Press Releases

July 12, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sierra Club and Kentucky Waterways Alliance filed a federal lawsuit today against Kentucky Utilities, seeking cleanup of toxic coal ash waste at the E.W. Brown Power Plant near Harrodsburg that is leaking pollution into Herrington Lake, contaminating the water, sediments, and fish.

 

July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO –  Today, the California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee approved Senate Bill 100, taking an important step towards setting a statewide goal of moving to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. SB100 establishes a bold new target for California’s energy future by increasing the current renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to ensure 60 percent of California’s electricity comes from clean and renewable sources of energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.

 

July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - As reported by the New York Times, “A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a glimpse of how the Antarctic ice sheet might ultimately start to fall apart.”

 

July 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FLA—Sierra Club has formally asked the state Public Service Commission to reject FPL’s request to add a new fracked gas power plant in Dania Beach without doing the required analysis on whether the gas is actually needed.

 

FPL has pursued this new gas generation without any meaningful investigation of the market price of incremental additions of solar, storage, or demand-side resources—as exemplified by its buildout of an all-gas peaking generation fleet.

 

July 11, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Today, the House revealed its dirty Interior-Environment spending proposal for environmental and public health funding for FY2018. Among its many harmful proposals, this budget attacks clean water, threatens wildlife by delisting the gray wolf and sage grouse as endangered species, and weakens smog standards, putting children and the elderly at greater risk.

 

In response, Sierra Club’s Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

 

July 9, 2017

Flagstaff, AZ – More than 2.5 million comments, including thousands from Arizonans and indigenous representatives, have been collected in support of national monuments as part of a “review” initiated by the Trump administration.  Led by Interior Secretary Zinke, the intent of the review is to undermine and rollback protections for some of the country’s most beloved public lands.

July 9, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada -- Nationwide, Americans have submitted more than 2.5 million comments in support of national monuments as part of a “review” initiated by the Trump administration. Led by Interior Secretary Zinke, the intent of the review is to undermine and rollback protections for some of the country’s most beloved public lands. Nevada’s Gold Butte and Basin & Range were among the national monuments targeted by the review.

 

July 9, 2017

Los Angeles, California-- More than 2.5 million comments have been collected in support of national monuments as part of a “review” initiated by the Trump administration.  Led by Interior Secretary Zinke, the intent of the review is to undermine and rollback protections for some of the country’s most beloved public lands.

July 9, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah -- More than 2.5 million comments have been collected in support of national monuments as part of a “review” initiated by the Trump administration.  Led by Interior Secretary Zinke, the intent of the review is to undermine and rollback protections for some of the country’s most beloved public lands. Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante were among the national monuments targeted by the review.