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, May 26, 2020
Big Oil to Face Pressure During Shareholder Meetings Not to Destroy the Arctic Refuge
As Exxon and Chevron face shareholders tomorrow for their annual general meetings, they will face pressure from shareholders and activists to rule out drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Both oil majors will hold their virtual annual general meetings this Wednesday, as the Trump...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
JPMorgan Chase Faces Unprecedented Vote Against Its Financing of Fossil Fuels
Today, at the bank’s virtual annual shareholder meeting, JPMorgan Chase, the world’s worst funder of climate change, faced multiple questions on climate change as well as pressure to remove climate change denier and former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond from its board. 49.6% of shareholders voted to require...
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Monday, May 18, 2020
JPMorgan Chase, Under Fire From All Sides Over Fossil Financing, to Host Online AGM
JPMorgan Chase is holding its annual general meeting tomorrow amid mounting pressure from a broad array of stakeholders to end its massive role in financing the climate crisis. In an unprecedented online meeting due to the coronavirus lockdown, multiple climate-related shareholder resolutions are...
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
With New Morgan Stanley Policy, Bank of America is Only Remaining Major US Bank Without a Commitment Not to Fund Arctic Drilling
Today, multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley released an updated energy policy that rules out direct financing for oil and gas exploration and development in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The policy also rules out direct funding for new coal-fired power plants...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Environmentalists Praise Democratic Request for Greater Oversight, Incorporation of Climate Risk in Fed Lending Programs
Environmental, community, and justice groups who have called for greater oversight of the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed) lending programs in response to the coronavirus crisis praised two letters sent to the Fed from Democratic lawmakers. Senators sent a letter Monday followed by a letter from members...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
As Major Banks Rule out Funding for Arctic Drilling, Bank of America Risks Getting Left Behind
As Bank of America faced shareholders today for its annual general meeting, the bank refused to rule out funding for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Over the last few months, in response to pressure from shareholders and activists, four of the six major American banks -- Citi,...
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Citigroup is Latest Major US Bank to Rule Out Funding for Arctic Refuge Drilling
Today, multinational investment bank Citigroup released an updated energy policy that rules out financing for oil and gas exploration, development and production projects in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The policy also rules out direct funding for new thermal coal...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Environmental Groups Applaud Legislation from Reps. Garcia and Porter to Increase Oversight on Major Financial Institutions
Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced the Systemic Risk Mitigation Act, which aims to prevent deregulation of the financial sector from putting the entire economy at risk, especially during the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The bill...
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Friday, April 10, 2020
Big Banks Plan to Double Down on Bad Fossil Fuel Investments
Last night, Reuters reported that banks including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Citigroup are planning to take direct ownership of failing oil and gas assets. The banks are reportedly awaiting regulatory waivers in order to move this plan forward. In response, Sierra Club...
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Monday, March 02, 2020
Following Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase Announcements, Wells Fargo Rejects Funding for Arctic Drilling
Wells Fargo has released an update to its environmental policy ruling out funding for oil and gas projects in the Arctic region, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The update does not make improvements to the bank’s other oil and gas financing policies. The 2019 Banking on Climate...
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