Summary

  • Sierra Club is one of the most effective anti-nuclear environmental organizations in the world, with gross revenues in 2015 of $122 million.

  • Sierra Club has long advocated replacing nuclear plants with coal and natural gas in both California and Ohio, a strategy they continue to employ today

  • In 2012, the Sierra Club admitted it had taken $26 million from natural gas companies — but only after Club activists took the information public.

  • Sierra Club became anti-nuclear after its leadership sought to restrict energy access as a strategy of reducing population and economic growth.

  • Sierra Club adopted a strategy of anti-nuclear fear-mongering in the 1970s with the explicit strategy to be to make nuclear plants more expensive to build and operate.