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Sierra Club Endorses John Delaney for Congress
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by David Hauck | 2012

The Sierra Club has endorsed John Delaney in his campaign to become the representative from Maryland’s 6th Congressional District because of his support for our core issues—reducing America’s dependence on fossil fuels; protecting our country’s air, land and water resources; and promoting energy efficiency and conservation.

Sierra Club Endorses John Delaney for Congress

 

By David Hauck—The Sierra Club has endorsed John Delaney in his campaign to become the representative from Maryland’s 6th Congressional District because of his support for our core issues—reducing America’s dependence on fossil fuels; protecting our country’s air, land and water resources; and promoting energy efficiency and conservation. “The Sierra Club is pleased and proud to endorse John Delaney in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District race because of his clear commitment to protecting America’s air and water resources and to the ongoing work of the Environmental Protection Agency,” said David O’Leary, chair of the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club. O’Leary went on to say, “John Delaney understands that we need a national energy policy which encourages energy conservation and promotes clean, renewable sources of energy that will create good jobs in this country and contribute to a healthier future.”

An Energy Efficient Economy

Delaney recognizes how energy efficiency and our accelerating transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy create good jobs today and prepare the U.S. to compete in tomorrow’s international clean energy economy. On his campaign website (www.delaney2012.com), he notes that “policies that encourage the energy-efficient economy will have an enormous payback in jobs, savings, productivity, and reduced military burdens.” And Delaney’s experience as the founder of CapitalSource Bank, which provides financing for small to mid-sized companies, allows him to respond with authority to those who argue that promoting renewable energy and enforcing EPA air and water protection regulations are “job-killers.”

Delaney is in a tough race against Roscoe Bartlett, a 20-year incumbent who has consistently voted against climate-change bills and for bills restricting the EPA’s ability to control carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Delaney needs our help! If you can make a donation, now is the time to do it at his website, www.delaney2012.com. If you have some time to work on Delaney’s campaign, go to his website and volunteer. And, if you live in District 6, be sure to vote for John Delaney this November.    

David Hauck chairs the Maryland Chapter’s Political Committee.            

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