Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
While Trump Attempts to Cut Clean Power Plan, Western States and Cities Expected to Move Forward on Clean Energy Growth
Today, the Trump Administration issued an executive order gutting President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (background below), which cuts climate altering pollution by asking states to set clean energy generation goals. Western states are already running homes and businesses with clean, renewable energy...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Attention Donald Trump: New Report Shows Clean Energy Employs Far More Workers than Coal, Oil, & Gas
As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt touts a new executive order attacking the Clean Power Plan, new Sierra Club analysis of Department of Energy 2017 jobs data across the energy sector makes it clear that the sector Pruitt and Trump will be attacking -- clean energy -- employs far more American...
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
NEW REPORT: Global Coal Plant Development Freefall Sparks Renewed Hope On Climate Goals
On the heels of the 250th coal-fired power plant retiring in the United States yesterday, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline . The report’s findings include...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Milestone 250th and 251st American Coal Plants Announce Retirement
Today marked the 250th U.S. coal plant that has retired or committed to retire since the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign began in 2010, driving coal use down to its lowest level in history. The retirement of Ohio’s Killen and Stuart plants by June 2018 comes after months of conversations between...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Anti-Environment, Anti-Women, Anti-Worker Supreme Court Nominee To Testify Before Senate Judiciary
Today, Donald Trump’s nominee to serve on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement: “The highest court in the land should be reserved only for those who...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Donald Trump’s Decision to Meet with Flint's Mayor is Reminiscent of a Twilight Zone Episode
Donald Trump announced today that he will meet with the Mayor of Flint, Michigan after pledging to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by historic levels. In response, Gail Philbin, Director of the Michigan Chapter of Sierra Club, released the following statement: "The irony of Donald...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Statement: Pruitt Misled Congress on CO2, Senators Should Demand He Be “Removed from His Position.”
Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNBC he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, denying the basic established facts of climate science. It now appears Pruitt misled Congress, as this anti-science position contradicts what he...
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Trump Budget Attacks Core American Values, Public Health
Today, Donald Trump will release a budget outline that will reportedly slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior. In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement: “A budget is a statement of priorities, and with...
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Trump Ends Rule Blocking Corporate Polluters From Paying Themselves
Today, Donald Trump rescinded a Office of Natural Resource Revenue rule that prevented companies from selling fossil fuels extracted on public lands to a subsidiary at a low price, paying royalties on that initial sale, and then reselling the fuel at a far higher price without paying royalties on...
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Trump Promises Environmental Protection Through Regulation While Eliminating Environmental Regulations
In a rambling address at CPAC today, President Donald Trump said he will eliminate environmental protections to help American business, while also saying that he wants environmental protection through regulations. In Response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following...
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