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.

New Wind Farm is Nation’s Largest; Means More Clean Energy, Jobs

This past weekend marked the opening of the largest wind farm in the U.S. — a site that will power 235,000 homes. The Shepherds Flat Wind Farm near Arlington, Oregon, is a just the latest …

Republican Coal Bill: Just Another Attack on Public Health Protections

Not satisfied with already being known as the most anti-environmental House of Representatives in history, this week House Republicans are again attempting to gut fundamental health and environmental laws to please polluters — specifically, the …

The mountains weep for Larry Gibson

“Hey buddy!” Like so many others, I always got this warm greeting from Larry Gibson, followed by a big hug. Like so many others, I saw mountaintop removal coal mining with my own eyes for …

International Agencies Using Flawed Data to Fast-Track Kosovo Coal Plant, Put Health At Risk

While no new coal plants have broken ground here in the US since 2008, the US government is backing a huge, polluting new coal plant oversees. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and World …

Moving the Kentucky Wildcats Beyond Coal

This week, I spoke at the University of Kentucky, home to a polluting coal plant, lots of coal industry money, and a student body hungry to move beyond coal and embrace a clean energy future. …

King Coal’s Road to Nowhere: the Coalfields Expressway

In the tranquil, misty mountains of southwest Virginia, the coal industry is trying to build its very own road to nowhere. King Coal’s latest scheme is to try and take $2 billion of federal funds …

Life-Saving Cross-State Air Pollution Protections in Jeopardy After Court Ruling

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution protection (PDF), which sought to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The protection would have reduced life-threatening …

Our Challenge to TVA: Will You Live Up to Your Values and Save Money and Lives with Energy Efficiency?

This week, the Sierra Club presented a new report to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board of directors that charts a course for TVA to a clean energy future. The report, prepared by Synapse Energy …

Climate & Energy

Drink it in: Local residents score big wins for clean water

An infamous coal ash dump in West Virginia will close, and two other proposed mines will not be built -- all thanks to committed local volunteers.

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