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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Friday, August 10, 2018
Sierra Club Statement On Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Dates
Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that he intends to hold hearings September 4-6 for Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s extremist Supreme Court nominee. In an unprecedented move, Sen. Grassley scheduled the hearings before Kavanaugh’s records have been released. Kavanaugh spent...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Bernard McNamee Would Lead the Charge at FERC to Bail Out Old, Expensive Coal Plants
Media outlets reported today that the Trump Administration is planning to nominate Department of Energy official Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in order to fill the seat of resigning commissioner Robert Powelson. McNamee helped roll out Energy Secretary Rick...
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Monday, August 06, 2018
Sierra Club and EDF Take Trump’s FOIA Failure on Coal, Nuclear Bailout Documents to Court
The Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) sued the Department of Energy today for its failure to hand over documents as part of a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pertaining to the Trump Administration’s reported plan to force taxpayers and electricity customers to...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Sierra Club Applauds Attorney General Herring’s Challenge to Trump’s Dangerous Clean Cars Rollback
Today, Attorney General Mark Herring joined a coalition of 19 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia announcing their intention to challenge the Trump-Pruitt-Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to roll back federal limits on tailpipe pollution from cars and trucks. In...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
As Banks and Investors Reject Arctic Drilling, Where is Wells Fargo?
In the United States and around the world, the movement demanding divestment from fossil fuel projects that threaten our climate and communities is gaining momentum. Institutions including insurers , churches , universities , and major cities have made recent commitments to divest from fossil fuels...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
BP Misses the Memo: Arctic Refuge Drilling is Bad Bet
At an event put on yesterday by the Alaska Resource Development Council, BP America Chairman and President Susan Dio expressed support for the Trump administration’s plan to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. The wildlife-rich coastal plain is...
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Courts Continue to Pressure Scott Pruitt to Do His Job, Protect Communities from Dangerous Smog Pollution
Today, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and District of Maryland handed down separate decisions holding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt accountable for reducing dangerous smog pollution that travels across state lines and impedes downwind states’ ability to...
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Friday, June 01, 2018
Sierra Club Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Bail Out Money-Losing Coal and Nuclear Plants
Today, Bloomberg reports that the Trump Administration is considering an order that would force grid operators across the country to buy electricity from failing coal and nuclear plants -- a move Bloomberg categorizes as “unprecedented intervention” into U.S. energy markets and an order that would...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
At Annual Meeting, Groups Urge Chevron to Stay Away From the Arctic Refuge
Today, as Chevron executives and shareholders meet for their annual meeting, the company is under increasing pressure to pledge not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Earlier this month, a group of institutional investors totaling $2.52 trillion in assets sent a letter to major banks...
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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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