Press Releases

April 18, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Biden Administration announced a federal rule that will introduce a new vision for how the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) mission addresses the climate and biodiversity crises. 

April 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bold move towards combating climate change on the international stage, the White House announced the establishment of a new task force dedicated to promoting trade in climate-friendly goods. 

April 16, 2024

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Georgia Power’s unscheduled proposal to rapidly increase electric capacity to serve the Company’s massive new demand forecast. Georgia Power representatives testified that 80% of this new demand stems from new data centers.

April 16, 2024

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. -- Today, Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) introduced legislation to designate Chuckwalla National Monument in the California desert and protect lands adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. Padilla also called on President Biden to use his powers under the Antiquities Act to achieve this goal. The effort seeks to protect about 620,000 acres of the California Desert south of Joshua Tree National Park, reaching west from the Coachella Valley region to the east near the Colorado River.

April 18, 2024

Phoenix, AZ – After prioritizing extractive industries for the past 40 years, today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its final “Public Lands Rule” to balance and uphold its multiple-use mission.

April 16, 2024

Washington, DC – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has denied a petition to remove stationary combustion turbines from the list of sources subject to regulation for emissions of air toxics, maintaining public health protections for communities near these facilities. As a result of denying this petition, stationary combustion turbines will continue to be required to comply with national limits on hazardous air pollutants under section 112 of the Clean Air Act.

April 15, 2024

Washington, DC – CHIPS Communities United (CCU) is urging Samsung, as a selected recipient of $6.4 billion in public funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, to follow through on their pledged commitment for responsible labor, environmental, and community practices. CCU, a coalition of labor unions, environmental organizations, and community groups, advocates a fair, equitable, and sustainable implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act. 

April 15, 2024

Washington, DC – Sierra Club, along with labor unions, environmental organizations, and community groups organizing under the CHIPS Communities United coalition, is urging Samsung, a designated recipient of $6.4 billion in public funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, to legally commit  to labor, environmental sustainability, and community welfare promises.

April 15, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Department of the Interior announced new reforms to ensure taxpayers are not responsible for clean-up activities and expenses related to offshore drilling platform decommissioning. The new rule strengthens financial assurance requirements, requiring companies to prove their financial stability to ensure compliance with lease obligations.

The reforms enacted by the Biden Administration include:

April 15, 2024

Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, We Energies filed yet another rate increase for its customers, the third increase in three years.