Sierra Club on FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling: “The American people will not be silenced”


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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to dismantle Net Neutrality, opening up the internet to be sold off to the highest corporate bidder. The ruling now faces challenges at the state and Congressional level, with numerous lawsuits already announced and Senator Markey announcing his intent to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to reverse the FCC’s ruling.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“Today’s ruling is nothing short of an assault on our democracy and the right to a free and open flow of information. The fact of the matter is that the Trump administration will stop at nothing to give massive handouts to its biggest corporate supporters no matter the cost.

“The American people will not be silenced. The Sierra Club and our 3 million members and supporters stand with all those who will continue this fight to protect a free and open internet.”


About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit