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, October 22, 2010
Sierra Club Calls on Hillary Clinton to Weigh Risks of Toxic Pipeline to Farms, Water, Air
The Sierra Club is mobilizing thousands of citizens to contact Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and urge her to fully evaluate the risks of a proposed pipeline that would carry the world’s dirtiest oil from Canada into the United States. Clinton indicated this week while speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco that the State Department may be leaning toward approving permits for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, despite the fact that the agency has not finished reviewing the project or thousands of comments from Americans opposing it.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Washingtonians Demand ‘Coal to Green by 2015’
A coalition of conservation, faith, and public-health organizations, including the Sierra Club’s Coal Free Washington campaign, Earth Ministry, Earthjustice, the National Parks Conservation Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility, hosted a coordinated series of events this morning, calling attention to Washington state’s largest single source of pollution, TransAlta Corp.’s dirty coal-fired power plant in Centralia.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
23,000 Californians Join Conversation About Defeating Proposition 23
The Sierra Club and CREDO Action hosted a conference call Monday evening to discuss the No on Proposition 23 campaign with Californians, who will be voting on the measure on November 2. More than 23,000 people joined the call to hear Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and CREDO Action president and co-founder Michael Kieschnick discuss the dirty energy initiative and how the Sierra Club and CREDO Action will be working to defeat Proposition 23 this fall.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sen. Baucus Calls for Hasty Approval of Dangerous Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
This week, Montana Senator Max Baucus asked the U.S. State Department to speed a decision on whether or not to approve a massive new pipeline designed to carry the world's dirtiest oil from Canada into the United States.
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Friday, September 10, 2010
Americans Call For Tighter Regulation of Hydraulic 'Fracking' in Oil and Gas Drilling
Thousands of Americans are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a comprehensive study of the environmental and health threats of natural gas fracturing. Pollution from this drilling technique – commonly known as fracking – has been the focus of three heavily attended public meetings in Texas, Colorado and Pennsylvania this summer. The final meetings, next week in Binghamton, N.Y., drew so much interest that the EPA was initially forced to reschedule them.
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Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Sierra Club Executive Director to Join Concerned Residents of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana at Rally in Dallas For Protection from Toxic Coal Ash
On Wednesday, September 8th, Dallas will be the site of the latest in an ongoing set of hearings and events concerning the under-reported issue of toxic coal ash. Following the release of a new report revealing more than three dozen new sites in 21 states where toxic coal ash has made the water unsafe, the EPA has begun a series of public hearings on new safeguards for the toxic waste. Already, hundreds of residents from 12 states have traveled to hearings held in Virginia and Colorado to voice their support for strong protections from toxic coal ash.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
EPA Seeks Comment on Life-Saving Clean Air Protections
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is opening the door for citizens to comment on new clean air protections the agency has proposed. Known as the Good Neighbor rule, the protections are part of a series of recent moves by EPA to reduce premature deaths and serious health problems from air and water pollution. The Sierra Club and allies are organizing hundreds of members and concerned citizens to attend public hearings, hold rallies and submit comments in support of these protections.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
700 "Hands Across the Sand" Events Opposing Offshore Drilling, Supporting Clean Energy Largest Gathering Against Offshore Drilling in History
Thousands of citizens from every state in the U.S., Puerto Rico and D.C., and 20 countries WHAT: Citizens will gather on beaches and inland communities and join hands to recognize the tragedy in the Gulf and call for clean energy, no more offshore drilling WHEN: Saturday, June 26 WHERE: 700 events nationwide and worldwide. NOTE: A complete list of events, all of which begin at 11 a.m. local time this Saturday, can be found here: http://www.handsacrossthesand.org .
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Obama Calls for Criminal Investigation into BP Disaster
Today, President Obama vowed to pursue criminal investigation into the cause of the BP Disaster in the Gulf, which has yet to be contained and is becoming the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Obama Unveils New Offshore Drilling Strategy
In a speech today, President Obama unveiled his new strategy on offshore drilling, which will keep some sensitive coastal areas open for drilling, including the Arctic's Chukchi and Beaufort seas which are of concern because they provide important habitat for polar bears, whales, and other marine life. Much of the South and Mid-Atlantic coasts will also remain open. The new plans will leave Alaska's Bristol Bay off-limits to drilling. Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune
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