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Oct. 11th, 2006 @ 11:04 pm
I'm new to this community, and while I went back to check and couldn't find anything on this, it may have been posted already - if so, I apologize.


It's funny because just yesterday I was talking to my girlfriend about how I wish someone like Bob Geldof would put together a benefit concert, raising money to protect our environment and slow down global warming, and then I stumble upon this today. Always something, right? Spread the word!


greenblawg Oct. 4th, 2006 @ 11:22 pm
The newly added greenblawg is the blog of the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program.

Other Sierra Club blogs on LJ include:

carlpope - Carl Pope, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club writes about politics and the environment.
sierraclubscoop - Daily news M-F from the Sierra Club.

Just a Reminder Sep. 10th, 2006 @ 07:52 pm
Hey Everyone:

The International Coastal Clean-up is Saturday September 16th.

If you need information, or to find a coordinator in your area:

Online registration from the site is closed, but the Sites will not refuse volunteers!

Current Mood: busy

Jul. 31st, 2006 @ 03:49 pm

Bald Eagle in Winter (Photo: NPS)

Help us reach our goal of 15,000 comments by the August 3rd deadline

Actions taken:
Actions needed:

Take Action to Save Our Birds

The pesticide carbofuran is highly toxic to birds. In fact, just one granule of carbofuran is enough to kill a songbird.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to rule on the fate of this deadly pesticide this week. Your efforts could decide whether this toxic pesticide stays on the market or not.

Please fill out this form to send your email urging EPA official James Gulliford to protect birds, fish and mammals by removing carbofuran from the market.

Your comments will be most effective if they are personalized.If you would like to know more about carbofuran’s effects on birds, just click here. If you would like to know more about carbofuran’s effects on birds, just click here.

Jul. 28th, 2006 @ 01:15 pm

Alaska's majestic gray wolves are in grave danger. Marksmen use low-flying planes to chase the wolves, run them to exhaustion and shoot them to death at point-blank range. More than 150 wolves have already been killed this year!

Help us Save America's Wolves! Sign the petition below to urge the Bush administration to end the brutal slaughter of these magnificent animals by enforcing the Federal Airborne Hunting Act.

Hundreds of Idaho wolves are at risk in Idaho, where in 2001 legislators passed a measure calling for the elimination of wolves "by any means necessary."

Fill out the form below to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceto deny Idaho’s recent requests to kill wolves in the Clear Water Basin and in areas where they are still protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Other entries
» Good News
. As part of a long series of House votes on the Interior Appropriations bill, the Sierra Club and our coalition partners scored several key environmental victories, including passage of the Tongass Subsidy amendment. The Chabot/Andrews amendment, to end decades of subsidies that support clearcutting logging in the Tongass -- our country's largest national forest and the world's largest intact coastal temperate rainforest -- won easily (235-181), including 68 Republicans.

This vote was a great victory for taxpayers and wild forests. Taxpayer-subsidized logging in the Tongass has cost millions. In 2005, the U. S. Forest Service spent nearly $49 million of taxpayer money on the logging program and logging roads in the Tongass National Forest. Yet private timber companies paid the federal government only $500,000 in return for the privilege to cut down hundreds of acres of old-growth rainforest. This resulted in a $48 million loss to American taxpayers.

Don't give up the fight y'all!
» Runyon Canyon

Hello! I'm new and I'm not sure this is an appropriate thing to post about. I'm not actually even a member of the Sierra Club. My aunt is VERY active in IL in the Sierra Club and I often help her with her numerous petitions etc. The thing is, I love this place called Runyon Canyon in Hollywood CA. Our councilman Tom Lebonge wants to put a parking lot in it!! We have a found a lawyer and we're hoping that donations will cover his services. We are at our wits end and very worried that one of our only sanctuaries in this loud and unforgiving city will be ruined permanently. The measure to put the parking lot in has already passed and we're trying desperately to get it overturned.

My friends and I have banded together to create a websiteSave runyon.org If you have any money to donate (even $5 helps) please help us. If you're in the Los Angeles area please sign our petition. We already have over 3300 signatures on it and can always use more.

I have created a myspace page about ithere where you can learn more about our wonderful park. If you're a myspace member please be a friend of Runyon Canyon and leave your words of support.

Thank you so much for your time!!

Sorry if you've seen this message more than once.
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National parks, monuments, wilderness areas, and other special public lands could soon see more road development and damaging off-road vehicle use under a new scheme being prepared by outgoing Interior Secretary Gale Norton.
Behind closed doors and without seeking input from Congress or the public, the Department of the Interior is working on a new process for approving old claims to some real and fake highways on federal lands across the West, under an antiquated loophole known as RS 2477.

The new policy would make it easier for states or counties to promote highway construction on public lands – potentially resulting in a spider web of highways across some of our most remote and unspoiled landscapes.

Every place where there has ever been a cow track, old mining track, or off-road vehicle path could be at risk. Please take action today, asking your senator to oppose the administration’s horrible scheme.

What's At Stake:

Outgoing Interior Secretary Gale Norton just can’t give away our federal public lands fast enough. Right now, Department of the Interior staff are poised to adopt a streamlined process for effectively surrendering control of thousands of federally owned jeep tracks, cow paths, and little used trails throughout the West to local and state governments.

National parks, wildlife refuges, national monuments, national forests, conservation areas, and other sensitive federal lands could have more road development and damaging off-road vehicle use under the new scheme.

Some special places at risk include:

-Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, Zion National Park, and every designated wilderness in the state;

-In California, the Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley National Park, including designated wilderness areas;

-Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado, including part of the Yampa River itself;

-14 national parks and 15 national wildlife refuges, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska.

» From Russia

Lake Baikal is in danger! Stop the construction of an oil pipeline in a World Natural Heritage Site!

Lake Baikal is in danger!
» (No Subject)
Hello. Just wanted to let you know that today is the last day to submit comments regarding the unneccessary rewrite of US National Park Services management policy. Here is an official statement from the US Park Services website, and the link to which you can submit your comments! Please stop the rewrite!

For nearly 90 years, the National Park Service has provided the public with opportunities to see and enjoy premier examples of America's natural and cultural heritage. Its foremost goal was to protect resources such as wildlife, water, air, and historic sites. Many of the proposed changes to the 2001 policies shift the balance so that the priority historically placed on resource protection is reduced. The revised policies also diminish the NPS responsibility for protecting park air quality, reduce the standards by which proposed wilderness is managed, and eliminate the goal of ensuring tranquility in parks.

Most troubling is the modification of language in section 1.4.3 that could potentially jeopardize the mission of the Park Service and put conservation and recreation on a nearly equal playing field. Throughout the revised policies, language is inserted that de-emphasizes the importance of resource protection by allowing impacts so long as they can be mitigated or otherwise managed. Furthermore, the revised policies weaken the standards that parks must apply when managing park air resources. More specifically, the proposal redefines the term ”natural condition” in a way that could be read to include impacts caused by human activities. Lastly, the revised policies delete from section 4.9 the sentence, “The National Park Service will preserve, to the greatest extent possible, the natural soundscapes of parks,” which weakens the tranquility and natural quiet that add to our enjoyment of national parks.

It’s not too late to tell the Park Service you choose conservation over recreation. Submit your comments today and tell the Park Service to STOP THE REWRITE!

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