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, December 03, 2020
Trump Administration Pushes Forward With Plan for Illegal Lease Sale in the Arctic Refuge
Today, the Department of the Interior announced that it will hold a lease sale to sell off the delicate coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling on January 6. In their rushed review process for drilling in the coastal plain, the administration has ignored the...
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Monday, November 30, 2020
Sierra Club Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Nomination of Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary
Today, President-Elect Biden announced he will be nominating former chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen as his Treasury Secretary. In response, Senior Representative for Sierra Club’s Financial Advocacy Campaign, Ben Cushing, released the following statement: “President-Elect Biden was voted...
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Monday, November 23, 2020
General Motors Withdraws Support for Trump Administration’s Clean Cars Rollback
Today, following Donald Trump’s defeat three weeks ago, General Motors withdrew its support for the Trump administration's attack on California's clean car standards after a year of pressure from environmental, clean air, consumer and faith advocates. Most recently, more than a quarter of a million...
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Friday, November 20, 2020
Trump Administration Tries to Bully Banks into Funding Fossil Fuels
Today, the Trump administration’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a new proposal aimed at forcing banks to fund fossil fuel companies. Over the last year, five of the six biggest American banks -- Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, and Morgan Stanley -- have...
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Trump Administration Proposes Last Minute Plan to Make Arctic Offshore Drilling More Dangerous
Today, the Trump administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released a new proposal to weaken environmental safeguards for offshore drilling in the Arctic. The plan would remove nearly half the provisions currently in place to protect Arctic waters and ecosystems from a devastating oil...
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Monday, November 09, 2020
TD is Latest Financial Institution to Pledge Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
TD Bank Group released a new climate action plan today, pledging to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its operations and financing activities by 2050. The bank is the latest major financial institution to make such a commitment, following similar announcements by Morgan Stanley and...
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Friday, October 23, 2020
Trump Administration Attempts to Fast-Track Destructive Seismic Testing in the Arctic Refuge
Today, the Trump administration announced the beginning of a 14-day comment period on a proposal to allow destructive seismic exploration on 450,000 acres of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. One of the world's last intact ecosystems, the Arctic Refuge is one of the few...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2020
New Report: CRC’s Failure Could Leave California Taxpayers with $900 Million Burden
A new analysis released today by the Sierra Club shows that the financial failure of California Resources Corporation (CRC) could leave California taxpayers bearing more than $900 million in costs for the remediation of thousands of CRC’s abandoned wells. CRC, which filed for bankruptcy in July,...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Governor’s Executive Order Takes a Step Toward Climate Action in Transportation Sector
Governor Gavin Newsom today released an executive order designed to accelerate state action to cut climate pollution and respond to the climate crisis. Executive Order N-79-20 calls on various state agencies to take actions that result in the following: All new cars and light-duty trucks sold in...
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Morgan Stanley Sets Net-Zero Financed Emissions Target Without Key Details
Today, Morgan Stanley announced a new commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. Morgan Stanley is the first major American bank to set such a target, though the announcement did not include details on the bank’s plan to get there. Last week, 60 climate and human rights groups, led by...
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