March 7, 2024

“Tonight President Biden laid out the two paths America has ahead: we can continue on the one this administration has seized upon, expanding investments in clean energy to grow the future of our economy and create millions of American jobs while confronting the climate crisis head on, or we can surrender to those spreading disinformation, which ships existing and future American jobs to China. We have spent decades fighting to rid America of dependence on foreign oil. We cannot afford to replace that dependence with one on China. 

November 1, 2023

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.

August 16, 2023

Biden’s Historic Climate, Environmental Justice and Clean Energy Law Continues to Build a Livable Future

Washington, DC – One year ago today, the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden’s historic investments in climate action, environmental justice, and clean energy was signed into law. 

In celebration, Sierra Club Executive Director Ben Jealous released the following statement:

February 7, 2023

Washington, DC Tonight, President Biden delivered his second State of the Union address.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Ben Jealous released the following statement:

July 20, 2022

Somerset, MA – Today, President Biden is speaking at the retired Brayton Point coal plant on the ongoing climate crisis and new efforts he’s taking to address it. This speech comes days after Senator Joe Manchin blocked the president from being able to implement his agenda to reduce costs for consumers, address the climate crisis, protect communities, and create jobs.

March 31, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, President Biden announced efforts to address spiking gas prices and supply chain shortages that have spiked following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In response, Sierra Club President Ramón Cruz released the following statement:

March 29, 2022

Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Biden unveiled his FY2023 budget, which requests $1.6 trillion in federal funding for the 2023 fiscal year. The proposed budget includes the largest funding request ever for the EPA, Department of Energy, and Department of the Interior. At the crux of the budget is adjusting the tax code to ensure the wealthiest billionaires pay their fair share, efforts to address inflation, and a repeal of fossil fuel subsidies. 

March 1, 2022

Washington, DC – Tonight, President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address.

In response, Sierra Club President Ramon Cruz released the following statement:

February 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday, the Biden administration announced a significant cross-agency initiative to lower industrial carbon emissions, support environmental justice, and create clean manufacturing jobs.

January 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Biden held a press conference as the Senate has the opportunity to safeguard democracy and Americans’ right to vote and is continuing negotiations on Biden’s plan to invest in families and communities across the country, all in the face of unified Republican obstruction.

In response, Sierra Club Legislative Director Melinda Pierce released the following statement:

January 10, 2022

In a filing late Friday, the Biden administration's U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) defended two Trump-era resource management plans (RMPs) that failed to comply with a court order to account for impacts from burning publicly-owned coal, including on public health, and to consider alternatives that limit coal leasing on public lands in the Powder River Basin – the largest coal-producing region in the country.

December 13, 2021

Today, a coalition representing thousands of members who live in communities directly impacted by coal mining sent a letter to the White House asking the Biden Administration to prioritize the appointment of a permanent director for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). The groups highlight three specific, unprecedented challenges facing the coal mining industry and coal mining communities.