October 16, 2012
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Sierra Club Statement on Second Presidential DebateHempstead, N.Y. -- Tonight President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had their second presidential debate.
In response, Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director, issued the following statement:“Tonight Mitt Romney doubled down on fossil fuels and the dirty energy sources of the past. He said that he would ‘fight for oil, coal and natural gas.’ We couldn’t have said it better.
“Americans deserve a president who isn’t afraid to move America’s energy sources into the 21st Century, and tonight President Obama reiterated his commitment to reviving American manufacturing, investing in clean energy innovation and ensuring that American workers have high-wage, high-skill jobs to support themselves and their families.”