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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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Keystone Pipeline Spills Unknown Amount of Oil in North Dakota
It has been reported that the Keystone 1 pipeline—part of the pipeline system that would include the controversial proposed Keystone XL pipeline—has sprung yet another leak, this time in North Dakota. The cause and size of the spill are still under investigation. This is not the first spill from...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Sierra Club Takes Trump’s SEC to Court Over Failure to Respond to FOIA Request
Today, the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit challenging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its failure to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and promptly disclose documents regarding the agency’s unprecedented rejections, on behalf of corporate polluters, of climate-...
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Colorado Becomes 10th State to Adopt Zero Emission Vehicle Program
Today, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) voted 8-1 to adopt a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program, what could become a critical step in reducing transportation emissions from gas-guzzling vehicles, tackling the climate crisis, and protecting public health. In late July, automakers...
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Trump Extinction Plan Guts Endangered Species Act
Today, against a backdrop of recent reports of global mass extinction, the Trump administration released final regulations weakening the Endangered Species Act, the nation’s most effective tool in saving wildlife from extinction. The Trump Extinction Plan would gut critical endangered species...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Trump to Attempt to Greenhouse Gaslight Public on His Record of Dirtier Air and Dirtier Water
Today, Donald Trump will reportedly try to defy reality by attempting to greenwash his toxic record on air and water issues. Elected as the only head of state in the world to refuse to accept climate science, Donald Trump has quickly established the worst record on the environment and climate...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Thousands of Deaths Per Year, Billions of Dollars Lost: Trump Advances Dirty Power Plan
In the midst of intense public pressure for action on the climate crisis , former coal lobbyist and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler did the opposite today by finalizing the Trump Administration's plan to roll back the Clean Power Plan - the first-ever safeguards from carbon pollution for existing...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Trump Administration Continues Climate Denial in Selling Coal From Public Lands
Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management released a new environmental review of the largest coal mine expansion in the history of federal coal leasing - Arch Coal’s Black Thunder and Peabody’s North Antelope Rochelle mines in Wyoming. A judge halted the leases and called for this new study in 2017...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Pressure Mounts on Oil Companies and Banks to Reject Arctic Drilling
As major financial institutions and oil companies gathered over the last six weeks for their annual general meetings, they faced questions and protests from shareholders and activists urging them not to engage in or give financial support for drilling in the coastal plain of the Arctic National...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Faces Protest at Annual Shareholder Meeting for Lack of Action on Climate Change
Today, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink faced criticism from community leaders, researchers, and legal experts at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM). During the meeting speakers from the Amazon and the U.S. called out Fink for the fact that his rhetoric on climate change does not match BlackRock’s...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
At Annual Meetings, Banks and Oil Companies to Face Questions About Arctic Drilling
As major financial institutions and oil companies prepare to gather for their annual general meetings this spring, they’re facing growing pressure from shareholders and activists to commit not to engage in or give financial support for drilling in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife...
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