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, October 17, 2018
Wheeler Attacks Obama Admin’s Policies, Then Ridiculously Takes Credit for Their Benefits
Former coal lobbyist and acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler shamelessly took credit for the Obama Administration’s environmental achievements today when he touted Greenhouse Gas Reduction (GHG) numbers for 2017. The reductions in carbon pollution and other...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
Trump Administration Cover Up Is Further Proof That Coal Bailouts Scheme is Unnecessary
Late Friday afternoon, Bloomberg News reported that the Trump administration is covering up a report commissioned by the Department of Energy that disputes the administration’s rationalization for planning to force electricity customers and taxpayers to pay tens of billions of dollars to bailout...
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Trump Admin.’s Frantic Rush of Coal Bailout Backer McNamee a Sign of Politics Entering Into Independent FERC
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee announced today that it will take up the nomination of coal bailout architect Bernard McNamee to FERC next week in a hurried political move to inject the Trump administration’s political agenda of backing unnecessary fracked gas pipelines and...
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Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Westmoreland Files for Bankruptcy, Sierra Club Demands It Treat Workers with Respect, Meet Environmental Obligations
Westmoreland Coal Company announced it will enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, following a recent trend in coal company bankruptcies caused by American energy consumers' increasing preference for cleaner, cheaper competitors, like solar and wind energy. Westmoreland’s announcement has been...
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Monday, October 01, 2018
Wheeler and Wehrum’s Pro-Mercury Proposal Poses Direct Threat to Kids’ Health and Transparent Appeal to Old Coal Clients
The New York Times reported late yesterday that former coal lobbyist and acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has finalized his proposal to undermine the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which will increase the profits of his former coal clients and...
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Sierra Club Statement On Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony
Today, Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and one of the survivors who have accused him of sexual assault, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on whether Kavanaugh deserves a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. In response,...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
Trump Administration Releases Sham Review on Keystone XL
Today, Donald Trump’s State Department released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline’s route through Nebraska, finding that it would have "no significant" impact on the environment. The draft comes just a week after State announced that...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Trump Administration Continues Ongoing Assault on Clean Air and Public Health
Today, Ryan Zinke’s Department of the Interior released its final rule effectively eliminating a key safeguard that would limit methane pollution and other harmful emissions from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 87 times more potent than carbon...
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Monday, September 17, 2018
Oil Companies’ Methane Reduction Plans Are No Substitute for Strong Federal Protections
Today, Shell announced a new program to limit methane emissions from its oil and gas operations. The announcement follows similar pledges from other oil companies, as well as a voluntary methane reduction program unveiled by the American Petroleum Institute (API) last year. Meanwhile, API and its...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Over 150 Virginians Show Up to Oppose Dirty, Dangerous Buckingham Compressor Station for Atlantic Coast Pipeline
At last night’s Virginia Air Pollution Control Board public hearing, more than 150 people attended and over 60 Virginians spoke out against the dirty and dangerous Buckingham Compressor Station, which would pump fracked gas through Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The proposed compressor...
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