Sierra Club Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Clean Energy Plan

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)–December 7, 2015.   Today, Senator Sanders released a new energy plan as part of his campaign for the Democratic Nomination for President. Among other things, the plan including a commitment to cut dangerous carbon pollution 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050; repeal fossil fuel industry subsidies; dedicate funding toward a clean-energy workforce of 10 million jobs; and ban oil, coal, and gas lobbyists from working in the White House

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

“We commend Senator Sanders for proposing this ambitious energy plan. These proposals are rooted in a clear recognition of the fact that the top priorities for a responsible energy policy are cutting dangerous carbon pollution as fast as possible, and providing even further momentum for the booming clean energy economy. We can’t afford to wait a minute longer to tackle the climate crisis, or to ensure that all American families have clean air to breath and clean water to drink.”


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