Tag: Sierra Club

Sierra Club teams on lawsuit challenging EPA’s 2018 RFS volumes

Sierra Club teams on lawsuit challenging EPA’s 2018 RFS volumes

February 12, 2018 |

In Washington, the Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network filed a lawsuit in D.C. Circuit Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to consult with wildlife agencies to ensure that its 2018 renewable fuel volume standards do not jeopardize federally listed species. The suit claims dramatic land conversion has occurred as a result […]

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Sierra Club files notice of intent to sue EPA for failing to report on RFS

Sierra Club files notice of intent to sue EPA for failing to report on RFS

February 27, 2017 |

In Washington, the Sierra Club filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failure to conduct triennial reports to congress on environmental and conservation impacts of the renewable fuel standard and failure to conduct anti-backsliding analysis or determine if mitigation measures are necessary as required by the Energy Policy Act of […]

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District Judge drops Sierra Club suit against DOE

District Judge drops Sierra Club suit against DOE

December 12, 2012 |

In Tennessee, U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar ruled that the Sierra Club and a private plaintiff don’t have enough of a case to sue the DOE for allegedly failing to provide an adequate environmental review before approving the proposed Frontier Renewable Resources LLC  in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Sierra Club files suit against Mascoma project

Sierra Club files suit against Mascoma project

December 27, 2011 |

In Michigan, the Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Frontier Renewable Resources’ plans to build a wood-to-ethanol project in the Upper Peninsula. The suit, the second against the project, claims that the DOE did not examine all the potential environmental impacts. Frontier Renewable Resources is utilizing Mascoma’s technology. Construction on the […]

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Sierra Club lobbies Agrisol's $100m Tanzanian land purchase deal

Sierra Club lobbies Agrisol's $100m Tanzanian land purchase deal

November 28, 2011 |

In Washington, the Sierra Club has been lobbying against Agrisol’s $100 million purchase of 325,000 hectares of land in Tanzania on the basis of human rights violations. The purchase, which opponents claim would displace up to 160,000 refugees from Burundi, will “help stabilize local food supplies, create jobs and economic opportunity for local populations, and […]

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Michigan Sierra Club voluntarily withdraws its Petition for Review of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment Air Permit to Install

Michigan Sierra Club voluntarily withdraws its Petition for Review of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment Air Permit to Install

[ 0 ] December 24, 2010 |

In Michigan, in a follow up to a 12/15 story, Frontier Renewable Resources has released a statement regarding the Michigan Sierra Club’s decision to voluntarily withdraw its Petition for Review of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment Air Permit to Install.  Steve Hicks, CEO of Frontier stated, “The Sierra Club’s decision to withdraw […]

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Sierra Club sues Michigan to block Frontier advanced biofuels project

Sierra Club sues Michigan to block Frontier advanced biofuels project

[ 0 ] December 15, 2010 |

In Michigan, the Sierra Club sued the Michigan state Department of Natural Resources and Environment over the proposed Frontier Renewable Resources cellulosic ethanol plant proposed for Kinross. Frontier is a partnership of Mascoma and J.M. Longyear. In the suit, Sierra Club alleges that the DNRE incorrectly treated the proposed plant as a minor emitter of […]

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