Press Releases

August 14, 2023
Montana Youth Trial Win a Historic Climate Moment
Helena, MT - A  judge ruled in favor of Montana youth climate plaintiffs today, declaring the state is violating its own constitution by not protecting the right to a clean environment. Held v. Montana was the first-ever youth climate case to go to trial in the U.S. and now is the first victory, setting a precedent for further lawsuits.
press-noah Mon, 2023-08-14 14:23
August 14, 2023
Federal Court ruling again lets Utah’s worst polluters off the hook from cleaning up emissions
UTAH – Today the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition for review that would bring some of Utah’s worst polluting coal plants into compliance with the Clean Air Act’s visibility-protection provisions, instead enabling the Hunter and Huntington plants to continue polluting at the same damaging levels they have for more than a decade.
press-amy Mon, 2023-08-14 11:50
August 08, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission Approves Tucson Electric Power Rate Hike in Blow to Ratepayers
PHOENIX, AZ – In a blow to Tucson Electric Power (TEP) ratepayers, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), Arizona’s public utilities commission, today voted to approve TEP’s rate increase proposal which will raise residential ratepayers’ bills by an average of 9.02%. After the ACC’s decision today, customers will see their bills increase as early as September 1. 
press-amy Tue, 2023-08-08 18:31
August 08, 2023
Over One Million Urge Biden Administration to Finalize Strong Climate Pollution Standards
Today, the Sierra Club and partners delivered more than one million public comments calling on the Biden Administration to tackle climate change by adopting the strongest possible carbon pollution standards for fossil fuel power plants.
press-jessica Tue, 2023-08-08 11:20
July 18, 2023
EPA Agrees to Settle With Sierra Club in Lawsuit Over East Texas Pollution Plan
Tatum, Texas – Yesterday the EPA agreed to settle a lawsuit with the Sierra Club over the agency’s failure to act on an inadequate Texas plan to reduce harmful sulfur dioxide pollution in East Texas. As part of the proposed settlement, EPA must either approve the Texas plan or reject it and issue a federal plan, as required by the Clean Air Act, no later than Dec. 13, 2024.
tx-lindsay Tue, 2023-07-18 07:05
July 12, 2023
DTE, Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Others, File Settlement for Energy Plan
This morning, DTE filed a settlement agreement with Sierra Club and other parties to solidify the utility’s long-term plans for serving its customers’ energy needs. Upon approval by the Michigan Public Service Commission, this settlement of litigation over DTE’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) will put Michigan on track to end the burning of coal for electric generation in less than a decade, a major milestone for climate progress in the state.
press-renner Wed, 2023-07-12 06:30
June 23, 2023
It’s too Dangerous to Breathe Outside in Louisville
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed redesignating Louisville to be in attainment with the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), while just this past weekend we saw the local government send out an air quality alert for Saturday, June 17.
press-ricky Fri, 2023-06-23 11:00
June 21, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission Approves SRP Gas Plant Expansion and APS Settlement Deal in Decisions that are Bad for Ratepayers and Climate
PHOENIX, AZ – Today during the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) open meeting, the Commission sided with utilities Salt River Project (SRP) and Arizona Public Service (APS) in separate decisions that will cost ratepayers, negatively impact communities, and worsen air quality.
press-amy Wed, 2023-06-21 12:05
June 17, 2023
SRP Full of Gas Tour Highlights Pollution, Climate Change, and Proposed Gas Plant Expansions at its Facilities
PHOENIX, AZ – Today Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter hosted the SRP is Full of Gas Tour to address pollution, climate change, water use, and proposed gas plant expansion at three of its gas plants located throughout the valley. 
press-amy Sat, 2023-06-17 11:40
June 15, 2023
Evergy’s Energy Plan: More Fossil Fuels, Less Clean Energy
Kansas City, KS -- Evergy, the largest electric utility in Kansas and the second largest in Missouri, filed its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with Kansas and Missouri regulators today. There’s not a lot of good news for customers who care about clean energy and climate change. 
press-edward Thu, 2023-06-15 16:33