Press Releases

April 10, 2024

House Republicans are threatening to withhold funding for the collapsed Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore unless President Biden reverses the pause on approvals for new methane gas exports, or LNG. In a visit to Maryland on Friday, the President reiterated his commitment to reopen the Baltimore port and provide federal funding. The funding would be allocated to the reconstruction of the bridge, which could take from 18 months to several years.

April 10, 2024

Washington, DC -  Today, the Sierra Club launched a four-state digital ad campaign focused on seven Senators – Senators Kelly and Sinema of Arizona; Casey and Fetterman of Pennsylvania; Kaine and Warner of Virginia; and Tester of Montana – who have expressed criticism of the EPA’s recently finalized federal clean car standards.

April 9, 2024

Washington, DC -  Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2022 reinstatement of its waiver authorizing California to set stronger vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards and zero-emission vehicle requirements than the federal government.

April 9, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congress voted to pass the bipartisan House Outdoor Recreation package, Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act. The package, co-sponsored by Reps. Bruce Westerman and Raúl Grijalva, expands or supports efforts to expand outdoor access.

Highlights from the EXPLORE Act include:

April 5, 2024

Oklahoma City, Okla. - Last week, Oklahoma Gas and Electric filed its final resource plan with Oklahoma regulators. The Sierra Club submitted formal comments, emphasizing that the plan waits too long to stop burning coal at two mega-polluting and aging coal plants in the state.

April 9, 2024

Today, 110 organizations sent a letter to Secretary Granholm and President Biden to thank them for the pause on approvals for new LNG export licenses and urge them to not only update the previous economic and environmental analyses that the Department of Energy (DOE) relies on for considering LNG export applications, but also to incorporate factors not currently analyzed like environmental justice.

April 9, 2024

Washington, DC — Today, the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Ruben Gallego in the race to be the next United States Senator from Arizona, citing Gallego’s record and commitment to climate issues and advancing environmental justice.

April 8, 2024

Washington, DC – Today, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), was announced as a selected recipient of $6.6 billion in public funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The Sierra Club joins advocates demanding TSMC follow responsible labor, environmental, and community practices in alignment with a fair, equitable, and sustainable implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act. 

April 8, 2024

BOZEMAN, MT — Four conservation and animal protection groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for denying their petition to protect gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains under the Endangered Species Act.

April 8, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — CHIPS Communities United (CCU) is urging Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), which has been awarded $6.6 billion in public funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, to follow responsible labor, environmental, and community practices. CCU – a coalition of labor unions, environmental organizations, and community groups – advocates for a fair, equitable, and sustainable implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act.