LA-ICO leader Shirley Hickman wins national Sierra Club award

Chapter Chair Carole Mintzer, left; national board member Susana Reyes; Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune; honoree and ICO leader Shirley Hickman (center); leader Melody Anderson; and Chapter Vice Chair David Haake.


What you don't know about the Trans Pacific Partnership could hurt you -- and the planet

TPP might sound like a bathroom accessory. Instead, it stands for Trans Pacific Partnership, which is a major trade pact being negotiated in secret by the U.S. and many other Pacific Rim countries.

Keystone XL pipeline vote was way too close

Sierra Club Michael Brune's message about the Keystone XL pipeline vote that came within one vote of passage in the Senate on Tuesday (it had already passed the House):

The U.S. Senate came closer than ever to approving the Keystone XL pipeline today. Just 1 vote stood between us and losing one of the most important battles yet on climate change.

Simply put, the vote came Way. Too. Close. And with the new Senate being sworn in in January, you can bet this fight is about to get even harder.

Sierra Club applauds China-U.S. pledge to reduce pollution

The U.S. and China released a groundbreaking announcement Tuesday to set ambitious goals for climate action and carbon pollution reductions. 

Free 'Decarbonizing California' event features Sierra Club's Michael Brune

Sierra Club reaction to 2014 Mid-Year Election results

Sierra Club's Michael Brune tells members to hang tough amid GOP-dominated wins in the 2014 Mid-Year Elections. His comments:

“Last night’s election played out much as was predicted by analysts. Despite the climate movement’s significant investments and an unprecedented get out the vote program, strong voices for climate action were defeated and candidates paid for by corporate interests and bolstered by sinister voter suppression tactics won the day.

Chapter and other groups sue to stop filthy air in L.A.

Four health and environmental groups, including Sierra Club Angeles Chapter,  filed a complaint Friday, Oct. 31, in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s  faulty approval of Los Angeles’ South Coast Air Quality Management District's most recent regional smog plan. The plan allows for filthy air, deferred emissions reductions and continued pollution in the nation’s most smog-polluted region.

November Schedule of Activities is here!

Here's your copy of the November Schedule of Activities.

Sierra Club says vote no on Measure P

The nation’s largest and oldest grassroots community-based environmental organization, and one of the country’s earliest and consistent voices for parks, Sierra Club, announced its recommendation for voters related to an important ballot measures that the citizens of the County of Los Angeles will consider on November 4.

What's included in the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument?

The dark lines within the green show the boundaries of the newly created San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Source: WhiteHouse.gov


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