Press Releases

January 18, 2024
Federal Regulators Put Communities, Climate at Risk by Rubber-Stamping TVA’s Proposed Cumberland Pipeline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s proposed 32-mile Cumberland Pipeline. The decision to give the green light to this dangerous methane gas pipeline project ignores the significant and long-lasting damage it will do to the climate, utility customers, and Tennessee communities.  
program-carolyn Thu, 2024-01-18 11:25
January 12, 2024
Fifth Circuit Upholds EPA Designation that Rural East Texas Counties Have Unhealthy Air
In a critical step to ensuring that the Martin Lake coal plant must reduce its harmful pollution, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s designation that two rural East Texas counties do not meet national air quality standards for sulfur dioxide.
tx-lindsay Fri, 2024-01-12 10:17
January 10, 2024
Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Candy Darter From West Virginia Coal Hauling
Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service today for failing to protect streams in the Cherry River watershed from the harmful effects of coal hauling in the Monongahela National Forest.
press-jessica Wed, 2024-01-10 06:38
December 14, 2023
Biden Administration Issues Guidance on How IRA Clean Energy Tax Credits Can Be Used
Proposed rules help clarify how companies can utilize the Advanced Manufacturing Production Credit
press-ginny Thu, 2023-12-14 08:53
December 12, 2023
Merrimack Station Delays Second Smoke Stack Retest Following Failed February Test
BOW, NH. – Merrimack Station, New England’s largest remaining coal plant, canceled its second smokestack retest of the year on Thursday, November 30. The retest was scheduled following allegations by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) that the plant’s particulate matter emissions exceeded EPA limits by 70% during a February test. The plant’s owner, Granite Shore Power, aborted the first scheduled retest in October following a mechanical failure.
press-bianca Tue, 2023-12-12 12:14
December 04, 2023
Biden Administration Must Address Coal Pollution, Lead Beyond Fossil Fuels
Dubai, UAE – On the Energy and Industry Day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28), the Sierra Club urges the Biden Administration to strengthen national air quality standards for soot, a deadly air pollutant released by fossil fuel power plants, and lead the world beyond fossil fuels once and for all. 
blogs-jonathon Mon, 2023-12-04 23:18
December 01, 2023
Biden Administration Takes Historic Leap Joining Power Past Coal Alliance
Dubai, UAE – Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28), the United States announced it will join the Power Past Coal Alliance. The Alliance is a global collection of countries, cities, regions, and organizations mobilizing to move the world off coal.
blogs-jonathon Fri, 2023-12-01 23:47
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