H. Sterling Burnett
The Energy and Environment Legal Institute has requested multiple investigations into the Sierra Club. The filings have put the Sierra Club on the defensive.
Violating Election Laws?
In one action, EELI has requested the Federal Election Commission investigate the Sierra Club for potential federal and state financial disclosure violations. The Sierra Club recently bought $1 million in ads opposing Iowa Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst in her bid for the U.S. Senate. In conjunction with other liberal activists groups, the Sierra Club also bought ads supporting Democratic Senate candidates Kay Hagen in North Carolina and Gary Peters in Michigan.