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Roll over a state to see what's going on locally. If your state doesn't have any organizers yet, you can still get involved.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

In Washington, D.C., we are working with communities to keep coal in the ground by fighting new mountaintop removal coal mining permits and by fighting new Liquid coal developments.

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Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

We are working to make New Jersey a coal-free state by shutting down dirty coal plants and promoting clean energy solutions. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

In Wyoming we are working to protect our air, water, and public lands from the devastating effects of coal-fired power and coal mining.

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In Wisconsin the Sierra Club is working with communities to clean up dirty, coal-fired power plants to improve air quality, protect public health, and fight global warming.

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In West Virginia we are working with communities to keep coal in the ground by fighting new mountaintop removal coal mining permits and by fighting new Liquid coal developments.

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We are working to make Washington a coal free state by phasing out the TransAlta coal plant, which is responsible for 20% of our electricity.

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Across the state, Sierra Club is organizing citizens through the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition to fight new coal plants in Wise County and in Hampton Roads as well as actively opposing mountaintop removal mining.

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Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

In Texas, local Sierra Club groups, the Lone Star Chapter, and National Sierra Club are working with community leaders and allies to stop new Coal fired power plants from being built -- currently there are 12 proposed new coal plants! -- we're phasing out old, dirty coal plants, cleaning up the air, and keeping our limited water resources clean and viable.

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The Beyond Coal Campaign in Oklahoma. Click here to find out more.

Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

The Beyond Coal Campaign in Tennessee

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The Beyond Coal Campaign in South Dakota

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In South Carolina, we are working to keep any new coal plant proposals out of our state.

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In Pennsylvania we are working to move our state beyond coal by fighting several waste coal plants proposed across the state.

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We are working to move Ohio beyond coal by promoting clean energy solutions to replace coal as Ohio's primary energy source.

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The Beyond Coal Campaign in Oregon is working to end Oregon's reliance on coal by shutting down the Boardman Coal Plant and ending purchase agreements for imported coal power.

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Dacotah Chapter is working with local landowners and other like-minded organizations to stop a proposed coal complex near the farming community of South Heart, ND.

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Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

There are currently no active fights in New Hampshire

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In Nevada, our team is building coalitions with organized labor, other environmental groups, communities of faith, and allied groups to mobilize against the building of a large coal plant and promote renewable energy and efficiency projects.

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In Nevada, our team is building coalitions with organized labor, other environmental groups, communities of faith, and allied groups to mobilize against the building of a large coal plant and promote renewable energy and efficiency projects.

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In Montana the Sierra Club is working to create a coal-free Northwest by keeping coal in the ground in the Powder River Basin, encouraging a strong, coal-free regional energy plan, working for clean energy on tribal land, stopping proposed coal-to-liquids facilities, and getting utilities to phase coal from their energy portfolios.

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Over the last few years Sierra Club has been instrumental in moving Missouri beyond coal and toward a transition to a clean energy future. In April 2008 Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. abandoned plans for a newly permitted coal plant in Norborne, Missouri. And Sierra Club's 2007 agreement with Kansas City Power and Light (KCPL) has led to the utility becoming the most progressive in the state with the deployment of wind investments and the development of energy efficiency programs to reduce demand.

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In the Magnolia State we are fighting a proposed 585 megawatt Integrated Gas Combined Cycle (IGCC) Lignite Coal Plant. The dirty and expensive plant would emit 15 billion pounds of CO2 annually and cost a whopping $2.8 billion dollars....not to mention the impacts from a 45 square mile adjacent strip mine.

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With Xcel Energy abandoning its plans to build a large coal-fire plant in Minnesota, the Sierra Club and its allies are working together to stop the building of the Mesaba Energy Project power plant.

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The Sierra Club Beyond Coal Michigan Team is working to stop up to 6 proposed new coal plants in the state, and has successfully stopped three already.

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Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

In Louisiana we are working with communities to develop clean energy solution and move beyond coal-fired power in the state and the City of New Orleans.

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Working for a Future Beyond Coal in Kentucky

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In Kansas we are opposing a proposed coal plant in Western Kansas, which would primarily send power to Colorado while leaving Kansas with pollution, depleted water resources, and financial risks.

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Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

In Illinois we are challenging all new sources of global warming emissions related to coal - primarily coal gasification plants and coal syngas plants.

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Southeast Idaho Energy is pushing forward plans for a coal plant that will convert coal to fertilizer and liquid fuel-a very dirty process, with a very large carbon footprint. Located just six miles southwest of American Falls, the Power County coal plant, and its pollution, will be very near the Snake River, a tributary of the Columbia River.

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The Georgia Beyond Coal campaign

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Your state might not have an active local campaign, but there are still ways to get involved with the fight against coal nationally. Click here to find out more.

In Connecticut we're working on energy conservation education and signing on towns to the Cool Cities Campaign.

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In Colorado, we are working to phase out two older, dirtier existing coal plants in the greater Denver/Boulder metro area, plants to be replaced with clean, renewable energy sources.

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The California Beyond Coal campaign

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The Arkansas Beyond Coal campaign

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In Alaska, our coal organizers are working to keep new coalmines from developing and preventing coal-fired electricity generation projects from coming online.

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Information About Coal Plants Local to You:

Stopping the Coal Rush Map
Learn more about current or recent coal plant challenges, get key resources, and more.

Coal Plant Tracker
Find up to date status information about proposed coal plants across the country.

Toxic Mercury Pollution Map
Support higher standards for clean air and water for all Americans. 

Toxic Mercury Pollution Map

Coal Ash Storage Sites Map
Check out our Google Map showing where 584 coal ash storage sites are located around the country.

 


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