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September 8, 2011
Contact: Maggie Kao, 919-360-0308 or
President Unveils Plan to Put Americans Back to Work

Washington, D.C. – In a speech before Congress tonight, President Obama proposed a $447 billion program to create jobs – the American Jobs Act.
In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune issued the following statement:

 “The Sierra Club applauds President Obama’s plan to put Americans back to work and renew our nation’s role as a global leader in innovation.  We are encouraged by his commitment to protecting Americans from toxic pollution such as mercury, leveling the playing field, ending subsidies for Big Oil and building a clean energy economy that works for all Americans. 
“We agree with the President that it’s the time to ‘stop the political circus’ and act. Whether it’s investment in wind and solar power, improving and repairing infrastructure or building high speed rail and electric cars, the federal government has an important role to play in putting Americans back to work and ensuring safe and healthy families and children.”