24 Oct '11, 4pm

Sierra Club Sees Progress in Moving Beyond Coal

Sierra Club Sees Progress in Moving Beyond Coal

"We are starting to create the ecological U-turn that David Brower talked about, decades ago. On coal, it's dramatic. We've seen a halt to the coal rush." "Primarily because of regulations (from) the Obama administration, we can now project a future where our oil consumption will decline." "It's not sufficient to address the problem, but it's a positive trend." So says Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club . [David Brower , who was made famous in John McPhee's Encounters with the Archdruid , was one of his predecessors.] Others fret that the environmental movement is on the defensive these days. Mike, an optimistic, sees progress. Indeed, Mike argues that the effort by Republicans in the House to roll back a slew of environmental regulations as a sign that the enviros are winning. "Republicans in Congress and their corporate benefactors are worried about the...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/10/24/sierra-club-sees-...

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