Sierra Club Statement on Saule Omarova Hearing for Comptroller of the Currency


Washington, DC -- This morning, Dr. Saule Omarova will face the Senate Banking Committee for a hearing on her nomination to be Comptroller of the Currency. 

Earlier this month, more than 60 climate groups, labor unions, and progressive organizations sent a letter to Senator Sherrod Brown, the Chairman of the Committee, in support of Dr. Omarova’s confirmation.  

Sierra Club Fossil-Free Finance Campaign Manager Ben Cushing released the following statement: 

“The OCC has a key role to play in safeguarding our economy from climate chaos and putting guardrails on Wall Street’s risky fossil fuel investments. Dr. Omarova will bring a critical understanding to OCC of the government’s role in ensuring the stability of our financial system in the face of growing climate risk and investing in a more sustainable and equitable economy.” 

About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with millions of members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, 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