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.
Late Wednesday we saw a victory for clean water and public health: The Sierra Club is pleased to be a part of a legal agreement with 11 organizations compelling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize safeguards against coal ash pollution by the end of this year. EPA first proposed these standards in 2010, and […]
Earlier this week my West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the following about whether people should be drinking the water in Charleston and downstream: “It’s your decision….I’m not a scientist.” For the 300,000 people affected by the coal chemical spill from two weeks ago, I bet that’s very reassuring. Quite a profile in courage, […]
As a West Virginian, this has been a sad, frustrating, and infuriating time for me, though I do not live in the area affected by last week’s coal chemical spill. More than 300,000 people in the WV capital of Charleston and downstream counties have been without water for eight days and counting. The chemical that […]
One of the largest investment banks in the world has backed away from the Cherry Point coal export proposal in Washington. Earlier this week, financial giant Goldman Sachs sold off its stake in the parent company of SSA Marine, the developer of the dirty and dangerous coal export terminal at Cherry Point. This is the […]