Sierra Club

Bloomberg, Sierra Club announcement on coal campaign

Washington, April 8, 2015, 9:00 am

The Sierra Club and Bloomberg Philanthropies to hold press conference on changes to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and Michael Bloomberg to speak.

Tesla wins backing from environmentalists, conservatives

The Hill

The Tesla Motors policy of selling cars directly to consumers has won backing from ten groups ranging from the Sierra Club to Americans for Prosperity, which sent a letter to state leaders urging them not to set up roadblocks to direct sales, The Hill reports.

Ted Turner ranch aims to aid endangered black-footed ferrets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A more than half-million-acre ranch that straddles the New Mexico-Colorado border and is owned by media mogul Ted Turner has asked for permission to import endangered black-footed ferrets.

The carnivores have struggled across the Great Plains, and the Vermejo Park Ranch wants to bolster their numbers as part of a recovery program spanning 12 Western states.

EPA must step in over mountaintop removal mining: Greens

The Hill

The Sierra Club says local environmental groups are joining it in a lawsuit to force the Environmental Protection Agency to use its powers under the Clean Water Act to regulate mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky and West Virginia, believing that state authorities are not doing what they should to protect waterways, The Hill reports.

Environmentalists reach out to minorities over police shootings

National Journal

Environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth have been taking steps on social media to show solidarity with the black community over the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, National Journal reports, noting that the green movement is trying to diversify its base of supporters.

Climate change fight has voter support: Green poll

The Hill

No matter the winners in significant battleground states in the 2014 elections, voters there support the fight against climate change, the Sierra Club said, citing statistics from a poll conducted by Hart Research Associates, The Hill reports.

Sierra Club releases poll on climate change

Washington, November 21, 2014, 11:00 am

Sierra Club holds media teleconference to release polling results on voter attitudes about climate change in six battleground states. 

Enviros use Keystone vote to raise money


The Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters and Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate have all lobbied supporters for donations following the Senate’s narrow vote to defeat a measure backing the Keystone XL pipeline, Bloomberg reports.

Music part of arsenal in fight against climate change

National Journal

The Hip-Hop Caucus has joined with major environmental groups including, the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council in putting together the People's Climate Music -- featuring artists including Common, Ne-Yo and Choklate -- published in a four-song EP available free on iTunes this week and a full album due out Dec. 2, National Journal reports.

Democrats, greens keep eye out for environmental riders in lame duck bills


Congressional Democrats and environmental groups say they are ready to scope out and fight potential Republican environmental riders to essential spending bills in the lame duck Congress, E&E reports.


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