Climate Change Hits Home
Ten days ago, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune visited the beachfront community in New Jersey where he grew up. The damage was so extensive that the area is closed off and there is still no power or clean water. Brune’s family and their neighbors were allowed to enter the barrier island for just seven hours.
Visit our new website, Climate Comes Home, to read what he and others had to say and see the devastation.
Photo: Julie Dermansky
Offsetting Costs of a Carbon Tax on Low-Income Households
Senior Advisor Terry M. Dinan’s presentation at the Conference on the Economics of Carbon Taxes
The idea of blowing the top off a mountain to get what you want inside is just so outlandish, selfish and downright ridiculous that it almost seems unreal.
But at Alpha Natural Resources, that’s just business as usual. Take a stand against Mountaintop Removal Mining (MTR) »
MTR is a common practice at coal companies, which use equipment the size of buildings to literally change the face of a mountain range and get at coal buried deep within the Appalachians.
But MTR is a dangerous and irresponsible business practice. Not only does it ruin the landscape, but it destroys wildlife habitat and poisons water supplies with chemicals like mercury, lead and arsenic. Worst of all, more MTR means more coal polluting our air and warming our planet.
Tell energy giant Alpha Natural Resources to stop mountaintop removing mining to protect the environment and our health »
||Thanks for taking action!Emily V.
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