environmental-justice

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 Generating Station in Pinal County, Arizona.

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 Agenda. The new buses will replace the school’s current diesel fleet, reducing school bus emissions and pollution in the surrounding neighborhoods where t

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 as they operate.

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.

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.

September 1, 2023

PHOENIX, AZ -- Today, Sierra Club filed a suit in Maricopa County Superior Court challenging the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) decision to approve Salt River Project’s revised proposal to expand the gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station in Pinal County, Arizona.

August 8, 2023

PHOENIX, AZ – In a blow to Tucson Electric Power (TEP) ratepayers, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), Arizona’s public utilities commission, today voted to approve TEP’s rate increase proposal which will raise residential ratepayers’ bills by an average of 9.02%. After the ACC’s decision today, customers will see their bills increase as early as September 1. 

July 28, 2023

The Biden administration should finalize the strongest rule possible to accelerate clean energy deployment and protect vulnerable communities

June 22, 2023

Groups call for policy reforms to advance an equitable clean energy future without gutting environmental protections

June 21, 2023

PHOENIX, AZ – Today during the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) open meeting, the Commission sided with utilities Salt River Project (SRP) and Arizona Public Service (APS) in separate decisions that will cost ratepayers, negatively impact communities, and worsen air quality.

June 21, 2023

MARYLAND - Transportation continues to be one of the leading sources of toxic soot and smog in Maryland. Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Sierra Club released reports outlining the hazards of transportation pollution and the steps needed to improve air quality and address the climate crisis to protect Marylanders’ health and future.