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.

Overwhelming Support for Climate Action at EPA Listening Sessions

Last week, I rode a bus from Indianapolis to Chicago for one of eleven listening sessions on the carbon pollution standards being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. When we arrived in Chicago, I took …

The “Electrifying Movement” that Continues to Fight Coal Exports

There are a handful of decisions that are going to be made in the U.S. this decade that will be pivotal in the fate of our climate. The six proposed coal export terminals in the …

Asheville Votes to Move Beyond Coal

Chicago. Los Angeles. Austin. Asheville. Wait, what? That’s right, Asheville, North Carolina, can now join the ranks of cities that have chosen to move beyond coal. On Tuesday night the city council voted UNANIMOUSLY to …

Celebrating the 1,000th Sierra Club Solar Home

It’s been more than two years since my husband and I installed solar panels on the roof of our home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. As the months have passed, I’ve enjoyed watching the ticker continually …

150 Plants Retired: Another Major Milestone Hit in Moving Beyond Coal

Today, the Sierra Club and a growing coalition of over 100 allies announced the retirement of the nation’s 150th coal plant. This is a huge milestone in the ongoing campaign to move the country beyond …

Tar Heels Continue to Pressure School to Divest

If you’re like me, you’re looking for some positive news as the government shutdown and stalemate continues to affect millions of Americans. Let me help – check out the inspiring students of the University of …

Wendell Berry and Bill Moyers to Talk Coal, Climate This Week on PBS

Beginning October 4, PBS will air a special conversation between two of the people I admire most in the world – Kentucky farmer and author Wendell Berry, and journalist Bill Moyers. Among many other topics, …

Big Clean Energy News Just Keeps Coming: “Solar is Most Economical Option,” Says Energy CEO

On the heels of last week’s release of carbon pollution safeguards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires future power plants to deal with their climate-disrupting carbon pollution, news is rolling in from across …

What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal

In the words of our Vice-President, this is a BFD. On Friday, September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency released draft carbon pollution standards for new power plants. If finalized as written, the draft will make …

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