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, August 17, 2020
Trump Administration Continues Rushed Push to Drill in the Arctic Refuge
Today, the Department of the Interior is expected to take the next step toward holding a lease sale in the delicate coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Bureau of Land Management’s “record of decision” will reportedly make the entire coastal plain available for leasing. The...
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Monday, August 03, 2020
Sierra Club Launches Massive Ad Campaign Calling on Congress to Support Clean Energy Workers in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill
The Sierra Club launched a five figure digital advertising campaign today, targeting Congressional leadership to pass significant relief for clean energy workers in the next COVID-19 economic relief package. Currently, there are more than 500,000 clean energy workers unemployed, with more job...
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Monday, July 27, 2020
Multinational Banking Giant Deutsche Bank Will Not Fund Arctic Drilling
Multinational investment bank and financial services company Deutsche Bank released an updated energy policy today that rules out funding for new oil and gas drilling or exploration in the Arctic. The policy also excludes financing for tar sands and some fracking projects. With this updated policy...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Morgan Stanley Will Be First Major US Bank to Track and Report its Climate Impact
Today, in an announcement reported by Politico , Morgan Stanley announced it would become the first major American bank to track and report the greenhouse gas emissions from its loans and investments as part of the bank’s own contribution to climate change by joining the Partnership for Carbon...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Big Oil to Face Pressure During Shareholder Meetings Not to Destroy the Arctic Refuge
As Exxon and Chevron face shareholders tomorrow for their annual general meetings, they will face pressure from shareholders and activists to rule out drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Both oil majors will hold their virtual annual general meetings this Wednesday, as the Trump...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
JPMorgan Chase Faces Unprecedented Vote Against Its Financing of Fossil Fuels
Today, at the bank’s virtual annual shareholder meeting, JPMorgan Chase, the world’s worst funder of climate change, faced multiple questions on climate change as well as pressure to remove climate change denier and former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond from its board. 49.6% of shareholders voted to require...
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Monday, May 18, 2020
JPMorgan Chase, Under Fire From All Sides Over Fossil Financing, to Host Online AGM
JPMorgan Chase is holding its annual general meeting tomorrow amid mounting pressure from a broad array of stakeholders to end its massive role in financing the climate crisis. In an unprecedented online meeting due to the coronavirus lockdown, multiple climate-related shareholder resolutions are...
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
With New Morgan Stanley Policy, Bank of America is Only Remaining Major US Bank Without a Commitment Not to Fund Arctic Drilling
Today, multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley released an updated energy policy that rules out direct financing for oil and gas exploration and development in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The policy also rules out direct funding for new coal-fired power plants...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Environmentalists Praise Democratic Request for Greater Oversight, Incorporation of Climate Risk in Fed Lending Programs
Environmental, community, and justice groups who have called for greater oversight of the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed) lending programs in response to the coronavirus crisis praised two letters sent to the Fed from Democratic lawmakers. Senators sent a letter Monday followed by a letter from members...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
As Major Banks Rule out Funding for Arctic Drilling, Bank of America Risks Getting Left Behind
As Bank of America faced shareholders today for its annual general meeting, the bank refused to rule out funding for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Over the last few months, in response to pressure from shareholders and activists, four of the six major American banks -- Citi,...
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