Sierra Club: Clinton’s Coal Community Plan Helps ‘Ensure That All Workers, and All Communities, Benefit From the Booming Clean Energy Economy’

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)—November 12, 2015. Hillary Clinton released a proposal today to help communities that have been historically reliant upon coal by protecting coal worker pensions and other retiree benefits, while also ensure those communities benefit from our transition toward an economy driven by clean energy.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“We applaud Hillary Clinton’s plan to ensure that all working people, and all communities, benefit from the booming clean energy economy. Clean energy, including wind, solar and energy efficiency, is already creating more jobs than fossil fuels — and that pace is only going to accelerate. It’s essential that all regions and communities, especially those who have helped power this country, experience the benefits of our transition to clean energy and aren’t unfairly burdened. That will happen if we drive sustainable investment and job creation in regions like Appalachia, where the coal industry has abused and abandoned the land, air, water and people — and this plan helps do just that.”