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, 2012 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 Daniel E. LungrenOppose $625,799 Heather A. WilsonOppose $348,483 Tulsi GabbardSupport $146,647 Francisco CansecoOppose $126,698 Pete GallegoSupport $125,562 Angus KingSupport $95,195 James B. RenacciOppose $57,042 Barack ObamaSupport $12,989 Eric GriegoSupport $12,000 Bobby SchillingOppose $1,699
Top Contributorstop donors giving over $100,000
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q3 2013. 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 $860,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Clean Air & Water,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Real Estate & Land Use,
- Health Issues,
- Government Issues,
- Veterans Affairs
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1084 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011 H.R.1204 To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas development sources, and for other purposes. H.R.1375 Clean Water Protection Act H.R.1408 Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act H.R.1633 Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 H.R.1904 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 H.R.2072 Securing American Jobs Through Exports Act of 2011 H.R.2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act H.R.2401 Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 S.1000 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 593 dockets; Submitted to 56 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 17 FWS Removal of gray wolf in Wyoming from the list of Endangered and Threatened Species 2011
- Toggle 14 NRC Consideration on Environmental Impacts on Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation 2012
- Toggle 13 FWS Threatened Status for the Distinct Population Segment of the North American Wolverine Occurring in the Continguous United States 2012
- Toggle 11 BLM Notice of Proposed Rule: Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands 43 CFR 3160 2012
- Toggle 5 FWS Revised Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl 2011
- Toggle 3 NOAA Implementation of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 2012
- Toggle 3 BOEM Notice of Availability an Draft Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (Mid-Atlantic Regional Draft EA) 2011
- Toggle 3 APHIS ArborGen Inc.; Availability of Petition, Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Freeze Tolerant Eucalyptus Lines, and Notice of Virtual Public Meetings 2012
- Toggle 3 BOEM Call for Information and Nominations for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina 2012
- Toggle 3 BOEM Commercial Leasing for Wind Power Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Virginia – Call for Information and Nominations 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4461 EPA GHG New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Petroleum Refineries 2011
- Toggle 4412 EPA GHG New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Utilities 2011
- Toggle 439 EPA State Implementation Plans: Response to Petition for Rulemaking; Findings of Substantial Inadequacy; and SIP Calls to Amend Provisions Applying to Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction 2012
- Toggle 196 EPA Draft Guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act 2011
- Toggle 135 EPA Proposed Consent Decree in Sierra Club v. Jackson, No. 1:08-cv-00424 RWR (D. D.C.) 2012
- Toggle 131 EPA Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard for Electric Generating Units 2011
- Toggle 111 NRC Consideration on Environmental Impacts on Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation 2012
- Toggle 56 EPA Reconsideration of Portland Cement NESHAP and NSPS 2011
- Toggle 37 EPA Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities: Notice of Data Availability 2011
- Toggle 37 EPA Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired, Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Unit 2011
Advisory Committees14 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 10 people on 10 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of the Interior 1 person on 1 committee