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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Once Again the Trump Administration Does the Bidding of Polluters at the Expense of American Families and Communities
Today, Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, announced that he will be repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule that provided vital clean water protections against dangerous pollution contaminating America’s waterways and drinking water supplies. The Clean Water Rule was created after the EPA...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
RECLAIM Act’s Passage Through House Committee Gives Hope to Hundreds of Communities Near Abandoned Coal Mines
Today, the U.S. House’s Natural Resources Committee strengthened and then passed the RECLAIM Act out of committee - an important step toward the bill’s passage through Congress. The RECLAIM Act commits $1 billion to economic development and diversification projects that clean up abandoned coal...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Sierra Club condemns FERC’s final review of proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline
Today, federal regulators released the environmental review for the proposed fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. The controversial $3.2 billion pipeline, proposed by EQT and NextEra, would traverse 301 miles through West Virginia and Virginia crossing public lands and more than 1,000 waterways...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Sierra Club Agrees With Trump: He Closes His Eyes And Just Makes Decisions
Today, Donald Trump delivered a speech on the banks of the Ohio River, the most polluted river in the country. Trump failed to mention the booming clean energy sector, which is the fastest growing job market in the country. He did note his cancellation of the environmental review on the...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Sierra Club on Trump’s Paris Withdrawal: "One of the Most Ignorant and Dangerous" Actions of Any President
Today, Donald Trump announced he intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. According to the terms of the Agreement, no country can begin the withdrawal process until three years after the Agreement enters into force and the withdrawal would not take effect for one year after...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Sierra Club on Paris Agreement Withdrawal: "A Historic Mistake"
Today, it was widely reported that Donald Trump intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement . According to the terms of the Agreement, no country can begin the withdrawal process until three years after the Agreement enters into force. The Agreement, which entered into force on...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Trump’s Reckless Appeasement of Coal Industry is Putting America’s Drinking Water at Risk
Late yesterday, Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator , Scott Pruitt, proposed suspending deadlines for new clean water protections against coal plants dumping massive amounts of industrial sludge into America’s waterways. Known as the Effluent Limitations Guidelines , these new clean water protections...
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Gwich’in Leaders Launch "Protect our Homelands"
Members of the Gwich’in Nation, who have relied on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for survival for millennia, are traveling from the Arctic across the desert Southwest to raise the alarm about urgent threats facing the Arctic Refuge. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the world’s...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sierra Club: Governor McAuliffe “Setting Virginia up for Clean Energy Success”
Today, Governor McAuliffe issued an executive directive to the Department of Environmental Quality and the Air Pollution Control Board that will lead to a strong limit on carbon pollution from power plants through regional cooperation. This is the result of the Executive Order 57 process, through...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Scientists Resign From EPA in Protest
As reported by POLITICO Pro, scientists resigned today from an EPA advisory panel in protest of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent decision not to reappoint nine members of the Board of Scientific Counselors, a panel of outside experts that advise EPA on research and development issues. The New...
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