Sierra Club

Affiliated SuperPACs: Sierra Club Independent Action

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.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance


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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's May 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    Total Spent:
    Cash on Hand:
  • Independent Expenditures

    money spent supporting or opposing a candidate
    Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent
    Heather A Wilson
    Eric Griego
    Barack Obama
    Martin Heinrich

Standardized Donation Information

covers through 2011. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

    Employee Color Block
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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    Employee Color Block
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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
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$340,000 Spent

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.

covers through Q3, 2011

Lobbying On Behalf of Sierra Club

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120 Mentions; 12 Submissions

All data is based on documents downloaded from 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 For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated from on September 27, 2011

The tables show occurrences of "Sierra Club" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

  • Documents Submitted by the Organization
    • Submissions
    • Agency
    • Docket
    • Date
    • 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 2 APHIS Horse Protection Act; Petition for Amendments to Regulations 2011
    • Toggle 1 DOJ National Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape 2011
    • Toggle 1 DOE Applications To Export Electric Energy: TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc. 2011
    • Toggle 1 FWS Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations for the 2011-12 Season 2011
    • Toggle 1 NOAA Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan for Guided Sport and Commercial Fisheries in Alaska 2011
    • Toggle 1 NHTSA Environmental Impact Statement for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)Standards, Model Years 2017-2025 2011
    • Toggle 1 FWS Lethal Take of Wolves in the West Fork Elk Management Unit of Montana 2011
    • Toggle 1 FMCSA Pilot Program on NAFTA Long-Haul Trucking Provisions 2011
    • Toggle 1 FWS Revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf ( Canis lupus ) in the Eastern United States 2011
  • Mentions in Document Text
    • Mentions
    • Agency
    • Docket
    • Date
    • 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 196 EPA Draft Guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act 2011
    • Toggle 27 EPA Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired, Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Unit 2011
    • Toggle 27 BOEM Supplemental Exploration Plan 2011
    • Toggle 20 EPA Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; 2007 South Coast State Implementation Plan for 1997 8-hour Ozone Standard and 2007 State Strategy 2011
    • Toggle 19 EPA NESHAP for Secondary Lead Smelting Amendments Based on the Risk and Technology Review 2011
    • Toggle 15 EPA Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades 2011
    • Toggle 11 EPA Deferral of Application of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Programs to CO2 emissions from Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources 2011
    • Toggle 9 EPA California Transport SIP (Prong 3 - PSD) 2011

Advisory Committees

14 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Sierra Club" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • 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
View all advisory committee data for Sierra Club