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Sierra Club endorses Barack Obama for re-election



The Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club announced today to its members in Nevada and parts of California that the national Sierra Club has joined other environmental groups in endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election.

Together, the four environmental groups represent nearly 4 million Americans, including more than 5,000 Sierra Club members in Nevada. Environment America, the League of Conservation Voters and Clean Water Action joined the Sierra Club and praised the president as the clear choice to protect clean air, clean water and the health of American families.

“The fact that four of America’s largest and most influential national environmental organizations jointly endorsed the re-election of President Obama is unprecedented and speaks to the importance of the upcoming election,” said Teresa Crawford, a Las Vegas-area volunteer with the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club. “Nevada is going to be a key battleground state, and the chapter will do everything we can to turn out our members to vote on every race and at every level.”

Michael Brune, national Sierra Club executive director, announced the endorsement with the other national groups Wednesday morning.

“The Sierra Club and our 1.4 million members and supporters share the same vision for America as the president for a prosperous and innovative economy that protects the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of our families,” Brune said,. “Together, we can build upon the historic successes of the last four years, including landmark fuel efficiency standards and the first-ever protections against toxic mercury pollution, to build a clean energy economy that creates thousands of new jobs and works for every American.”

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