Press Releases

April 10, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Today, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club launched a new ad campaign in response to Senator Fetterman’s critical comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new cleaner car standards for light-duty vehicles.

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 3, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC -  The Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration just announced $17.6 million in grants to 20 communities in 16 states to invest in transit-oriented development (TOD).

April 1, 2024

Washington, DC — Today, the Ride for the Region Challenge launched to spur transit ridership and cut transportation pollution. Eight employers, including universities, non-profits, and companies throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia, are participating in a public transportation competition to get more folks enjoying regional bus and rail services.

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 20, 2024

Washington, DC — Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized federal standards to strengthen the nation’s emissions requirements for light-duty vehicles that will encourage the production of cleaner passenger cars and light- and medium-duty trucks.

March 19, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a rule to update a two-decade-old calculation that determines the equivalent fuel economy of electric vehicles (EVs), phasing in important adjustments to the calculation.

March 12, 2024

Today, the Biden administration announced an interagency strategy to establish a charging and refueling infrastructure network for zero-emission trucks, a major step toward decarbonizing the freight and goods movement system in the United States.

February 28, 2024

WILMINGTON, NC -  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Ports Program funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, intended to address diesel engines at ports and freight hubs across the country.