Articles by 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.
In a huge victory for public health, today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in a case considering the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which is designed to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution from coal-fired power plants. In a 6-2 decision, the court delivered a resounding victory for clean air and public health, affirming […]
If you’re looking for clean energy inspiration, we’ve had lots of it this past week, courtesy of a phenomenal group of Washington University (St. Louis) students who are holding a sit-in until the school cuts ties with Peabody Energy, the world’s largest coal company. For almost two weeks now, students have been holding a sit-in […]
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld limits on dangerous emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution from power plants. This was a big victory for clean air, clean water, and the health of our families. The court decision keeps in place the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Mercury and […]
Today, the US Senate is casting a vote critical to the future of the U.S. wind industry. Wind power has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and the wind industry now employs more than 80,000 Americans and generates enough electricity to power 15 million homes. Wind is providing affordable, reliable electricity from coast […]