The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent Patty MurraySupport $376,486 Tom PerrielloSupport $275,591 Ron KleinSupport $253,567 Mark SchauerSupport $189,247 Gabrielle GiffordsSupport $180,361 Michael F. BennetSupport $155,524 Dina TitusSupport $120,920 Tim WalbergOppose $74,263 Mark SchauerSupport $46,951 Robert HurtOppose $36,775
Top Contributorstop donors giving over $100,000
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Sierra Club
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Sierra Club $930,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Clean Air & Water,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Real Estate & Land Use,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Government Issues,
- Health Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.1191 Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2009 H.R.1264 Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009 H.R.1310 Clean Water Protection Act H.R.1618 Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act H.R.2555 Homeowners' Defense Act of 2010 H.R.1329 Clean, Low-Emission, Affordable, New Transportation Efficiency Act H.R.2227 American Conservation and Clean Energy Independence Act H.R.2888 Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act of 2009 H.R.2996 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
RegulationsMentioned in 530 dockets; Submitted to 50 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Sierra Club" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 391 NOAA 12 Month Determination and Proposed Rule to Revise the ESA Listing of Loggerhead Sea Turtles 2010
- Toggle 73 CPSC Petition Requesting Regulations Restricting Cadmium in Children's Products 2010
- Toggle 48 COE Proposed Suspension and Modification of Nationwide Permit 21 2009
- Toggle 12 FWS Proposed Rule To List the Ozark Hellbender Salamander as Endangered 2009
- Toggle 7 OSM Stream Buffer Zone and Related Rules 2009
- Toggle 6 FWS 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List All Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as Endagered 2010
- Toggle 4 FWS California Tiger Salamander, Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sonoma County DPS 2009
- Toggle 3 FWS Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear 2009
- Toggle 2 FWS Bull Trout Revised Critical Habitat 2009
- Toggle 2 NOAA Listing Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Designating Critical Habitat; 90-day Finding for a Petition to Revise Designated Critical Habitat for Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 5469 EPA Prevention of Significant Deterioration/Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule 2009
- Toggle 5270 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- Toggle 4661 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 3614 EPA HAZARDOUS AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF SPECIAL WASTES; DISPOSAL OF COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS FROM ELECTRIC UTILITIES 2009
- Toggle 2943 EPA Oil and Natural Gas Systems Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule 2009
- Toggle 2307 EPA West Virginia-Proposed Determination to Prohibit, Restrict, or Deny the Specification, or the Use for Specification, of an Area as a Disposal Site; Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine, Logan County, West Virginia 2009
- Toggle 2281 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 1478 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards for Model Year 2017 and Later 2010
- Toggle 1057 EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA) 2009
- Toggle 992 EPA Rulemaking for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines 2009
Advisory Committees15 people on 14 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Sierra Club" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 9 people on 9 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 4 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee