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, December 11, 2018
Trump Administration Proposes Free Pass for Water Polluters
The Trump administration took action today to weaken key parts of the Clean Water Act . The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers agencies jointly proposed exempting polluters from important programs that prevent and clean up water pollution, by removing protections from...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Senate Recklessly Confirms Coal Bailout Architect and Fossil Fuel Proponent Bernard McNamee to FERC
The U.S. Senate confirmed coal bailout architect and fossil fuel proponent Bernard McNamee to the technology-neutral Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today, despite strong opposition from public health groups, environmental organizations, and elected leaders. In addition to being a...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
U.S. Coal Consumption in 2018 is Lowest it’s Been in 39 years
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced today that American coal consumption in 2018 is expected to be at its lowest level in the past 39 years . EIA’s announcement is of particular importance to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign , which has helped retire more than 40 coal...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
McNamee Moves to Full Senate Despite Overwhelming Evidence of His Inappropriate Preference for Fossil Fuels
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported out the nomination of coal bailout architect Bernard McNamee for the technology neutral Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today, despite a newly released video tape of him promoting fossil fuels, deriding clean energy resources,...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
McNamee’s Refusal to Recuse Himself From Considering His Own Coal Bailout Plan Disqualifies Him for FERC
Bernard McNamee, a long time fossil fuel lawyer and architect of the Trump Administration’s failed coal bailout attempt , testified today before the United States’ Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). His long record of...
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Thursday, November 01, 2018
PJM Study Repeats the Obvious: Coal Retirements are Not Impacting Grid Reliability
PJM Interconnection LLC, America’s largest regional transmission organization, released a study today that found there was “no imminent threat” to the reliability of their electricity marketplace. The study is considered by many to be a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to justify a...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sierra Club Submits More Than 56,000 Comments Against ‘Despicable Dirty Power Plan’
The Sierra Club submitted more than 56,000 public comments from its members and supporters opposing the Trump Administration’s Dirty Power Plan today, the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comment period. Since the policy’s announcement by former coal lobbyist and acting EPA...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Interior Pushes Forward Irresponsible Arctic Offshore Drilling Project
Yesterday afternoon, Ryan Zinke’s Department of the Interior announced the conditional approval of Hilcorp Alaska LLC’s “Liberty” offshore drilling plan in the Beaufort Sea. This facility would be the first oil and gas production facility in federal waters off Alaska. In response, Sierra Club Lands...
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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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