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Op-Ed: You can now go to jail for practicing citizen science in Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park - If you love to take photographs and participate in citizen science projects, they sure don't want you in Wyoming, and if you unknowingly take photos, perhaps for a photography contest for The National Weather Service, you may wind up in jail.

Kentucky coal ash dumping tracked by hidden cameras

Louisville - Environmental groups have alerted Louisville Gas & Electric to a pending lawsuit over daily discharges of coal ash into the Ohio River. The groups have produced hidden camera evidence to back up their claims.

Op-Ed: Sierra Club says judge is in error, ruling in favor of fake grass Special

San Francisco - While the project to completely renovate the soccer fields near the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park got more approval to proceed, this past December members of the Sierra Club say, "odds are, we will appeal."

Sierra Club endorses civil disobedience over climate change

First President Barack Obama said in his second inaugural address that the US will respond to the threat of climate change. But then, the very next day, the Nebraska Governor approved the passage of the controversial Keystone Pipeline through his state.

Sierra Club to Obama: ‘Protect public interest’ in BP settlement

Washington - As a possible settlement emerges between BP, the Obama administration and coastal states impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Sierra Club is urging the White House to ensure a proper Gulf Coast recovery and to protect public interest.

Real Republicans campaign launched by Sierra Club

Manchester - The Sierra Club, one of the leading environmental groups in North America, has launched a major effort in fighting back against GOP officials who issue a “stream of misinformation” against clean air, clean water, and public health agencies.

Sushi lovers now have new smartphone app revealing mercury levels

San Francisco - Sushi lovers wondering about mercury levels in fish can now search for those levels with the new “Safe Sushi” smartphone app, thanks to the largest environmental advocacy group in the U.S.

Exxon facing federal lawsuit over Clean Air Act violations

Houston - ExxonMobile, America’s largest refinery, is facing a federal lawsuit from a group of Texas environmentalists working together at reducing harmful emissions created by violators of the Clean Air Act.

Canadian-owned uranium mine 'blasted' by US green groups

Toronto-based Denison Mines has been generating controversy in the United States for its attempts to revive shelved uranium mines that are in an area just north of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Los Angeles Says No to Coal Power by 2020

Last week Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that the city would be powered entirely by coal-free energy by 2020. The announcement caused Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) to scrap plans for their third coal-fired power plant.

New Gore coalition ad exposes coal’s dirty lies

Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, the National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club and other groups have teamed up to post an advertisement with a message stating “There is no such thing as clean coal”.

Operation Purple Camp: Mission Possible

This special summer camp program was created exclusively for children struggling with the challenges of having a parent deployed. Read on for details about a very patriotic story.

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Michael Brune  president of the Sierra Club.
Michael Brune, president of the Sierra Club.
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At an estimated cost of $20 to 48 million  the plans to renovated the soccer fields in Golden Gate P...
At an estimated cost of $20 to 48 million, the plans to renovated the soccer fields in Golden Gate Park would cover over seven acres of grass and open space with artificial turf.
Courtesy of The Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter

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