Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Our Mission: To discuss and explore the linkages between environmental quality and social justice, and to promote dialogue, increased understanding, and appropriate action.

Former Sierra Club president Aaron Mair speaks at a historic Mississippi March for Justice.

About Our Program

At the Sierra Club, we are diligently working to explore the integration of social justice and environmental concerns. Our program seeks to provide an effective framework for addressing the damage, risk, and discrimination facing so many communities today.

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Over a decade after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the Gulf Coast still fights for the most basic of rights: to return home, breathe clean air, and drink clean water.
January 23, 2024

Phoenix, AZ -- In a disheartening verdict, today the Maricopa County Superior Court ruled to uphold the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) decision to approve Salt River Project’s (SRP) revised proposal to expand the gas-fired Coolidge…

January 12, 2024

Salt Lake City, UT – In a win for west side students, community members, and clean air advocates, this Tuesday, the Guadalupe School was awarded funding for four electric school buses as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America…

October 19, 2023

Environmental and community groups are seeking to join EPA in a lawsuit defending the agency’s action to eliminate unlawful air pollution loopholes from state air operating permitting programs against a challenge from industrial polluters.

September 22, 2023

Today, the Biden Administration moved to protect fenceline communities from hazardous air pollution by proposing a policy–following a Trump Administration rollback–that ensures industrial polluters continue to limit their toxic air emissions as long…

September 17, 2023

Today, thousands of people will join the biggest climate mobilization since the pandemic to urge President Biden and other leaders to stop fossil fuel expansion and extraction.