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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Friday, February 09, 2018
Sierra Club: Senate Of Virginia Allows Dominion To Regulate Itself While Ratepayers Foot The Bill
Today, the Senate of Virginia passed Senate Bill 966 in a vote of 26-13. SB966, introduced by Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) is a radical restructuring of how monopoly utilities like Dominion Energy Virginia are regulated in Virginia. The legislation would allow monopoly utilities to use...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
FERC Commissioner Neil Chatterjee Has the Wrong Approach to Helping Coal Impacted Communities
Today, E&E News’ Greenwire released new documents it has obtained that uncover former FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee’s meetings with and advocacy for the coal industry while FERC was considering Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to bailout uneconomic coal plants. In its article , the news...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Effort To Protect Eastern Virginia From the Dangers of Fracking Suffers Setback
Today, the Senate of Virginia sent Senate Bill 951 back to Committee, 23-17. SB951, introduced by Sen. Scott Surovell, would institute a four-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in the Eastern Groundwater Management Area. In response, Kate Addleson, Director of the...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
New Report Bears Out Coals Continued Decline
Today, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis released a new study which found that the coal industry continued to shrink in 2017, despite Donald Trump’s rhetoric during Tuesday’s State of the Union address and his continued efforts to undermine America’s fast growing clean...
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
American Communities Cannot Delay Having Access to Clean Water
The Office of Budget and Management recklessly suspended the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Clean Water Rule today, delaying it by at least two years. The Clean Water Rule, also known as the “Waters of the United States Rule”, provides vital clean water...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
SOTU Morning Shocker -- Pruitt slammed Trump
The Washington Post and New York Times are reporting on a recently unveiled radio interview in which Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that Trump ‘would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama — and that’s saying a lot.’ Pruitt also agreed with radio host Pat Campbell...
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Scam Would Gut Environmental Protections, Sell Off
As reported by the Washington Post, the White House has drafted a proposal to gut environmental protections in an effort to make it easier for corporations to build dangerous pipelines and other environmentally destructive projects, forming the cornerstone of what the White House is calling an...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Mayor de Blasio Announces Goal to Divest New York City from Fossil Fuels
Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to divest the city’s $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuels within the next five years, making New York City the first major US pension plan to do so. Momentum behind the push to defund the fossil fuel industry is growing in New York;...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
With NOPR Decision, FERC Brings Coal and Nuclear Industries Back to Reality
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) terminated its consideration of Rick Perry’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would have bailed out uneconomic coal and nuclear plants that cannot compete against cleaner, cheaper energy sources like solar, wind, and energy efficiency. FERC...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Not Only Will Communities Face Growing Threat of Oil Spills, There Won’t be Money to Clean Them Up
Today, the Washington Post reported that, in addition to passing a tax bill containing enormous giveaways to the oil and gas industry, Congressional Republicans quietly gave yet another gift to Big Oil when they allowed a tax on oil companies that funded federal oil-spill response efforts to expire...
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