Press Releases

March 29, 2024

Today marks one year since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hosted an environmental justice and equity roundtable intended to explore ways FERC Commissioners could better uphold these important values in their decisions. To date, FERC has not taken further action.

March 29, 2024

The federal truck standards will cover model years 2027-2032 and reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that trucks and buses emit, cleaning up pollution from large vehicles on the roads like transit buses, school buses, delivery trucks, and garbage trucks.

March 28, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Yesterday, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) issued a Proposed Decision that would implement monthly fixed electric charges as follows:

March 28, 2024

The Department of the Interior announced yesterday $58.3 million in grants to communities through the National Park Service’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership program.

March 28, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Biden Administration announced new revisions to Endangered Species Act regulations that improve some protections for imperiled wildlife, but leave intact many harmful changes implemented by Donald Trump. 

March 28, 2024

NEW YORK – Today, Citi published its latest annual climate-related disclosures report, which reveals for the first time how it is assessing the transition plans of high-emitting clients, and reports the emissions resulting from its capital markets underwriting activities in high-emitting sectors. 

March 27, 2024

BOW, NH. – Today, following negotiations with Sierra Club, The Conservation Law Foundation, and EPA, Granite Shore Power has committed to ending the era of coal in New England by retiring the coal-burning units at Merrimack and Schiller Stations in New Hampshire, by 2028 and 2025 respectively. In total, 560 megawatts of dirty power are set to go offline. After tireless advocacy work from local Sierra Club staff and volunteers, New Hampshire is the 16th coal-free state, the 12th to go coal-free since the Beyond Coal campaign launched in 2010.

March 27, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday, the Biden Administration and the Department of Interior (DOI) announced the approval of the nation’s seventh commercial-scale offshore wind project, Sunrise Wind. Sunrise Wind, which is expected to be operational in 2026, will be built off the coast of New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and will power more than 320,000 homes per year. Late last month, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded the power purchase agreements for Sunrise Wind and Empire Wind 1 projects.

March 27, 2024

BOSTON, MA -- Today, project bids for offshore wind development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island were due to the state's three respective energy and environmental agencies. The proposal submissions mark a significant milestone in the state’s efforts to decarbonize the region, reduce dangerous emissions, and bolster clean, renewable offshore wind across the North Atlantic coast.

March 27, 2024

NEW LONDON, CT. -- Today, project bids for offshore wind development in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island were due to the state's three respective energy and environmental agencies. The proposal submissions mark a significant milestone in the states’ efforts to decarbonize the region, reduce dangerous emissions, and bolster clean, renewable offshore wind across the North Atlantic coast.