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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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Report Finds Global Banks Poured $1.9 Trillion into Fossil Fuel Financing Since the Paris Agreement was Adopted, with Financing on the Rise Each Year
A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, and Honor the Earth, and endorsed by over 160 organizations around the world, reveals that 33 global banks have provided $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Wells Fargo Seeks to Profit from Climate Destruction
According to disclosures submitted to the non-profit CDP and reported yesterday by Bloomberg , Wells Fargo sees the climate crisis as an opportunity to make more money. “Preparation for and response to climate-change induced natural disasters result in greater construction, conservation and other...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
FERC Ethics Official: McNamee Must Recuse Himself from Coal Bailout Decisions [He Still Hasn’t]
Coal bailout architect and FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee has submitted a letter to Senate Democrats informing them of an ethics official’s advice to him on recusing himself from participating in commission decisions that are pertinent to his past coal bailout work for Energy Secretary Rick...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Trump Administration Proposes Free Pass for Water Polluters
The Trump administration took action today to weaken key parts of the Clean Water Act . The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers agencies jointly proposed exempting polluters from important programs that prevent and clean up water pollution, by removing protections from...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Senate Recklessly Confirms Coal Bailout Architect and Fossil Fuel Proponent Bernard McNamee to FERC
The U.S. Senate confirmed coal bailout architect and fossil fuel proponent Bernard McNamee to the technology-neutral Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today, despite strong opposition from public health groups, environmental organizations, and elected leaders. In addition to being a...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
U.S. Coal Consumption in 2018 is Lowest it’s Been in 39 years
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced today that American coal consumption in 2018 is expected to be at its lowest level in the past 39 years . EIA’s announcement is of particular importance to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign , which has helped retire more than 40 coal...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
McNamee Moves to Full Senate Despite Overwhelming Evidence of His Inappropriate Preference for Fossil Fuels
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported out the nomination of coal bailout architect Bernard McNamee for the technology neutral Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today, despite a newly released video tape of him promoting fossil fuels, deriding clean energy resources,...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
McNamee’s Refusal to Recuse Himself From Considering His Own Coal Bailout Plan Disqualifies Him for FERC
Bernard McNamee, a long time fossil fuel lawyer and architect of the Trump Administration’s failed coal bailout attempt , testified today before the United States’ Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). His long record of...
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Thursday, November 01, 2018
PJM Study Repeats the Obvious: Coal Retirements are Not Impacting Grid Reliability
PJM Interconnection LLC, America’s largest regional transmission organization, released a study today that found there was “no imminent threat” to the reliability of their electricity marketplace. The study is considered by many to be a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to justify a...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sierra Club Submits More Than 56,000 Comments Against ‘Despicable Dirty Power Plan’
The Sierra Club submitted more than 56,000 public comments from its members and supporters opposing the Trump Administration’s Dirty Power Plan today, the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comment period. Since the policy’s announcement by former coal lobbyist and acting EPA...
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