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, April 27, 2021
Wells Fargo Top Shareholders Maintain Status Quo, Fail to Act on Climate
Today, at Wells Fargo’s virtual annual shareholder meeting, the bank faced questions about its massive fossil fuel financing and lack of a credible climate-aligned transition plan, but top shareholders like Vanguard and BlackRock appeared to maintain the status quo by voting to re-elect Board...
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Monday, April 12, 2021
US Voters Support Strong Government and Corporate Action to Curb Wall Street's Climate Impacts
Today, a new set of polling released by Data for Progress shows that US voters overwhelmingly support the federal government taking strong action to curb the climate impact of Wall Street in order to prevent economic crises driven by the financing of fossil fuels and other risky, high-emitting...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
New Report: World’s 60 Largest Banks Have Poured $3.8 Trillion Into Fossil Fuels Since Paris Agreement; Climate Groups Sound Alarm as Financing for Fossil Fuel Expansion Continues to Rise
Released today, the 12th edition of the most comprehensive report on fossil fuel bank financing documents an alarming disconnect between the global scientific consensus on climate change and the continued practices of the world’s largest banks. This year’s report, titled Banking on Climate Chaos...
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Monday, March 22, 2021
Plans for Annova LNG Fracked Gas Export Terminal Ditched
Today, news broke that Annova LNG has abandoned its plans for its LNG fracked gas export terminal when it filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to withdraw its certificate. Annova LNG, backed by Exelon, Black and Veatch, Enbridge, and Kiewit Energy group, was one of...
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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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