Press Releases

October 10, 2023
Report Finds Tampa Electric Continues to Fail Tampa Bay
Tampa Electric Company (TECO) receives a failing grade, according to the Sierra Club’s 2023 Dirty Truth Report released today. TECO continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels with their transition from coal to methane gas at the Big Bend Generating Station, with the volatile gas market benefiting TECO’s sister company People’s Gas.
press-ricky Tue, 2023-10-10 06:38
October 10, 2023
Report Finds JEA Continues to Fail Jacksonville
Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) receives a failing grade, according to the Sierra Club’s 2023 Dirty Truth Report released today.
press-ricky Tue, 2023-10-10 06:34
October 02, 2023
SRP’s Approved Integrated System Plan Prolongs Fossil Fuel Dependence, Igniting Climate Concerns
TEMPE, AZ -- Today the Salt River Project (SRP) Board of Directors voted to approve its Integrated System Plan (ISP) strategies which will guide how the utility plans to generate its power. These proposed strategies will mean SRP will continue to rely on coal and will add more harmful gas-fired plants that will exacerbate the water crisis, drive costs up for ratepayers, and contribute to the climate crisis. 
press-amy Mon, 2023-10-02 10:43
September 26, 2023
Ameren’s Energy Plan Locks Customers Into Fossil-Fuel Future
St. Louis, MO – Ameren Missouri, the largest monopoly electric utility in the state, released its latest energy plan that adds even more fossil fuel investments than its previous plan. While Ameren claims it is concerned about increasing global climate 1.5 degrees Celsius, climate scientists tell us that our planet will reach that threshold in the early 2030s. Burning fossil fuels is directly related to our changing climate.
press-edward Tue, 2023-09-26 09:21
September 26, 2023
Groups Urge EPA to Regulate Coal Pollution from Uncovered Rail Cars
Washington, D.C. -- Today Sierra Club, Public Justice, and several other environmental and public health organizations filed a petition for rulemaking with the EPA, calling upon the agency to stop harmful coal pollution from open-top trains carrying coal by requiring coal train operators to obtain a permit f
press-jessica Tue, 2023-09-26 06:06
September 19, 2023
Huracán María: 6 Años Después
Este día en el 2017, a las 6:15 am, el Huracán María de categoría 4 entra por Yabucoa y arrasa a Puerto Rico dejando el 100% del archipiélago a oscuras. A 6 años después, la tragedia causada por el Huracán María y los problemas que quedaron al descubierto perduran en la actualidad. [English Below]
press-ricky Tue, 2023-09-19 17:00
September 01, 2023
Sierra Club Files Suit Challenging Arizona Corporation Commission’s Approval of Coolidge Gas Plant Expansion
PHOENIX, AZ -- Today, Sierra Club filed a suit in Maricopa County Superior Court challenging the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) decision to approve Salt River Project’s revised proposal to expand the gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station in Pinal County, Arizona.
press-amy Fri, 2023-09-01 13:29
August 25, 2023
Community Members Resist Rocky Mountain Power’s Unprecedented Rate Hike in Public Comment Hearing
WYOMING – Yesterday, Wyoming’s Public Service Commission (PSC) held its second public comment hearing for community members to weigh in on Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) rate hike, the largest proposed rate increase that customers have seen in over a decade. Several community members participated in the hearing, advocating against the proposed rate increase that would raise residential rates by 20.3%, increasing average costs for customers by about $16.42 per month to start on January 1, 2024. 
press-amy Fri, 2023-08-25 08:59
August 22, 2023
N.C. Utilities Commission Approves Settlement with Duke Energy That Will Ease Ratepayer Burden
The North Carolina Utility Commission approved an “Affordability Settlement” between the Sierra Club, Duke Energy Progress (DEP) and Duke Energy Carolina (DEC), which resolves low-income affordability issues in rate cases filed by DEP and DEC.
blogs-morgan Tue, 2023-08-22 13:07
August 16, 2023
Federal court ruling favors Wyoming coal plants, threatening communities and parks
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – This week the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with polluters in a case that would have reduced air pollution in Wyoming’s national parks and public lands across the region.
press-amy Wed, 2023-08-16 07:45