annual Environmental Conference; a grassroots community conference for education, advocacy, and activism in Tennessee.
Mallows Bay – Potomac River is a 14 square mile area of the tidal Potomac River adjacent to Charles County that serves as a vital habitat to threatened and endangered species. Mallows Bay was nominated as a national marine sanctuary through the Sanctuary Nomination Process and we need your input to protecting this area. Read more for more information and follow the comment link to submit a comment in support of the sanctuary!
Tuesday December 15th at 4pm is the most critical moment yet in the effort to stop the nations' largest trash burning incinerator from being built less than a mile from schools. The Maryland Department of the Environment has the opportunity right now to enforce the law and help communities working to put an end to the incinerator. Join us to hold them accountable for healthy communities and fair development!
The Real Battle against Pilgrim Pipeline Starts Now   The Pilgrim Pipeline has filed a use and occupancy permit in New York to construct a damaging and dangerous pipeline from Linden, New Jersey to Albany. The 178 mile pipeline would carry 200,000 barrels of Bakken crude each day cutting through open spaces, communities, and important water resources. Pilgrim stated today that they plan to file permits for New Jersey later this year. Pilgrim has been officially opposed by all 28 towns...
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Coal, an industry in terminal decline in the U.S. and around the world, has turned to developing country markets in a desperate effort to gain stabler footing. But coal is the wrong tool for the job for several key reasons.
By Teri ShoreA new survey of Sonoma County voters commissioned by Greenbelt Alliance found that 75 percent would definitely or most likely vote “yes” on a potential county ballot measure to renew and expand protections from sprawl for greenbelt lands designated as community separators between Sonoma County’s towns and cities. By the end of the poll that rose to 78 percent.
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Yesterday, 150 or more activists rallied together in Atlanta to support Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) and a strong federal implementation policy. Only one person testified in opposition to the clean energy activists at the hearing's morning session, where leaders and members from Georgia's faith, business, community, and more all spoke to the benefits of a CPP with strong federal implementation.
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Elected officials, Sierra Club partner organizations, and over 80 NYC students and activists came together on the steps of City Hall yesterday morning. Standing together, the activists asked Governor Cuomo to phase out coal by the year 2020.
Its election time again! We are pleased to announce we have four candidates running for the opportunity to fill one of the five vacant positions on the Piasa Palisades Group Executive Committee. Incumbents Amitie Flynn and Chris Krusa as well as members Sara Lyons and Susan Murray are seeking election. The board positions are a term of two years and the committee works hard to set policy and make other important decisions for the group.
This Fall we're thankful that the Maryland Commission on Climate Change has voted unanimously to recommend the state adopt a goal of 40% reductions in climate pollution by 2030. You can learn more about this exciting development and have your voice heard by attending a series of sessions across the state. Read more to see when the Commission will be in your neighborhood.
We are looking for volunteers to get involved with the political committee for both short-term and long-term projects. Below is a list of projects we need help with. If you are interested in helping, contact Gary Latshaw at Political*lomaprieta.sierraclub.org (change * to @). If you do nothing else today click here and register so your voice can be heard. Voting is not only a basic right, but also a civic duty. When you vote you are helping to shape the future of your community, your county,...
Sierra Club Marin Group Holiday Party on Thursday, December 17, 2015 6 - 9 PM at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley
Fight to Stop Sprawl in Morgan Hill Goes to LAFCo by Julie Hutcheson On December 2, 2015, the City of Morgan Hill will go before the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) with a request to annex 215 acres of an area known as the Southeast Quadrant (SEQ). The request is part of the City’s larger plan to annex a total of over 400 acres in the SEQ. It will test the LAFCo Commissioners’ adherence to their mission to stop sprawl and protect the premature conversion of farmland.
The airport was built in the 1940s as a National Guard facility just 2 blocks from the Kensico Reservoir, before there were environmental regulations as we know them today. Today, no industrial facility would be sited so close to a vital water supply, which supplies 85% of Westchester residents and millions of people in New York City with drinking water.
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Multiple environmental and political issues threaten Florida's sanctity, natural beauty, wildlife and actual future existence. This page is dedicated to current issues that affect Nassau County, Fla.
Chair   Jane Ard-Smith   520-5381   janeardsmith@comcast.netVice-Chair   John Stansfield   (303) 660-5849   jorcstan@juno.comConservation Chair   Jim Lockhart   385-0045   jlock@datawest.netSecretary   Your Name Here!Co-Treasurer   Spencer Johnston   spencerrjj@hotmail.comCo-Treasurer   Judy Schulman   boatgirl@gmail.comOutings Chair   Jim Lockhart   385-0045   jlock@datawest.net
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Are you looking for a career in development, fundraising, event planning, public relations, or social media coordination? The Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter has an exciting position for a volunteer or intern in our downtown Austin office to play a big role with a special fundraising event.
Pierce County's Tatoosh group takes on invasive plantsBy Brett Johnson