Fighting Oil and Gas

Fighting Oil and Gas

Fighting Oil and Gas

We are taking on polluting corporations to protect our health, our climate, and the places we love from the reckless expansion of dirty, dangerous fossil fuels.

From drilling to burning and all along the way, fossil fuels produce toxic chemicals and climate-polluting emissions. They harm our health, pollute our air and water, and drive the climate crisis. Sierra Club and our allies across the country are fighting back against the corporations rushing to profit off the exploitation of our communities. We are shining a light on polluters’ lies and turning the tide against the industry’s push to build and expand oil and gas

Line 5 poses catastrophic risks to the neighboring farmland, pristine natural areas, valuable freshwater sources, and tribal lands.

Decommission Line 5

Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline transports 22 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids across 645 miles of countryside every day. This aging line — which has long outlived its anticipated lifespan — has significantly deteriorated over the course of the last several decades, risking a catastrophic oil spill.

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Despite the dire climate warnings, major banks like Wells Fargo and asset managers like BlackRock continue to increase their funding of fossil fuels every year.

Fossil Free Finance

Banks and other financial institutions play a huge role in keeping fossil fuels on top by investing in dirty, dangerous fossil fuels, rather than cleaner, safer renewable energy.

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Podcast: Breaking the Cycle

Communities across New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana are looking for opportunities to organize against the fossil fuel companies that have caused them so much harm and corrupted their political system. Hear from activists in these areas.


Indigenous, faith, environmental, and youth leaders protested the proposed enlargement of Enbridge, Inc.'s Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

Stop Dirty Oil and Gas Projects

For more than seven years, the Sierra Club has successfully helped block the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and we will apply the same tools to winning fights against other pipelines and oil-train terminals across the country.

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Keep Dirty Fuels in the Ground

The Dirty Fuels campaign aims to keep dirty, non-renewable fuels in the ground by making renewable energy clean, abundant, and affordable.


Explore our map of gas pipelines.

Gas Plants and Pipelines Map

Fracked gas is not part of a clean energy future, and we cannot prevent the worst effects of climate change if we allow the fossil fuel industry to lock the United States into decades more of gas production.

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December 1, 2023

Lansing, MI – Today, the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac for the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline. The Commission approved the decision 2-0, with one Commissioner abstaining from the vote. While…

December 1, 2023

HARTFORD, CT. – This week, a coalition of more than 90 climate and environmental justice groups released a letter to the governors of impacted states opposing Project Maple, a fracked-gas proposal that severely threatens decarbonization efforts…

November 1, 2023

More than 70 climate, health and consumer organizations have called for utilities across the nation to leave the American Gas Association (AGA) over their efforts to block climate policies and proliferate disinformation about the health risks of…

October 19, 2023

Today, just weeks after frontline community members traveled from New York City’s climate week to Washington D.C. to share their concerns about the unchecked approval of dangerous fossil fuel projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC…

October 4, 2023

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released data today that shows the United States has exported more methane gas in the first half of 2023 than ever before in the same period. Most U.S. gas exports consist of liquefied gas, known as…