Press Releases

December 4, 2023

Sacramento, California —new report from the Sierra Club reveals that two-thirds of California’s inactive and unplugged wells are owned by just three companies — Chevron, Aera Energy (formerly owned by Shell and Exxon) and California Resources Corporation.

December 4, 2023

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 6, leaders of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes and Senator Jeff Merkley will host a press conference in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), calling on the Biden Administration to shut down the pipeline.

December 4, 2023

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Local and national organizations, including the Sierra Club, For a Better Bayou, Micah 6:8 Mission, Vessel Project, and Healthy Gulf, successfully challenged Magnolia LNG’s request for an extension on its export license for its proposed LNG export terminal in Lake Charles, La.

December 2, 2023

No state produces more oil and gas than Texas, which released more than 564 billion cubic feet of methane in 2019 alone. Thus, the federal rules could have more impact on Texas than any other state.

December 2, 2023

Washington, DC -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final Clean Air Act protections against methane and other harmful pollution from the oil and gas industry, a major win for climate and public health. These safeguards strengthen standards for new equipment and also include the first-ever standards for existing equipment, which has been a major priority for the Sierra Club.

December 2, 2023

Dubai, UAE – At the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28), Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the United States will pledge $3 billion toward the United Nations Green Climate Fund.

December 1, 2023

Washington, DC -  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final, critical Clean Air Act protections against methane and other harmful pollution from the oil and gas industry, a major win for climate and public health. These safeguards—which include the first-ever standards for existing equipment while also strengthening standards for new equipment—have been a major priority for Sierra Club and its allies, and are the culmination of years of advocacy by and on behalf of our members, families, and communities. 

December 1, 2023

Dubai, UAE – Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28), the United States announced it will join the Power Past Coal Alliance. The Alliance is a global collection of countries, cities, regions, and organizations mobilizing to move the world off coal.

December 1, 2023

Lansing, MI – Today, the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac for the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline. The Commission approved the decision 2-0, with one Commissioner abstaining from the vote. While reading the rationale for approval, Commissioners thanked Tribal Nations for their engagement, to which they were booed.

December 1, 2023

Monday, December 4, is Finance Day at COP 28