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  • Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience

    Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience

    The act will be the first of its kind sanctioned by the group’s board of directors in its 120 year history, and may push the conversation over the controversial tar-sands oil pipeline to a new level.

  • High Noon

    High Noon

    Environmentalists are arguing passionately over large-scale solar development on California's Mojave Desert.

  • Nonprofitable times

    Nonprofitable times

    Many conservation groups are feeling the pinch.

  • The saga of Mineral King

    The saga of Mineral King

    California’s beautiful Mineral King Valley was deeply wounded by hardrock mining, but now it is on its way to wilderness protection.

  • The Group of 10 respond

    Two decades after the SWOP letter, the big environmental groups report their progress on the issue of environmental justice.

  • The most influential conservationist you've never heard of

    The most influential conservationist you've never heard of

    The Sierra Club's Debbie Sease has spent three decades on Capitol Hill, fighting for the West.

  • The Shot Heard Round the West

    The Shot Heard Round the West

    Twenty years after the SouthWest Organizing Project accused conservation groups of ignoring environmental justice, diversity in the movement remains elusive.

  • Nonprofits reap the profits

    Nonprofits reap the profits

    Christine MacDonald takes on the unscrupulous executives who run big environmental groups in Green, Inc.: An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad.

  • Building a more effective environmental movement

    In The Rebirth of Environmentalism, activist Douglas Bevington explores the relationship between the giant national organizations, like the Sierra Club, and the small grassroots groups.

  • Dear Friends

    HCN hosts panel discussion in Berkeley about the West’s political future; notes from readers Mark Salvo and Michael Green.

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