Southern Sierran June 2013 e-edition

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June 2013 issue

A victory for the desert tortoise

Sierra Club and other environmental groups long opposed the idea of putting a landfill at Eagle Mountains near Joshua Tree National Park. Now the plan that would have damaged critical habitat for the desert tortoise and other wildlife has been dumped. 



Gone climbing!

Sometimes life grabs you by the throat and sends you packing. The Angeles Chapter's Jared Vagy learns what running away to the outdoors can teach you about life. (It's pretty simple.) 



Help us protect California's coast

Sign this online petition to tell the California Coastal Commission that Huntington Beach doesn't need a desalination plant that could have unintended consequences for marine life and the ocean.

The facts about climate change research

The Global Change Research Act of 1990 took the scientific and environmental implications of global warming seriously. So why all the doubters still?

Fracking victory in California

Judge sides with environmentalists regarding oil leases in Monterey County and the unknown implications of hydraulic fracking.

Living the plastics-free life

We conquered the water bottle, so what's next? Plenty. Check out these ideas aimed at cutting plastics out of your life.

Check out our 2013 Travel Adventures and Featured Outings. Don't miss our Member/Newcomer event on July 24.


Want to find more activities and outings? Check out our online Schedule of Activities. Find past issues of the Southern Sierran and the Schedule here.

Are you 1 in 1,000?

We hope so! Think about making a donation to the Angeles Chapter and the 1,000 at 100 Campaign.

Solar House Party!

  See rooftop panels and learn how they might work in your home at our June 9 event in L.A.

Meet the Club's new board

  Angeles Chapter's Susanna Reyes and others elected to national governing body.

Big thanks for a great Awards Banquet

Greetings and cheers marked the way the Chapter celebrated its award-winning volunteers.   

LNG exports: The wrong side of history

Future generations will be incredulous that we ever debated the wisdom of increasing LNG exports.


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