Archive for October, 2013

Why Do we need Carbon Pollution Protections?
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Why Do we need Carbon Pollution Protections?

Carbon pollution is the main contributor to climate disruption. This past year climate disruption fueled Superstorm Sandy, more extreme floods, widespread wildfires and record drought. We can’t afford to wait any longer to act as extreme events like these cost Americans hundreds of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. For the health and welfare [...]

General Assembly 2014 – Wind and solar in Virginia: A status update
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General Assembly 2014 – Wind and solar in Virginia: A status update

By Ivy Main Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author [...]

Reduce your carbon footprint AND benefit the Sierra Club at the same time!
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Reduce your carbon footprint AND benefit the Sierra Club at the same time!

Does your electric water heater need some schooling? Does it need to be smarter? A smarter water heater means reducing carbon emissions by as much as 1.5 tons per year for EACH water heater! Smarter water heaters also reward the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter with some real $ cash-ola! Introducing the Mosaic Power – Sierra [...]

Not Another Mountaintop Removal Mine!
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Not Another Mountaintop Removal Mine!

Once again, the Army Corps of Engineers has given its blessing to another mountaintop removal project — saying it’s okay to  let Big Coal dump the blown-off tops of mountains into pristine Virginia waterways. Ten miles downstream from the proposed Doe Branch mine, the Russell Fork River flows through Breaks Interstate Park. This park, known [...]

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
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EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Agency takes important step to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken it’s first major step taken towards fulfilling President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, by proposing Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants built in the [...]