Profile: Sierra Club

Law360, New York (September 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Although the Sierra Club's legal department focuses on a variety of environmental issues, from mountaintop removal mining to logging of old-growth forests, it has saved the largest portion of its resources to combat global warming.

One way it does this is by suing to prevent the construction of new coal-fired power plants. Not only are these coal plants bad for the environment, but they also come with numerous financial risks such as the potential for carbon regulation and escalating costs, according to Pat Gallagher, the Sierra...
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