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 [...]

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 [...]

McAuliffe Joins People’s Climate March. What’s Next?
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McAuliffe Joins People’s Climate March. What’s Next?

Even if you didn’t make it to New York City for the People’s Climate March, you couldn’t escape the coverage. 400,000 people in the streets of Manhattan demanding action on climate change. It was exhilarating! And 1,000 of us made the long trip from Virginia. Over 700 boarded 13 buses from across Virginia for the [...]

Dominion: Quit ALEC Now!
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Dominion: Quit ALEC Now!

The secret’s out, Dominion Resources: You’re keeping bad company. It’s time to end your membership in ALEC, an extremist group that promotes voter-suppression efforts, stand-your-ground gun laws, and a host of other noxious measures with a big-business, anti-consumer, pro-polluter agenda. Dominion claims to care about the environment, but its support for ALEC belies that claim. [...]