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, July 08, 2019
Trump to Attempt to Greenhouse Gaslight Public on His Record of Dirtier Air and Dirtier Water
Today, Donald Trump will reportedly try to defy reality by attempting to greenwash his toxic record on air and water issues. Elected as the only head of state in the world to refuse to accept climate science, Donald Trump has quickly established the worst record on the environment and climate...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Thousands of Deaths Per Year, Billions of Dollars Lost: Trump Advances Dirty Power Plan
In the midst of intense public pressure for action on the climate crisis , former coal lobbyist and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler did the opposite today by finalizing the Trump Administration's plan to roll back the Clean Power Plan - the first-ever safeguards from carbon pollution for existing...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Trump Administration Continues Climate Denial in Selling Coal From Public Lands
Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management released a new environmental review of the largest coal mine expansion in the history of federal coal leasing - Arch Coal’s Black Thunder and Peabody’s North Antelope Rochelle mines in Wyoming. A judge halted the leases and called for this new study in 2017...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Pressure Mounts on Oil Companies and Banks to Reject Arctic Drilling
As major financial institutions and oil companies gathered over the last six weeks for their annual general meetings, they faced questions and protests from shareholders and activists urging them not to engage in or give financial support for drilling in the coastal plain of the Arctic National...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Faces Protest at Annual Shareholder Meeting for Lack of Action on Climate Change
Today, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink faced criticism from community leaders, researchers, and legal experts at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM). During the meeting speakers from the Amazon and the U.S. called out Fink for the fact that his rhetoric on climate change does not match BlackRock’s...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
At Annual Meetings, Banks and Oil Companies to Face Questions About Arctic Drilling
As major financial institutions and oil companies prepare to gather for their annual general meetings this spring, they’re facing growing pressure from shareholders and activists to commit not to engage in or give financial support for drilling in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Chicago Becomes the Largest City in the Country Committed to 100 Percent Clean Energy
Today, the Chicago City Council unanimously voted to establish the goal of transitioning the entire city to 100 percent clean, renewable energy, like wind and solar, by 2035. Chicago becomes the largest city in the country to make this commitment, following cities like St. Louis, Madison, Atlanta,...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Climate Action Now Act Demonstrates Continued Climate Leadership by Democrats
Today, Democratic House leadership—including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel, Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone and Select Committee Chair Kathy Castor—introduced H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act . Nearly two years after Donald Trump announced his...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Report Finds Global Banks Poured $1.9 Trillion into Fossil Fuel Financing Since the Paris Agreement was Adopted, with Financing on the Rise Each Year
A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, and Honor the Earth, and endorsed by over 160 organizations around the world, reveals that 33 global banks have provided $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Wells Fargo Seeks to Profit from Climate Destruction
According to disclosures submitted to the non-profit CDP and reported yesterday by Bloomberg , Wells Fargo sees the climate crisis as an opportunity to make more money. “Preparation for and response to climate-change induced natural disasters result in greater construction, conservation and other...
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