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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.

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  • Company gives lumps of coal to children

    The coal gift bag. Photo: Russ MaddoxThis week, we got an email from Seward, Alaska, where our friend Russ Maddox was shocked at what his 9-year-old granddaughter brought home from a field trip last week to Aurora Energy Service’s Seward coal loading facility: The gift bag included cellophane wrapped coal candy, a real lump of […]

  • Moving from coal to clean energy

    Who needs coal when there are such great examples of clean energy initiatives around the U.S.? I’ve got several examples for you this week. First, let’s head to coal central: West Virginia. There are some new solar panels appearing in Morgantown: A group devoted to creating alternative energy jobs in Central Appalachia is building a […]

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Hanging Out with the EPA

    This post was co-written by Craig Segall, Attorney for the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program. Two public hearings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., this week, will help decide whether our efforts to stop runaway climate change will rest on a strong foundation. First up, EPA will be hearing from the public […]

  • Coal Victories and Challenges

    Every week it seems as if there’s coal-related news to celebrate and to challenge us. We celebrated last week’s decision from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Lisa Jackson to veto the water permit for the massive Spruce No. 1 mountaintop removal coal mining site in West Virginia. Administrator Jackson’s brave step stopped a mountaintop […]