A Message from Mike Brune

And now, a message from the Sierra Club’s big kahuna, our own executive director, Mike Brune:
Last night’s election gives way to a Republican Majority in the House
of Representatives while Democrats will retain control of the Senate.

This split control of Congress will be a challenge, but we have no
intention of ceding America’s future to Big Oil.

Do you?

We’ve worked too hard to turn back now.

I want to thank and acknowledge the tens of thousands of you who
volunteered with the Sierra Club and local campaigns across the
country. While there were some painful losses, your presence in
campaigns across the country bolstered our champions and helped drive
our agenda forward.

Our work becomes more important now than ever, and we need your help.
Please join as a member of the Sierra Club today to keep the Party of
Pollution at bay.

The question is, which side will the new House Republican Majority
choose? Will they bow to the Big Oil and Coal interests who expect a
return on their $247 million investment in the elections? Or will they
listen to what Americans want: clean energy jobs that will lift our
economy up.

While the punditry spins away on the meaning of the election, a few
things are clear:

Americans still want more jobs, less pollution and greater security.
Americans still want to hold polluters accountable, they still want
EPA to regulate global warming pollution, and they still want Congress
to pass clean energy provisions.

As we saw in California in the rejection of Proposition 23, which
would have rolled back that state’s historic global warming
legislation, voters side with clean energy.

We cannot let the overwhelming demand for clean energy be blocked by
Big Oil and Coal companies and their climate change-denier cronies in
Congress, please donate to become a member of the Sierra Club today to
continue our fight.

We are confident that over the next several years we will make
significant progress at the federal, state and local levels to build a
clean energy economy made in America. We will push for strong
regulations from the Obama Administration, vigorously supporting
leadership in the EPA and other agencies that can advance our clean
energy agenda and hold polluters accountable.

While it’s easy to be disappointed and discouraged by last night’s
results, we must continue onward. The stakes are too high. The growing
trend of global warming-deniers, Big Oil and Coal backers, coming into
Congress is cause for alarm.

Please become a member of the Sierra Club today to keep the fight for
clean energy moving forward.

Thanks for all that you do to protect the environment,

Michael Brune
Sierra Club Executive Director

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