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.

“Inhaling Ozone Is Like Getting a Sunburn On Your Lungs,” and Other Reasons For Strong Smog Pollution Standards

I can only imagine the fear that must grip a parent when their child suffers an asthma attack, and I can only imagine how much …

North Carolinians Want Coal Ash Safeguards Now

The controversy continues almost two months after a Duke Energy spill of toxic coal ash into the Dan River. First, the Waterkeeper Alliance discovered Duke …

Victory in Georgia: Students Continue to Make Progress Against Campus Coal Plants

I am thrilled for students at the University of Georgia: After more than four years of campaigning, gathering more than 5,000 signatures and 100 faculty …

Agencies Dodge Responsibility for Human Cost of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining

This week, we got some disappointing news – a judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers isn’t responsible for considering the health effects of …

Our Last Coal Ash Spill: No More Delays for Coal Water Pollution Protections

Last week, security guards at Duke Energy’s Charlotte headquarters blocked me from delivering 9,000 petitions signed by Duke customers calling on the company to clean …

New Poll, Rally Show WV, NC and Beyond are Fed Up With Coal Industry’s Pollution

West Virginians hold the coal industry responsible for air and water contamination in the state, and they are tired of the stranglehold they believe the …

Enough is Enough: Coal Pollution Spills Reveal a Water Safety Crisis

When it comes to rivers and clean, safe water, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Hundreds of thousands of people have learned …

New Poll: Americans Ready for Action on Carbon Pollution

Public hearing in Washington, DC, Thursday will be packed with supporters This week we once again heard the call for action from Americans loud and …

At Last! EPA Required to Finish Coal Ash Safeguards

Late Wednesday we saw a victory for clean water and public health: The Sierra Club is pleased to be a part of a legal agreement …