Press Releases

April 16, 2024
Georgia regulators greenlight extensive methane gas buildout
The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Georgia Power’s unscheduled proposal to rapidly increase electric capacity to serve the Company’s massive new demand forecast. Georgia Power representatives testified that 80% of this new demand stems from new data centers.
press-ricky Tue, 2024-04-16 13:49
April 10, 2024
Advisory: People’s Parade and People's Hearing
Media Advisory: Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 11:00AMPeople’s Parade and People's Hearing Earth Month Community Event Calling on Ameren Missouri to Ditch Coal and Go Renewable
press-lee Wed, 2024-04-10 10:50
April 09, 2024
OG&E Issues Resource Plan that Will Raise Costs and Pollute
Oklahoma City, Okla. - Last week, Oklahoma Gas and Electric filed its final resource plan with Oklahoma regulators. The Sierra Club submitted formal comments, emphasizing that the plan waits too long to stop burning coal at two mega-polluting and aging coal plants in the state.
tx-lindsay Tue, 2024-04-09 06:03
April 04, 2024
Advocates Slam Duke’s Plan to Raise Electric Bills to Prop Up Expensive and Polluting Coal Power Plants
Indianapolis, IN - Today, Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the state, filed a case with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (IURC) requesting to raise residential customers’ bills an additional 19% by 2026.If approved, Duke would use its customers' money to keep its massively polluting Gibson and Edwardsport coal-burning power plants open.
press-lee Thu, 2024-04-04 10:54
April 04, 2024
Coal Community Advocates Applaud New “10-Day Notice” Rule for Strengthening Response to Health, Safety and Pollution Threats
COAL COUNTRY — This morning, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement released its final “Ten Day Notice” rule to address how the agency responds to community member complaints about safety, pollution, and other violations at coal mines across the country.
blogs-larisa Thu, 2024-04-04 07:01
April 03, 2024
Rocky Mountain Power IRP Update Significant Setback for Communities and the Climate
Salt Lake City, UT – On Monday, April 1, PacifiCorp, the parent company of monopoly utility Rocky Mountain Power issued an update to its 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), doubling down on fossil fuels when decarbonization is urgently needed.
press-amy Wed, 2024-04-03 15:33
April 02, 2024
Evergy’s Energy Plan Will Harm Missourians by Delaying Coal Retirement and the Necessary Buildout of Renewable Energy
Kansas City, MO - Despite much of the Midwest experiencing the warmest winter on record, Evergy is still dragging its feet on retiring expensive, coal-burning power plants and building out enough renewable energy. That’s what Evergy, the second largest electric utility in Missouri, announced when it filed its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with state regulators yesterday.
press-lee Tue, 2024-04-02 11:46
April 02, 2024
Deadly Kingston Coal Plant to Be Retired
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Today, after years of dedicated community advocacy and activism, the Tennessee Valley Authority finalized its plan to retire the 1,700-megawatt Kingston coal plant in Roane County, Tenn. The federal utility issued the final decision to decommission all nine units in 2027. This is the 382nd coal plant to announce a retirement since the start of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. 
program-carolyn Tue, 2024-04-02 10:07
April 01, 2024
Advocates File Complaint to Challenge Southwest Power Pool’s Discriminatory Renewable Energy Accreditation
Washington, D.C.: Last Friday, the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Sustainable FERC Project filed a protest challenging Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) proposed capacity accreditation methodologies, arguing they threaten reliability by ignoring the facts of fossil fuel underperforming and renewables overperforming when power is needed most. Additionally, the groups filed a Federal Power Act Section 206 complaint challenging the existing accreditation methodologies for those resources that SPP is trying to replace.
press-lee Mon, 2024-04-01 06:51
March 29, 2024
Environmental Groups Secure Historic Settlement to Restore West Virginia Streams Harmed by Coal Mining Pollution
In a landmark victory, the Sierra Club, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy have reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address the longstanding issue of ionic toxicity pollution in West Virginia streams caused by coal mining.
press-jessica Fri, 2024-03-29 08:35