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, September 15, 2017
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Hands Down Landmark Ruling on Public Lands and Climate Change
Today, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) must reassess its analysis of the climate impacts of expanding two massive coal mines in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB). The two mines approved for expansion (the North Antelope Rochelle and the...
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Pruitt Gives Another Present to Coal Executives
Yesterday , Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, granted a polluter petition to “reconsider” new clean water protections against dangerous coal ash pits near America’s drinking water supplies. Pruitt’s decision came ahead of opening arguments for a pending case on the water protections...
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
EIA Finally Sees Reality of Coal’s Decline, but Needs a Reality Check on How Quick It’s Happening
Today, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected a 28 percent increase in world energy use by 2040 , predicting strong clean energy growth, but only a slight decline in global coal use - with an almost zero percent decline in coal use in the U.S. from 2015 to 2020. EIA has a long...
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Sierra Club Releases Interactive Map of Volatile Facilities Threatened by Harvey
Today, the Sierra Club released an interactive digital map detailing 449 plants, refineries, and facilities that are posing heightened threats to the 25 counties most affected by Harvey. For decades, Houston has been home to an immense concentration of chemical and plastics plants, oil and gas...
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Friday, August 25, 2017
Sierra Club Calls for Release of Public Land Monument Recommendations
The Sierra Club today filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking details on recommendations from Interior Secretary Zinke on the future of public lands protected as national monuments. The summary report from Secretary Zinke was void of any actual recommendations or decision-making metrics...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Trump Administration Releases Report to Try and Justify Bailing Out Dirty, Expensive Power Plants
Donald Trump’s Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, released a controversial grid report in an effort to pressure market operators, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and utilities to bail out aging coal and nuclear plants by forcing electricity customers to pay more for their expensive...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Court Rules FERC Failed to Adequately Review Environmental Impacts of Sabal Trail Pipeline
Today, the U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) failed to adequately review the environmental impacts of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the fracked gas Sabal Trail pipeline, which runs more than 500 miles through Alabama, Georgia and...
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Trump Axes Research into Health Effects of Mountaintop Coal Removal
Donald Trump late last week instructed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to cease all work on studying of public health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining - threatening the lives of thousands of people living near mine sites in Appalachia and across the country...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Zinke Allows Plastic Water Bottles in National Parks
Yesterday, the National Park Service reversed bans on disposable water bottles in National Parks-- another reversal of an Obama-era environmental policy. The ban originally was placed as an effort to increase the agency’s sustainability efforts and reduce carbon emissions. In response, Sierra Club’...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Veterans Urge Secretary Zinke Not To Expand Offshore Drilling
Today, a letter signed by 1,669 veterans was delivered to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, expressing opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to revisit the current five-year plan for offshore drilling and urging Zinke to maintain existing protections for our coasts. The current five-year plan...
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