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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Governor Cuomo Commits to Power Plant Pollution Protections New York Sets Example for Nation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a draft pollution protection rule today that would place stringent emissions standards on existing power plants. Today’s action is a critical first step to ensure that the state reaches its goal to eliminate 40 percent of...
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Gwich’in Nation Joined by Institutional Investors in Call to Defend Arctic Refuge from Drilling
Today, a group of institutional investors totaling $2.52 trillion in assets sent a message to oil and gas companies and the banks that fund them that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is bad business. Citing economic and reputational risks as well as threats to human rights and the...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
PRUITT EXPOSED: Sierra Club Secures 24,000 Pages of EPA Emails, Call Logs and Documents
The Sierra Club has secured over 24,000 pages of EPA emails, calls logs, and documents which expose the culture of corruption in and around Scott Pruitt at the EPA through successful litigation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The release comes in the wake of today’s White House...
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
With Coal Industry in Decline, Alpha and Contura Merge
Contura Energy Inc. and Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced today that the two coal mining companies have reached a “definitive merger agreement” that will re-merge the companies in order to try and compete in America’s declining coal industry. Since 2010, half of the United States coal-fired...
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Clean Water Coalition Submits 56,700+ Comments Demanding Scott Pruitt Keep Coal Ash Rules
Sierra Club and clean water coalition partners submitted 56,703 comments today demanding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt keep in place federal protections against toxic coal ash - the dangerous waste product of coal-fired power plants. These comments come on the heels of last week’s EPA public...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Sierra Club Submits 115 Thousand Comments Demanding Clean Power Plan Stay in Place
Sierra Club and its allies submitted more than 115 thousand comments today demanding scandal ridden EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt leave the Clean Power Plan in place. The Clean Power Plan will protect the health of millions of families and communities by curbing dangerous, climate-disrupting...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Opponents Rally Outside Bank of America Shareholder Meeting in Charlotte
A crowd of activists rallied today outside of a meeting of Bank of America’s shareholders and executives to call on the Charlotte-based bank to drop its financing of dirty and destructive fossil fuel projects. Bank of America is one of the leading banks on a multibillion-dollar loan covering half...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hundreds Rally Outside Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting in Des Moines
A crowd of activists rallied today outside of a meeting of Wells Fargo’s shareholders and executives to call on the bank to drop its financing of dirty and destructive fossil fuel projects. From 2015 to 2017, Wells Fargo provided over $4.6 billion in financing for extreme fossil fuels, and is a key...
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Scandal Ridden Pruitt Again Ignores Science, Says Biomass is Carbon Neutral (It’s Not)
Today, embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt again ignored science and announced that burning trees from managed forests will be considered carbon-neutral. This announcement comes in spite of the fact that biomass emits large amounts of carbon dioxide and...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Trump’s New Ploy to Force Electricity Customers, Taxpayers to Bailout Uneconomic Coal and Nuclear Plants
Media outlets reported earlier today that the Trump Administration is considering using the Defense Production Act - a relic of the Cold War - to force electricity customers and taxpayers to pay billions of dollars to bailout uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. Despite fierce objections by grid...
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