Category: Climate Change

Forests, Climate Change, and the Cost of Activism
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Forests, Climate Change, and the Cost of Activism

By Glen Besa   LIMA, PERU–I started my activism with the Sierra Club in the late eighties as the Forest Chair for the Western Maryland Group. As fierce as the forest debate was back then–the fights in the Pacific Northwest to save the Ancient Forests and those us in the east fighting to save scraps [...]

The Tip of the Melting Iceberg
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The Tip of the Melting Iceberg

By Glen Besa   LIMA, PERU–I live in Virginia where I work for the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter. Much of our chapter’s efforts are devoted to fighting climate change and advocating for clean energy solutions. Addressing climate change is especially urgent in Virginia because the metropolitan region of Virginia known as Hampton Roads, along the [...]

2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard
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2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

Who’s protecting Virginia’s Environment at the State Capitol? The Sierra Club is keeping score. For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has issued a General Assembly Legislative Scorecard. This Scorecard grades our elected officials on the votes they took during the 2014 General Assembly Session on legislation that will have a [...]

Common Sense for the Commonwealth: Rally for Clean Energy
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Common Sense for the Commonwealth: Rally for Clean Energy

On November 19, hundreds of Virginians from across the state will converge on Richmond to sound the alarm for climate action in the Commonwealth. The big polluters and their allies in the General Assembly have called a hearing to question the costs and need for the Clean Power Plan, and we will not stand by [...]

Act Now! No Gas Pipelines!
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Act Now! No Gas Pipelines!

Contact Governor McAuliff and ask him to re-evaluate his position and reverse his support for the proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the 350-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline that will cut through the heart of Central and Southwest Virginia. The Sierra Club opposes the pipelines for the following reasons: Using eminent domain for private purposes. These [...]

Tell Gov. McAuliffe: Clean Energy is the Best Path Forward
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Tell Gov. McAuliffe: Clean Energy is the Best Path Forward

On Tuesday, Governor McAuliffe will hold a public briefing on the Virginia Energy Plan in Richmond. This plan is a positive statement on the need to scale and deploy wind, solar and energy efficiency technologies. As the Governor said recently, “Clean energy jobs are the next generation of employment opportunity.” We’re glad to hear the [...]