Nuclear Free Future

Nuclear Free Future

Nuclear Free Future

The Sierra Club remains unequivocally opposed to nuclear energy. Although nuclear plants have been in operation for less than 60 years, we now have seen three serious disasters. Tragically, it took a horrific disaster in Japan to remind the world that none of the fundamental problems with nuclear power have ever been addressed.

Besides reactor safety, both nuclear proliferation and the required long-term storage of nuclear waste (which remains lethal for more than 100,000 years) make nuclear power a uniquely dangerous energy technology for humanity.  Nuclear is no solution to Climate Change and every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on truly safe, affordable and renewable energy sources.  Help us work to phase out nuclear as quickly as possible.

January 22, 2021

Sierra Club embraces the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) “Entering into Force” January 22, 2021.

November 17, 2020

Washington, DC — The Sierra Club hails the announcement from the United Nations that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is now international law, following the ratification of the treaty by Honduras, the 50th country to do so.

August 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the WW II nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Sierra Club has joined with the Hibakusha Survivors in calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons globally. Since 1945,…

May 29, 2019

Columbus, OH -- Just now, state legislators passed House Bill 6 out of the Ohio State House. HB6 repeals Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards while creating a new energy tax on all Ohio electric customers to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions…

May 23, 2019

Ohio Clean Air Program” anything but clean