For Immediate Release:
August 23, 2008
Contact: David Willett, 202-491-6919
Biden Shares Obama's Vision, Values for Prosperity Security
through a Clean Energy Economy
Washington, DC: The Sierra Club today praised Barack Obama's choice of Senator Joe Biden as his Vice Presidential running mate. The following is a statement from Sierra Club Executive Director, Carl Pope:
"With a life-time commitment to environmental protection and clean energy, Joe Biden is a invaluable addition to Barak Obama’s ticket. Together they will make the strongest executive team for clean energy in American history."
"When we endorsed Senator Obama earlier this year, we said he is the change our nation needs, the leader who will put America on the path to a clean energy economy that will create and keep millions of jobs, spur innovation and opportunity, make us a more secure nation, and help us solve global warming. Over Senator Biden’s career, he has proven a strong commitment to that same vision and those same values."
"Senator Biden has a life-time rating of 83% from the League of Conservation Voters. He has been calling for the U.S. to act on global warming for over 20 years, and in his role on the Foreign Relations Committee has taken the Bush administration to task for failing to engage the rest of the world on climate change."
"Together Senators Obama and Biden share, with us, the common goals of putting America back to work by building a clean energy economy, taking on Big Oil and meeting the challenge of global warming. Under their leadership, our economy can become stronger, and our world cleaner and safer."