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 Report Follows Money Trail Behind Attacks on Clean Energy

Every election season, more and more money is poured into campaigns. But there is a surprising new twist this year – fossil fuel interests are actually spending money to directly attack clean energy like wind …

Clean Air Victory for Texas as Coal Plant Permit Struck Down

This week Texas residents cheered when a judge invalidated the state air pollution permit for the proposed Las Brisas coal plant in Corpus Christi. The Las Brisas proposal is only the second new power plant …

Black Lung: Coal’s Dirty Politics

Reading and listening to the recent NPR, Center for Public Integrity, and Charleston Gazette articles about the rise in black lung cases for coal miners saddens and angers me. Like many, I had — mistakenly, …

Soot Hearings: Speaking Out For Public Health

On Tuesday, hundreds of Philadelphia residents rallied and spoke at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on new safeguards to cut deadly soot pollution nationwide. Today, many more will rally at another soot hearing in Sacramento. …

Hundreds Rally Against New Chicago Coal Plant

On Tuesday hundreds of Chicagoans rallied against a coal gasification plant proposed for the city’s southeast side. These residents are against this planned facility because of the pollution it would bring – not to mention …

Climate & Energy

Blowing in the right direction: Two big wind projects are moving forward

A wind project in Wyoming and another off the coast of New England will help us transition to a future without coal.

Urgent: Tell Your Senators to Protect Public Health – Don’t Roll Back EPA’s Mercury Standards

A big Senate vote this week will determine the fate of mercury safeguards that continue to garner overwhelming support from Americans nationwide. This past weekend the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously passed a resolution (PDF) …

New Soot Pollution Standard Benefits Americans, Saves Lives

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a draft pollution standard for soot that will reduce one of the most dangerous forms of air pollution, saving thousands of lives and preventing tens of thousands of …

Nearly 100 Mayors Speak Out in Support of Mercury Safeguards

Today, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office publicly released a letter signed by nearly 100 mayors from across the U.S. supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mercury safeguards. From Mayor Bloomberg’s release: Cutting mercury pollution …

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