ExxonMobil’s Mayflower Mess

ExxonMobil’s Mayflower Mess

Several weeks after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline gushed at least 500,000 gallons of tar sands crude and water into the Arkansas community of Mayflower, many of the evacuated families still can’t return to their homes. Sierra Club organizer Glen Hooks, who...
It’s Time to Move Forward on Climate

It’s Time to Move Forward on Climate

As President Barack Obama’s second term gets underway, Americans are expecting big actions from him — especially on climate disruption and clean energy. The decision to block the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline should be the cornerstone of his positive,...
Hurricane Sandy’s Wakeup Call

Hurricane Sandy’s Wakeup Call

I’ve been working on solutions to the climate crisis for a long time, but I never really expected that it would hit home for me quite the way it did. Chadwick Beach, the small New Jersey town where I grew up and where my parents still live, was one of many...
Fracking Exports

Fracking Exports

In recent years, the natural gas industry has plunged deeper and deeper into the reckless practice of “fracking,” putting communities nationwide at risk of dirty, dangerous pollution and practices that are exempt from many clean air and water laws. Now gas...