Ison Rock in Virginia Saved from Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining, For Now

Sierra Club Compass

Mountain lovers everywhere high-fived today when the news came down that the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has denied a surface mine permit for the Ison Rock Ridge mine in southwest Virginia. EPA to set a numeric water quality standard under the Clean Water Act to protect streams in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Pennsylvania from pollution caused by mountaintop removal mining.".

Former Coal Miner to Obama: Set Strong Carbon Pollution Limits on Coal Plants

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The following is testimony from Nick Mullins, a former coal miner from Virginia, given Thursday before the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Washington, DC, on carbon pollution standards. My name is Nick Mullins and I am a 4th generation former underground coal miner from Southwestern Virginia. We are standing together, in pursuit of a healthier, safer, cleaner future for our children.


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Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

Sierra Club Compass

We saw more than 100 activists turn out at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to support strong water pollution standards. We listened to community leaders from across the nation make moving, powerful requests of EPA to finalize strong, meaningful standards that will protect their health, their families, and their homes.  to call on EPA to issue a strong standard to protect Americans from toxic water pollution from power plants.

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A Sustainable Chesapeake: Better Models for Conservation

The Green Changemakers

The book profiles promising conservation practices and technologies and describes the protection of critical land and water resources. The book’s six chapters—Climate Change Solutions, Stream Restoration, Green Infrastructure, Incentive Driven Conservation, Watershed Protection, and Stewardship—are each introduced with a summary of the restoration principles learned from the projects. This conservation ethic is commonly called environmental stewardship.

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Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

And thanks to everyone in Cleveland—citizens, community groups, environmental organizations, and business—for supporting Cleveland’s efforts to be a “green city on a blue lake.” The river burning, the bad air and water pollution in cities like Cleveland, Pittsburgh, LA and all across the country—these all gave rise to the greatest period of environmental progress in U.S. percent cleaner than they were in 1970. We started as a US-based land trust—buying land to protect it.