Sierra Club Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Opposition to Arctic Drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–August 18, 2015.  Today, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton cemented her opposition to dangerous Arctic drilling.

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

“We applaud Secretary Clinton for standing up for what science, the will of the American people and common sense demand. She’s exactly right: everything we know about dangerous oil drilling in the Arctic indicates it imperils a national treasure and is guaranteed to make our climate crisis worse. Allowing Shell to use unproven technology in the Arctic is a recipe for disaster and toxic to any climate action legacy.

“Whomever the next President is will have the opportunity to back up words with action by denying Shell’s application to commercially drill in the Arctic.”

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