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.

Protecting Americans from Power Plant Pollution

On September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency will release new safeguards against carbon pollution that, if expectations are on target, will confirm something investors, governors, community leaders, and everyday Americans have been saying for a …

Kentucky’s Coal Challenges – Public Health, Clean Water, and Clean Air

Guest column by Heather Moyer, Sierra Club This week’s column focuses on some big coal-related news items out of the Bluegrass State, where some inspiring Beyond Coal activists are making waves. First, some good news: …

“Everything is Connected” – The People vs. Coal Exports in the Northwest

In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks. Last week, the news broke that the official review of the largest proposed coal export …

UGA Students, Community Take a Stand Against Campus Coal

Nationwide, college students continue to take the lead on climate action. From leading divestment campaigns, to urging their schools to move beyond dirty fuels, this generation of students is full of truly inspiring leaders. This …

Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution

Think about this: Have you spent a day out on the water this summer? Swimming? Fishing? Boating? Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants have been allowed to dump toxic pollution into our …

Activist Profile: National Christian Denomination Stands Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

One of the best parts of my work is that I get to be inspired, every day, by the stories of people who are taking action – and taking leadership – to rein in coal …

Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

Today was a great day for clean water. We saw more than 100 activists turn out at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to support strong water pollution standards. We heard personal stories of families …

It’s Past Time to Confirm EPA Chief Nominee Gina McCarthy

Patience is wearing thin. For more than three months, Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency has been stuck in limbo due to procedural stalling tactics in the Senate. That’s why …

What Obama’s Climate Announcement Means for Coal and Clean Energy

If you’re reading this post, then you are part of the last generation of people who will have the chance to stop runaway climate disruption. Coal-fired power plants are the nation’s single biggest source of …

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