Evansville, IN -- The Sierra Club and Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) filed a motion today to intervene in the State’s lawsuit against the Alcoa Warrick aluminum smelting plant in Indiana for repeated violations of Indiana and federal clean water laws.
The groups are taking this action to finally end Alcoa’s pollution of the Ohio River with toxics like mercury and to ensure that the company will be held accountable for its 100+ permit violations over the last two years.
Washington, DC – Today, during a stop on the White House’s Investing in Rural America event series, President Biden will announce more than $5 billion in funding for rural communities, made possible largely through the landmark Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Washington, D.C. -- Today Sierra Club, Public Justice, and several other environmental and public health organizations filed a petition for rulemaking with the EPA, calling upon the agency to stop harmful coal pollution from open-top trains carrying coal by requiring coal train operators to obtain a permit f
Helena, MT - A judge ruled in favor of Montana youth climate plaintiffs today, declaring the state is violating its own constitution by not protecting the right to a clean environment. Held v. Montana was the first-ever youth climate case to go to trial in the U.S. and now is the first victory, setting a precedent for further lawsuits.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, a five-Justice conservative majority of the Supreme Court ruled to gut clean water protections for millions of Americans. The case, Sackett v. EPA, is a corporate polluter-backed effort to dismantle the Clean Water Act by narrowing the definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The Court’s decision will open millions of acres of wetlands – all formerly protected by the Clean Water Act – to pollution and destruction, including by negating many of President Biden’s wetland protections in his new WOTUS rule released last year. The majority decision – delivered by Justice Alito and joined by Justices Roberts, Thomas, Gorsuch, and Barrett – puts the drinking water supplies of millions of Americans at risk.
El Senado Federal, en una votación de 53 a 43, anuló la regla actualizada de protección de las Vías Acuáticas de Estados Unidos (WOTUS), la cual identifica qué aguas—incluyendo arroyos, ríos, humedales y otros—deben protegerse.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the Senate voted 53-43 to overturn the Biden Administration’s updated Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which outlines which waters - including small streams, rivers, wetlands, and more - should be protected from pollution and destruction under the Clean Water Act. House Republicans advanced the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution on WOTUS earlier this month to try to invalidate the rule and prevent future administrations from implementing similar water protections. President Biden is expected to veto the resolution.
VIRTUAL -- This afternoon, as a part of the 2023 United Nations Water Conference, the Sierra Club will be hosting a conversation about decolonizing our waterways featuring Indigenous voices from the Southeastern US. Water is sacred to many tribal communities, tribes, and nations. To be climate resilient, we must fundamentally transform how we value water. Tribes, states, and localities have long contested legal rights to water resources. There are challenges unique to Indigenous communities in the Southeastern United States, yet their voices are rarely heard.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the House Republicans voted to overturn the Biden Administration’s updated Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which outlines which waters - including small streams, rivers, wetlands, and more - should be protected from pollution and destruction under the Clean Water Act. Late last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers released the updated WOTUS rule, and today, Republicans passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to try to invalidate the rule and prevent future administrations from implementing similar water protections.
The CRA will move to the Senate for a vote where it would need only a simple majority to pass. The vote
Today, EPA announced a new proposal to strengthen water pollution safeguards and protect communities from toxic wastewater discharged by coal-fired power plants.
La Comisión Judicial del Senado aprobó hoy un número de excepcionales nominados federales para ser considerados por el Pleno del Senado.
El viernes, 30 de diciembre, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA) emitió su regla sobre las Aguas de Estados Unidos (WOTUS).