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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Monday, April 02, 2018
At Oil Company’s Request, Trump Administration Blocks Shareholder Resolution on Climate Change
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly taken unprecedented action on behalf of an oil company by blocking a shareholder resolution on climate change. Axios reported this morning that, in response to a request from EOG, the largest oil producer in Texas, the SEC agreed to allow...
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Monday, April 02, 2018
FirstEnergy Solutions’ Bankruptcy is a Cautionary Tale for Utilities, Investors, and Public Officials
FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) -- together with its subsidiaries FirstEnergy Generation and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company -- announced its bankruptcy last night after years of short-sighted business decisions and executive mismanagement that resisted investing in clean, renewable energy, and...
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Sunday, April 01, 2018
FirstEnergy Solutions’ Bankruptcy is a Cautionary Tale for Utilities, Investors, and Public Officials
FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) -- together with its subsidiaries FirstEnergy Generation and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company -- announced its bankruptcy last night after years of short-sighted business decisions and executive mismanagement that resisted investing in clean, renewable energy, and...
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Pruitt Arranged Sweetheart Condo Deal Directly with Fossil Fuel Lobbyist
It may be spring, but Scott Pruitt’s scandals continue to snowball, as ABC News reported today that Pruitt worked directly with fossil fuel industry lobbyist Steven Hart to secure living arrangements in a townhouse owned by the same lobbyist’s wife. According to ABC, Pruitt paid for just one room...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
U.S. District Court Reminds Scott Pruitt to Follow the Law and Implement Smog Standards
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam of the Northern District of California found that Scott Pruitt had illegally delayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s designation process for stronger clean air protections against smog pollution. Gilliam ordered the agency to finish the entire...
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Corporate Executive Tied to Radioactive Contamination Doesn’t Belong on EPA Environmental Justice Counsel
On Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced his picks for the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee -- and they included the vice president of a company that has been responsible for multiple releases of radioactive plutonium dust. Michael Tilchin...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
White House to Host Meeting for Their Oil Industry Pals
Last night, Politico reported that the American Petroleum Institute’s executive committee will visit the White House next week to discuss energy policy. In response, Sierra Club Legislative Director Melinda Pierce released the following statement: “What do you call a meeting of oil and gas...
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Friday, March 02, 2018
Scott Pruitt is Trying to Sell the Safety of Our Water to Industrial Polluters
Yesterday evening, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed weakening vital clean water protections against toxic coal ash. His proposal clears the way for polluters, and polluter funded politicians to write weak standards for groundwater monitoring and coal ash cleanups, and attack the core health...
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Friday, February 23, 2018
Court Rejects Trump and Zinke’s Attempt to Delay Key Pollution Safeguard
Last night, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) suspension of a key safeguard that would limit methane pollution from oil and gas development on public lands. The court ruled that the Trump administration’s delay of the...
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Friday, February 23, 2018
New Study Shows Environmental Racism and Economic Injustice in Health Burdens of Particulate Pollution in U.S.
A new study by scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health found that facilities emitting dangerous particulate air pollution -- like soot -- disproportionately impact low-income communities and communities of color -...
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