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, February 25, 2020
JP Morgan Chase, Largest Bank in U.S. Rules Out Funding New Oil Drilling in Arctic Refuge
The Gwich’in Nation of Alaska and Canada applaud the decision by JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, to rule out financing new oil and gas drilling on sacred lands of the Gwich’in that is in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Over the last two years, members of the Gwich’in...
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Monday, February 24, 2020
America’s Biggest Bank Will Not Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling
JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, is reportedly announcing an updated energy policy that rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The policy also rules out financing for new thermal coal mines and coal-fired...
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Friday, February 21, 2020
Yet Another Global Bank Rejects Arctic Refuge Drilling
This morning, Lloyds Bank, the second largest bank in the UK, released an updated energy policy that rules out financing for oil and gas operations in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The policy update adds Lloyds to the growing list of major financial institutions that are rejecting drilling in...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
"Stop the Money Pipeline" Announces Nationwide Day of Action to Protest the Financing of Climate Destruction
Stop the Money Pipeline , a coalition of dozens of groups dedicated to ending the financing of climate destruction, is announcing a major Day of Action for this April 23, 2020, as part of three days of youth-led Climate Strikes around the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Stop the Money Pipeline...
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
BlackRock Announces Shift Away From Funding Dirty Tar Sands
Today, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, announced that one of its fastest-growing sustainable funds will stop investing in tar sands, one of the dirtiest fuel sources on the planet. Last month, in response to growing public pressure, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink announced a new set of...
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Friday, January 10, 2020
25 People Occupy Chase Bank Branch in D.C. as Climate Activists Launch a Major New Campaign Targeting the Financial Industry
Over twenty people occupied a Chase Bank branch in Washington, D.C. today to kick off Stop the Money Pipeline , a major new activist effort going after the financial industry’s funding of climate destruction. The action took place alongside today’s Fire Drill Friday protest at the Capitol led by...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Keystone Pipeline Spills Unknown Amount of Oil in North Dakota
It has been reported that the Keystone 1 pipeline—part of the pipeline system that would include the controversial proposed Keystone XL pipeline—has sprung yet another leak, this time in North Dakota. The cause and size of the spill are still under investigation. This is not the first spill from...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Sierra Club Takes Trump’s SEC to Court Over Failure to Respond to FOIA Request
Today, the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit challenging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its failure to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and promptly disclose documents regarding the agency’s unprecedented rejections, on behalf of corporate polluters, of climate-...
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Colorado Becomes 10th State to Adopt Zero Emission Vehicle Program
Today, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) voted 8-1 to adopt a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program, what could become a critical step in reducing transportation emissions from gas-guzzling vehicles, tackling the climate crisis, and protecting public health. In late July, automakers...
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Trump Extinction Plan Guts Endangered Species Act
Today, against a backdrop of recent reports of global mass extinction, the Trump administration released final regulations weakening the Endangered Species Act, the nation’s most effective tool in saving wildlife from extinction. The Trump Extinction Plan would gut critical endangered species...
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