Sierra Club Urges Immediate Action on Methane Pollution

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By Joanne Spalding, Chief Climate Counsel, Sierra Club & Andres Restrepo, Associate Attorney, Environmental Law Program, Sierra Club Last week, the Sierra Club joined over 60 national, regional, and state-based environmental organizations in urging EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to take...
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The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and “Washington Bureaucrats”

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By Dave Owen, Member Scholar, Center for Progressive Reform Perhaps as soon as this week, according to media reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA will release a final “Waters of the United States” rule clarifying the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean...
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CPR’s Steinzor in the Houston Chronicle: With Dupont, OSHA’s Tough Talk Falls Faint

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By Erin Kesler, Communications Specialist, Center for Progressive Reform This past Sunday, the Houston Chronicle published an opinion piece by CPR Scholar and University of Maryland Carey School of Law professor Rena Steinzor entitled, “With Dupont, OSHA’s Tough Talk Falls...
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Corporate Crime Is Not ‘Civil Disobedience’

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By Thomas McGarity, Member Scholar, Center for Progressive Reform The Wall Street Journal recently devoted nearly two pages of its Saturday Review section to an editorial by Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute urging American corporations to violate laws that they deem to ...
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A Victory in the Decades-Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Gulf and Beyond

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Beyond Coal Campaign Director, Sierra Club Suzie Canales never planned on going back home. But, when she saw what was happening to her family, her friends, and her neighbors in her community, she could not stay away. In 1999, Suzie visited Corpus Christi from Illinois at......
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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Yet Another Reason Why We Need Clean Energy Solutions

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By Lena Moffitt, Dirty Fuels Campaign Director, Sierra Club As a former graduate student at UC Santa Barbara, I remember vividly my time spent at Refugio State Beach on so many gorgeous sunny afternoons. The scene was almost too beautiful to believe, with glittering green water, chalky white...
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