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.

New Solar Farm Shows Clean Energy Can Be Compatible with Conservation Values

Today the Sierra Club welcomes the Antelope Valley Solar Projects in California, one of the largest planned solar projects in the U.S., as developer SunPower and owner MidAmerican Solar marked the start of major construction. …

Two More Victories in the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

While the fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining is still far from over, we are celebrating today’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on a massive mountaintop removal project, …

Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Every year the Goldman Environmental Prize committee selects an amazing group of winners from around the world to receive what is sometimes called the environmental Nobel prize – and I could not be more thrilled …

Moapa to Lead Powerful, Symbolic Walk from Coal to Clean Energy

The 2012 Moapa Band of Paiutes “Walk from Coal to Clean Energy.” Southern Nevada’s Moapa Band of Paiutes are organizing a 16-mile “Walk from Coal to Clean Energy” on April 20, 2013 in concert with …

Fighting for Environmental Justice in Omaha

Ever since President Obama invited the American public to a national climate conversation, thousands of Americans have taken him up on that offer by participating in town hall meetings held by the Sierra Club and …

Protecting Northwest Communities from Coal Dust Pollution

This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution coming off of trains and polluting the region. The Pacific Northwest …

The EPA Must Protect Our Water From Coal Pollution

Here’s a pretty shocking fact: While many of us know that coal-fired power plants create significant air pollution, it turns out they’re one of our biggest water polluters, too. In fact, as we’ve developed technologies …

Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland

The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of the legislature. The offshore wind bill has been championed …

Standing Up for Clean Water When States Won’t

Imagine that you’ve grown up in a beautiful, hilly countryside near many streams where you played and fished as a child. Now, years later, you can’t even let your own kids or grandkids play in …

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