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.


Why is the State Dept. pushing coal on a tiny Eastern European country?

State and the World Bank are pushing a plan to open a heavily polluting coal plant in Kosovo -- saddling the struggling country with debt and producing much more power than it even needs.

Clean Air

North Carolina gets great clean air news

Great clean air news out of North Carolina today – the Sierra Club and four of our key allies are announcing a settlement that will retire 1,600-megawatts of dirty coal power. North Carolina has long …

Renewable Energy

Forecast for 2012: More sun and wind

2011 saw solar and wind powering more homes and businesses than ever before, and 2012 is shaping up to be even better.

A Clean Air Christmas: Another Beyond Coal Victory to Close the Year!

Well, we certainly are closing out this year with lots of good news to report. Today, the Sierra Club and Audubon are announcing a legal settlement with American Electric Power/Southwestern Electric Power Company (AEP/SWEPCO) that …

We Did It! Americans Cheer EPA for First-Ever Protections Against Toxic Mercury

Are you one of the over 800,000 people who submitted a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting proposed mercury pollution protections? Are you one of the hundreds who attended a public hearing in Chicago, …

Major coal vctory: LS Power agrees to abandon two coal projects, invest in solar

Today, the Sierra Club is celebrating a landmark victory that was a long time coming. We have reached a settlement with LS Power to cancel their plans to build two new coal plants — the …

Recent Coal to Clean Energy Victories Worth Celebrating

This week we’re celebrating as more utilities are recognizing that coal is dirty and expensive, and are deciding to make the switch to clean energy. Earlier this week, Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative announced that it …

Is one of the top U.S. mercury polluters in your backyard?

I just came back from a trip to Illinois, where the state had the good sense to put mercury protections in place for coal-fired power plants back in 2006. Unfortunately, here in West Virginia and …

A coal strip mine next to a national park?

When I think of Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park, I envision its beautiful rock spires (also known as “hoodoos”) reaching into the sky. I think of it as an amazing place to visit and hike, …

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