Hello, my name is Ann Darwicki. I am a registered nurse with 23 years of experience caring for women and children. I am a founding member and current chair of Nurses Healing our Planet, the environmental ad hoc committee of the Delaware Nurses Association.
40 people showed up on just under two days notice to ask Senator Carper to stand with Delawareans feeling the impacts of climate change and oppose efforts to fast-track Keystone XL.
You may have heard about a hugely encompassing trade agreement that could threaten basically all aspects of our environment and democracy, known as the TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership, from the Sierra Club or another group concerned about the environment, workers rights and/or good government. If you haven't, don't worry--you're not the only one.
"We can have both a strong economy and a livable climate. All parties know that we need both. The rest of the discussion is either detail, which we can resolve, or purposeful delay, which we should not tolerate."
From May 4th-8th I attended the 8th Annual Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington. The event is put on by the Aliiance for Appalachia, a diverse coalition of groups fighting to end the absolutely devastating practice of MountainTop Removal coal mining, hereafter refferred to as MTR. The Sierra Club is a member of the Alliance and I want to give an especially HUGE shout out to Appalachian Voices and their staff for dedicating a ton of time and resources to making the week a big success and also to thank the several Sierra Club Beyond Coal staff and supporters who helped out!