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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Thursday, March 04, 2021
Goldman Sachs Latest Major U.S. Bank to Set Net-Zero Emissions Goal Without Key Details to Get There
Today, Goldman Sachs announced a new commitment to align its financing activities with a pathway to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and committed to set interim climate targets by the end of this year. Goldman Sachs also indicated it would begin measuring and disclosing its financed...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Investors With Nearly $250 Billion In Assets Urge Big Banks to Dump Mountain Valley Pipeline
Today, investors representing $244.9 billion in assets under management sent letters to ten of the biggest banks in America urging them to stop funding the controversial fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) due to the “climate, financial, and reputational risks” associated with it. The...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
USPS Must Electrify Mail Truck Fleet
Yesterday, under the leadership of Donald Trump’s appointee, the United States Postal Service announced a 10-year, $485-million contract to Oshkosh Defense for new mail trucks , only committing to buy 10 percent as electric vehicles and failing to commit to 100 percent electrification of the fleet...
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Monday, February 22, 2021
New Coalition Urges Banks to End Bad Bets On Fracked Gas Pipeline DivestMVP Orgs and Their 7,600,000 Members Highlight “Financial and Reputational Risk” of Controversial Project
Today, a group of environmental and financial organizations announced the launch of the DivestMVP coalition . The organizations, which collectively represent over 7,600,000 members and supporters, are highlighting the financial instability of the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline and why it is...
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
Bank of America Sets Net-Zero Emissions Target Without Key Details To Get There
Today, Bank of America announced a new commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its financing activities, operations and supply chain before 2050, and released an updated environmental policy . The bank’s announcement included details on reducing its operational emissions by 2030...
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Monday, December 07, 2020
Soon To Be Former EPA Administrator Burns the American People One More Time Before Leaving
Former coal lobbyist turned EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler ignored the recommendations of EPA scientists and public health experts today by finalizing his proposal to not correct the legal limit for dangerous particulate matter pollution, also known as soot. Wheeler instead decided to retain a...
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Thursday, December 03, 2020
Trump Administration Pushes Forward With Plan for Illegal Lease Sale in the Arctic Refuge
Today, the Department of the Interior announced that it will hold a lease sale to sell off the delicate coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling on January 6. In their rushed review process for drilling in the coastal plain, the administration has ignored the...
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Monday, November 30, 2020
Sierra Club Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Nomination of Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary
Today, President-Elect Biden announced he will be nominating former chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen as his Treasury Secretary. In response, Senior Representative for Sierra Club’s Financial Advocacy Campaign, Ben Cushing, released the following statement: “President-Elect Biden was voted...
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Monday, November 23, 2020
General Motors Withdraws Support for Trump Administration’s Clean Cars Rollback
Today, following Donald Trump’s defeat three weeks ago, General Motors withdrew its support for the Trump administration's attack on California's clean car standards after a year of pressure from environmental, clean air, consumer and faith advocates. Most recently, more than a quarter of a million...
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Friday, November 20, 2020
Trump Administration Tries to Bully Banks into Funding Fossil Fuels
Today, the Trump administration’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a new proposal aimed at forcing banks to fund fossil fuel companies. Over the last year, five of the six biggest American banks -- Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, and Morgan Stanley -- have...
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