FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2012
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Statement on President Obama's DNC Address
by Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune:
Washington, DC –
“The conventions are over, the platforms are in place, and the contrast
between the candidates could not be more obvious. Tonight, President
Obama made clear that he is committed to building on the historic
progress he has made fighting for an American clean energy economy that
will keep our families healthy, our economy growing, and our nation safe
Sierra Club applauds President Obama for saying what needed to be said:
climate disruption is not a joke. It is a threat to the future of our
children and it demands action now. Over the last four years, the
President has not been afraid to take action, implementing landmark
vehicle fuel efficiency standards, clean air and water safeguards, and
protections from carbon pollution that amount to the most significant
actions ever taken by any President to mitigate our climate crisis.
Whether it is reducing our national dependence on oil, putting Americans
to work in clean energy jobs, or addressing climate disruption, the
goals President Obama laid out tonight are those he has been working
toward over the last four years. In the face of relentless attacks from
dirty energy billionaires, President Obama has led the way for America
to become the global leader in clean energy investment. Wind
installations have doubled and solar has grown by a factor of five,
putting hundreds of thousands of Americans at work in clean energy jobs.
That is progress to be proud of and momentum that can only be seized if
President Obama is re-elected.
There is much more work ahead to move from dirty fuels to clean energy.
But, for Americans who want clean air and water for their children, an
economy that creates new clean energy jobs, and a healthy planet and
healthy communities, these conventions have made it clear that there is
only one choice this election - President Obama."
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