Press Releases

November 29, 2023
Sierra Club Joins Allies To Appeal PA Court’s Ruling on RGGI
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Today, the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter joined with PennFuture, Clean Air Council, and Environmental Defense Fund to file appeals to the Commonwealth Court’s ruling earlier this month that blocked the state from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Governor Josh Shapiro appealed the ruling last week.
program-cindy Wed, 2023-11-29 13:46
November 29, 2023
ACC Approves Major Expansion of Gas-Fired Power Plant without allowing any Public Comment
Phoenix, AZ – Today, in an egregious move that undermines public process and transparency, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) approved a major expansion of Arizona Public Service Company’s (APS) gas-fired Sundance power plant without allowing any public comment. Several organizations, including Sierra Club, Chispa Arizona, Western Resource Advocates, Western Clean Energy Campaign, and Western Grid Group expressed concerns about the project and several requested to comment at the Commission’s Nov.
press-amy Wed, 2023-11-29 10:35
November 28, 2023
Public Service Commission Limits Rocky Mountain Power’s Rate Increase and Maintains Cost Sharing Mechanism for Volatile Fuel Costs
Cheyenne, WY – The Public Service Commission (PSC) orally announced today its decision on Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed rate increase. A written decision is expected to follow.
press-amy Tue, 2023-11-28 13:39
November 27, 2023
New Research on Coal Pollution Deaths Underscores Urgent Need to Move Beyond Coal
Pollution from coal-fired power plants across the United States was responsible for at least 460,000 deaths over the past two decades, causing twice as many premature deaths as previously estimated, new research reveals.
press-jessica Mon, 2023-11-27 11:53
November 26, 2023
A Disservice for Thanksgiving: South Carolina Public Service Commission Approves Dominion Energy Plan
Just before Thanksgiving, the South Carolina Public Service Commission (SCPSC) approved the Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in its entirety, only requiring that DESC “fully address” the Office of Regulatory Staff’s’ limited recommendations in its 2024 IRP update.
press-ricky Sun, 2023-11-26 17:20
November 21, 2023
Sierra Club Praises Gov. Shapiro for Appeal of RGGI Rule
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Today, Governor Shapiro announced that he will be appealing a recent lower court decision that blocked the Commonwealth’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
program-cindy Tue, 2023-11-21 12:40
November 15, 2023
Maryland On Track To Be Coal-Free by 2025 with Announced Retirement of Warrior Run Plant
Communities in Maryland will be able to breathe easier before the end of the decade with AES Corporation’s announcement of its intent to retire the Warrior Run coal plant in June 2024.
blogs-morgan Wed, 2023-11-15 06:31
November 03, 2023
Rocky Mountain Power Rate Case Hearing Wraps Up After Significant Public Input
Cheyenne, WY – After months of feedback from concerned Rocky Mountain Power customers opposed to the utility’s unprecedented rate hike, yesterday marked the conclusion of the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) contentious rate case hearing and public comment period. Parties to the case will file closing briefs, and the PSC plans to deliberate in a public meeting on November 28 on whether it will approve or deny the historic rate increase.
press-amy Fri, 2023-11-03 12:14
November 03, 2023
Sierra Club Goes the Extra Mile for Michigan’s Climate Bills
Lansing, MI - After months of advocacy, lobbying, and engagement Michigan finally acted to curb climate change driven by the utility sector. Passed by the State House late last night, Senate Bills 271, 273, and 502 move Michigan towards a clean energy future. They also reduce energy waste and give more power to the Michigan Public Service Commision (MPSC)--the body that oversees electrical utility regulation.
press-renner Fri, 2023-11-03 07:40
November 02, 2023
Georgia Power Submits Shocking Plans to Increase Fossil Fuel Spending
Georgia Power filed a request with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to build 30% more methane gas and oil beyond what the utility originally projected in last year’s integrated resource plan (IRP).
press-ricky Thu, 2023-11-02 13:13