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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Monday, November 20, 2017
Sierra Club Response to Nebraska PSC’s Conditional Approval of Keystone XL
Today, the Nebraska Public Service Commission rejected TransCanada’s preferred route for the Keystone XL pipeline, instead granting a conditional approval along a route the company claimed would be unworkable. The permit would allow TransCanada to build the tar sands pipeline partly along the route...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Sierra Club Launches Ad Campaign After FERC Chairman Endorses Bailout for Uneconomic Coal, Nuclear Plants
Sierra Club launched a new video advertising campaign today against Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s directive to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will force millions of Americans to pay billions of dollars to prop up old, uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. The campaign was...
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Rick Perry Must Resign for Latest Remarks
Today, Energy Secretary Rick Perry made heinous comments suggesting that expanding fossil fuel development will decrease the incident of sexual assault. In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement: "It was already clear that Rick Perry is unfit to lead...
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
As Americans Call For More Solar Power, Special Interest Attacks Continue To Mount
While nearly 9 in 10 Americans support the development of more solar energy, electric utilities and fossil fuel-backed special interests are trying to hold off the inevitable renewable-energy future by promoting policies that would make rooftop solar harder to obtain. A new report released today by...
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Scott Pruitt Officially Recognizes That He Only Listens to the Fossil Fuel Industry
Today, it is widely expected that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will dismiss science advisers who have received Agency grants from the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), replacing them with figures tied to the fossil fuel and chemical industries. Pruitt is claiming the action is being taken to...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Trump’s Nomination of Steven Gardner to Direct OSMRE Puts the Health of Thousands of Coal Impacted Communities at Risk
Today, Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Steven Gardner, a coal industry insider beholden to polluters, to be responsible for protecting America’s land, air, and water from coal pollution as director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). In response, Bill...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sierra Club Demands Immediate Investigation of Puerto Rico Energy Contract and Any Cabinet Ties
The Sierra Club is demanding an immediate demand for Congress to investigate the circumstances surrounding the awarding of a three hundred million dollar electric reconstruction contract to a small Montana firm of two employees, Whitefish Energy, from the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke...
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Texas’ Monticello Coal Plant Announces Plans To Close
The energy company Luminant today announced plans to retire its massive Monticello coal plant in January 2018. This plant, in the Mt. Pleasant community of Titus County, Texas, is currently one of the largest and dirtiest coal plants remaining anywhere in the United States. With this announcement,...
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
New Analysis Finds Virginia Could Create Over 50,000 New Jobs With Commitment to 10 percent Solar By 2023
Today, the Sierra Club released a new report from the Solar Foundation finding that Virginia could create 50,400 new jobs if it developed enough solar energy to meet 10 percent of residents’ electricity consumption over the next five years. The Solar Foundation conducts an annual census of solar...
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Polluter Shill Perry Asks Independent FERC to Prop Up Uneconomic Coal and Nuclear Plants
Donald Trump’s Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, today asked FERC - an independent agency - to bail out the declining coal and nuclear industries, am o v e t h a t’sintended to placate corporate polluters that can’t compete with cleaner, cheaper energy sources like solar, wind, and energy efficiency...
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