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2008-12-18 10:43:00

HOLLAND, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco-based Sierra Club has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court asking for a court-ordered shutdown of the community-owned electrical generating plant in Holland, Michigan. The complaint, filed against the City of Holland and the Holland Board of Public Works on December 15, alleges that normal maintenance and repair work done at the James De Young power generating facility constituted "major modifications" of the plant that required...

2008-12-04 06:00:00

Calls on Coal Industry to Live up to the Promise of So-Called "Clean Coal" MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Climate Protection (www.climateprotect.org/about/alliance), League of Conservation Voters (www.lcv.org/about-lcv/), National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org/about/), Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org/about) and Sierra Club (www.sierraclub.org/inside/) launched the "Reality" Coalition, a national grassroots and advertising...

2008-10-29 09:00:29

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading U.S. and Indiana citizens/environmental groups - Hoosier Chapter Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition (Indiana CAC) and Valley Watch - today filed a public record disclosure request to compel the production of all documents and other records detailing "actions, public or non-public, that Governor Daniels and his Administration may have taken" to promote Duke Energy's proposed new power plant at Edwardsport. Filed under the...

2008-10-14 00:00:37

By Paul Snyder The heated debate over building a partially coal-fired power plant in Cassville got even hotter recently when one of the main players switched sides. Brett Hulsey, a Dane County supervisor and president of Madison- based energy consultant Better Environmental Solutions, launched a radio campaign this month voicing his support for Alliant Energy's $1.4 billion expansion of the Nelson Dewey Generating Facility in Cassville. The problem? Hulsey spent 21 years - until he left...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

By JOHN BRENNAN, STAFF WRITER The Sierra Club moved forward Tuesday on a pair of Xanadu- related court cases, continuing a four-year battle over state permits issued for the sprawling Meadowlands project. In a brief, the state chapter of the environmental group asked an appellate panel to reconsider part of a Sept. 17 decision upholding 2004 state approvals allowing 8 acres of wetlands to be included within the Xanadu development site. The Sierra Club has maintained for years that the...

2008-10-07 12:00:31

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Leslie Anderson, +1-703-276-3256, landerson@hastingsgroup.com, for the Environmental Integrity Project, Washington, D.C.; or Diane Derby of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, +1-802-831-1106, dderby@vermontlaw.edu. EPA is 16 Years Behind Legal Requirement for Reviewing NOx Rule WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Sierra Club put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on...

2008-10-06 18:00:31

T. Boone Pickens, 50-year oil and gas industry leader, will host what hopes to be the largest online rally of Americans concerned about their energy future during Tuesday night's second Presidential Debate between U.S. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director, will be Pickens' co-host. Together they will discuss the candidates' debate responses on the critical energy issues, take live questions, and give participants a chance to say what they can...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the CleanSkies.tv Network, the world's first and only online network devoted exclusively to covering the compelling issues and developments shaping the debate on energy and the environment, announced the addition of the Sierra Club to its roll of distinguished "Peer Group Partners." The Sierra Club will co-produce with CleanSkies.tv original programming to run on the network and will contribute existing programs to the programming lineup including...

2008-09-03 18:00:34

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Sarah Palin and Mayor Rudy Giuliani are both expected to address energy issues during their speeches before the Republican National Convention tonight. Both have extremely close ties to the dirty energy interests that have controlled our energy policy for the past eight years and are now strongly backing John McCain in order to maintain their chokehold on our economy and politics for the next four. Sierra Club National Political...

2008-08-20 03:00:38

By George Israel Environmental activists seem to be having difficulty explaining why they're waging war on affordable energy and economic development in Georgia. They haven't explained to the people of southwest Georgia why they blocked construction of a coal-fired power plant there - a plant that would have brought $2 billion and 125 high-paying jobs to one of the poorest counties in the state. They haven't explained to homeowners across Georgia why they will be forced to swallow...