Since the Tea Party took hold of Congress two years ago, they’ve renewed efforts to abolish the EPA, voted to strip essential environmental protections for clean air and water and continue to ignore the science behind climate change. And instead of focusing on how to protect our planet, they put handouts to oil companies ahead of preserving our natural wonders. I don’t agree.
Contrary to the ideological rhetoric of the Tea Party, protecting our environment and expanding
our economy go hand-in-hand. 21st Century American innovation in green and renewable energy will create countless new, private-sector jobs – jobs that will be around for decades to come. Offering tax incentives to companies that reduce or eliminate carbon pollution will offer market solutions to our overdependence on foreign oil, and a strong EPA will ensure that our children have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. With the support of the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, I’m proud to say that I will defend our environment in Congress. I hope you will join us!
Find out more on my positions on the environment here.
Posted on August 29, 2012
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NORTHBROOK – Today, Democratic Congressional Nominee Brad Schneider (IL-10) earned the Sierra Club’s endorsement for his strong support of environmental protections and clean air and water standards, while his opponent, Republican Congressman Bob Dold, has repeatedly voted to weaken environmental protections. This is the latest endorsement for Schneider that previously went to Congressman Dold’s predecessor, Mark Kirk. The Sierra Club previously endorsed Kirk, the former Republican Congressman, …
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From the National Journal
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