Nation’s Largest Grassroots Conservation Organization Praises Polis’ Record and Commitment to Protecting the Environment and Public Health
Denver, CO -- Today, the Sierra Club Colorado announced its endorsement of Jared Polis for Colorado Governor.
“The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Jared Polis to be Colorado’s next governor,” said Will Walters, Chair of Sierra Club Colorado. “From his leadership in Congress on environmental and climate issues to his plan to move Colorado to 100% renewable energy by 2040, Polis has proven he’s the leader Colorado needs as it’s next governor.”
Polis has released detailed plans to make Colorado energy independent and 100% renewable by 2040 and to protect the outdoor spaces that power much of our economy. In Congress, he’s been a leader on environmental issues. As a founding member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, he’s introduced legislation to designate 90,000 acres of wilderness in Colorado’s high country, led the effort to cut fossil fuel subsidies, defended President Obama’s rules on methane, and partnered with environmentalists and ranchers to protect the Sage Grouse’s habitat.
“I've enjoyed hiking and exploring with the Sierra Club for many years, but Sierra Club members know that we can't take our amazing outdoor experiences in Colorado for granted,” said Jared Polis. “I’m so honored to earn the active support of the Sierra Club in our fight for a sustainable future. I look forward to working with their 100,000-plus Colorado members to make our state a leader in the fight against climate change and for a renewable-energy future. With Donald Trump and his cabinet of climate deniers attacking our public lands and removing environmental protections, it’s more important than ever to have strong environmental leadership at the state level. Together, we will protect our majestic public lands, preserve our air and water, and reach our goal of making our Colorado energy grid 100% renewable-energy-powered by 2040 or sooner."
"Jared Polis has proven that he will reject the ploys of big polluters and fight to protect our environment and the health of American families," said Sierra Club President Loren Blackford. "The Sierra Club will proudly mobilize our members to elect Jared as Colorado’s next governor.”
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About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.