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.

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Poisons Appalachia’s Waterways

I remember the first time I saw a mountaintop-removal coal mining site – Kayford Mountain in southern West Virginia. Those images have never left my …

Montana and Minnesota: Coal vs. Clean Energy

It’s easy to get excited about the future coming off our recent announcement that we’re half-way to our goal of retiring one-third of the nation’s …

A Big New Milestone Reached In Coal Retirement, Public Health, Climate Disruption

Millions of Americans are breathing easier these days as we announce that the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign has crossed the halfway mark toward meeting …

Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment

While I loved every one of the thousands of faces I saw at Sunday’s massive Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., I was especially …

Filthy and Over-Budget? Let the Public Pay For It!

A fight over a new coal plant in Mississippi that is heating up this week offers a powerful example of the high cost of coal, …

Obama’s Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal

My daughter Hazel is no stranger to rallies and public hearings. I’ve taken her to all sorts of events, because it’s her future that’s at …

Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way

Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended): #1- Wind was the top new energy source to come …

100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to Coast Events

In the two weeks since the Sierra Club launched our Obama Climate and Clean Energy Legacy campaign, Sierra Club volunteers, chapters, organizers, and allies have …

On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal Retirement Milestone

I was fired up by President Obama’s remarks on climate and clean energy in his second inaugural address — and gauging by the huge cheer …