Energizing America: Sierra, January-February
Sierra, the official magazine of the Sierra Club, kicks off the new year with a hard look at energy issues and choices facing the United States. One of our favorite writers, Bill McKibben, calls for a "...leap to safer, cleaner, climate-friendly alternatives" to fossil fuels in the feature article "Energizing America." Other writers take a look at much-touted energy solutions, including "clean coal," nuclear power, wind, and "negawatts." Additionally, writer Paul Rauber calls ethanol (at least as promoted by the auto industry) a "phony solution" in his "Decoder" column. Other articles include profiles of Melanie Mac Innis, a leader in (and graduate of) the Sierra Club's "Inner City Outings" program, engineer Mike Biddle, an innovator in the use of recycled plastics, and Vernon Masayesva, a Hopi tribe member determined to ween his community off of the money (and environmental degradation) earned from coal mining on the tribe's reservation.