The following was submitted by Sean Sarah, regional communications manager of the Sierra Club:
The Sierra Club of Massachusetts announced on Thursday that it has endorsed John Tierney for re-election in the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District.
The Sierra Club, one of the oldest and most influential environmental grassroots organizations in the country, is dedicated to protecting the environment and advocating for the responsible use of natural resources. The Sierra Club supports Tierney because of his record of environmental stewardship and his leadership in the area of clean energy job creation.
"I am honored to have the support of the Sierra Club and its members here in Massachusetts. I have always fought to protect our environment and promote alternative energy," Tierney said. "We must make sure that the U.S. is the global leader in clean technology, we cannot settle for second place when it comes to harnessing the power of green energy. I look forward to continuing my work with the Sierra Club to invest in green technology and create more green-collar jobs here in America."
The Sierra Club stands with Tierney in support of tighter safeguards for offshore drilling and shares his desire to move toward long-term clean energy solutions.