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.

Becky: A Tribute to a Friend and a Hero

This column was co-written by Beyond Coal Director Mary Anne Hitt and National Program Director Sarah Hodgdon. Each week in our blogs, we celebrate the grassroots heroes of the fight for the planet. Today, we …

New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from President Obama

Today, the Sierra Club is launching a new campaign that lays out a clear roadmap for President Obama to take action on climate disruption and clean energy. As the President’s second term opens, millions of …

Moving Beyond Coal in 2012: By the Numbers

2012 has been a remarkable year. While millions of us were touched by the effects of coal pollution — from contaminated waterways in Appalachia, to kids struggling with asthma near coal-fired power plants, to hurricanes …

New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment

(click image to enlarge) As a mom, I can’t imagine how scary it would be to watch your child struggle to breathe. That’s why I’m so thankful that today the Environmental Protection Agency has announced …

Massive Crowds Turning Out to Oppose Coal Exports

“It’s not our job in the Northwest to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying fossil fuel industry.” That’s what a former West Virginian, who now lives in Oregon, told federal officials this week at one …

Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe

Today Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an agreement to purchase enough solar energy from Nevada’s Moapa Band of Paiutes to power 105,000 Los Angeles homes. (That’s him at the podium above making the announcement …

The Power of an Example: New Net-Zero Energy Office an Inspiration

This week I had the great pleasure of attending the grand opening of the first-ever net-zero energy office in Florida, which will serve as the Sierra Club’s state headquarters, and will also house two design …

New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal Boondoggle

As state regulators prepare to make a major decision on the future of a proposed Indiana coal plant with a $3.5 billion price tag, this week the Sierra Club and allies released a new poll …

Ohio’s Next Big Decision — A Clean or Dirty Energy Future?

Now that the presidential election is over, the people of Ohio are facing another important choice — whether their state will embrace clean energy measures that will save money and lives, or continue wasting energy …

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