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.

Pressure Mounts to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

This week hundreds of residents from Appalachia and beyond came to Washington, DC, to demand Congress end mountaintop removal coal mining and enforce the Clean Water Act. They talked to their representatives in Congress and the White House, rallied, and …

Wind works — time to pass the Production Tax Credit

The wind industry supports more than 75,000 American-made jobs around the country, and is helping to lead the way toward America’s clean energy future.  But right now Congress is holding the fate of thousands of those jobs in its hands. …

Powerful New Video: Protect the Moapa Band of Paiutes from Dirty Coal The Moapa Band of Paiutes continues to fight the pollution from the nearby Reid Gardner coal plant in Southern Nevada, and the Sierra Club stands with them. Today, we are releasing this powerful new video that features members of …

A Big Week for Public Health, Grassroots Activism

This has been a big week for clean air, public health, and grassroots activism that is moving America beyond coal. First, we can breathe easier this week knowing that more aging, polluting coal plants are being retired as South Carolina …

Tell EPA You Support Carbon Pollution Protections

At public hearings in Chicago and Washington, D.C. today, supporters, public health officials, and scientists are testifying in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Carbon Pollution Standard, the first-ever limit on life-threatening carbon pollution from power plants. Thousands of Americans …

Coal use drops to record lows while clean energy soars

With coal on the decline and wind energy on top of its game, it's more important than ever to extend government support for wind power.


My Mother’s Day wish: Clean air for kids

Long-overdue standards for toxic mercury spewed from coal plants are under attack. Our kids are counting on us to defend them.

Southwestern tribes lead three-day march to move beyond coal

I want to share a story with you about an amazing event that took place this past Earth Day. For three days, in 100+ degree heat, Native Americans led a50-mile march to draw attention to the devastating effects of coal …

Michigan State University stands up to Big Coal

Michigan State operates the largest coal plant on a college campus in the nation. Students are pressuring the administration to retire it.