Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, which is working to eliminate coal's contribution to global warming and repower the nation with clean energy.

Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires a Family of Activists

Kathy Mohr-Almeida and her daughter Anna (pictured at the right) – along with millions of others in Arizona and surrounding states – could breathe a little easier if  the Environmental Protection Agency steps up to …

Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond

If you watched this week’s episode of Showtime’s climate series Years of Living Dangerously, you saw a fantastic piece by America Ferrera called “Against the Wind” that pierced the veil of the fossil fuel industry’s …

Will the next coal ash disaster be in your neighborhood?

Guess what – you might be living near a toxic coal ash dump that threatens your local water supply, without even knowing it. Today, the Sierra Club and Earthjustice are releasing a new report called …

To Live Dangerously or Not to Live Dangerously? It’s Our Choice

What’s next? What can I do? Those are questions you might be pondering if you tuned into Years of Living Dangerously on Showtime this weekend, or if you’ve been watching online clips from the “Preacher’s …

The Vampire, the Preacher’s Daughter, and Me: Behind the Scenes of the Years of Living Dangerously

This coming Sunday, May 4, Showtime will air the fourth episode in its Years of Living Dangerously climate series, which includes me and features the Beyond Coal Campaign. As the airing of the “Preacher’s Daughter” …

Supreme Court: One State’s Coal Pollution Not Allowed to Make Another State’s Families Sick

In a huge victory for public health, today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in a case considering the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which is designed to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution from …

Students Sit-In, Rally to Get Washington University to Cut Ties With Peabody Coal

If you’re looking for clean energy inspiration, we’ve had lots of it this past week, courtesy of a phenomenal group of Washington University (St. Louis) students who are holding a sit-in until the school cuts …

Big Victory for Public Health – Court Upholds Mercury, Toxic Air Pollution Protections

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld limits on dangerous emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution from power plants. This was a big victory for clean air, clean water, …

Time for Congress to Act and Save Clean Energy Jobs

Today, the US Senate is casting a vote critical to the future of the U.S. wind industry. Wind power has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and the wind industry now employs more …

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