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Sierra Club, Arizona’s Grand Canyon Chapter

Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra ClubThe Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter was formed in 1966 in order to focus attention on stopping dams in Grand Canyon. Our work to protect the Colorado River and Grand Canyon National Park continue today and have been joined by a number of programs to safeguard other areas and issues.

The Grand Canyon Chapter seeks to engage its members and the public in protecting our communities; public lands including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges; rivers and streams; and wildlife; plus promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change; and support transit, bike and pedestrian friendly communities to reduce air pollution and energy use.

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Current News

  • Santa Catalina Bighorn Sheep Restoration Project – Sierra Club has significant concerns about the Santa Catalina Bighorn Sheep Restoration Project. While we support restoration of native species to their natural habitat, we do question the efficacy of introducing animals to an area where they disappeared, where it is unclear why the population died out, and where a majority of the habitat is poor to fair. Read more in our letter to Arizona Game and Fish and in our letter to the Forest Service.

  • February 18, 2014, Phoenix – Today, more than 140 people from 24 legislative districts and 21 organizations participated in Environmental Day at the Arizona State Capitol. The day’s theme was Conserve Arizona – Water, Wildlife, & Wildlands. . Click here to read more. (68 KB pdf)

  • November 14, 2013, Phoenix – Today, outside an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) open house, a coalition of Navajo clean energy supporters, health advocates, and conservationists delivered a message to the EPA asking for “No More Delays” in cleaning up one of Arizona’s biggest polluters – the Navajo Generating Station (NGS). Click here to read more. (68 KB pdf)

  • November 6, 2013, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK — For the second time in as many decades, operations to open the Canyon uranium mine six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park have been suspended. The Havasupai Tribe, which had previously challenged the mine, and conservation groups have been working to stop this mine because of potential harm to waters and wildlife of Grand Canyon, as well as cultural resources. Click here to read more. (80 KB pdf)

  • August 22, 2013, Phoenix, AZ – Today, in response to a hearing that Representatives Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert and Franks are hosting on “E.P.A. Overreach,” 13 public health, faith, civil rights, and conservation organizations, as well as several businesses called on the congressmen to support cleaning up Arizona’s air. The coalition pointed to the critical need to protect the health and welfare of Arizona residents as well as the need to protect national icons such as Grand Canyon National Park. Click here to read more. (62 KB pdf)

  • July 17, 2013, Phoenix, Ariz. – Court Overturns Decision to Give Trash Incinerator Renewable Energy Credits Says Arizona Corporation Commission Abused Discretion. Today, the Arizona Superior Court overturned a decision by the Arizona Corporation Commission that would have given renewable energy credit to a trash incinerator via a waiver or pilot project. The judge ruled that the Commission “erred and abused its discretion” in granting Mohave Electric Cooperative renewable energy credit for a proposed waste incinerator near Surprise, Arizona. Click here to read more. (146 KB pdf)

  • July 2, 2013, Phoenix, Ariz. – The 51st Arizona Legislature adjourned on the 151st day of the Legislative session, but not before it had passed legislation to put at risk health and safety; public lands, wildlife habitat, and cultural resources; and constitutional rights to initiative and referendum. Click here to read more. (138 KB pdf)

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