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, September 07, 2018
Running Scared, Trump Admin. to Hold Only One Public Hearing For Clean Power Plan Rollback
Former coal lobbyist and acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that he will only hold one public hearing for his plan to rollback the Clean Power Plan . The hearing will take place in Chicago, Illinois on October 1 . In response, Liz Perera, Director of...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Sierra Club Statement on Steven Gardner Withdrawing Nomination to Direct OSMRE
Media outlets reported today that Steven Gardner, a coal industry insider beholden to polluters, has withdrawn his nomination to Direct the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). In response, Bill Price, Sierra Club’s Appalachian Organizing Manager, released the following...
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Senate Republicans Must Fulfill Their Duty And Follow Senate Democrats’ Leadership
Today, as the confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats spoke out for the American people and demanded that the hearing be delayed until Kavanaugh’s full record has been released. Brett Kavanaugh spent over five years...
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
With Coal Plant Retirements, FirstEnergy Solutions Should Concentrate on Treating Workers with Respect - Not Asking Trump for A Bailout
FirstEnergy Solutions notified PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM) today that it plans to deactivate two uneconomic coal plants unless the Trump Administration forces taxpayers and electricity customer to spend billions of dollars to bail them out. The plants being considered for retirement have been...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Trump’s EPA Admin. to Reconsider Whether It’s OK for Coal Plants to Poison Pregnant Women and Young Children
The Trump administration and former coal lobbyist and acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, officially announced today that they are reconsidering the life-saving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) . These safeguards drastically curtail the emission of...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Sierra Magazine Announces 2018 Ranking of America’s “Cool Schools”
Today, Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, released its twelfth annual “ Cool Schools” ranking of North America’s greenest colleges and universities . Sierra received submissions from a record-breaking 269 schools in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Each of...
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Big Oil Wants Taxpayer-Funded Protection From Climate Change Crisis of Its Own Making
Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that the oil industry is pushing for the federal government to fund construction of a 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls and levees along the Texas Gulf Coast. The project, which would cost taxpayers at least $12 billion, is designed to protect...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Trump Releases Unlawful Dirty Power Plan, Rolling Back Life-Saving Pollution Limits
Today, former coal lobbyist and acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler released an unlawfully weak carbon pollution policy that would gut the Clean Power Plan’s life-saving standards and do next to nothing to fight the climate crisis, continuing the agenda of...
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Monday, August 20, 2018
Sierra Club Launches Ad Campaign Against Trump Administration Efforts to Bail Out Dirty, Uneconomic Coal Plants
The Sierra Club announced today that it will be launching a five-figure digital advertising campaign against the Trump Administration’s efforts to force taxpayers and electricity customers to pay tens of billions of dollars to bail out uneconomic coal and nuclear plants . The advertisements will...
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Friday, August 10, 2018
Sierra Club Statement On Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Dates
Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that he intends to hold hearings September 4-6 for Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s extremist Supreme Court nominee. In an unprecedented move, Sen. Grassley scheduled the hearings before Kavanaugh’s records have been released. Kavanaugh spent...
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